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Essays by J.K. Rowling

Index of Rowling’s essays on a variety of canon topics:

Many of these essays originally appeared on Pottermore. Some were included in the “Pottermore Presents” book series.

* indicates that the item can no longer be found on the website.

Creatures and Magical Beings

  • Boggart
  • Dementors and Chocolate
  • Inferi
  • Owls
  • Thestrals
  • Toads
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves

Daily Life in the Wizarding World

  • Azkaban
  • Cauldrons
  • Colours
  • Clothing
  • Daily Prophet
  • Familiars
  • The Floo Network
  • Floo Powder
  • Gobstones
  • Illness and Disability
  • The Knight Bus
  • The Leaky Cauldron
  • Measurements
  • Naming Seers
  • Order of Merlin
  • Pure-blood
  • Technology

The Dursleys

  • Cokeworth
  • Marge Dursley
  • Number Four, Privet Drive
  • Vernon & Petunia Dursley

Ghost Plots

Ghosts

  • Ghosts
  • Hogwarts Ghosts
  • Peeves

Hogwarts School

  • Chamber of Secrets
  • The Great Lake
  • Hatstall
  • Hogwarts Portraits
  • Hogwarts School Subjects
  • Hufflepuff Common Room
  • The Quill of Acceptance and The Book of Admittance
  • Sorting Hat

Hogwarts Express

  • Hogwarts Express
  • King’s Cross Station
  • Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Magic and Spells

  • Alchemy
  • Animagi
  • Extension Charms
  • Firebolt
  • The Marauder’s Map
  • Mirror of Erised
  • Patronus Charm
  • Pensieve
  • The Philosopher’s Stone
  • The Polyjuice Potion
  • Portkeys
  • Potions
  • Secret Keeper
  • The Sword of Gryffindor
  • Time-Turner

Magic in North America

  • History of Magic in North America
  • Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
  • MACUSA

Ministers for Magic

The Quidditch World Cup*

  • History of the Quidditch World Cup
  • Daily Prophet Quidditch World Cup 2014 match reports
  • Daily Prophet Quidditch World Cup 2014 final

Scottish Rugby

Wands and Wandmaking

  • Mr Ollivander
  • Wand Cores
  • Wand Lengths & Flexibility
  • Wand Woods

Witches and Wizards

  • Celestina Warbeck
  • Sir Cadogan
  • Draco Malfoy
  • The Malfoy Family
  • Nicolas Flamel
  • Florean Fortescue
  • Mr Ollivander
  • Professor Kettleburn
  • Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Remus Lupin
  • Professor McGonagall
  • The Original Forty
  • The Potter Family
  • Professor Quirrell
  • Horace Slughorn
  • Sybill Trelawney
  • Dolores Umbridge

Wizarding Schools

  • Wizarding Schools
  • Beauxbatons Academy of Magic
  • Castelobruxo
  • Durmstrang Institute
  • Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
  • Mahoutokoro
  • Uagadou

Spell and Potion books*

Other features written by Rowling:

  • Sorting Hat Quiz and House welcome messages
  • Ollivanders Bespoke Wand Selector
  • Ilvermorney Sorting Quiz
  • Patronus Quiz*

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