• Dark magic items Tom Riddle preserved his memory and a bit of his soul in his diary, which became his first horcrux. Read More
• Hogwarts When Professor Merrythought of Hogwarts retired after 50 years as professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts, Tom Riddle as Lord Voldemort applied to Dumbledore for the teaching position, but was turned down flat (HBP20). After that, no teacher who took the job lasted more than one year, which… 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
• Publications The newspaper of the Wizarding World is called The Daily Prophet. 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 (… Read More
• Magical objects This magical map of Hogwarts Castle shows the entire castle and grounds of Hogwarts, including seven secret passages out of Hogwarts and into Hogsmeade. However, it does not show the Room of Requirement or the Chamber of Secrets. The map also shows the location of people. It would seem that… 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
• 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
• Magical identities A witch or wizard who supposedly has magical blood on both sides of the family going back generations. Read More
• Hogwarts Head: Professor Severus Snape until spring of 1997, then Horace Slughorn. Founder: Salazar Slytherin. Blazon: vert, a serpent argent (that is, a silver serpent on a green field, hence the Slytherin colours of green and silver) (PA15, GF15). The serpent device signifies the founder’s gift of… Read More