• Books and Literature Gadding with Ghouls was a book by Gilderoy Lockhart containing thrilling autobiographical accounts of adventures dealing with various exotic and dangerous beasts, none of which, as it turns out, actually involved the author. Read More
• Character Garrick Ollivander is an old wandmaker – “the best” according to British witches and wizards – who who runs Ollivander’s on Diagon Alley (HBP6). He has eerie, moon-like eyes and makes Harry a bit uncomfortable, as he seems just as fascinated by the power of wands used for evil… Read More
• Creature The largest invertebrate known to Muggle science, the giant squid can grow to 70 feet in length. While the giant squid is a deep salt water creature, at least one giant squid lives in the freshwater lake near Hogwarts castle, and seems to be more or less friendly toward the… Read More
• Place According to the Sorting Hat’s song, ‘glen’ is where Rowena Ravenclaw hails from. “Glen” is a Scottish term for “valley”, so she is most likely from Scotland – and thus perhaps the one of the four founders who lived closest to Hogwarts’ present location. Read More
• Magical artifacts The Goblet of Fire is a magical artifact in the shape of a rough wooden goblet which fills with blue flames when it is time for it to choose champions of the Triwizard Tournament. In order to make the selection of champions completely fair, the decision is left up… Read More
• Creature Goblins are a race of highly intelligent creatures who live side by side with wizards. Read More
• Character Godelot was an early medieval Dark wizard, who was an owner of the Elder Wand and the author of Magick Moste Evile (TTB, DH21). Godelot lived in the middle of the first millennium, before the founding of Hogwarts and a century after the previous appearance of the wand… Read More
• Wizarding villages Though a Muggle village, Godric’s Hollow has a storied wizarding history. For over a thousand years it has been home to notable wizards and witches, and has been most famous as the birthplace of Hogwarts founder Godric Gryffindor. However, it has become renowned instead as the site of Voldemort’s… Read More
• Character Mercenary giant used by the Philistines in their war with the Israelites. Was slain by a young boy with a slingshot (fw). Read More
• Houses and addresses Located on a street where the houses have high, timbered gables and look “like gingerbread houses,” this was the house where the wand-maker Gregorovitch once lived. Voldemort comes to this house searching for information about the Elder Wand to find Gregorovitch gone; the woman who answers the door instead claims… Read More
• Creature The Griffin is a strange creature with the front body of an eagle and hindquarters of a lion. Griffins eat raw meat (FB). Godric Gryffindor, the founder of Gryffindor house, may have gotten his name from this beast. Read More
• Creature The Grim is a ghostly image of a large dog-like beast; seeing one portends death (PA6). Read More
• Creature Grindylows are found throughout Britain and Ireland, including the lake on the grounds of Hogwarts in Scotland. Pale green in colour, these water demons have sharp horns, pointed fangs and brittle spindly fingers. Grindylows show aggression towards humans, wizards or Muggles, but merpeople have been known to domesticate them. Read More
• Character Godric Gryffindor was the founder of Gryffindor House and one of the co-founders of Hogwarts, described as one of “the four greatest witches and wizards of the age” (along with the other three founders) (CS9). Read More
• Character Malodora Grymm was a famous hag. She used a beautification potion to conceal her true form, married a king, and used a charmed mirror to reinforce her self-image. She became jealous of the most beautiful girl in the land and fed her a poisoned apple to get rid of her. Read More
• Creature The Gytrash is a huge, spectral hound that lives in forests. Read More