• Event Draco challenges Harry to a duel the evening of their first flying lesson. Draco suggests midnight in the Trophy Room. In reality, Draco is setting Harry up to be caught out of bed after hours and has no intention of dueling anyone. Harry, with Ron in tow as his second,… Read More
• Character Adrian Pucey is a Slytherin Chaser who participated in some of the hardest-fought matches of Harry’s Quidditch career at Hogwarts, including the match where Harry’s arm was shattered by a rogue Bludger (CS10) and the infamous match which ended with Harry, Fred, and George being banned from playing Quidditch for… Read More
• Source Harry begins Quidditch practice, words are exchanged with the Slytherin team, Ron’s spell backfires, Harry and Ron serve detention, and Harry hears a voice. Read More
• Source Voldemort tells his fighters to return to him. Voldemort asks Harry to meet him in the Forbidden Forest within the next hour or he will join the battle and kill everyone who tries to conceal Harry. While everyone goes to the Great Hall, to mourn the dead and treat the wounded, Harry heads towards Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Hogwarts The Slytherin hourglass in the Hogwarts Entrance Hall for recording House Points is filled with green emeralds (PS15, Pm). Read More
• Event Gryffindor wins the House Cup, but not the Quidditch Cup, which goes to Slytherin. As Dumbledore starts speaking before the feast, Slytherin leads in house points with 472, Gryffindor is last with 312, and Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are in the middle. But Dumbledore recognizes the achievements of Harry and his… Read More
• Event At the Sorting Ceremony, Harry is worried that he won’t be accepted, that the Hat will tell him he has to go back to the Dursleys. He thinks, “The hat seemed to be asking rather a lot; [he] didn’t feel brave or quick-witted or any of it at the moment. If… Read More
• Event When Professor McGonagall finds Harry in the hallway near the petrified Justin Finch-Fletchly and Nearly Headless Nick (CS11), she takes him to Dumbledore’s Office, using the password “Sherbet Lemon” (CS12). While waiting, Harry looks around at the many sleeping Headmaster portraits on the wall, as well as Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Hogwarts Each of the four Hogwarts Houses has a Head, a staff member who is responsible for the students in that house. During Harry’s years at Hogwarts, the Heads were: Slytherin – Severus Snape Gryffindor – Minerva McGonagall Ravenclaw – Filius Flitwick Hufflepuff – Pomona Sprout In what… Read More
• Hogwarts Four giant hourglasses – one for each house – stand in niches in a corner opposite the main doors in Hogwarts’ Entrance Hall; they automatically track house points (PS15). Read More
• Hogwarts Students at Hogwarts are grouped into four houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Read More
• Trivia In PS9 we read, “Neville was trying to remember what he’d forgotten when Draco Malfoy, who was passing the Gryffindor table, snatched the Remembrall out of his hand.” Since the Slytherin table is on the opposite side of the room from the Gryffindor table, and is actually the table… Read More
• Character Slytherin, 1986 – 1994 (repeated a year) Quidditch Chaser and captain. Harry thought he looked like he had troll blood. He wasn’t beyond a bit of cheating to win a match (PS11, CS7, CS10, PA13). Flint made Draco Malfoy the new Seeker when Lucius Malfoy donated… Read More
• Character Slytherin, 1991 – 1998 (PS7) Member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad in her fifth year (OP32). In her second year, Millicent partnered Hermione at the Duelling Club at Snape’s direction, resorting to a headlock despite the standard “no contact” rule of wizard duelling, leaving some black hair on… Read More
• Character Slytherin, c. 1989 – 1996, Quidditch Chaser/captain Member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad who made the mistake of trying to take House Points from the Weasley twins without witnesses, and consequently was stuffed by them into the first floor Vanishing Cabinet; reappeared some days later jammed into a toilet on… Read More
• Broomsticks • Transportation The Nimbus 2000 is a high-end broomstick produced by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Read More
• Broomsticks • Quidditch • Transportation A deluxe model from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company that dominated the market in the late 20th century, outselling other racing brooms three-to-one (Pm). Read More
• Character Described by Harry as “a hard-faced Slytherin girl” (PS9) and as having a face “like a pug” (PA6, GF27). She was the ringleader of a “gang of Slytherin girls” (OP25). Like Draco, Pansy tended to pick on and try to intimidate those who were weaker — or just different — than she, and often… Read More
• Magical objects Insulting badges handed out by Draco Malfoy but also worn by Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw members in a rare collaboration against Harry Potter when his name emerged from the Goblet of Fire, which was seen by other students as unfair to the first-chosen Hogwarts Champion, Cedric Diggory… Read More
• Source Snape takes Harry’s book, leading to Harry seeing Snape’s injured leg. Harry’s first Quidditch match against Slytherin in which someone jinxes his broom but he catches the Snitch and wins anyway. Hagrid later lets a secret slip. Read More
• Source Harry learns that Snape will referee the next Quidditch match, Flamel is found, Gryffindor wins over Hufflepuff when Harry grabs the snitch after only five minutes. Harry follows Snape into the Forbidden Forest where he meets Quirrell and they speak of the Philosopher’s Stone. Read More
• Source Gryffindor and Slytherin have flying lessons together, Neville injures himself on his broom, and Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms over Neville’s Remembrall, resulting in Harry being made Seeker of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Later, Draco challenges Harry to a wizard’s duel, but instead of dueling he tells… Read More
• Quidditch Quidditch is big at Hogwarts. Each House fields a team, which includes the seven players and often one or two reserve players as well. The four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry compete to win the Quidditch Cup, a great honour. The team which accumulates the most points… Read More
• Hogwarts The Gryffindor hourglass in the Hogwarts Entrance Hall for recording House Points is filled with red rubies (Pm, OP38). Read More
• Incantations Serpensortia is the incantation for a spell which causes a large serpent to burst from the end of the caster’s wand.  … Read More
• Character Potions Master, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and Head of Slytherin at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; followed Dumbledore as Headmaster. Personally killed by Lord Voldemort and his snake, Nagini. Severus Snape was a conundrum to all who know him: sarcastic and hard on his most vulnerable students,… Read More