• Occupations • Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Chosen leader of the Magical Congress of the United States, the secret governing body for witches and wizards of North America (Pm). Known Presidents of MACUSA include: Josiah Jackson Thornton Harkaway Able Fleming Charity Wilkinson Elizabeth McGilliguddy Emily Rappaport Seraphina Picquery  … Read More
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• Furniture and household items A photographer at Flourish and Blotts was taking pictures of Gilderoy Lockhart for the Daily Prophet. Colin Creevey’s camera is apparently a Muggle device, although since it works at Hogwarts, it must not have any electrical parts. Read More
• Organizations The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) is the governmental authority for the Wizarding world in the USA (Pm, WFT). The headquarters of MACUSA is hidden in the Woolworth Building. The emblem of MACUSA features an American flag combined with a phoenix (WFT). MACUSA is a single body, unlike the… Read More
• Communication • Magical objects High above the MACUSA Lobby there is a giant dial with multiple clock-like faces and hands pointing to the present threat-level to the secret wizarding world. The color-coded levels include “Severe: Unexplained Activity” and “Emergency” (WFT). Read More
• Magical artifacts Artificial eyes in the wizarding world seem to have unusual powers, as a rule. Read More
• Magical identities Muggles, as non-magical folk are called by wizards, are “not as stupid as we think,” or so a report recently published in the Daily Prophet proclaimed (DP). Many witches and wizards find this concept hard to accept; Muggles are for the most part oblivious to the entire society of magical… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department within the Ministry of Magic responsible for maintaining the facilities (OP7). Workers in that department wear navy robes (DH12). Magical Maintenance decides the type of weather visible outside the enchanted windows of the Ministry Headquarters (OP7). Reg Cattermole worked for Magical Maintenance (DH13) as did Dolores… Read More
• Magical objects Maps that possess magical qualities, such as the Marauder’s Map. Read More
• Magical objects For Christmas in 1994 [Y14], Sirius gave Harry a handy penknife with attachments to unlock any lock and undo any knot (GF23). Read More
• Ministry of Magic A massive black-stone statue in the Atrium at the Ministry of Magic added during the regime of Voldemort, carved with the motto “MAGIC IS MIGHT” in foot-tall letters (DH12). Read More
• Occupations A Magizoologist is a witch or wizard who studies magical creatures (FB). Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics • Words and terms Shortened term for “No Magic” – American Wizarding slang for Muggles, or non-magical humans (Pm, WFT). Read More
• Organizations • Security Part of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), the Major Investigation Department appears as a meeting room in which high-up MACUSA employees discuss ongoing investigations. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Letter appearing on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Nickname Scorpius Malfoy gives himself after viewing the alternate universe in which Voldemort and The Augurey ruled the Wizarding World (CC3.14). Read More
• Plants Centaurs burn this, observing the fumes and flames to refine the results of their stargazing (OP27). Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients The Mandrake is a magical plant with powerful restorative properties. The root system takes the form of a small baby which matures into the form of small humanoid adult. The screams of the roots are dangerous; those of a full-grown adult mandrake can kill. Read More
• Words and terms Bad, inferior, defective, dirty (NSOED). Read More
• Books and Literature Man or Monster? The TRUTH About Newt Scamander is an inaccurate biography of Magizoologist Newt Scamander written by widely discredited journalist Rita Skeeter (FB). It contains many “wild assertions”, including an accusation that Scamander was in fact a spy attempting to infiltrate the MACUSA, and the suggestion that he was guilty of breaking the heart of President… Read More
• Magical objects • Security The metallic Map of Magical Activity used a light display to help Aurors in the MACUSA Major Investigation Department to view magic occurring around New York City (WFT). Read More
• Magical objects This magical map of Hogwarts Castle shows the entire castle and grounds of Hogwarts, including seven secret passages out of Hogwarts and into Hogsmeade. However, it does not show the Room of Requirement or the Chamber of Secrets. The map also shows the location of people. It would seem that… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics The self-titled Marauders were a group of Gryffindor students who attended Hogwarts between 1971 and 1978. The ringleaders were James Potter and Sirius Black. Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew rounded out the group. The Marauders were well-known as troublemakers and pranksters, particular Potter and Black who earned themselves an entire… Read More
