• Magical identities A witch or wizard who supposedly has magical blood on both sides of the family going back generations. Read More
• Organizations The Ministry of Magic is the governmental authority for the Wizarding world in Britain. The basic mission of the Ministry of Magic is to keep the Muggles from finding out about an entire culture of magical folk. It’s a huge, complicated, and inefficient bureaucracy, just like most governmental organizations. Read More
• Organizations The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) is the governmental authority for the Wizarding world in the USA (Pm, WFT). The headquarters of MACUSA is hidden in the Woolworth Building. The emblem of MACUSA features an American flag combined with a phoenix (WFT). MACUSA is a single body, unlike the… Read More
• 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
• Magical artifacts Originally owned by Ignotus Peverell, the Cloak of Invisibility has been passed down through the generations ending up with the Potter family.  It is one of the legendary Deathly Hallows. Many believe it to be the cloak of Death itself, as stated in “The Tale of the Three Brothers”. Dumbledore believes… Read More
• Hogwarts Points are given or taken away to reward or punish the behavior of students. Points are accumulated over the course of the school year, at the end of which a House Cup is awarded to the house with the most. Giant hourglasses set in niches along one wall in a… Read More
• Magical artifacts When attempting to destroy Voldemort’s Horcrux made from Salazar Slytherin’s locket, Regulus Black (R.A.B.) left behind a fake one in the sea cave (HBP26). 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
• Hogwarts Head: Professor Filius Flitwick (c. 1990s) Founder: Rowena Ravenclaw Blazon: azure, an eagle or (that is, a golden eagle on a blue field, hence the Ravenclaw colours of blue and bronze) Ghost: Helena Ravenclaw, the Grey Lady Sorting Hat’s description: Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw If you’ve a… 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