• Source Harry and his classmates have their first Divination lesson with Firenze in a new classroom, Marietta Edgecombe tells Professor Umbridge about the meeting of Dumbledore’s Army, but suffers the effects of Hermione’s jinx, Dobby warns Harry that the D.A. has been found… Read More
• Character Aragog was a male Acromantula, acquired as an egg c. 1942 by Hagrid from a traveller. Hagrid hid Aragog in a cupboard in the castle and reared him on table scraps until Aragog’s existence was exposed by Tom Riddle. At that point Hagrid was expelled, but he managed to release… Read More
• Image Aragog, spider, spiders, acromantula, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, beast, creature, creatures (FB)… Read More
• Potion ingredients • Wandmaking Unicorn hair (usually referring to the strong, magical hairs of a unicorn’s tail) is a potion ingrediant and a wand core frequently used by Garrick Ollivander in his wands (PS5, PS15). Wands with unicorn hair cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. A… Read More
• Potion ingredients Acromantula venom is the highly-prized secretion of the acromantula. Almost impossible to collect from a living Acromantula, the venom dries out not long after an Acromantula’s death, so the venom may fetch as much as 100 Galleons a pint. Slughorn attends Aragog’s funeral in order to harvest the venom from… Read More
• Character Rubeus Hagrid is a half-giant with shaggy hair and a “wild, tangled beard” (PS1) who serves as the Keeper of Keys and Grounds, Gamekeeper, and Care of Magical Creatures professor at Hogwarts (PS4, PA6). He is excessively fond of “interesting creatures” — that anyone else would call… Read More
• Source Hermione starts revising, the teachers pile on extra homework, Harry, Ron and Hermione visit Hagrid, discover he has a dragon’s egg, and later watch it hatch. As the dragon grows, it becomes harder to hide the illegal pet, until Charlie Weasley agrees to… Read More
• Event Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrive just in time to see the baby Norwegian Ridgeback emerge from its egg. The baby dragon sneezes some sparks and almost bites Hagrid (who is delighted). Then everyone realises that Draco Malfoy has witnessed the event through a window. (PS14)… Read More
• Character Norbert is a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, hatched from an egg by Hagrid and raised for several weeks in the spring of 1992. Norbert outgrew his surroundings rather quickly and had to be sent to a dragon reservation in Romania, where they discovered that Norbert was… Read More
• Creature Species of dragon native to northern Europe. native to: Norway habitat: mountains appearance: black scales, bronze horns, black ridges on its back food: any large mammals, including water animals eggs: black fangs: venomous (PS14) Hagrid gets a dragon egg from a stranger in… Read More
• Potion ingredients The eggs of a dragon are used for various purposes including, of course, hatching baby dragons. Dragon eggs are Class A Non-Tradeable Goods (FB) Antipodean Opaleye dragon eggs, which are pale grey, may be mistaken for fossils by unwary Muggles (FB). Chinese Fireball dragon eggs are bright red and speckled… Read More
• Event In the article headlined “Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions about Quidditch World Cup Security”, the Daily Prophet covered the riot and disaster that took place during the 2014 Opening Ceremony before the Quidditch World Cup tournament’s matches started. The article documents both the excuses and finger-pointing… Read More
• Event The elf dies from a knife wound in rescuing Harry and his friends from Malfoy Mansion . Bellatrix had kept the short, silver knife underneath her robes before she threw it toward where Harry and his friends are vanishing (DH22). It hits Dobby in the chest. His last words were “Harry…… Read More