<b>To All Those Harry Potter Fans</b>
Posted October 26th, 2005 by PW
in a safe place with Rip
October 26th, 2005
This is a list of all magical things in HP (in letter order) that my friend gave to me by e-mail.
Accio Incantation for a summoning charm.
Acid Pops Wizarding sweets that burn holes in your tongue. Available at
Honeydukes in Hogsmeade.
Aconite Plant used in potions. Also known as Monkshood or Wolfsbane.
Agrippa A wizard depicted on a wizard trading card.
Aguamenti A spell to create water.
Alchemy Medieval science that was founded on the search to turn any metal
Alecto A Death Eater, sister to Amycus
Alohomora Door-unlocking spell.
Amortenti The most powerful love potion in the world.
Amycus Death Eater, brother to Alecto
Anapneo A spell used to help when someone is choking.
Animagi Wizards who can turn themselves into animals at will. The singular
form is animagus.
Aparecium Spell to make invisible ink visible.
Apparate To transport oneself instantly to any destination. Apparating is
difficult and must not be done without a license from the Department of
Magical Transportation. There is a danger of splinching.
Aragog A huge spider that lives in the Forbidden Forest.
Arithmancy Ancient study of the magical properties of numbers.
Astronomy Study of the stars and planets.
Aunt Marge Dudley Dursley's dreadful aunt, sister to Vernon Dursley and no
friend of Harry's.
Auror Professional Dark-wizard-catcher.
Avada Kedavra The Killing Curse. It brings about instant death in a flash of
green light. There is no way of blocking it. It is one of the three
Azkaban Prison fortress where wizarding criminals are sent. Guarded day and
night by the terrifying Dementors, who drain peace, hope and happiness out
of any human who comes too close to them.
Bagman, Ludo Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports at the
Ministry of Magic. A former Quidditch player, he was a Beater on the
Wimbourne Wasps team and played for England. He is large and blond, with a
round, pink face.
Bagshot, Bathilda Author of A History of Magic.
Bane One of the centaurs who lives in the Forbidden Forest.
Basilisk Snake-like creature whose eyes will turn you to stone.
Beater Quidditch player who tries to knock the Bludgers towards the
Beauxbatons Academy of Magic School of witchcraft and wizardry somewhere in
Bell, Katie Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
Bertie Botts' Every Flavor Beans Wizarding jellybeans. Come in every
flavor, including spinach, liver, tripe, sprout, curry, grass and even bogey
and vomit flavors.
Bezoar Stone taken from the stomach of a goat. A bezoar will counteract the
majority of poisons.
Binns, Professor History of Magic teacher at Hogwarts. The only ghost
teacher at the school. He fell asleep in front of the fire and forgot to
Black Forest Place in Germany where Professor Quirrel was rumored to have
Black, Regulus Sirius’s younger brother. He was killed by the Death Eaters.
Black, Sirius Escaped prisoner from Azkaban; Harry’s godfather
Blast-Ended Skrewt Cross between a manticore and a fire crab. They have no
recognisable head or eyes, but they explode intermittently at one end. Males
have a sting like a scorpion and females have suckers on their bellies.
Adult Skrewts have thick grey armour and may grow to be ten feet long.
Blood-flavored Lollipops Lollipops for vampires.
Bloody Baron, the Resident ghost of Slytherin Tower.
Bludgers Black balls that try to knock players off their brooms in
Bode, Broderick An employee in the Department of Mysteries in the Ministry
Boggart Shape-shifter that takes on the likeness of your worst fear.
Bones, Amelia Susan Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement
Bones, Edgar A member of the original Order of the Phoenix; brother of
Bones, Susan A member of the D.A. Her aunt is Amelia Bones.
Borgin and Burkes Dark Arts shop in Knockturn Alley.
Bouncing Bulb Plant used in Herbology.
Bowtruckles Magical creatures that appear to be made of bark or twigs; they
usually live in trees that supply wand wood and subsist on wood-lice or
fairy eggs (when they can get them).
Bozo Photographer for the Daily Prophet.
Broomstick Servicing Kit Thirteenth birthday present for Harry from
Hermione Granger. A black leather case containing a jar of Fleetwood's
High-Finish Handle Polish, Tail-Twig Clippers, brass compass and a Handbook
of Do-it-Yourself Broomcare.
Brown, Lavender Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry. She is in
Gryffindor House and her best friend is Parvati Patil.
Bryce, Frank Muggle killed by Lord Voldemort. Frank worked as a gardener at
the Riddle House in the village of Little Hangleton.
