• Creature A breed of winged horse; the Abraxan is a gigantic, extremely powerful Palomino (FB). Read More
• Creature An acromantula is a gigantic black spider (legspan may reach up to 15 feet) with a poisonous bite, the Acromantula is an anomaly in the beast / being classification system. While capable of human speech, the Acromantula is classified as a beast rather than a being due to its violent… Read More
• Character Aragog was a male Acromantula, acquired as an egg c. 1942 by Hagrid from a traveller. Hagrid hid Aragog in a cupboard in the castle and reared him on table scraps until Aragog’s existence was exposed by Tom Riddle. At that point Hagrid was expelled, but he managed to release… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Taking up most of level eight, the Atrium is a large and splendid area that functions as the entrance and exit point for traffic in and out of the Ministry of Magic. Read More
• Character Miss Marjorie Eileen Dursley is Vernon Dursley’s loathsome older (Pm) sister. She lives in the country, in a house with a large garden where she breeds bulldogs but appears to have no other type of employment. Even though she is not Harry’s blood relation, he has been forced to call… Read More
• Character This unnamed, “massive” Death Eater was part of the group that invaded Hogwarts where he did tremendous damage (HBP27). Possibly the same person as the “Brutal-faced Death Eater”. It was his Avada Kedavra that killed fellow Death Eater Gibbon when it missed Lupin. He cast the Incendio spell that set… Read More
• Creature Bigfoot is another name for the Yeti; this variety lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States (FB). 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
• Creature The Blood-Sucking Bugbear is a creature which probably resembles a bear, although it’s actual appearance is unknown. 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
• Character Cormac McLaggen was a “large, wiry-haired youth” and member of the Slug Club. He had a famous “Uncle Tiberius” who was a favorite student of Horace Slughorn’s (HBP7). During his seventh year Cormac tried out for Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but was beaten out by Ron for… Read More
• Creature Dragons, winged fire-breathing lizards the size of a city bus, are the one of the most amazing magical creatures in the world. Dragons are terrifying and awe-inspiring as they take wing and breathe fire. Muggles remember them only as beasts from mythology, which is a credit to the ongoing efforts… Read More
• Character Profile Dudley was born on June 23, 1980. Dudley Dursley is Harry Potter’s Muggle cousin, and the only son of Vernon and Petunia Dursley of number four Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey. Dudley, in extreme contrast to Harry, was grossly overindulged by both his mother and… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The Entrance Hall is located on the ground floor of Hogwarts. Main features of the Entrance Hall include the wide, marble staircase and the double door entrance to the Great Hall. The house points hourglasses are located in the Entrance Hall. Read More
• Creature The Erumpent is a hug African magical beast which resembles a rhinoceros. Its horn, which can pierce almost anything, contains a fluid that explodes, destroying what it has hit. Read More
• Character Fang was Hagrid’s pet and companion, an enormous black boarhound (PS8, GF13) with a booming bark (CS15). The boarhound is another name for the Great Dane. Boarhounds have a reputation for being gentle, even with small children, even though they earned their name… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Vast chamber with an enchanted ceiling that mirrors the sky outside. Four long tables for the four houses. Closest to the doors from the Entrance Hall is Slytherin, then Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and next to the far wall, Gryffindor (GF12). The teachers sit at the High Table, a table on… Read More
• Creature The Griffin is a strange creature with the front body of an eagle and hindquarters of a lion. Griffins eat raw meat (FB). Godric Gryffindor, the founder of Gryffindor house, may have gotten his name from this beast. Read More
• Creature The Grim is a ghostly image of a large dog-like beast; seeing one portends death (PA6). Read More
• Creature The Gytrash is a huge, spectral hound that lives in forests. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The entrance to the headmaster’s (or headmistress’s, depending on the era in question) office at Hogwarts is behind a statue of a gargoyle on the seventh floor. When given the proper password, the gargoyle will leap aside, and the wall behind it will split in two to reveal a spiral… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Wizarding places Hogwarts castle is located atop a cliff overlooking a lake. The lake is to the south of the castle (PA6) and the front doors face generally to the west (PA21). There is a small underground inlet, it’s entrance covered with hanging ivy, that leads to a stony beach… Read More
• Character Lisette de Lapin, a French sorceress, is possibly the inspiration for Babbity Rabbity in Tales of Beedle the Bard. In 1422, she was convicted of witchcraft in Paris. (TBB)… Read More
• Creature The Loch Ness Monster is the largest and most famous Kelpie on Earth, making its home in Loch Ness, Scotland, usually in its favorite form of a sea serpent (FB). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Level eight of the Ministry of Magic consists of the entry atrium and a corridor lined with twenty or more lifts (OP7). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Up a wide staircase from the entrance to the Woolworth Building, this is a large space with very high, vaulted ceilings. High in the air is a giant dial with multiple clock-like faces and hands pointing to the present threat-level to the secrecy of the wizarding world. When Newt Scamander first… Read More