PA9: Grim Defeat• Source
The students are gathered in the Great Hall for the night, Quidditch practice continues, DADA classes are taken over by Professor Snape when Professor Lupin falls ill, Peeves wakes Harry, Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in a thunderstorm, Harry sees… Read More
— "Expecto Patronum"
The Patronus Charm, expecto patronum, conjures a silvery phantom shape, usually that of an animal, which is the embodiment of the positive thoughts of the caster. A Patronus will drive away Dementors. A fully-shaped spirit animal is called a “Corporeal Patronus.” (OP8, OP16)… Read MorePorlock• Creature
Found in Dorset, England and in southern Ireland, this short (about two feet high when fully grown), shaggy creature walks on two cloven-hoofed feet and feeds on grass. Its small arms end in four fingers. The porlock lives to guard horses and will be found with a herd or curled in the straw… Read MorePotions Riddle
The so-called “potions riddle” was a logic puzzle set up at Hogwarts to protect the Philosopher’s Stone. The riddle was devised by Severus Snape on the assumption that many brilliant practitioners of magic were very poor logicians. Read MorePredicting the Unpredictable: Insulate Yourself Against Shocks
Books and Literature
Divination book sold at Flourish and Blotts (PA4). Read MoreThe Prophecy
The prophecy made by Sybill Trelawney to Albus Dumbledore foretold the birth of the person who would be able to defeat Voldemort. … Read MoreProtective Order on Thunderbirds
Rules and laws
The Protective Order on Thunderbirds was an edict issued by Seraphina Picquery that protected Thunderbirds at a time when MACUSA had a kill-to-curse policy on all magical creatures. Later, the order was expanded to cover all magical creatures (FB). Read More"Protego diabolica"
Protego diabolica is a protective spell that creates a ring of black fire around the caster (CG). Read More
This spell creates a magical barrier that will deflect hexes thrown at the caster. … Read MoreProudfoot• Character
Proudfoot was an individual who worked as an auror for the Ministry of Magic. Along with fellow aurors Tonks, Dawlish, and Savage, Proudfoot was stationed at Hogwarts during Harry Potter’s sixth year (HBP8). Read MorePS16: Through the Trapdoor• Source
The students begin their exams, Hagrid lets slip how to control Fluffy, Harry, Ron and Hermione try to warn Dumbledore but he has been summoned away. Fearful that Snape is about to make his move to get the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry, Ron and Hermione… Read More