• Source The second online chat Rowling held through Scholastic.com. According to the website, “On October 16, 2000, classrooms across America went online to ask J.K. Rowling their burning questions about Harry Potter.”… Read More
• Countries Scotland is a beautiful country located in the North of the United Kingdom and is part of Great Britain. It is famous for its lochs, its rolling hills, and its rain that makes everything green almost all the time. It is where much of the Harry Potter stories are… Read More
• Creature The Selma is a large serpent found in icy Norwegian lakes. They eat fish and human flesh. The Norwegian Quidditch team brought one as their team mascot in 2014, were it caused a conflict that eventually included many of the other mascots. Read More
• Creature A magically-created species of saltwater fish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, which is covered in spines and which deliberately seeks out and destroys Muggle fishing nets. The first shrake were supposedly created in the 1800s by a group of wizard fisherfolk who had been insulted by Muggles. The shrake, by… Read More
• Event In an epic battle of legend, Sir Cadogan rides into battle with the infamous Wyvern of Wye. He nearly loses the battle — his horse is eaten, his helmet melted, and his wand broken — but he finds a fat gray pony in a nearby field and rides back to what he could only have… Read More
• Character Salazar Slytherin was the founder of Slytherin 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). He believed that only pure-blood witches and wizards should be allowed… Read More
• Creature Snakes are reptilian creatures. Below is a list of snake and snake-like creatures found in the magical world: ashwinder basilisk boa constrictor – Harry accidentally released from the zoo, frightening Dudley half to death and resulting in a severe punishment from Uncle Vernon (PS2) dragon Nagini occamy runespoor sea… Read More
• Character Leticia Somnolens was a Hag who used the Draught of Living Death to put a princess to sleep (FW). Read More
• Character The Sorting Hat is an ancient wizard’s hat which is used at the beginning of every school year to sort incoming students into their Houses. The hat resides in the Head’s office at Hogwarts. Originally the pointed wizard’s hat of Godric Gryffindor, the Sorting Hat was bewitched… Read More
• Creature A Sphinx has the head of a human and the body of a lion, the capacity for human speech, and an innate love of puzzles and riddles, but due to its violent tendencies it has been placed in the ‘beast’ rather than the ‘being’ category (FB).  … Read More
• Creature Spiders are arachnids, eight-legged creatures similar to insects. Hogwarts castle has quite a few common spiders, as do most human habitations. Magical spiders, unlike their common relatives, can be quite large and terrifying. The acromantula, a gigantic arachnid native to Borneo, is the best known of the magical spiders… Read More
• Creature The streeler is a giant snail that changes color every hour, and deposits a trail of venom as it moves that kills and shrivels all vegetation over which it passes, and which can kill horklumps. It is often kept as a pet (FB). Read More
• Creature A species of dragon, native to Sweden. Its habitat is wild, uninhabited mountain areas. The Short-Snout is silvery-blue in color and it’s flame is a brilliant blue (FB). Sweden maintains a dragon reservation for the Short-Snout, located in the mountainous heart of the country somewhere between Arjeplog in the north and Kopparberg… Read More
• Magical artifacts The sword of Godric Gryffindor is an example of goblin-made armour, and specifically was made by Ragnuk the First; according to Griphook, it is a masterpiece of goblinwork (DH25). It is described as “silver” with a handle “gleaming with rubies the size of eggs”, and has Gryffindor’s name… Read More