• Food and drinks A frosty Muggle treat also served in Diagon Alley. Read More
• Food and drinks A Honeydukes candy, presumably shaped like mice, that makes your teeth chatter and squeak. Read More
• Sports teams The Ilkley team, in the 1100s, played a game against another team from Yorkshire which was described in a now-famous letter from Goodwin Kneen to his cousin Olaf in Norway. (QA7)… Read More
• Wizarding culture Because Ilvermorny was based on Hogwarts, it boasts four houses. These houses were named by the founders of the school, Isolt and James Steward, and their two adopted sons, Webster and Chadwick. Unlike Hogwarts, the houses were named for magical creatures with which the founders were familiar. Isolt named one house… Read More
• Ilvermorny The Ilvermorny school song is sung to celebrate the North American magical school. Its lyrics recall the history of the founding of the school and the dangers of Muggle persecution at that time: We stand as one united Against the Puritan We draw our inspiration From good witch Morrigan… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Improper Use of Magic Office is a division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic. The office deals with incidents of magic being used inappropriately, particularly in cases where Muggles are involved. The offices are located on Level Two of Ministry headquarters (OP7). Read More
• Historical events Independence Day is an American holiday, also commonly known simply as the Fourth of July, which commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. The document, written and signed by future presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson as well as statesman Benjamin Franklin, stated the original… Read More
• Magical objects Presumably, a quill that inks itself without needing to be manually dipped in an inkwell. Read More
• Glossary Colloquial term meaning ‘isn’t it?’… Read More
• Organizations Students hand picked by Dolores Umbridge for their support of the Ministry against Dumbledore (and specifically were willing to support Umbridge) were formed into a group called the Inquisitorial Squad. The members seemed to all be Slytherins. Read More
• Magical artifacts When thrown into the air, turns the immediate area pitch black so that common light spells and fire magic will not work in the area of effect, although a Hand of Glory will (HBP29). Read More
• Books and Literature Intermediate Transfiguration was the required textbook for Transfiguration for third, fourth, and fifth year students at Hogwarts (PA4). (We know that Harry had to buy a copy for third-year Transfiguration but did not need a new Transfiguration textbook in his fourth or fifth year, so we deduce that the… Read More
• Organizations The International Association of Quidditch the oversight body in charge of international Quidditch teams, rules, and tournaments (GF8). The Chairwizard is Hassan Mostafa (GF8). Read More
• Rules and laws Percy Weasley hoped the Transylvanian wizards would sign on to the International Ban on Duelling, which seems to have been accepted by the Ministry of Magic in 1994 (GF23). Read More
• Organizations The International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (I.C.W.Q.C.) is an organisation which regulates Quidditch on an international level. The ICWQC was created after the International Statute of Secrecy was implemented in order to find suitable venues for the Quidditch World Cup to take place and to police the games. It… Read More
• Thing Other countries have similar governing bodies; Bulgaria, for example, has its own Ministry of Magic, the Minister of which, Mr. Oblansk, sat in the Top Box to watch the World Cup Final in 1994 (GF8). There is also a Ministry of Magic in Norway (QA3) and other countries. All of these governmental organizations have signed the… Read More
• Rules and laws The International Statute of Secrecy is a wizarding law which was instituted in 1689 (TBB/WHP) and put into effect in 1692 in order to hide the existence of witches and wizards from the Muggles who persecuted them. This law was probably a direct outcome of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93… Read More
• Awards The International Wizarding Order of Merit was awarded to Ivan Popa of Romania following the Attack of the Killer Forest at the Quidditch World Cup final of 1809 (Pm). Popa worked to save lives of participants and spectators at the tournament after his teammate Niko… Read More
• Wizarding culture Many countries have magical governing bodies; Bulgaria, for example, has its own Ministry of Magic, the Minister of which, Mr. Oblansk, sat in the Top Box to watch the World Cup Final in 1994 (GF8). There is also a Ministry of Magic in Norway (QA3) and other countries. All of these governmental organizations have signed the International Statute… Read More
• Clothing An Invisibility Cloak is a cloak of silvery grey material that, when worn, makes the covered parts of the wearer invisible.  Invisibility Cloaks are rare and valuable. Read More
• Magical objects Invisible Ink vanishes as it dries. It is used to keep writing secret from prying eyes. Wizards doing magical research may try to hide their work from their rivals by using invisible ink. This can be a problem if they have forgotten what piece of parchment they were using. A… Read More
• Sports teams The Irish National Teams are from the Republic of Ireland (a European country). Quidditch The mascots for the Irish team are leprechauns (GF8). A Quidditch match was played in 1385 in Lancashire by an Irish side against an English side, the first mention of Ireland… Read More
• Sports teams The Ivorian National Teams come from the African country of Ivory Coast. Quidditch The Ivory Coast team was a participant in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. The team mascots, river genies, started the opening ceremony of the 2014 games with a display of formation dancing. They had… Read More