• Businesses, merchants, and shops According to Muggle legend, the 1666 great fire of London started in a bakery in Pudding Lane; according to wizarding legend, however, the fire actually started in the basement of a neighboring house, where a wizarding resident secretly kept a young dragon (JKR). Read More
• Dark magic items On the night when Harry and Hermione sought the Philosopher’s Stone, they crossed the threshold into the room with the Potions Riddle and black flames appeared in the doorway ahead of them (PS16). Read More
• Creature The Blast-Ended Skrewt is a strange hybrid creature bred by crossing Manticores and Fire-Crabs.¬†Newly-hatched skrewts looked like pale, slimy, deformed, shell-less lobsters. They had no heads but had legs sticking out at odd angles. The creatures were about six inches long and smelled strongly of rotten fish. Sparks flew… Read More
• Magical effects Bluebell Flames are created by an unknown incantation. The flames can be directed to a specific place or carried in a jar. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Bring Back Our Baskets! is an article about Quidditch¬†published in the Daily Prophet on 12 February 1883, recording the unhappiness of the fans who preferred baskets (which were unregulated as to size) to the new standardised goal hoops brought in by the Department of Magical Games and… Read More
• Magizoology Burning Day is the day on which a phoenix bursts into flames and is reborn from the ashes (CS12). Read More