• Hogwarts Slytherin House is one of the four houses into which students are Sorted when they start their first year at Hogwarts. Slytherin House was founded by Salazar Slytherin around 990AD. His personal belief in the superiority of Pure Blood wizards still influences the attitudes of Slytherin members today. Head: Professor… Read More
• Books and Literature The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a 15th-century collection of bedtime stories written for young wizards and witches. The tales were originally written in ancient runes and included such memorable stories as “The Tale of the Three Brothers,” “Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump,” “The Wizard’s Hairy Heart,” and “The… Read More
• Hogwarts Ravenclaw House is one of the four houses at Hogwart into which the students are Sorted when they start their first year. Ravenclaw is the Hogwarts house of founder Rowena Ravenclaw. The House places high value on intelligence, wit, and learning. During Harry’s time at Hogwarts, the head of Ravenclaw… Read More
• Magical artifacts The most fabulous magic item of them all, the goal of alchemists and wizards for centuries. There was only one such stone known to be in existence, one created by Nicolas Flamel. The Philosopher’s Stone gives unlimited gold and immortality. Rather a nice payoff, but perhaps it isn’t as perfect… Read More
• Sports and competitions Quidditch, “the sport of warlocks,” is the premier sport of the wizarding world. Everyone follows Quidditch. Quidditch is a fast, dangerous, exciting game in which two teams flying on brooms compete for points scored by throwing a ball–the Quaffle–through hoops on either end of a large grassy pitch. Quidditch… Read More
• Organizations The D.A., or Dumbledore’s Army, was a group of students who were trained by Harry Potter in magical combat during the 1995-1996 school year at Hogwarts. The D.A. fought in several battles against the Death Eaters and suffered casualties. The group loosely reformed during the 1997-1998 school year, led by… Read More
• Publications The Daily Prophet is the newspaper of the Wizarding World. It has been in existence since at least 1883, since Quidditch Through the Ages cites its coverage of Quidditch from that time (QA6). The current editor is Barnabas Cuffe (HBP4). It has offices in Diagon Alley (DP,… Read More
• Wandmaking Two wands that have the same magical substance at the core are said to be twins or brother wands. Read More
• Magical artifacts Three items–the Elder Wand, Cloak of Invisibility, and Resurrection Stone–reputed to make the owner of all three the Master of Death. Read More
• Magical objects A large dome of glass shaped like a bell was to be used by caretaker Rancorous Carpe in 1876 to encase and isolate Peeves, but the poltergeist broke the jar and escaped, holding siege to Hogwarts Castle for three days armed with “cutlasses, crossbows, a blunderbuss and a miniature cannon.”… Read More