• Creature A large beetle seen rolling a giant ball of dung inside the suitcase of Newt Scamander (WFT). Read More
• Creature The largest invertebrate known to Muggle science, the giant squid can grow to 70 feet in length. While the giant squid is a deep salt water creature, at least one giant squid lives in the freshwater lake near Hogwarts castle, and seems to be more or less friendly toward the… Read More
• Quote A Patronus is a magical charm, a projection of all your most positive feelings, and takes the shape of the animal with whom you share the deepest affinity.  It is a gift of light. Read More
• Symbols Tea leaf symbol from Unfogging the Future which represents death (PA6). The symbol depicts a black dog, which is a death omen from British folklore. Read More
• Character Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank is an elderly witch with closely cropped gray hair and a very prominent chin who teaches Care of Magical Creatures. Professor Grubbly-Plank was the supply teacher (US: “substitute”) who covered for Hagrid when he was indisposed after Christmas break (January 1995, GF24) and again when he was off negotiating… Read More
• Creature A guinea pig is a roundish furry rodent often kept by Muggles as a pet. Read More
• Character Gulliver Pokeby was a wizard who studied magical birds. He wrote about his discovery that the cry of an augurey foretells rain, not death, in his book Why I Didn’t Die When the Augurey Cried (FB, Pm). Read More