• Security Post-Christmas holidays password, after the Fat Lady and her friend Violet drank all the wine in a picture of a group of drunk monks in the Charms corridor (HBP17)… Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood known for creating “tricky wands,” described by Ollivander in his essays on wandlore (Pm). Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad is a division of the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes at the Ministry of Magic. This team is the first on the scene when a magical accident or catastrophe occurs. Read More
• Potion ingredients This is a mundane plant with magical uses (PS8). Read More
• Symbols Tea leaf symbol from Unfogging the Future meaning “windfall, unexpected gold.”… Read More
• Hogwarts • Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Someone who temporarily assumes the role of Headmaster or Headmistress in the absence of the actual Head. Read More
• Organizations • Security The members of the Order of the Phoenix who were responsible for escorting Harry safely to Number 12 Grimmauld Place. Read More
• Quidditch The All-Africa Cup is a tournament to determine the top Quidditch team in Africa. It has been won twice by the Gimbi Giant-Slayers (QA8). Read More
• Plants Mundane plant in the lily family used for decorative plantings. Read More
• Sports and competitions Aingingein is an Irish broom game involving a goat’s bladder called the “Dom“, barrels and fire (QA2). Read More
• Furniture and household items A cupboard for airing linen and clothing (NSOED). Similar to U.S. “linen closet.”… Read More
• Books and Literature (Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré mes Pieds) A play written in the early 1400s featuring characters named “Grenouille” and “Crapaud” (“Frog” and “Toad,” a nod to the characters in the books by Arnold Lobel). The script includes a reference to playing Quidditch (QA8, BoS2). Read More
• Areas of knowledge Alchemy is the ancient study of transforming base metals into gold and eventually creating a Philospher’s Stone which would give the owner eternal life. Because metals must be melted and mixed before they are transformed into gold, alchemy is a cross between Potions and Transfiguration. The most famous alchemist in… Read More
• Clothing A hair band of the type worn by a young girl to hold her hair back from her face; from the way Alice wore her hair in Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Read More
• Food and drinks Candy responsible for the allergic reaction that killed Minister for Magic Wilhelmina Tuft in 1959 (Pm: Ministers for Magic). Read More
• Magical objects A small object which is thought to bring good luck. Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Ancient runes are a form of writing which witches and wizards used hundreds of years ago. It is also a subject at Hogwarts. Classwork and homework involves plenty of practice translating runes, and the O.W.L. involves translating something written in runes into English . Hermione used Spellman’s Syllabary to translate her… Read More
• Magical identities An Animagus is a wizard or witch who is capable of transforming him- or herself into the form of an animal. Ordinary Transfiguration of a human into an animal’s shape results in the human having an animal’s brain, and thus being unable to remember what he or she was supposed… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Annual Broom Race of Sweden is a dangerous 300-mile race between Kopparberg and Arjeplog, first run in the 1100s, and which has since become a popular international event. The spectators Apparate between the start and end points, missing the hazardous dragon reservation that lies in-between (QA2). Read More
• Architecture • Hogwarts According to the Oxford Dictionary, it means “a small room, leading to a main one”. Read More
• Security Presumably this magical device or charm buzzes when anyone tries to steal the item it’s attached to (GF8). Read More
• Magical objects Students at Hogwarts are given quills charmed with Anti-Cheating spells for doing written exams. (PS16)… Read More
• Security Anti-Muggle security is the practice of precautions to ensure that Muggles don’t notice anything magical. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation, with responsibility for administering the Apparition Test to witches and wizards. Read More
• Wandmaking Applewood can be used to create wands, although such wands are rare. The wood does not mix well with Dark magic and favors those with strong ideals. Owners of applewood wands are considered to live long lives and are often known for being able to converse with other magical beings… Read More
• Sports teams The Appleby Arrows are a Quidditch team based in Appleby, England and founded in 1612 (QA7). robes: pale blue with a silver arrow across the chest (QA7) home: Appleby… Read More
• Magical identities Someone who practices Arithmancy, the magical study of numbers, is called an Arithmancer. Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Arithmancy is a branch of magic that is concerned with the magical properties of numbers; someone who practices Arithmancy is called an Arithmancer. Read More
• Hogwarts • Security Hogwarts contains many enchanted suits of armour, some of which stand on plinths around the castle (PA12), while others are in an armour gallery. They move on their own (GF15). Read More
• Art and Culture Various types of artwork are displayed in the halls of Hogwarts, including paintings and sculptures. Many if not all of these are magical and are animated in some way. Apparently there are no art classes at Hogwarts, although Dean Thomas is known for being a good artist.  … Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood also used to make other magical objects. Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics While we do not know if this is typical of Heads of the school, we do know that Dumbledore appointed an Assistant Headmistress to help him manage Hogwarts and to take charge when he was away. McGonagall filled that role and took over when Dumbledore was replaced during the 1992-1993… Read More
• Areas of knowledge A type of Divination which relies on star charts and the time and date of a person’s birth. Read More
• Areas of knowledge The study of celestial bodies and their movements. In typical Muggle usage, “astronomy” denotes a scientific discipline. In the wizarding world, astronomy encompasses astrology. Read More
• Quidditch The final of the Quidditch World Cup in 1809 is considered to be one of the worst exhibitions of unsportsmanlike conduct in history. Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Title given to Delphi, the daughter of Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange, in an alternate-reality timeline visited by Scorpius Malfoy using a Time-Turner (CC3.3, CC3.16). Read More
• Symbols Viewed hanging on the walls in the Office of Magical Law Enforcement in an alternate timeline in which Draco Malfoy is an Auror, Harry died, and Voldemort survived to rule the Wizarding World (CC3.3). Read More
• Symbols The symbol of Voldemort’s daughter Delphi, known to her followers as The Augurey (CC3.16). Read More
• Hogwarts Because term starts September 1, August is probably both a calm month and a busy months, in different respects. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic. Read More
• Occupations The Aurors are an elite group of witches and wizards who battle the Dark Arts. They operate in some ways as soldiers but more often as intelligence agents, seeking out Dark wizards and defeating them, often in fierce wizard duels. Alastor Moody and Frank and Alice Longbottom were famous Aurors,… Read More
• Quidditch The Quidditch League for teams in Australia. The League is usually won by the Thundelarra Thunderers or the Woollongong Warriors, teams with a traditionally fierce rivalry (QA8). Read More
• Occupations The wizarding world is full of books. Witches and wizards share their ideas, research and stories by writing them down. Read More
• Magical objects An Auto-Answer Quill presumably automatically answers a question asked in its presence. They are banned from the examination hall during tests at Hogwarts (OP31). Read More
• Communication In the basement of MACUSA headquarters in New York, there at least one hundred automatic typewriters on the unmanned desks. Read More
• Awards • Sports and competitions Angus Buchanan Cup for Outstanding Effort Awarded yearly at Hogwarts (Pm). Barnabus Finkley Prize for Exceptional Spell-Casting Albus Dumbledore won this before his eighteenth birthday (DH18). “Dangerous” Dai Commemorative Medal Given each year to the Quidditch player who has been the most reckless, in… Read More
• Transportation Short for “Axminster carpet” or “Axminster rug” – a carpet or rug with a soft tufted pile cut of a type originally (and apparently still) manufactured at Axminster in Devon, England (NSOED). Read More
• Words and terms A dialect word for “yes” that in modern usage tends to be used only in nautical contexts and in formal voting. … Read More