• Areas of knowledge Alchemy is the ancient study of transforming base metals into gold and eventually creating a Philospher’s Stone which would give the owner eternal life. Because metals must be melted and mixed before they are transformed into gold, alchemy is a cross between Potions and Transfiguration. The most famous alchemist in… Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Ancient runes are a form of writing which witches and wizards used hundreds of years ago. It is also a subject at Hogwarts. Classwork and homework involves plenty of practice translating runes, and the O.W.L. involves translating something written in runes into English . Hermione used Spellman’s Syllabary to translate her… Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Arithmancy is a branch of magic that is concerned with the magical properties of numbers; someone who practices Arithmancy is called an Arithmancer. Read More
• Areas of knowledge A type of Divination which relies on star charts and the time and date of a person’s birth. Read More
• Areas of knowledge The study of celestial bodies and their movements. In typical Muggle usage, “astronomy” denotes a scientific discipline. In the wizarding world, astronomy encompasses astrology. Read More
• Areas of knowledge A form of Divination where playing cards are used to tell the future. Read More
• Areas of knowledge The masterwork of eighteenth-century Charms researcher Catullus Spangle, this book includes a lot of information about the Patronus Charm. Read More
• Areas of knowledge A field of study focusing on dragons, part of the larger field of magizoology.  Significant contributions to the field were made by Quong Po (FW) and Harvey Ridgebit (WoM). Read More
• Areas of knowledge The magic supposedly done by “Gernumbli gardensi” or  garden Gnomes, according to Xenophilius Lovegood (DH8). Read More
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• Areas of knowledge • Books and Literature O.F.T. (Outstanding for Trolls) is a grade that a troll would achieve if it managed to use a computer and take the W.O.M.B.A.T. test.  … Read More
• Areas of knowledge Occlumency is the art of magically defending the mind against external penetration, sealing it against magical intrusion and influence – the defensive counter to Legilimency. A practitioner of Occlumency is referred to as an Occlumens.  It is a specialized branch of magic, not usually taught at Hogwarts. Read More
• Areas of knowledge Divination by studying the lines on the palm of the hand. Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Potions are magical liquids created by mixing various ingredients in a cauldron according to very specific rules. These mixtures must usually be drunk to give their magical effect. The ingredients in potions range from the mundane to the bizarre and fantastic, and the procedures for creating some potions can be… Read More
• Areas of knowledge A logic puzzle set up at Hogwarts to protect the Philosopher’s Stone. Read More
• Areas of knowledge Tea leaf reading, also called Tasseography, is a method of Divination. Loose leaf tea is poured into teacups and drunk until only the dregs remain. Next, the cup is swirled three times with the left hand and turned over to drain. Then the shapes of the leaves left in the… Read More
• Areas of knowledge The Kwikspell Company produces a study course for the W.O.M.B.A.T Examination called the Wallop the Wombat Revision Course. This is recommended to those who achieve only a Poor on the Grade 3 test (JKR-W3). Read More
• Areas of knowledge A mysterious and ancient branch of magic that involves the study of wand ownership and wand power. Read More