• Sports teams The Caerphilly Catapults are a Welsh Quidditch team, founded in 1402 (QA7). Caerphilly is spelled Caerffili in Welsh. robes: vertical stripes, light green and scarlet (QA7) home: Caerphilly, South Wales The Catapults have had eighteen League wins (QA7). They defeated the Norwegian team Karasjok… Read More
• Food and drinks Cakes burned charcoal black were served at Nearly-Headless Nick’s 500th Deathday Party, alongside rotten fish and other decaying foodstuffs (CS8). Read More
• Timelines and calendars January 9 = Severus Snape January 26 = Gilderoy Lockhart (Pm) January 30 = Lily Potter (DH) February 6 = Arthur Weasley February 13 = Luna Lovegood (JKR/Tw) March 1 = Ron Weasley March 9 = Sybill Trelawney (Pm) March 10 = Remus Lupin… Read More
• Glossary U.S.: cot. The prefix “camp” used in this way means “folding and portable” (NSOED). Read More
• Sports teams The Canadian National Teams come from the North American country of Canada. Quidditch Quidditch came to North America in the early seventeenth century and, while initially slow to take root, Canada is considered to have three of the best teams in the world (QA8). During the aftermath of the… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Have the appearance and taste of ordinary custard creams, but transfigure the eater into a huge canary. The effect is short-lived, however, since the person moults a few moments later and becomes his or her normal self. Price: 7 Sickles  (GF21)… Read More
• Common items In the absence of electric lights, candles are often used as a light source. Read More
• Food and drinks Sweets and confections are popular with wizards and Muggles alike – especially young people (though Albus Dumbledore is one exception). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Cannons Blast the Falcons is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet, recording the latest victory of the Chudley Cannons quidditch team (DP4). The article reports the collapse of Chudley Cannons’ team manager Ragmar Dorkins on the occasion of the team’s second win… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Cannons Didn’t Lose Shock is a Quidditch article appearing in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet about a match involving the Chudley Cannons team (DP2). The paper reported that the Cannons drew a match against the Caerphilly Catapults. This broke their losing streak and gave hope to team manager… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Cannons Go Down in a Shower of Arrows is the lead Sports story appearing in the Daily Prophet, documenting the problems of the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team (DP1). The struggling Cannons suffered a heavy loss of 350-0 against the Appleby Arrows. The cause for the Cannons’ defeat was attributed to the performance of their… Read More
• Quidditch The Captain of a Quidditch team is the member tasked with being its leader. Captains fulfil many of the duties, such as coming up with strategies, coaching other players, and managing practice schedules, that might be done by a coach in another sport. A player from any position can be the captain. It… Read More
• Transportation Although a car is defined as a Muggle artifact, and is therefore illegal to enchant under wizarding British law (CS3), nevertheless there are a few enchanted cars in Britain. Read More
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• Hogwarts academics Hogwarts students receive career advice from their Heads of House in their OWL year, some weeks prior to the examinations, to help establish what subjects the students need to concentrate on to achieve the required OWL and NEWT scores for their chosen occupations. Read More
• Occupations A caretaker is a person employed to look after a building. Read More
• Transportation About a hundred carriages wait for arriving Hogwarts students along a rough, mud road near the railway station on September first each year, and take them back to the station at the beginning of the summer holidays. Read More
• Food and drinks Carrots are a kind of vegetable that were served at Harry’s first Hogwarts Welcome Feast and at the Christmas dinner at the Burrow in 1996 (PS7, HBP16). Read More
• Areas of knowledge A form of Divination where playing cards are used to tell the future. Read More
• Food and drinks A casserole is a type of food baked in a casserole dish. Read More
• Quidditch Catcher is an archaic term term from an early version of the game of Quidditch, probably describing the player equivalent to a modern Chaser (QA3). The term was used in Goodwin Kneen’s twelfth century letter to his Norwegian cousin Olaf. In his letter Goodwin says that his wife Gunhilda… Read More
• Food and drinks Sold on the Hogwarts Express trolley (PS6, GF11, OP38). Bathilda Bagshot also baked some for the Dumbledore family once, but Kendra Dumbledore slammed the door in her face (DH11). Read More
