• Diseases and healing The tears of the phoenix have healing powers, and are the only known antidote for Basilisk venom (DH6). Read More
• Books and Literature List of twenty-eight families supposedly having the purest bloodlines. The list appeared in the infamous publication ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ in the 1930s. Some families protested being included in the list, others complained because they were not included. The list is: Abbott Avery Black Bulstrode Burke Carrow Crouch Fawley Flint Gaunt Greengrass… Read More
• Wandmaking Two wands that have the same magical substance at the core are said to be twins or brother wands. Read More
• Wizarding culture One of the underlying problems in the wizarding world is intolerance and prejudice based on the “purity” of a person’s wizarding blood. Wizards distinguish between purebloods (no Muggle ancestry), half-blood (at least one wizarding parent but at least one Muggle parent or grandparent) and Muggle-borns (both parents were Muggles). Read More
• Magical identities A witch or wizard with at least one wizarding parent but at least one Muggle parent or grandparent. Read More
• Hogwarts Over a thousand years ago, the four greatest witches and wizards of the age shared a dream, to create a school where young people of the wizarding world could study and be trained in the magical arts they needed to become skilled, fully-trained wizards. These four great witches and… Read More
• Hogwarts • Hogwarts academics 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
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections Mudblood is a foul, nasty name for a witch or wizard who is Muggle-born (literally “dirty blood”). It is not a term used in polite company (CS7). Draco Malfoy loved using the word “Mudblood,”especially when the Chamber of Secrets opened in second year. Referring to Hermione as a “filthy… Read More
• Magical objects Fangs and venom from the dreaded giant serpent that once lived in the Chamber of Secrets have magical properties. Read More