Buckbeak Name of a Hippogriff: a large flying creature that is half bird
and half horse.
Bulstrode, Millicent Hermione Granger's duelling partner in the second year
duelling club. Millicent is in Slytherin House, in Harry's year.
Bubble-Head Charm Magic that enables you to breathe underwater.
Bubotuber Plant that resembles a black slug with swellings that contain a
yellowish green liquid. Bubotuber pus is used to cure acne, but undiluted it
causes sores and boils.
Burrow, The Home of the Weasley family.
Butterbeer Frothy, buttery drink served in Hogsmeade .
Cadogan, Sir Knight from a portrait in the North Tower. Temporary guardian
of Gryffindor Tower while the Fat Lady was being repaired.
Canary Creams Trick custard-cream biscuits that turn the eater briefly into
a canary. Invented by Fred and George Weasley.
Care of Magical Creatures Class at Hogwarts that teaches students how to
look after magical creatures.
Centaurs Half-man, half-horse beings that live in the Forbidden Forest.
Chamber of Secrets, the Concealed room created by Salazar Slytherin wherein
he sealed an unknown horror that could only be freed by his true Heir to
purge the school of those unworthy to study magic.
Chang, Cho Seeker of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. A year above Harry.
Charm Spell that adds properties to an object or person.
Chaser Quidditch player who tries to score using the Quaffle.
Chocoballs Wizarding sweets full of strawberry mousse and clotted cream.
Chocolate Frogs Wizard confectionery that contains collector's cards of
famous witches and wizards.
Chudley Cannons, the Ron Weasley's favorite professional Quidditch team.
They wear bright orange and black robes and their motto is “Let’s all just
keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.”
Circe A witch depicted on a wizard trading card.
Cleansweep 7 Type of broomstick used by Fred and George Weasley.
Clearwater, Penelope Percy Weasley's girlfriend.
Cliodna A witch depicted on a wizard trading card.
Cockroach Clusters Wizarding sweets made from cockroaches.
Comet Type of broomstick flown by Cho Chang.
Common room Meeting room for each Hogwarts house.
Common Welsh Green Type of dragon found in Britain.
Coote, Ritchie Gryffindor’s newest Beater.
Cornish Pixies Naughty little fairies that create havoc.
Crabbe, Vincent One of Draco Malfoy's stupid henchmen. Thickset and looks
very mean. Has a pudding-basin haircut and a very thick neck. He is in
Creevey, Colin Admirer of Harry who follows him constantly and is always
taking his picture. A year below Harry in Gryffindor House.
Creevey, Dennis Hogwarts pupil, younger brother of Colin Creevey. Dennis is
three years below Harry in Gryffindor House.
Cribbages Wizarding Crackers Crackers are party favors used in the United
Kingdom at Christmastime. Small cardboard tubes are filled with candy and
trinkets, then wrapped in brightly colored paper twisted at each end. When
two people pull on opposite ends of the paper, the tube bursts open with a
crack and the treats inside fall out.
Crouch, Bartemius Head of the Department of International Magical
Co-operation at the Ministry of Magic. He looks like a bank manager, with a
toothbrush moustache, and is a great believer in rules.
Crockford, Doris Witch Harry meets in the Leaky Cauldron.
Crookshanks Hermione Granger's pet cat. Ginger with thick and fluffy fur,
he is a little bow-legged with a slightly crumpled face.
Crouch, Bartemius, Junior Son of the above. He was imprisoned in Azkaban as
a follower of Voldemort.
Cruciatus Curse Inflicts torture with the command Crucio. One of the three
Daily Prophet, the The national wizarding newspaper,.
Dark Mark, the Sign of the Death Eaters: a skull with a serpent in its
Davies, Roger Captain of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team.
Dearborn, Caradoc A member of the original Order of the Phoenix;
disappeared while fighting Voldemort.
Death Eaters Followers of Voldemort. They are summoned by the Dark Mark.
Deathday Party Celebration held by the ghosts at Hogwarts to commemorate
the day they died.
Defense Against the Dark Arts Magic lessons at Hogwarts that teach students
how to defend themselves against evil creatures such as werewolves and
Deflating Draught Potion that counteracts a swelling solution. Causes
swelled body parts to return to normal size.
Delacour, Fleur Pupil at Beauxbatons. Beautiful, with long, silvery blonde
hair; her grandmother was a Veela.
Delacour, Gabrielle Younger sister of Fleur.
Delaney-Podmore, Sir Patrick Leader of the Headless Hunt.