• Art and Culture A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love is the title of a Celestina Warbeck popular song. The young people in the Burrow during Christmas Eve 1996 aren’t really listening to this song on the Wizard’s Wireless, even though Mrs Weasley keeps turning up the volume (HBP16). On the run from the… Read More
• Magical objects Cauldrons are a basic item for any witch or wizard. These versatile items are used to brew potions, but can also be used to carry supplies, and, in a pinch, to clobber an attacker.    … Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Celestina Warbeck Concert Causes Broom Smash over Liverpool is an article appearing on the front page of the Daily Prophet (DP2). As reported in the article, a three broom “pile-up” occurred over the River Mersey involving five ticket-holders to the Celestina Warbeck concert. While no one was seriously injured, they were… Read More
• Sports teams The Chadian National Teams are from the African country of Chad. Quidditch The team was a participant at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. Their seeker, Jacques Miskine, narrowly missed catching the Snitch at the close of a marathon three-day match against Liechtenstein (Pm). Read More
• Books and Literature Chadwick’s Charms was a series of seven textbooks about charms written by Chadwick Boot. They were standard texts at Ilvermorny. Read More
• Thing Chairs equipped with chains for restraining defendants existed in the center of Ministry of Magic courtrooms on Level Ten of their headquarters (OP8). Read More
• Occupations A Chairwizard is the wizarding equivalent of a Muggle world “Chairman” or “Chairperson”. Hassan Mostafa, the referee at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final, is the Chairwizard of the International Association of Quidditch (GF8). Read More
• Books and Literature One of the scholarly journals of the wizarding world; Albus Dumbledore had at least one paper published in it when he was still quite young (DH2). Read More
• Clothing Chameleon cloaks are magical cloaks which conceal the wearer, apparently by changing colour or pattern. When Puddlemere United was considering new uniform robes their manager, Philbert Deverill, specifically denied the rumour that they were looking into using chameleon cloaks (DP1). Read More
• Common items A chandelier is a light fixture with many separate bulbs or candles for emitting light. A number of chandeliers are used at Hogwarts and elsewhere in the wizarding world. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Chaos Reigns on Exmoor for Falcons & Pride of Portree is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet (DP2). The Daily Prophet reported the fiasco that took place during the quidditch match between the Falmouth Falcons and Pride of Portree on Exmoor. The Ministry of… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Classwork involves trying and practicing various charms. The Hogwarts Charms teacher is Professor Flitwick (PS8). Read More
• Books and Literature The book Charms of Defence and Deterrence  is considered to be the masterwork of eighteenth-century Charms researcher Catullus Spangle. This book includes a lot of information about the Patronus Charm. Read More
• Quidditch The Chaser is the Quidditch player who passes the Quaffle, trying to throw it through the goal hoops; there are three on a Quidditch team. Each goal scored by a Chaser is worth ten points (PS10). The ancient title of the Chaser was “Catcher” (QA3). Chaser… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Our Chasers Aren’t Cheating! was a Quidditch article published in the Daily Prophet on 22 June 1884. It recorded the introduction of a new rule outlawing more than one Chaser at a time entering the scoring area, which would now draw a foul and penalty. Quidditch fans were… Read More
• Glossary “Cheek” means “insolence”, so “cheeked” is “sassed, bad-mouthed”. Read More
• Thing The cheese cauldron was an unsuccessful invention thought up by Humphrey Belcher, who expected his product to be well-received (HBP10). Read More
• Glossary A small ornamental box or chest for holding jewels, letters, or other valuable objects. Read More
• Sports teams The Chinese National Teams are from the Far Eastern country of China. Quidditch They lost the final of the 2010 Quidditch World Cup in an exciting and hard-fought 3-day match against Moldova (Pm). During the qualifying rounds in the run-up to the Quidditch World Cup tournament in… Read More
• Food and drinks Fried potatoes – the British version of french fries. Read More
• Thing A chocoball is a sweet in the wizarding world, they are filled with strawberries and cream. Read More
• Thing Chocolate Cauldrons are cauldron-shaped chocolates that are filled with Firewhisky (HBP15). Romilda Vane gives Harry a box of them just before Christmas in 1996. She had laced them with a love potion hoping that Harry would eat them, fall in love with her and take her… Read More
