• Event The three-headed dog that guarded the Philosopher’s Stone was bought by Hagrid from a Greek “chappie” in the pub in Hogsmeade. Read More
• Creature Hags are female magical beings with somewhat evil tendencies, similar to humans but less adept than witches at disguising themselves from Muggles (GF19). The book The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection describes a hag as “a child-eating creature of human appearance, though likely to have more warts than the average… Read More
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As part of our quest for the possible meanings of ‘hallows,’ Lexicon friend Bandersnatch kindly agreed to assemble some information for us. The result is an excellent essay which gives us some context for the new book’s title. Enjoy: The Grail Hallows and Harry Potter… Read More
• Event Dumbledore explains what the Mirror does —  that it shows the deepest desire of a person’s heart — and warns of the danger of losing oneself in the dream it presents. He informs Harry that the Mirror will no longer be found in that disused classroom. Read More
• Event Harry, Ron, and Professor Lockhart open the entrance to the underground Chamber. Along the way, Lockhart uses Ron’s broken wand and blasts himself with permanent Memory Spell damage and bringing down a section of the ceiling. Harry, cut off from the others, proceeds to the Chamber on his own where… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the series. The book was published in the US and the UK on 21 July 2007. Resources: Day by day calendar of events in the book Differences between the British and American versions Changes in the… Read More
• Event Crabbe and Goyle are drugged (by some Sleeping Draught that Hermione puts in some chocolate cakes) and have their hair stolen by Harry and Ron. They add their hairs to the potion and drink it in the bathroom. Disguised as Crabbe and Goyle, Ron and Harry quiz Draco Malfoy and… Read More
• Event After emerging from the pensieve and realizing that he is a Horcrux and must be killed (DH33), Harry starts walking towards the forest. He is at once terrified and numb. He reflects on how precious life is. He has his Invisibility Cloak on as he passes by the Great… Read More
• Event After trying out a large number of wands, none of which seem quite right, Harry is handed a holly and phoenix feather wand: Harry took the wand. He felt a sudden warmth in his fingers. He raised the wand above his head, brought it swishing down through the dusty air and a… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Only the “Heir of Slytherin” could open the Chamber of Secrets and control the Basilisk inside (CS9). Read More
• Character Henry “Harry” Potter was a member of the Wizengamot from 1913 to 1921 and great-grandfather of Harry James Potter (Pm). Read More
• Creature The Hodag is a predatory North American magical creature with fangs, horns, glowing red eyes, and the head of a frog (Pm). Described as being roughly the size of a large canine, the Hodag’s primary prey is the Mooncalf (Pm). Their attraction to No-Maj farms as a result has… Read More
• Creature A hog is a type of wild pig and is the animal for which both Hogwarts and Hogsmeade are named. An uncastrated male of this species is often called a boar. Read More
• Quote “You all know, of course, that Hogwarts was founded over a thousand years ago–the precise date is uncertain–by the four greatest witches and wizards of the age.  The four school Houses are named after them: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin.”… Read More
• Event Once and only once, Hogwarts staff and students put on a production of the story from Tales of Beedle the Bard. The play was directed by Professor Herbert Beery. The infamous performance resulted in a duel between actors and a huge fire caused by the ashwinder Kettleburn brought in for… Read More
• Event Growing distrust on the part of Muggles for wizards and witches compels the four greatest witches and wizards of the age – Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin – to found Hogwarts. Ravenclaw is said to have dreamed of a warty hog leading her to a particular cliff… Read More
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A few days ago, Entertainment Weekly posted “A definitive timeline of every Harry Potter Horcrux.” I sure wish they’d research these things better before publishing them. Because they’re a mainstream magazine and because they’ve clearly been given a certain level a special access to the Fantastic Beasts team, fans… Read More
• Creature The Horned River Serpent is a snake-like creature that has a jewel set into its forehead and a house named after it at Ilvermony. Read More
• Ilvermorny Horned Serpent is one of the four houses of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The name was chosen by Isolt Sayre. Thunderbird house stands for the mind of the wizard and is the house for scholars. Read More
• Character Helga Hufflepuff was the founder of Hufflepuff 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). She was much more accepting than the other founders, advocating for accepting… Read More