• Magical artifacts Originally owned by Ignotus Peverell, it has been passed down through the generations ending up with the Potter family.  This is the third Hallow. Many believe it to be the cloak of Death itself, as stated in “The Tale of the Three Brothers”. Dumbledore believes otherwise. “Whether they met Death on… Read More
• Magical artifacts Rough wooden goblet which fills with blue flames when it is time for it to choose champions of the Triwizard Tournament.  In order to make the selection of champions completely fair, the decision is left up to a very powerful magic artifact, the Goblet of Fire. The Goblet is… 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
• Sports and competitions The Triwizard Tournament is a famous contest between the schools of Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons. It originated some 700 years ago as a friendly competition between the three schools. Each school took turns hosting the Tournament, which took place every five years. The judges for the Tournament included the heads… Read More
• Magical identities Wizarding person born of two Muggle parents. (Sometimes spelled Muggleborn with no hyphen)… Read More
• Symbols The tattooed shape of a skull with a snake crawling out of its mouth with which Lord Voldemort branded the left forearm of his followers. Read More
• Sentient objects The Elder Wand, originally owned by Antioch Peverell, is one of the three Deathly Hallows created by Death himself, according to “The Tale of the Three Brothers”.  Dumbledore has a different thought about the creation of these objects. “Whether they met Death on a lonely road…I think it more likely that… 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
• Organizations The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) is the governmental authority for the Wizarding world in the USA (Pm, FB/f). The headquarters of MACUSA is hidden in the Woolworth Building. The emblem of MACUSA features an American flag combined with a phoenix (FB/f). MACUSA is a single body, unlike the… Read More