• Glossary • Insults, Curses, and Interjections Hag is an insulting name used for a particularly unpleasant or cruel woman. Read More
• Magical artifacts Hagrid carries a pink umbrella which conceals his broken wand. which was snapped in half when he was expelled from Hogwarts in june, 1943. The wand/umbrella seems to work just fine. He used it to start a fire, put a pig-tail jinx on Dudley (with a “flash of violet light”… Read More
• Wizarding culture Falling on the 31st October every year, this holiday is celebrated by both the Muggle and wizarding world. Read More
• Hogwarts • Wizarding culture A special occasion at the school, with a magnificent feast and amazing decorations in the Great Hall. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A room located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP34)… Read More
• Food and drinks • Glossary A large basket or wickerwork packing-case with a cover used to pack or transport food and/or drink (what in the U.S. would be called a picnic basket). By extension, the term is also used to refer to a present of a consignment of food in any type of case or… Read More
• Dark magic items Magical object owned by Draco Malfoy which gives light only to the holder. Looks like a shriveled arm. Read More
• Glossary Equivalent to “merry Christmas”, of course. Worthy of mention because “happy Christmas”, while perfectly understandable, is not the form commonly used in the U.S. Read More
• Common items When Harry arrives at Number Four Privet Drive with Hagrid on the flying motorbike he is wrapped in “blankets” (PS1). As a grown-up, a blanket is the only thing that Harry Potter has from his mother. Since he received it after Aunt Petunia’s death from… Read More
• Symbols While Dumbledore’s statement above makes good sense, it wouldn’t do Harry any harm to try to analyze his dreams a little more than he does. Often there are important clues in his dreams to what’s going on. Harry’s dream diary assignment for Trelawney in his fifth year would have been… Read More