• Games, toys, and jokes One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox, this causes the eater to faint. During the twins’ beta tests on the volunteer Gryffindor first years, the eater remained unconscious until fed the antidote by someone else. Hermione found these testing methods alarming (OP13). Read More
• Glossary Christmas light strings. This is a play on words, since Flitwick decorates his classroom with Christmas lights – “fairy lights” – that are real, live fairies. Read More
• Hogwarts In order to alert the members of Dumbledore’s Army to an upcoming meeting, each person was given a fake Galleon (OP19). The serial numbers of the fake Galleon would change to show the date and time of the upcoming session and the Galleon would become warm. Read More
• Symbols Tea leaf symbol from Unfogging the Future meaning “a deadly enemy.”… Read More
• Thing The title given to the group of people who died during the Battle of Hogwarts. Read More
• Sports teams The Falmouth Falcons are an English Quidditch team based in the Cornwall town of Falmouth (QA7). They are known for hard play. robes: dark gray with white, falcon-head emblem on chest home: Falmouth motto: “Let us win, but if we cannot win, let us break a… Read More
• Glossary In general, refers to something that may be fancied, but when referring to a person means “sexually attractive” (NSOED). Read More
• Glossary Depends on context. As a verb, this can mean ‘want’ or ‘like’ (usually when referring to things or actions), but when referring to people, indicates romantic attachment (think ‘footloose and fancy-free’). As a noun, a ‘fancy’ is a kind of small cake. Read More
• Books and Literature Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander was a standard reference work devoted to the amazing variety of magical creatures of the world. The book was originally commissioned in 1918 and published in 1927 by Obscurus Books, and has been updated constantly ever since. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Faulty Wands Recalled is a news article appearing on page 1 of the Daily Prophet (DP1). The Department of Magical Equipment Control issued a warning about defective wands being sold in Diagon Alley by “Honest” Willy Wagstaff, who is also suspected of selling sub-standard cauldrons to the public The… Read More
• Glossary An alkaline marsh, distinguishing it from a bog which is always acidic.  … Read More
• Food and drinks • Games, toys, and jokes One selection in the Weasley Twins’ Skiving Snackboxes (OP6). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements The Fiendishly Difficult Crossword is a feature appearing in the Daily Prophet (DP4). The crossword, with its clues and answers, appeared on pages 3 and 4 of the Daily Prophet (DP4). Read More
• Sports teams The Fijian National Teams are from the country of Fiji in Oceania, an area in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Quidditch The Fijian Quidditch team were in the playoffs of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup held in Argentina (Pm). Their team mascots, the Dukuwaga, were involved… Read More
• Thing In wooden filing cabinets in his office, Filch keeps detailed files on the activities of wrongdoers in the castle. Fred and George Weasley had an entire file drawer of their own (CS8). Some older records are stored in boxes. Boxes 1012 to 1056 contain the records of the deeds… Read More
• Broomsticks The Firebolt, released in the summer of 1993, is the fastest racing broom in the world at that time. Developed by Randolph Spudmore, it is ground-breaking in that it has goblin-made ironwork parts – although working with goblins leads to frequent strikes, making this quite a rare broom. Features:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Firebolt Supreme is the racing broom used by the winning Bulgarian National Team during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Dr. Filibuster’s Fabulous Wet-Start No-Heat Fireworks can be purchased in Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop (CS4). Fred and George famously created their own line of magical fireworks which featured fiery creature which almost seemed to be intelligent. Read More
• Food and drinks A sweet available in Honeydukes. Ron describes them as “massive sherbet balls that make you levitate a few inches off the ground…” (PA5). They are rumored to be made with dried Billywig stings (FB, BN). Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch foul committed by the Keeper, which consists of pushing any part of his or her body through the back of the goal hoop to prevent a score (QA6). Read More
• Sports teams The Flemish National Teams come from the European country of Flanders. This is located in present-day Belgium. Quidditch The very first ever Quidditch World Cup final took place in 1473, between the European teams of Transylvania and Flanders (QA8, Pm). During this very violent match… Read More
• Glossary A state of confusion or panic. A colloquialism, probably related to the flapping of the hands like wings. Read More
• Businesses Manufacturers of Fleetwood’s High-Finish Handle Polish, included in the Broomstick Servicing Kit. (PA1)… Read More
• Books and Literature He Flew Like a Madman is a biography of the Quidditch player “Dangerous” Dai Llewellyn, written by Quidditch Through the Ages author Kennilworthy Whisp (QA). Read More
• Quidditch An alternative term for a Quidditch player or broom rider, usually describing how well they fly – eg. good, daring, elegant (PA13, GF6, OP3, QA8, Pm). Read More
• Plants This plant apparently superficially resembles Devil’s Snare in appearance, but is non-violent. Read More
• Potion ingredients The mucus exuded by a flobberworm is sometimes used to thicken potions (FB). One of Harry’s detentions with Professor Snape entailed sorting out flobberworms for use in Potions class (HBP11)… Read More
• Transportation The fireplaces of the Wizarding World are a connected for traveling. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation which regulates, controls and appears to maintain the Floo Network… Read More
• Businesses Floo Pow is the only licensed producer of Floo Powder in Britain. It’s headquarters are in Diagon Alley. Read More