• Food and drinks Chocolate eclairs are a kind of pastry served at Hogwarts. Specifically, chocolate eclairs were served at Harry’s first start-of-term feast (PS7) and among the foodstuffs provided the House-elves (and eagerly devoured by Ron) when Harry, Ron, and Hermione visited the Hogwarts kitchens (GF21). Read More
• Wizarding culture Chocolate Frog cards come in Chocolate Frogs candy (along with a chocolate frog). Hogwarts students collect and trade them. The faces on some of the cards are famous even to Muggles, although their magical abilities were not always recognized by the non-magical community. Read More
• Food and drinks Chocolate frogs are a very popular sweet made from chocolate in the form of a frog. They come with a collectible card of a famous witch or wizard in each pack (PS6, GF23). Chocolate frog cards are sold on the cart aboard the Hogwarts Express as well as at… Read More
• Food and drinks A large rich chocolate layer cake, where some of the layers are made of cream or fruit.  … Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics “The Chosen One” was a name applied to Harry Potter in reference to Professor Trelawney’s prophecy about an individual destined to defeat or be defeated by Lord Voldemort. Read More
• Glossary A religious or secular winter holiday celebrated by Muggles and Wizards alike on December 25. Christmas celebrations at Hogwarts are very memorable. Read More
• Thing Fred and George used a live garden gnome as the Christmas angel on top of the Weasley Christmas tree at the Burrow (HBP16). Read More
• Hogwarts For those who stay at Hogwarts for the Christmas holidays, enchantment and extravagance await. Harry has fond memories of spending Christmas at Hogwarts, since he never had any fun with the Dursleys. When he and Hermione visit Godric’s Hollow, the carols coming from the church remind him of “Peeves bellowing… Read More
• Hogwarts Several kinds of living creatures are used as Christmas ornaments as well as many inanimate objects, including: Bubbles, everlasting candles, everlasting icicles, and enchanted snow. Read More
• Glossary A Christmas Pudding (Plum Pudding) is a rich dried fruit, suet/cake mixture that is steamed and traditionally served at Christmas. Read More
• Plants The Christmas rose is a beautiful evergreen plant that blooms in the winter, often in the snow. It is not actually a rose at all but rather a plant in the same family as the buttercup. Hermione made a wreath of Christmas roses for Harry to place on his parents’ graves… Read More
• Hogwarts Each year the teachers at Hogwarts decorate twelve Christmas trees for the Great Hall. Read More
• Sports teams The Chudley Cannons is an English Quidditch team based in Chudley (thought to be the Muggle town of Chudleigh in Devonshire, England). robes: orange (CS3, QA7, Pm). home: Chudley logo: two black Cs and speeding cannonball (CS3, QA7). club motto: “We… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Chudley Cannon win stuns fans is a Quidditch article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet reporting a surprise win by the Chudley Cannons team (DP3). Surprise and happiness were the reactions of Chudley Cannons fan Barnaby Snell and team manager Ragmar Dorkins when the Cannon’s seventeen… Read More
• Art and Culture The Circus Arcanus is a travelling circus which displays human oddities. The owner of the circus is a wizard named Skender. The Circus visited New York City at the beginning of December 1926, which coincided with Newt Scamander and Aurors from MACUSA capturing Gellert Grindelwald. In fact, Graves is seen… Read More
• Furniture and household items • Glossary In general, this means any artificial reservoir for storing water, but the books use it mainly to refer to what in the U.S. would be called a toilet tank. Read More
• Thing A number of small metal instruments, which when shaken make a loud, ringing noise like tiny hammers on anvils (DH26). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Classified Advertisements is a regular page appearing in the Daily Prophet, of great utility to the wizarding community (DP2). This section includes columns listing recruitment opportunities, items for sale, dating/Lonely Hearts and family announcements. The listing on Page 2 of the Prophet included: Jobs “Hit-witch or wizard” for the Magical Law Enforcement Squad Assistant… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep One is the first of the Cleansweep series of brooms. This model (released in 1926) cornered as did no other broom before it. Within a year of its release the Cleansweep One dominated the racing-broom market, having been designed specifically for sporting use (QA9). Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Eleven, manufactured by the Cleansweep Broom Company, was released in 1995, making it the latest broomstick in the series. Ron Weasley received one as a reward upon being made a Prefect (OP9) and was very happy about it. He tried out for and became… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Two was introduced in 1934. This broom model was an improved version of the original Cleansweep One and was released in response to Comet Trading Company bringing out their new Comet 140 model a few years previously (QA9). Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Three broom model was an improved version of the Cleansweep Two and was released in 1937 by the Cleansweep Broom Company in their race to compete with the Comet Trading Company’s racing brooms (QA9). Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Five broom (QA9) was produced by the Cleansweep Broom Company, probably sometime in the 1950s, as the Holyhead Harpies‘ captain had one by 1953 (QA7). Appearances The Weasley twins, Fred and George, fly Cleansweep Fives while playing on the Gryffindor Quidditch team (CS7)… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Six is mentioned in the magazine The Quibbler, in its September (or possibly August) 1995 issue. The magazine carried an interview with a wizard who claimed to have flown to the moon on one on a Cleansweep 6, and had returned with a bag of… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Seven was mentioned by Oliver Wood as a possible broom for Harry Potter when they were first introduced to each other during Harry’s first year (PS9). This suggests that no later Cleansweep model was available at the time. The Ravenclaw Quidditch Team in Harry’s… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Broom Company, started in 1926 by Bob, Bill and Barnaby Ollerton, produces a series of sport broomsticks. Features The Ollerton brothers produced large numbers of Cleansweeps aimed specifically at the racing and Quidditch markets. Models released by the company include: Cleansweep 1, Cleansweep… Read More
• Magical artifacts The Cloak of Invisibility is a magical cloak which provides the wearer or wearers with complete invisibility. Originally owned by Ignotus Peverell, the Cloak of Invisibility has been passed down through the generations ending up with the Potter family.  The weave is so fine that an Invisibility Cloak is “strange… Read More
• Clothing • Hogwarts Hogwarts students are required to have three sets of plain black work robes, a plain black pointed hat, a black winter cloak with silver fastenings, and a pair of protective gloves (made of dragon hide or similar material). Read More
• Clothing Traditional wizard clothing consists of robes, cloaks, boots, and possibly a hat of some kind. The colors are bright and and the style somewhat extravagant. (Lockhart is a noteworthy example of this.) Students of fourth year and above are required to have dress robes to wear to formal events. Harry:… Read More
• Symbols Tea leaf symbol from Unfogging the Future meaning “an attack.”… Read More
• Quidditch Cobbing is a Quidditch foul for “excessive use of elbows” (GF8, QA6). History All known fouls, including cobbing, were committed during the very first Quidditch World Cup of 1473 (QA6). The Bulgarian team’s Keeper, Zograf, fouled Irish Chaser Mullet with his elbows during the 1994 Quidditch World… Read More
• Food and drinks These are sold in Honeydukes next to the blood-flavored lollipops in the far corner of the shop marked “Unusual Tastes” (PA10). Remembering that Fred once gave him an acid pop that burned a hole in his tongue, Ron considered retaliating by passing off a cockroach cluster as peanuts (… Read More
• Rules and laws A piece of legislation by the British Ministry of Magic. Clause 3 states that no non-human creature is allowed to possess a wand. (GF9)… Read More
• Thing Colin Creevey’s camera appears to be a Muggle device. Since it works at Hogwarts, it must not have any electrical parts. During Colin’s first year he took plenty of pictures of Harry, much to Harry’s chagrin. Although the camera is itself non-magical, the pictures Colin takes do move because he develops them… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Collectible Quidditch Player Figures are lifelike miniature figurines that are able to move around and act like the original person on which they are based. The Quidditch versions are sold as souvenirs during important matches. Ron Weasley used his pocket money to buy a figurine of Bulgaria’s Viktor… Read More
