• Creature The albino bloodhound is a breed of dog with an exceptional sense of smell and tracking ability that is also suffering from albinism, resulting in pure white fur, pale skin and pink eyes. Read More
• Character Araminta Meliflua was a cousin of Sirius Black’s mother. Meliflua tried to force through a Ministry bill to make Muggle-hunting legal (OP6). Read More
• Character Hunting buddy of Cormac McLaggen’s uncle Tiberius. Cormac and his uncle accompanied Bertie and Rufus Scrimgeour to Norfolk, where they hunted Nogtails. Read More
• Creature The boarhound is another name for a Great Dane, a large German breed of domestic dog known for its giant size, which is bred for hunting deer, boar, and bears.  … Read More
• Quidditch Cuaditch is an old term for the game of Quidditch. Read More
• Wizarding culture A Deathday Party is held on the anniversary of a witch’s or wizard’s death. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington celebrated his 500th Deathday on Oct. 31, 1992. Harry, Ron and Hermione were the only living guest. The rest of the guest list were hundreds of Nick’s ghost friends including the other Hogwarts… Read More
• Creature This plump, flightless bird escapes danger by vanishing in a burst of feathers. Muggles knew this bird as the “dodo” and believe that it is extinct, being unaware of its ability to vanish at will. Because this belief (and associated guilt) has spurred more enlightened attitudes toward the… Read More
• Quidditch An archaic Quidditch term for the equivalent player to the modern Seeker (QA4). Read More
• Creature This dangerous beast resembles a half-inch thick black cloak which moves along the ground at night, hunting its prey. It generally attacks sleeping humans, smothers them, then digests them, all in their bed, leaving no trace at all. The only known defense against a lethifold is a Patronus Charm. Thankfully,… Read More
• Character Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore, a large, bearded ghost, is the leader of the Headless Hunt. He attended Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s 500th Deathday party with a group of his huntsmen, entering with his head under his arm blowing a horn. Sir Patrick and his men ride ghost horses into the party and begin a… Read More
• Occupations The Snatchers were roaming mercenary groups of wizards during the second rise of Voldemort (circa 1997-1998) who earned gold from the Ministry of Magic (or Voldemort) for rounding up Muggle-borns and blood traitors (DH19). Read More
• Creature The Snidget is a small round-bodied bird that was chased as part of the game of Quidditch for about a century in the 1200s and 1300s, until the bird became nearly extinct. Read More
• Sports and competitions Hunting the tiny, highly manoeuvrable, magical Snidget birds was a popular Wizarding sport from the early 1100s until the practice was banned in the mid 1300s. A tapestry in the Museum of Quidditch shows witches and wizards engaged in Snidget-hunting using nets, wands, and even bare hands. The tiny… Read More
• Event A century earlier, Barberus Bragge had instigated Snidget hunting into the game of “Cuaditch.” Now, in the mid-1300s, the small birds are nearing extinction. The head of the Wizards’ Council, Elfrida Clagg, bans Snidget hunting altogether as well as its use in Quidditch. She also establishes the Modesty Rabnott Snidget Reservation in… Read More