• Transportation Floo Powder is a silvery powder, was invented in the 1200s by Ignatia Wildsmith (FW), and when thrown in the fire allows magical travel and magical communication between fireplaces connected to the Floo Network. The powder is thrown into the flames, which burst up emerald green. To travel, a witch or… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation with responsibility for Floo Network fireplaces… Read More
• Glossary (adj) Excited or trembling, with a fluttering heart, due to some sort of shock. (verb) Bet – “Fancy a flutter” means “Would you care to make a bet”… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients A mundane plant used in potions. Read More
• Transportation A unique wizarding re-purposing of a Muggle transportation method. The first wizarding bus was the Knight Bus, founded in 1865 as an alternative for those who cannot be accommodated with Thestrals or broomsticks. Read More
• Books and Literature A book of interesting facts devoted to the Chudley Cannons, given to Harry by Ron as a Christmas present during their second year (CS12). Illustrated with moving photos (GF2, GF22)… Read More
• Transportation A huge powder blue flying carriage as big as a house was used by the Beauxbatons students to attend the Triwizard Tournament at Hogwarts. (GF15)… Read More
• Transportation The Flying Ford Anglia is a turquoise automobile bought by Arthur Weasley for the purposes of taking it apart in his shed to see how it worked – at least, that’s the story he told Molly. In fact, in the process of dismantling and reassembling the car, he also bewitched… Read More
• Magical objects The flying motorbike is an amazing Muggle machine was once owned by Sirius Black. It’s huge, big enough to carry Hagrid (or perhaps it magically expands as necessary to accommodate its rider (PS1, DH4)). Later Arthur Weasley got hold of it, and customized it still further (DH4). The… Read More
• Broomsticks Flyte and Barker are the manufacturers of the Twigger 90 broomstick, which was developed in 1990 to rival brooms from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Although expensive and with extra features, it had an unfortunate tendency to warp (QA9). Read More
• Security This device looks like a mirror, but it does not reflect the scene in front of it. Instead, it shows the enemies – the foes – of its owner. The foes are shadowy, indistinct, out-of-focus figures if distant; the images become more distinct as the foes get closer (GF20). Read More
• Food and drinks People seem to eat well in the wizarding world. At the Burrow, Molly Weasley serves delicious meals using a mixture of magic and cooking skill. The house-elves at Hogwarts cook a wide variety of dishes and bake delicious cakes, pies, and eclairs. There is some magic involved, certainly, but the… Read More
• Glossary A period of two weeks or fourteen days. It is a common term used historically and presently in Britain. Read More
• Quidditch A foul is an infraction of the rules of Quidditch. When a player commits one of these fouls, the opposing team are awarded a penalty by the referee (QA6). According to Kennilworthy Whisp in his book Quidditch Through the Ages, there are seven hundred recorded ways… Read More
• Hogwarts Over a thousand years ago, the four greatest witches and wizards of the age shared a dream, to create a school where young people of the wizarding world could study and be trained in the magical arts they needed to become skilled, fully-trained wizards. These four great witches and… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A large fountain located in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic. Standing in the midst of of the fountain’s pool are a group of larger-than-life-sized golden statues depicting a wizard and witch surrounded by a centaur, a goblin, and a house-elf. The witch and wizard are standing heroically while the… Read More
• Glossary A type of long, wide knickerbockers popular among modern golfers. Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Someone in his or her fourth year of school. Read More
• Sports teams The French National Teams are from the European country of France. Quidditch The national side played in the final match of the 2006 Quidditch World Cup tournament, losing to Burkina Faso by 300 points to 220 (Pm). Read More
• Art and Culture A beautifully done painting by Luna on her bedroom ceiling displayed images of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Ginny – all wreathed by the word “friends” “repeated a thousand times in golden ink” (DH21). Read More
• Glossary U.S.: Bangs (hair). The term ‘bangs’ in the U.K. has risque connotations and is not used to refer to hair. Read More
• Clothing • Glossary A man’s double-breasted long-skirted coat not cut away in front; now worn chiefly on formal occasions (NSOED). Read More
• Potion ingredients Ordinary frogs have several magical uses, but none of them end well for the frogs. Read More
• Art and Culture “Frolicsome Feline” is a line of decorative, collectible plates featuring moving images of cats and kittens. Dolores Umbridge, who likes anything having to do with kittens except real cats, is a fan (Pm). She decorated her office at Hogwarts with these “foul kittens gambolling around the plates over her head” (… Read More
• Sports and competitions In Muggle rugby, the forwards who make up the first row in a collision with their opponents are referred to as the front row. By extension, the “front three” in Quidditch or Muggle football terms means the three players who will be first to meet the opposing… Read More
• Potion ingredients Quite valuable, as they can serve as ingredients in love potions or may be eaten whole as a cure for ague. These uses are quite appropriate as Ashwinder eggs are so flammable that they will ignite a dwelling within minutes if they are not frozen as soon as possible . Read More
• Food and drinks • Glossary A full meal of fried food, typically including eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, toast, and tomatoes. Read More
• Sweets Fudge flies are a Honeydukes sweet that Scabbers, Ron’s rat, enjoyed. Read More
• Glossary A thick, stuffy smelly atmosphere (NSOED). Read More