• Magical objects Colour-Change Ink changes the colour of the writing as it is being used. Harry Potter replaces the top onto a bottle of Colour-Change Ink when packing his things into his trunk before leaving the Dursleys’ house with Albus Dumbledore for his sixth year at Hogwarts School… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet 140 was the first of the Comet series of racing brooms produced by the Comet Trading Company, founded by Randolph Keitch and Basil Horton in 1929 (QA9). The broom’s model number reflected the number of prototypes tested during its development. It incorporated the… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet 180 was the second of the Comet series of racing brooms. This model was released by the Comet Trading Company in 1938 (QA9). The One Eighty appeared the year following the release of the Cleansweep Three broom, as the competition between the Comet and… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet 220 was a broom model produced by the Comet Trading Company. It is one of the secondhand brooms being advertised for sale by Splinter and Kreek’s on the Sports Page of the Daily Prophet (DP4). Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet Two Sixty is a recent entry in the Comet series of racing brooms from the Comet Trading Company – released no later than 1991. Appearances Draco Malfoy owned one of these before he had his father buy new Nimbus brooms for the whole Slytherin Quidditch… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet Two Ninety is the most recent entry in the Comet series of racing brooms from the Comet Trading Company (QA9). Its maximum acceleration is nought to sixty, but only with a decent tailwind – according to a Which Broomstick article in the Summer of 1995. Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet Trading Company was founded in 1929 by Basil Horton and Randolph Keitch (who had both played for the Falmouth Falcons Quidditch team). The company produced a very popular series of broomsticks (QA9). Features and models The Comet series brooms featured the Horton-Keitch braking charm which gave Quidditch players… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A committee with an office inside the Ministry of Magic with responsibility for keeping track of new charms, and likely suppressing the illegal ones… Read More
• Hogwarts The common room in a school is a room to which all members in a certain category have common access for social or business purposes. At Hogwarts, each of the Houses has a common room where the students of that House congregate for meetings, to study, and to socialize. A… Read More
• Communication Witches and wizards employ a number of methods to communicate with each other. Sending letters by owl post is the most common, but other forms of communication include Wizarding Wireless radios and talking through fireplaces. Read More
• Glossary Short for “comprehensive school”, what in the U.S. would be called a public school.  … Read More
• Hogwarts Filch has a drawer in his filing cabinet marked this. Naturally, the Weasley twins dove right in and discovered the Marauder’s Map (PA10). Remus Lupin told Harry he also found a Boggart for Patronus practice lurking in the filing cabinet (PA12). It’s possible he was looking for the Map… Read More
• Books and Literature Confronting the Faceless was the N.E.W.T.-level textbook for Defence Against the Dark Arts during Harry’s sixth year (HBP9). Read More
• Glossary “Constant vigilance” was a favorite saying of Mad-Eye Moody, the ex-Auror who was famous for never letting his guard down. Some thought that his exaggerated caution was an overreaction, but Moody would say that it kept him alive. Read More
• Sports and competitions The Contorting Cereals class is a division in the Annual International Wizard Gardening Competition (DP1). Entries in this class have been seen by Muggles and were the subject of much speculation. A new Ministry of Magic report suggests that this class be therefore banned from future competition (DP1). Read More
• Glossary U.S.: cooking. What in the U.S. is called a “cookbook” is referred to in the U.K. as a “cookery book”.  … Read More
• Glossary A small stand of trees and undergrowth, particularly if it is grown for periodic cutting (NSOED).  … Read More
• Food and drinks Corn flakes are a breakfast cereal served at both Hogwarts (OP19) and (stale) at the Railview Hotel (PS3). Read More
• Magical objects Self-Correcting Ink, an ink that corrects errors, is banned from the examination hall at Hogwarts by the Wizarding Examinations Authority (OP31). Read More
• Glossary U.S. readers may get a somewhat mistaken impression from this word. It can refer to any moderate-sized detached house in the suburbs or the country, though it tends to be used to suggest a small, modest place. It may specifically mean a rather old-fashioned building of this type, but that… Read More
• Historical events When the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) moved to Washington in 1777, the Great Meeting Chamber there was enlarged for a gathering of thousands of North American witches and wizards to debate whether they owed allegiance to their countries alone, or the international community at large. Since the… Read More
• Ministry of Magic • Occupations Court scribe is a role in Ministry of Magic court proceedings that consists of taking notes on what happens and is said. At Harry’s disciplinary hearing before the Wizengamot in old Courtroom Ten, Percy Weasley acted as the court scribe (OP8). Read More