• Words and terms A town where a market – what a lot of people in the U.S. would probably think of as a farmer’s market – is held regularly. Several surrounding villages would be connected with a market town, so that farmers in the villages would go to the market town to buy… Read More
• Food and drinks A clear, jellylike preserve made from the pulp and rind of fruits (especially citrus fruits). (AHD)… Read More
• Words and terms A very large tent, especially when used for public events like fairs (NSOED). Read More
• Dark magic items A large finger ring, clumsily made out of what appeared to be gold, set with a black stone engraved with the Peverell coat of arms According to Marvolo Gaunt, the ring had been in the Gaunt family for centuries (HBP10). One of Voldemort’s Horcruxes, destroyed by Dumbledore. Read More
• Quidditch A motion to restrict mascots ‘to “herbivores, creatures smaller than a cow and nothing that breathes fire’” was defeated by an overwhelming majority in 1995. Quidditch supporters worldwide have been opposed to any meddling with what they see as a traditional, colourful part of the Quidditch World Cup (… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics A teacher; a person qualified to teach (NSOED). This is often used in compound form with the name of the subject the person teaches. For a woman, “mistress” would be used in the same way, e.g., “Headmistress”. Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics A woman managing the care of the sick at a school. In a hospital, this title refers to the woman (if she is a woman) in charge of the nursing staff. Read More
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• Organizations The Medieval Assembly of European Wizards was a medieval society across Europe. Professors Binns assigned a three foot-long composition on “The Medieval Assembly of European Wizards” in Harry Potter’s second year. Ron Weasley’s essay was eight inches short, while Hermione had written four feet seven inches in tiny writing. Read More
• Thing A book about fantastic creatures found in Newt Scamander’s shed inside his brown leather suitcase (WFT). Read More
• Diseases and healing Not known if this is distinct from healing, analogous to the difference between a physician and a paramedic; if it is distinct, mediwizard might be analogous to a paramedic, judging from the World Cup (GF8). Read More
• Communication In the basement of MACUSA memos write themselves, then fold into origami rats. They use the glass tubes to scurry to the offices above. On occasion they will start to fight and tear each other apart, leaving the intended recipient memo-less. Read More
• Art and Culture In the middle of the vast atrium of the MACUSA building in New York City stands a memorial to the witches and wizards killed as a result of the Salem witch trials (WFT). Read More
• Thing Memories can be removed from the head of a witch or wizard and placed into a vessels known as a Pensieve to be viewed and studied. After removal, memories can be tampered with, as Horace Slughorn did when he tried to revise and conceal his own memory of teaching Tom… Read More
• Wizarding culture Charms used to modify or erase a (portion of a) person’s memory. The spell used is “obliviate”. Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections A mild oath used to express surprise or exasperation… Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections An exclaimation by Hermione Granger at Grimmauld Place when she realized that the portrait of Phineas Nigellus might report their conversations back to Headmaster Snape at Hogwarts (DH12). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Letter written by Harold Skively to the Daily Prophet, suggesting a new public holiday (DP1). Mr Skively in his letter makes a case for a wizarding public holiday to honour the wizard Merlin, but ruins it by mentioning that what he would really like is a day off that would fall in the… Read More
• Art and Culture A gold-framed painting of a blonde-haired mermaid hangs in the Prefects’ Bathroom on the fifth floor of Hogwarts. She sits on a rock and is usually asleep and snoring. She  flirts with the young gentlemen while they bathe, which doesn’t seem to impress Myrtle much (GF25). She resembles the mermaids of… Read More
• Languages Merfolk language used above water (FB, DH8); Merfolk speak human languages underwater. It sounds like horrible screeching if heard in air. Dumbledore (GF26, HBP30) and Barty Crouch Sr. (GF7) can speak Mermish. Miranda Goshawk’s original The Book of Spells was translated into Mermish (BoS). Read More
• Communication Stuck in the past with Scorpius Malfoy when the Experimental Time Turner is destroyed, Albus Potter remembers that his father Harry has always spent time holding the blanket his mother covered him with on the anniversary of his parent’s murder by Lord Voldemort (CC1.7). Albus… Read More
