• 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
• Diseases and healing The tears of the phoenix have healing powers, and are the only known antidote for Basilisk venom (DH6). Read More
• Magical identities Wizarding person born of two Muggle parents. (Sometimes spelled Muggleborn with no hyphen)… Read More
• Magical artifacts One of three Deathly Hallows, belonging to the second Peverell brother Cadmus Peverell.  Death created this hallow by plucking a stone from a nearby river, according to “The Tale of the Three Brothers”. However, Dumbledore believes, “Whether they met Death on a lonely road…I think it more likely that the Peverell brothers… 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 objects Fangs and venom from the dreaded giant serpent that once lived in the Chamber of Secrets have magical properties. 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
• Sports and competitions Quidditch, “the sport of warlocks,” is the premier sport of the wizarding world. Everyone follows Quidditch. Quidditch is a fast, dangerous, exciting game in which two teams flying on brooms compete for points scored by throwing a ball–the Quaffle–through hoops on either end of a large grassy pitch. Quidditch… 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
• 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