• Organizations A group formed by Dumbledore in the 1970s to fight Voldemort when the Ministry’s efforts were ineffectual. The Order was revived in 1995 when Voldemort began to regain power. Read More
• Magical identities A witch or wizard who supposedly has magical blood on both sides of the family going back generations. 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 Potions classes take place in one of the Hogwarts dungeons, where the air is cooler than the rest of the castle (PS8). Jars full of pickled “slimy things” suspended in liquids line shelfs around the walls (CS5). Possibly the same place as “Dungeon Five” where some “third years… 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
• Organizations The Death Eaters are those wizards who follow Voldemort. There seems to be a fairly small number of them, although those who Apparate to Voldemort’s side when the Dark Mark on their arms summons them may be the inner circle of his strongest supporters only. Some of the Death Eaters… 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
• 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
• Magical identities A witch or wizard with at least one wizarding parent but at least one Muggle parent or grandparent. 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