• Headlines and advertisements Faulty Wands Recalled is a news article appearing on page 1 of the Daily Prophet (DP1). The Department of Magical Equipment Control issued a warning about defective wands being sold in Diagon Alley by the shady street peddlar “Honest” Willy Wagstaff, who is also suspected of selling sub-standard… Read More
• Character Fawkes was the pet phoenix of Albus Dumbledore, who used what appears to be one of Fawkes’ scarlet body-feathers as a quill (OP38). The wands of  Harry and Voldemort each contain a feather from Fawkes’ tail (GF36). When Fawkes is asked to keep watch and give warning, or… Read More
• Magical effects Effect: Creates a cursed fire, made up of flames of abnormal size and heat that can crumble fairly substantial objects to soot at a mere touch. Left burning long enough, the fire will take the shapes of gigantic fiery beasts (including serpents, chimaeras, dragons, and birds of prey) which will… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements The Fiendishly Difficult Crossword is a feature appearing in the Daily Prophet (DP4). This issue’s crossword, with its clues and answers, appeared on the third and fourth pages of the Daily Prophet (DP4). Sample clues 15 Across – The smallest Quidditch ball (6) 42 Across – The… Read More
• Creature The Fire Crab (or fire-crab)is a magical creature which looks like a tortoise with a jeweled shell. The Fire Crab can shoot fire out of its rear end. It is constantly in danger of being killed for its shell, which unscrupulous wizards will use as cauldrons.  The fire crab is native to Fiji,… Read More
• Creature Firedrakes are magical creatures that emit a trail of sparks behind them when they fly (CG). Read More
• Magical effects References: “bluebell flames” candle magic Fiendfyre Fire-Making Spell “fire whip” Flagrate Flagrante Curse Wand Sparks Anti-fire magic: Water-Making Spell extinguishing spells Flame-Freezing Charm Other Magic: Floo Powder Fire Talking Wand Effects… Read More
• Spells The Fire-Making Spell is a very useful spell, commonly used around the Wizarding house for such things as lighting the fire in the fireplace. The spell is cast using the incantation Incendio. While learning this spell, the Book of Spells recommends wearing dragon-hide gloves (BoS). Read More
• Architecture Hogwarts has many fireplaces used for heat, light and communication – See Hogwarts Fires Fireplaces appear to be the main source of heat for the castle: “While the Gryffindor common room and the Great Hall had roaring fires, the draughty corridors had become icy and a bitter wind rattled… Read More
• Creature The fire slug is a magical creature that lives in the Brazilian rainforests. Newt Scamander is currently studying them (fw73). Read More
• Magical effects Effect: communication between fires Using Floo Powder in a fire connected to the Floo Network, a person can communicate with another over distance. The head of the person making contact appears in the midst of the flames and they can hold a conversation and even interact physically with the person… Read More
• Incantations Creates a burning, fiery line in the air which can be “drawn” with the wand into specific shapes. The shape lingers for some time. Read More
• Spells The Flame-Freezing Charm is a spell which changes the properties of fire so that its heat feels like a warm breeze. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation which regulates, controls and appears to maintain the Floo Network… Read More
• Businesses Floo Pow is the only licensed producer of Floo Powder in Britain. It’s headquarters are in Diagon Alley. Read More
• Transportation Floo Powder is a silvery powder, was invented in the 1200s by Ignatia Wildsmith (FW), and when thrown in the fire allows magical travel and magical communication between fireplaces connected to the Floo Network. The powder is thrown into the flames, which burst up emerald green. To travel, a witch or… Read More
• Potion ingredients Quite valuable, as they can serve as ingredients in love potions or may be eaten whole as a cure for ague. These uses are quite appropriate as Ashwinder eggs are so flammable that they will ignite a dwelling within minutes if they are not frozen as soon as possible . Read More