• 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
• Magical artifacts A Pensieve is a shallow stone basin with ancient Saxon runes and symbols carved around the edge used to collect and view memories (GF30, Pm). When in use, a silvery light shines from its contents, which are bright, whitish silver, and cloud-like, moving ceaselessly. Harry thought the stuff 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
• Books and Literature From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper’s Guide is a guidebook to raising dragons which is included in the Hogwarts school library collection. Hagrid consulted the Hogwarts library’s copy of this book when he first got the dragon egg that eventually hatched into Norbert (PS14). Read More
• Communication Memories can be physically removed from a wizard’s mind with a wand and placed in a container or the Pensieve. Pensieve Memories: Dumbledore’s memory of the Death Eater Trials, including those of Igor Karkaroff, Bellatrix, the Lestrange Brothers, and Barty Crouch Jr. (GF30) Dumbledore’s memory of 16-year-old Bertha Jorkins… Read More