• Wizarding culture Hallowe’en is a holiday celebrated by both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. It falls on the 31st of October every year. Hogwarts celebrations Hallowe’en at Hogwarts is the occasion of seasonal decorations and an evening feast (PS10, CS8, PA8, GF16). Decorations include a thousand live… Read More
• Place The “village pub” in Little Hangleton, this is the place where the villagers gathered the night Tom Marvolo Riddle killed his father and grandparents, to gossip about the murders. Among the villagers present that evening were the Riddles’ cook and Dot, who remained permanently convinced that gardener Frank Bryce was… Read More
• Event Harry attends primary school beginning in 1985. He is laughed at because of his oversized, hand-me-down clothes and taped glasses, and ostracized because none of the other kids will brave Dudley’s gang to befriend him. On one occasion he turns a teacher’s wig blue. On another occasion he inexplicably finds… Read More
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The Wizards’ Council The Wizards’ Council was the predecessor to the Ministry of Magic (FBx). Barberus Bragge was the Chief of the Council in 1269. Burdock Muldoon was Chief of the Wizards’ Council in the fourteenth century (FB, QA). He was followed in office by Elfrida Clagg, who is generally regarded as being more enlightened than her predecessors… Read More
• Sentient objects The Hogwarts Quill of Acceptance is a magical quill at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which detects the birth of each magical child, then writes his or her name down in a large parchment tome bound with dragon hide, known as the Book of Admittance. Both are… Read More
• Schools Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts takes students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first… Read More
• Character Mafalda Hopkirk was the witch responsible for warnings from Improper Use of Magic Office when underage magic is detected (CS, OP2). Hermione impersonated Hopkirk using Polyjuice potion to sneak into the Ministry of Magic and hunt for the locket Horcrux (DH12-13). Read More