• 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
• 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 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
• 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
• Magical identities A witch or wizard with at least one wizarding parent but at least one Muggle parent or grandparent. 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 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
• Organizations More commonly referred to as the D.A., the name of the organization was chosen by Ginny Weasley to go with the initials (suggested by Cho Chang as an acronym for another possible name). The name “Dumbledore’s Army” was selected because it signified the worst fear of certain high-ranking officials in… 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
• 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