• Magical identities Metamorphmagi are born with the ability to change their appearance at will. The ability cannot be learned, and seems to be fairly uncommon, as the only known Metamorphmagi are Nymphadora Tonks and her son, Teddy Lupin.  The ability also manifests itself right away – both Tonks’s and Teddy’s hair began… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes If you believe the advertising, one of these will give the wearer some of the abilities of a Metamorphmagus for only ten Galleons. In fact, the changes in the wearer’s appearance aren’t under his or her control, and not only make the victim more rather than less conspicuous but can… Read More
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• Plants Very rare, native to Assyria, this plant resembles a grey cactus, but with boils where the spines would have been. Read More
• Food and drinks Very finely diced meat, sometimes referred to as mincemeat. Not to be confused with the quite different substance also known as mincemeat that is used in mince pie. Read More
• Food and drinks A small round pie filled with mincemeat (in this sense a mixture of sweet stuff – sugar, suet, and/or spices – and fruits such as currants, raisins, chopped apples) traditionally eaten at Christmas (NSOED). Not to be confused with mince. Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Minister for Magic is the executive head of the government for the British Wizarding world. The Minister enjoys a position of great prominence and prestige. He or she represents the British magical community in international affairs and sets the tone for the policies of the Ministry of Magic. In… Read More
• Organizations The Ministry of Magic is the governmental authority for the Wizarding world in Britain. The basic mission of the Ministry of Magic is to keep the Muggles from finding out about an entire culture of magical folk. It’s a huge, complicated, and inefficient bureaucracy, just like most governmental organizations. Read More
• Rules and laws Ban on Experimental Breeding 1965 written by Newt Scamander (FB) Code of Wand Use clause 3: no non-human creature permitted a wand (GF9) Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery 1875 (CS2, CS5, PA3, OP2, OP8) Violation under paragraph… Read More
• Magical objects A time-traveling device the use of which was strictly regulated by the Ministry (PA21). Inside the hourglass-shaped device there is a single One-Hour Reversal Charm (Pm). All of them were thought to be destroyed during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (OP35, HBP11, BP), but in… Read More
• Magical artifacts A magnificent mirror, as high as a classroom ceiling, with an ornate gold frame, standing on two clawed feet. The inscription carved around the top read “Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi,” which is “I show not your face but your heart’s desire” written backwards (that is,… Read More
• Furniture and household items Ordinary mirrors are found in bathrooms, dormotories and on corridors in Hogwarts. Read More
• Words and terms A verbal abbreviation (slang) used by the UK police to refer to a “missing person”. A misper report is usually made directly to the police. Read More
• Words and terms Used as a form of address when speaking to an older woman, especially one who is a stranger to the speaker (NSOED). Read More
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• Games, toys, and jokes Harry and the other Triwizard champions drew small model dragons out of a silk bag. The type of model indicated which dragon thay had to face. Harry drew the Hungarian Horntail. (GF20). Each tiny model moved its wings and snarled; Harry’s even curled up and went to sleep the… Read More
• Magical objects For Christmas in 1995, Nymphadora Tonks gave Harry a working model of his beloved Firebolt broomstick, which had been confiscated by Dolores Umbridge, the Hogwarts High Inquisitor (OP23). Read More
• Magical objects A small, slightly furry pouch worn round the neck for holding possessions, made from the skin of the moke.  Items stored in a mokeskin pouch can only be retrieved by the owner. Read More
• Words and terms Something that makes a lot of money. While the word can be used to apply to a person rather than a thing, that’s less common. (NSOED). Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Another name for aconite and wolfsbane, used in the Wolfsbane Potion. Read More
• Potion ingredients This is a mundane plant with magical uses (PS8). Read More
• Sports teams Quidditch team from Montrose in Scotland (QA7, Pm) robes: black and white, with one magpie on the chest and another on the back (QA7) home: Montrose… Read More
• Magical objects Mad-Eye Moody was well-known to drink only from a hip flask he always carried because he feared being poisoned by Dark Wizards even while among friends (GF12). Read More
• Magical objects After losing his eye while battling Death Eaters (Pm), Alastor Moody received a magical replacement that could swivel around in all directions (GF14) and even see through Harry’s Invisibility Cloak (GF25). Read More