• Hogwarts The courtyard is an open area within the Hogwarts castle compound on the ground floor. The students are required to go outside for their break between classes. They hang out in the courtyard (PS11, CS6, OP12, OP17, OP18, HBP18, HBP22), no matter how… Read More
• Glossary As in Wizard Crackers or Christmas Crackers: A tube of cardboard wrapped in fancy paper and twisted at both ends. Inside the tube is a strip of paper coated in gunpowder, which snaps (cracks) when two people pull the cracker apart. Inside the tube, there would be a paper party… Read More
• Sports and competitions Creaothceann, popular in the Middle Ages and invented in Scotland, it is considered to be probably the most dangerous of all broom games (QA2). Notes Playing the game involves trying to catch hundreds of falling rocks and bludgers within cauldrons strapped to the players’ heads. It inevitably caused… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Part of the Christmas feast celebration, similar to the Muggle versions, but these are magical and contain very interesting and unusual things. Read More
• Food and drinks • Glossary U.S.: potato chip.  … Read More
• Sports and competitions Crop Circles are what the Muggles mistakenly call the entries in the Contorting Cereals class of the Annual International Wizard Gardening Competition (DP1). A Ministry of Magic committee reports that Muggles have been concerned by “crop circles” miraculously appearing in fields, not realising that they are part… Read More
• Symbols Tea leaf symbol from Unfogging the Future meaning “trials and suffering” (PA6). Read More
• Glossary • Plants A small plant typically found in the southern United States. Rowling saw hogwort at Kew Gardens circa 1992 and the name stuck in her mind. Read More
• Food and drinks A sort of yeasty, rubbery bread formed into small, flat circlets and baked. The texture is not only rubbery, but full of holes. The finished product is meant to be grilled or griddled until slightly crunchy and served soaked in butter. Not the same thing as a muffin.  … Read More
• Diseases and healing A crup bite causes the victim to bark like a dog for 48 hours (Pm:MACUSA). Read More
• Hogwarts academics A crystal ball is used in Divination as a method of fortune telling. The crystal ball is called an ‘orb’ by Professor Trelawney (PA15). The third years in Divination studied how to use the crystal ball, although nobody in the class seemed to be able to see anything through… Read More
• Food and drinks Crystallised pineapple, Horace Slughorn’s favorite sugary treat, is pineapple chunks soaked in sugar for days and coated with sugar crystals. Slughorn sometimes received crystallized pineapple as a gift from his collection of “favorite” people (HBP4). Read More
• Quidditch Cuaditch is an old term for the game of Quidditch. Writing in a letter to her sister Prudence in 1269, Modesty Rabnott describes her rescue of a Golden Snidget during a game of Cuaditch. She refers to it specifically as the “noble game of Cuaditch” and… Read More
• Glossary Broadly speaking, this word means roughly what it does in the U.S. – any small partitioned space to accommodate one or two people – but where in the U.S. it has come to have an office-related context, in the U.K. editions of the books it is also used to refer… Read More
• Glossary U.K.: closet (Not the same meaning in the U.S., which is a wall cabinet, such as to hold dishes.)… Read More
• Wizarding culture The Wizarding community in Britain uses gold Galleons, silver Sickles, and bronze Knuts as currency. Other countries have their own currency. For example, in the United States, wizards use Dragots. Read More
• Occupations A team of adventurous bankers from Gringotts who go out into the world breaking the protective Charms and Curses on old forgotten Wizarding treasure troves. Sometimes referred to as Curse-Breakers (PA1, OP29). Read More
• Magical artifacts A very dangerous grandfather clock in Grimmauld Place” developed the unpleasant habit of shooting heavy bolts at passers-by.” Molly Weasley and the kids encountered the cursed clock while cleaning up the house. Remus Lupin helped to fix it (OP6). Hermione later wondered if Regulus Black… Read More
• Dark magic items As the name implies, a cursed hat will curse the person who wears it. Read More
• Dark magic items This ornate opal necklace is imbued with a very dangerous curse (CS4, HBP12). Over the years, the necklace had claimed the lives of nineteen Muggles (CS4). This necklace as of August 1996 was being offered for sale for 1500 Galleons (HBP6), and was apparently purchased by… Read More
• Rules and laws Curse-to-kill policy refers to a former MACUSA security measure that called for killing any magical creatures one encountered (Pm). Read More
• Books and Literature Curses and Countercurses is a handy reference book sold at Flourish and Blotts, useful both for those who wish to annoy others and those who need to defend against those people. The full title of the book is Curses and Countercurses: Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest… Read More