Dementor Creature who feeds on the happy emotions of humans. Dementors are
employed as guards at Azkaban. The kiss of a Dementor will suck out a
human's soul, leaving an emotionless shell.
Deletrius Spell to make something disintegrate.
Dervish and Banges Wizarding equipment shop in Hogsmeade.
Densaugeo Spell causing teeth to grow.
Diagon Alley A long cobbled street filled with the most fascinating
wizarding shops in the world. Accessible through the Leaky Cauldron pub in
Diffindo Spell to make something split.
Diggle, Dedalus Wizard Harry met in the Leaky Cauldron. He also once bowed
to Harry in a shop. A member of the revitalized Order of the Phoenix.
Diggory, Amos Father of Cedric. He is tall and has a brown beard.
Diggory, Cedric Seeker on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Disapparate To disappear at will.
Dissendium Spell that opens entrance to secret passage to Hogsmeade.
Disillusionment Charm Works like an Invisibility Cloak, except instead of
becoming invisible, you become the same color as your surroundings.
Divination Magical art of telling the future using tea-leaves, crystal
balls and so forth. Professor Trelawny is the Divination teacher at
Dobby Name of a House-Elf who idolizes Harry but gets him into lots of
Doge, Elphias A member of the revitalized Order of the Phoenix.
Dr. Filibuster's Fabulous No-Heat Wet-Start Fireworks Wizarding fireworks
and one of Fred and George Weasley's favorite jokes. They fill the room with
red and gold stars that last for about half an hour.
Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus The Hogwarts motto. It means, "Never
tickle a sleeping dragon."
Dragon Mythical reptilian creature who can fly and breathe fire. Hagrid is
particularly fond of dragons and has a Norwegian Ridgeback called Norbert
for a while.
Draught of Living Death, the Powerful sleeping draught.
Drooble's Best Blowing Gum Wizarding sweet. Fills the room with blue
bubbles that last for about half an hour.
Dueling Club Club started by Professor Lockhart to teach students how to
duel with spells.
Dumbledore, Albus Headmaster of Hogwarts. Dumbledore is widely regarded as
the finest wizard of his generation and was the only person that Voldemort
was frightened of. He is tall, thin and very old and has very long, silver
hair and beard. He has blue eyes and wears half-moon spectacles and a long
purple cloak that sweeps to the ground. “Dumbledore” was an old English word
Dumbledore’s Army A group of Hogwarts students to whom Harry teaches
Defense Against the Dark Arts during his fifth year. Also known as the D.A.
Durmstrang Institute School of witchcraft and wizardry somewhere in the far
north of Europe. It is smaller than Hogwarts but has more extensive grounds.
Dursley, Dudley Harry's horrible muggle cousin. Dudley is fat, blond and
rather stupid, but that doesn't stop him trying to bully Harry whenever he
Edgecombe, Marietta Cho Chang’s friend; a Ravenclaw. Marietta is a member
of the D.A., but also rats on the group to Professor Umbridge.
Eeylops Owl Emporium Owl shop in Diagon Alley where Harry bought Hedwig.
Elixir of Life, the Potion produced by the Sorcerer’s Stone that will make
the drinker immortal.
Enervate Reviving spell. In non-magic usage 'enervate' means to make
Engorgio Swelling charm.
Errol Name of the Weasley family owl.
Evanesco The incantation for a spell that makes something disappear
Expecto patronum Spell to guard against the Dementors.
Expelliarmus The incantation for the Disarming spell.
Exploding Bonbons Wizarding sweets available from Honeydukes in Hogsmeade.
Exploding Snap Card game.
Extendable Ears Long flesh-colored strings that allow the user to eavesdrop
on conversations from a distance. Invented by Fred and George.
Fainting Fancies Trick candies that cause you to faint. Useful if you want
to get out of class. Invented by Fred and George.
Fang Hagrid's boarhound.
Fat Friar, the Resident ghost of Hufflepuff Tower.
Fat Lady, the The subject of the portrait guarding the entrance to
Fawkes Albus Dumbledore's pet phoenix.
Felix Felicis A potion that provides its drinker with liquid luck.
Ferula Spell to conjure a sling for a broken limb.
Fidelius Charm A charm that conceals a secret within a person ( called the
Secret-Keeper) so that no one will know about it unless the Secret-Keeper
chooses to divulge it.
Figg, Arabella Elderly Muggle who used to baby-sit for Harry. She keeps
Filch, Argus Caretaker at Hogwarts; a squib. Filch hates students and
especially does not like Harry or his friends. Filch has a cat called Mrs
Finch-Fletchley, Justin Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry. Justin is
in Hufflepuff House.