• Food and drinks Newt Scamander kept a crate of Mooncalf Pellets in his work shed. In 1926, Jacob Kowalski fed them to the Mooncalves inside Newt Scamander’s case (WFT). Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients A magical flower used as a potion ingredient. Read More
• Potion ingredients Powdered moonstone was used in the Draught of Peace. Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Nicknames of the Marauders used amongst themselves and in the creation of the Marauders Map. Moony = Remus Lupin, refers to being a werewolf Wormtail = Peter Pettigrew, refers to being a rat Animagus Padfoot = Sirius Black, refers to being a black dog – also another name for The… Read More
• Words and terms A moor is a broad tract of open land, often high but poorly drained, with patches of heath and peat bogs. Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Nickname given to the dead Voldemort by Scorpius Potter (CC3.14). Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections A foul, nasty name for Muggle-born is Mudblood (lit. “dirty blood”), but that’s not a term used in polite company (CS7). Read More
• Organizations In the alternate timeline where Harry Potter lost the Battle of Hogwarts (caused by the use of the Experimental Time Turner), the incarceration of Muggle-borns is sanctioned by the Ministry of Magic (CC3.3). Read More
• Magical identities Wizarding person born of two Muggle parents. (Sometimes spelled Muggleborn with no hyphen)… Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections Mudwallower is an insulting term for a “Muggle-lover” that Albus Dumbledore notes in his commentary on “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot” in The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Read More
• Magical artifacts Muggle objects which are specifically not allowed to have magical spells applied to them. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Muggle-baiting is activity which uses magic to confuse or humiliate Muggles without the Muggles realizing that magic was involved. Arthur Weasley describes it this way: “Sell [Muggles] a key that keeps shrinking to nothing so they can never find it when they need it …. Of course, it’s very hard to… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Term used around 1000 A.D. to refer to Muggle-born witches and wizards. The origin of the term is obscure, but may refer to those magic-using persons “bobbing up” in a Muggle family unexpectedly. Muggle-born witches and wizards were completely accepted and even treated as special at that time, which makes… Read More
• Ministry of Magic After Voldemort took hold of the Ministry for Magic, a Muggle-Born Registration Commission was appointed. The purpose of this Commission was to interview all Muggle-borns (DH11). Read More
• Magical artifacts Magical device that acts as an alarm when touched by a non-magical hand (DP2)… Read More
• Books and Literature Discusses what happens when Muggles encounter the Wizarding world. Published in 1972. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Muggle Studies is a course in the history, culture, and psychology of non-magical people. The class attempts to help young witches and wizards understand the difference between the way Muggles think and the way wizards think. When Ron calls a telephone a “fellytone,” Hermione tells him she should consider taking… Read More
• Magical objects Newt Scamander’s magical suitcase had a brass dial that could be turned to “MUGGLEWORTHY” so the No-Maj customs inspectors would not see the dangerous magical creatures inside. With a turn of the dial, Muggles would only see common objects such as maps, an alarm clock, and a Hufflepuff scarf (WFT). Read More
• Ministry of Magic This committee within the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes is responsible for concocting explanations when Muggles notice wizarding activity… Read More
• Words and terms Diminutive of Mother; US: Mom. Read More
• Words and terms The preserved remains of a body, human or animal, from which fluids have been removed. Although mummification can occur through natural processes in very dry conditions, the most common conception of a mummy is that of one deliberately embalmed as a preparation for burial, for which additional preservative measures have… Read More
• Diseases and healing The bite from the rat-like Murtlap initially causes the victim to pass out. While not considered serious, there can be side-effects within 48 hours, such as flames erupting from their bottoms. Therefore victims should be monitored closely (WFT). Read More
• Diseases and healing Tentacles of a seashore-dwelling rodent. A solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles, yellow in color, soothes and heals cuts and other wounds. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes U.S.: game known as “Freeze” or “Statues” (not the same thing as musical chairs, though similar as both games are played to music). In musical statues players dance around foolishly and must “freeze” like a statue when the music stops. Read More