• Timelines and calendars Life at Hogwarts revolves around classes, naturally. However, as the castle is also the students’ home for most of the year, daily life consists of far more than just academics. The students arrive at Hogwarts on September 1 by Hogwarts Express. For the next nine or ten months they eat, sleep,… Read More
• Publications The Daily Prophet is the newspaper of the Wizarding World. It has been in existence since at least 1883, since Quidditch Through the Ages cites its coverage of Quidditch from that time (QA6). The current editor is Barnabas Cuffe (HBP4). It has offices in Diagon Alley (DP,… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients A mundane plant used in potions. Read More
• Books and Literature Like anything else, books can be enchanted or even cursed with dire results for anyone who reads them. Read More
• Magical artifacts A grandfather clock at Grimmauld Place which “developed the unpleasant habit of shooting heavy bolts at passers-by.” Remus Lupin helped to fix it (OP6). Hermione later wondered if Regulus Black had enchanted the clock to help protect Slytherin’s locket, a horcrux that Kreacher took from the sea cave when… Read More
• Organizations May or may not be directly affiliated with the Ministry of Magic. Lockhart was an honorary member (CS6, GF31, Pm).  One of the members was interviewed for an article of Rita Skeeter’s, where he expressed prejudices against Parselmouths (GF31). Read More
• Dark magic items Dark Magic items are magical artifacts that contain sinister, dangerous magical powers. Some, like the Hand of Glory, simply give light, but are obviously created using evil magic; a Hand of Glory actually uses a real human hand, for example. Other Dark Magic items are cursed, like the opal necklace in Borgin and Burkes. Horcruxes are… Read More
• Symbols The tattooed shape of a skull with a snake crawling out of its mouth with which Lord Voldemort branded the left forearm of his followers. Read More
• Thing Throughout history, some wizards have attempted to dominate and destroy. They have used Dark Magic but also played off the fears and prejudices of the wizarding population. Some famous Dark Wizards have included: Herpo the Foul Gellert Grindelwald Lord Voldemort Ekrizdis… Read More
• Glossary Dead = really; common in certain British dialects, particularly in the Midlands (i.e. around Birmingham). Read More
• Glossary Dead = really; common in certain British dialects, particularly in the Midlands (i.e. around Birmingham). Read More
• Glossary Dead = really; common in certain British dialects, particularly in the Midlands (i.e. around Birmingham). Read More
• Glossary Dead = really; common in certain British dialects, particularly in the Midlands (i.e. around Birmingham). Read More
• Ministry of Magic A room dominated by a free-standing archway, used to study the mysteries of death. It is located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP34). Read More
• Wizarding culture A Deathday Party is held on the anniversary of a witch’s or wizard’s death. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington celebrated his 500th Deathday on Oct. 31, 1992. Harry, Ron and Hermione were the only living guest. The rest of the guest list were hundreds of Nick’s ghost friends including the other Hogwarts… 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