Finnigan, Seamus Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry. Seamus is in
Gryffindor House. His best friend is Dean Thomas.
Firebolt Fastest, most technologically advanced broomstick. Can accelerate
from 0-150 miles per hour in ten seconds.
Firenze A centaur who lives in the Forbidden Forest.
Fizzing Whizbees Wizarding sweets. Sherbet balls that make you levitate
several feet in the air when you eat them.
Flamel, Nicholas Albus Dumbledore's partner and the holder of the only
known Sorcerer’s Stone in existence. His wife is named Perenelle.
Fletcher, Mundungus A member of the Order of the Phoenix. Mrs. Weasley
doesn’t approve of him because he’s a thief.
Flint, Marcus Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team.
Flitwick, Professor Charms teacher at Hogwarts. Tiny little wizard who has
to stand on piles of books to see over his desk.
Flobberworm Species of worm that Harry and his friends have to keep alive
to pass the Care of Magical Creatures course in third year.
Floo powder Glittering powder that wizards use for traveling. Throw it into
the fireplace; say the name of your destination and step into the flames.
Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlor Wizarding ice-cream shop on Diagon
Flourish and Blotts Diagon Alley wizarding bookshop.
Flutterby Bush Plant used in Herbology.
Foe-Glass Magic mirror in which you can see your enemies.
Forbidden Forest, the The dark woods surrounding the Hogwarts grounds.
Students are not allowed to go there unless accompanied by a teacher.
Ford Anglia Make of Mr Weasley's bewitched car.
Four-Point Spell A spell that makes your wand function as a compass, with
the incantation “Point Me”
Freezing Charm A spell that freezes the object to which it points.
Fudge Flies Wizarding sweets.
Fudge, Cornelius Minister of Magic.
Furnunculus Curse that causes boils.
GalleonGold Wizarding money. There is currently no exchange rate for
Galleons to the pound, dollar or euro.
Gaunt, Marvolo Lord Voldemort’s grandfather
Gaunt, Merope Lord Voldemort’s mother
Gaunt, Morfin Lord Voldemort’s uncle
Gambol and Japes Wizarding joke shop on Diagon Alley.
Ghoul Ghostly creature that lives in the attic and bangs on pipes. The
Weasleys have one living in their attic.
Giant Huge humanoid. Giants can grow to a height of 20 feet. They have a
history of violence and warring among themselves. Many giants allied
themselves with Voldemort and massacred Muggles during the first war. Others
withdrew to remote mountain ranges. Their numbers are in decline and in
Britain they are believed to be extinct.
Gillyweed Water plant. If you eat it, you temporarily grow gills and fins.
Gnomes Very small creatures with leathery skin and large, bald heads like
knobbly potatoes. They have horny feet and razor-sharp teeth. They live in
holes in gardens and aren't very bright. To de-gnome a garden, grab the
gnome by the ankles, swing it round your head and throw!
Goblet of Fire Wooden cup full of flames, used as an impartial selector for
the contenders in the Triwizard Tournament.
Goblins Small creatures with swarthy faces, pointed beards and very long
hands and feet. Goblins staff Gringotts Bank.
Gobstones The wizarding version of marbles. The pieces squirt a stinky
substance into other players' faces when they lose a point.
Godric's Hollow Village where Harry's parents, Lily and James Potter,
lived, at the time of their deaths.
Golden Snitch Small, golden ball with silver wings used in Quidditch. Must
be caught by a Seeker to end the match.
Goshawk, Miranda Author of The Standard Book of Spells.
Goyle, Gregory One of Draco Malfoy's stupid henchmen. Thickset and looks
mean. Has short, bristly hair and long, gorilla-like arms. Also in Slytherin
Granger, Hermione Smart know-it-all at Hogwarts in Gryffindor house. She
has bushy, brown hair, large front teeth and a loud, rather bossy voice.
Hermione works very hard and always gets the best marks in her exams.
Harry's next best friend after Ron Weasley. Her parents are Muggle dentists.
Grawp Hagrid’s half-brother – a full giant.
Great Hall, the The main hall in Hogwarts where Sorting takes place and
where meals are served and meetings take place. The ceiling is bewitched to
look like the sky outside.
Gregory the Smarmy Statue at Hogwarts.
Grey Lady, the Resident ghost of Ravenclaw Tower.
Greyback, Fenrir A dangerous werewolf who tries to bite and contaminate as
many people as possible.
Grim A giant black dog taken to be a death omen.
Grindylow Water demon. Sickly green with sharp horns and very long fingers.
