• Trivia How did Hagrid travel to the Hut on the Rock? With this passage in OP21, fans guessed that Hagrid might have come to the Hut by riding a thestral: “… they aren’ unlucky, they’re dead clever an’ useful! Course, this lot don’ get a lot o’ work, it’s mainly… Read More
• Trivia Hogwarts castle is not Unplottable. According to Hermione, who has read¬†Hogwarts, A History, the castle is enchanted so that Muggles would see only a mouldering ruin with signs warning of danger (GF11). Unplottable would make the castle completely invisible to Muggle eyes (OP6). Read More
• Trivia Nowhere in canon does is say that Hogwarts Acceptance Letters are delivered by owl or that they arrive on one’s birthday. In fact, the first chapter of Philosopher’s Stone indicates that they come in the post. Only when that doesn’t work does whoever is sending the letters resort to magical… Read More
• Trivia After Voldemort’s return to power, Horace Slughorn found himself the unwilling host of Corban Yaxley. However, Yaxley left without discovering Slughorn’s hiding place; Slughorn had transfigured himself into an armchair. Slughorn attempted the same trick with Albus Dumbledore a year later, but was unsuccessful. Read More
• Trivia All the names of the house elves we meet in the series contains two syllables: Dobby, Winky, Kreacher, and Hokey. Read More