• Quote “Better Hufflepuff than Slytherin. There’s not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn’t in Slytherin. You-Know-Who was one.” — Rubeus Hagrid, exaggerating slightly (PS5)… Read More
• Event He does so after she is found holding the wand which had cast a Dark Mark above the World Cup campground. The Ministry officials realize it is very unlikely that the house-elf really cast the spell, but Winky’s possession of a wand violates the Code of Wand use. The wand is… Read More
• Character Beatrix Bloxam was the author of The Toadstool Tales series of children’s books. These books have been banned because they cause nausea and vomiting. Bloxam appears on a Famous Wizard card (FW) and is mentioned several times in Tales of Beedle the Bard (TBB). Bloxam’s stated ideas for children’s stories… Read More
• Rules and laws The Bill of Goblin Rights is the name of proposed legislation to codify and extend the rights of goblins in the wizarding world. Members of the goblin rights group The Brotherhood of Goblins (B.O.G.) met with representatives from the Ministry of Magic to try and set out the clauses… Read More
• Character Cygnus Black (1889-1943) Son of Phineas Nigellus Black and Ursula Flint (BFT). 4 Siblings: 2 older brothers, Sirius (1877-1952), Phineas (disowned, dates unknown), 1 younger brother, Arcturus (1884-1959) and 1 younger sister, Belvina (1886-1962). (BFT) Married to Violetta Bulstrode. 4 children: Pollux (1912-1990), Cassiopeia (1915-1992), Marius… Read More
• Character Cygnus Black, the great-grandson of Phineas Nigellus Black, is the father of Bellatrix, Andromeda, and Narcissa Black. He is the maternal uncle to Sirius and Regulus. Cygnus was married to to Druella Rosier. Read More
• Character Blaise Zabini was a Slytherin in Harry’s year (1991-1998) (PS7). Blaise shares Draco’s prejudice against Muggle-born witches and wizards; he has a contemptuous and arrogant manner. Ginny considers Blaise a “poser.” (HBP7). He is a member of the Slug Club due to his famous mother, who has had seven… Read More
• Source Bloomsbury Live Chat (Bloomsbury.com, 30 July 2007, 2.00-3.00pm BST) with J K Rowling nine days after the release of Deathly Hallows. Read More
• Magical identities Half-breed is a derrogatory term usually used to refer to individuals whose ancestry include both humans and another kind of magical being, such as a giant or a veela. The term is also applied to centaurs, however. Read More
• Character Brutus Malfoy was an influential wizard and the editor of the anti-muggle periodical Warlock at War (TBB/WHP). Read More