• Glossary • Security Abstinence was the 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
• Plants • Wandmaking Acacia is a type of 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
• Sweets Acid Pops are a sweet sold at Honeydukes in Hogsmeade (PA10). Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Aconite, also known as monkshood or wolfsbane, 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 Acting Head is someone who temporarily assumes the role of Headmaster or Headmistress in the absence of the actual Head. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes An action figure is a magically animated figure of people or animals. Read More
• Organizations • Security The Advance Guard are 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 Agapanthus is a 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). Featured in the book Quidditch Through the Ages and the subject of Irish ballads, in order to win the participant must hit the Dom through several flaming barrels against the clock, but without setting him or… Read More
• Furniture and household items • Glossary An airing cupboard is a cupboard for airing linen and clothing (NSOED). Similar to U.S. “linen closet.”… Read More