• Magical discipline The Dark Arts differ from other forms of magic in the intent of the wizard using it. Most magic is relatively neutral–it can be used for bad or good. Some magic, however, is evil in its intention through and through. Spells of this kind are often called curses. Curses are… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics “Dark Lord” is a title used to refer to Lord Voldemort without saying his name. Read More
• Character “Dark Lord” is one of the titles of Lord Voldemort, who is also known as “He Who Must Not Be Named”. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday party takes place in a roomy dungeon at Hogwarts during Harry Potter’s second year (CS8). Read More
• Creature Dementors are horrible, spectral magical creatures, hooded and robed, which feed on positive human emotions and leave only the negative ones. Dementors drain ‘peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them,’ according to Professor Lupin (PA10). Even before a Dementor is seen, its presence is obvious;… Read More
• Character Barnabas Deverill was a one-time possessor of the Elder Wand who was killed by Loxias (DH21). He lived in the early eighteenth century and was a notorious Dark wizard who, with the help of the Elder Wand, gained a fearsome reputation (TBB). Read More
• Plants Devil’s Snare is composed of a mass of soft, springy tendrils and vines that possess some sense of touch. Devil’s Snare uses its creepers and tendrils to ensnare anyone who touches it, binding their arms and legs and eventually choking them. Read More
• Source Harry explores more of Grimmauld Place, finding a letter from his mother in Sirius Black’s bedroom, then discovering that Sirius’ brother Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B. of the false locket. Hermione remembers seeing the real locket two summers before. Harry calls… Read More
• Source Remus Lupin seeks out Harry, Ron and Hermione at Grimmauld Place and offers to accompany them on their quest, but Harry refuses, recognizing that Lupin is seeking escape from complications in his personal life. Kreacher returns with Mundungus Fletcher, who reveals that… Read More
• Source Hermione accompanies Dolores Umbridge to court while Harry breaks into Umbridge’s office, to find Mad-Eye Moody’s eye mounted on her door. While inside, Harry sees she has a file on Arthur Weasley and a copy of Rita Skeeter’s book. Harry retrieves the eye and… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione spend weeks moving from place to place. They fail to either to destroy the locket Horcrux or think of a lead to find the others. They squabble with one another in frustration, aggravated by the Horcrux’s poisonous influence. Eventually they stumble across other fugitives… Read More
• Source Leaving the Godric’s Hollow cemetery, Harry and Hermione see the Potters’ old house, then encounter someone who appears to be Bathilda Bagshot, but she does not speak until she gets Harry alone. Too late, Harry discovers that they’ve been led into a trap, and that… Read More
• Source Hermione gives Harry the copy of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore that she picked up in the Bathilda Bagshot’s house. They learn that the young man in the picture was Gellert Grindelwald who, according to Rita Skeeter, was very close to… Read More
• Source Hermione apparates with Harry to the Forest of Dean, where Harry, keeping watch late at night, sees and follows a Patronus in the form of a silver doe to a frozen pool in which the sword of Gryffindor lies. He is nearly strangled… Read More
• Source Severus Snape reports to Lord Voldemort the plans of the Order of the Phoenix to move Harry Potter from Number 4 Privet Drive. Voldemort takes Lucius Malfoy’s wand, the Death Eaters gathered in Malfoy Manor make fun of Tonks’ marriage to… Read More
• Source Hermione disguises Harry’s appearance with a stinging jinx just before the Snatchers kidnap all three of them. The Snatchers recognize Hermione and find the sword of Gryffindor, so they are taken to Malfoy Manor instead of the Ministry of Magic. After arriving, they are… Read More
• Source Harry buries Dobby and regains perspective, putting the Horcrux hunt above the Hallows quest. He realizes where the Elder Wand is and that Lord Voldemort is about to obtain it. He also believes there is probably a Horcrux hidden in the Lestranges’ Gringotts… Read More
• Source Plans and preparations being complete, the goblin Griphook accompanies Harry, Ron and Hermione to Gringotts Wizarding Bank, hiding with Harry under the Invisibility Cloak while Hermione poses as Bellatrix Lestrange and Ron assumes a false identity. By using the Imperius Curse to control… Read More
• Source Alecto Carrow summons Lord Voldemort before she is stunned by Harry. Professor McGonagall and Amycus Carrow enter the Ravenclaw Common Room. When Amycus insults McGonagall and spits in her face, Harry attacks him. He tells McGonagall that Voldemort is on his way and Harry… Read More
• Source Professor McGonagall orders the evacuation of those underage or who do not wish to fight. Lord Voldemort delivers an ultimatum. Harry is told how Voldemort acquired the diadem of Ravenclaw by the Grey Lady, Ravenclaw’s ghost. She reveals that she is Helena Ravenclaw, Rowena’s… Read More
• Source Percy Weasley and Harry carry Fred’s body to safety, then Percy rushes off to avenge his brother’s murder. Harry looks into Lord Voldemort’s mind, so he can find out his location. Instead of fighting, Voldemort remains with Nagini in the Shrieking Shack, awaiting Harry… Read More
• Source Having learned that he must die, Harry heads towards in the Forbidden Forest to meet Lord Voldemort. Along the way, he makes sure that Neville Longbottom knows that Nagini has to be killed, in case Hermione and Ron are unable to kill her. When… Read More
• Source Mad-Eye arrives with Ron, Hermione, and various Order members in tow, announcing a change in plans. Six of them are to use Polyjuice Potion to act as decoy Harry Potters while seven act as protectors. Each protector/Potter pair would head to a different safe-house. Upon getting airborne and splitting up,… Read More
• Source After crashing the motorbike, Harry and Hagrid are attended to by Andromeda and Ted Tonks. They tell them about the Death Eaters’ attack and then take a Portkey to the Burrow. Harry and Hagrid are the first of the pairs to arrive. Lupin arrives with George who is severely injured. The others slowly… Read More
• Source Harry celebrates his seventeenth birthday and his coming of age. Rufus Scrimgeour arrives with Arthur Weasley to deliver the bequests of Albus Dumbledore to Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Scrimgeour attempts to get information from them about why Dumbledore remembered them in his will. Scrimgeour and… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione flee the Death Eaters by Apparating to Tottenham Court Road. Hermione’s handbag turns out to have hidden depths (undetectable extension charm), and they go to a Muggle café to plan their next move. Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle arrive, they… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The Divination classroom is located at the base of the North Tower. It is accessed through a circular trap door, which releases a silver ladder. It is the “strangest-looking classroom” that Harry had ever seen, looking “like a cross between someone’s attic and an old-fashioned teashop” (PA6). The classroom is round and… Read More
• Event Harry, having fallen asleep in the common room, wakes up from his recurring dream to find Dobby before him. The elf is wearing a tower of knitted hats with a cured Hedwig on top of them. Dobby tells Harry that Winky is still drinking and struggling emotionally, and asks Harry… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Beneath the ground floor of Hogwarts castle are found many passages, dungeons, and chambers. Some of these are easily accessible from doors that open off the Entrance Hall. Others are hidden and can only be entered by magical means. Dungeons The dungeon passages and rooms under the castle have stone walls… Read More