Gringotts The wizard bank in London, with vaults far below the streets, run
Griphook Goblin at Gringotts Bank.
Grubbly-Plank, Professor Substitute teacher who took over Care of Magical
Creatures when Hagrid was indisposed. An elderly witch with cropped grey
hair and a prominent chin.
Grunnings Firm where Harry's uncle Vernon Dursley is a director. Grunnings
Grunnion, Alberic Name of a wizard depicted on a wizard trading card.
Gryffindor House One of the four houses in Hogwarts. Harry, Hermione
Granger and the Weasleys are all in Gryffindor house. It was founded by
Godric Gryffindor and the Gryffindor symbol is a lion. The resident ghost is
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, also known as Nearly Headless Nick.
Professor McGonagall is head of Gryffindor House and Professor Dumbledore
was in Gryffindor in his youth.
Gryffindor, Godric One of the four founders of Hogwarts. Gryffindor House
was named after him.
Hagrid, Rubeus Keeper of Keys and Grounds and teacher of Care of Magical
Creatures class at Hogwarts from Harry's third year. He was a student at
Hogwarts but was expelled for unknown reasons. Professor Dumbledore allowed
Hagrid to stay as gamekeeper. Hagrid is almost twice a tall as any other
person and seems five times as wide. He has masses of bushy, black hair and
a huge tangled beard. Has a liking for strange and dangerous creatures –
Hand of Glory Withered hand that gives light to the person holding it when
a candle is placed in its grip.
He-Who-Must-Not Be-Named The evil Lord Voldemort, Dark Wizard. Also referred
to as “You-Know-Who”.
Headless Hunt, the Team of ghosts whose heads have been completely cut off.
Activities include Horseback Head-Juggling and Head Polo. Nearly Headless
Nick is keen to join the hunt but can't because his head has not been
Hebridean Black A breed of wild dragon found in Britain.
Hedwig Harry's owl and mail courier. Harry bought Hedwig from Eeylops Owl
Emporium. Hedwig was also the name of a medieval saint.
Heir of Slytherin True heir to Salazar Slytherin who can open the Chamber
of Secrets to release the horror within.
Hengist of Woodcroft A Wizard depicted on a wizard trading card.
Herbology Study of plants. Professor Sprout is the Herbology teacher at
Hermes Name of Percy Weasley's owl.
Higgs, Terence Seeker on the Slytherin Quidditch team in Harry's first year.
Hinkypunk Small creatures that live in bogs and swamps, they wander about
at night with a lantern to lure lost travelers into the swamps.
Hippogriff Magical creature that has the front legs, wings and head of an
eagle, and the body, hind legs and tail of a horse.
Hit Wizards Wizard police from the Magical Law Enforcement Squad who are
specially trained to deal with powerful criminals.
Hog's Head, the The less reputable pub in Hogsmeade.
Hogsmeade The only completely magical village in Britain. Hogsmeade is not
far from Hogwarts and has an array of wonderful shops including Honeydukes
sweet shop, the Three Broomsticks pub and Zonko's joke shop.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The best school of its kind in
the world. Hogwarts is in a secret location somewhere in the North of Britan
The four greatest witches and wizards of the age founded Hogwarts more than
a thousand years ago: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw
and Salazar Slytherin. They built a remote castle, far away so that witches
and wizards could train in safety. Pupils attend from age eleven for seven
years of rigorous training in the art of witchcraft and wizardry. There are
a hundred and forty-two staircases at Hogwarts and everything keeps moving
around, so things are not always in the same place.
Honeydukes Wizarding sweet shop in Hogsmeade.
Hooch, Madam Broomstick and flying teacher at Hogwarts.
Hopkirk, Malfalda An employee in the Improper Use of Magic Office
Horcrux An Object in which a person has concealed part of their soul.
House Cup, the Trophy awarded to the Hogwarts house with the most points at
the end of the year.
House-elf Small creature that works as a servant in some wizarding houses.
A house-elf can only be set free when its master gives the elf a piece of
Howler Wizarding letter which, when opened, shrieks and howls at the reader
in an extremely loud voice. Comes in a red envelope and is usually sent by
someone who is very angry. Ron Weasley received one from his mother after
crashing the Ford Anglia into the Whomping Willow.
Hufflepuff House One of the four houses in Hogwarts. It was founded by
Helga Hufflepuff and the Hufflepuff symbol is a badger. The resident ghost
is the Fat Friar.
Hufflepuff, Helga One of the four founders of Hogwarts. Hufflepuff house is
named after her.
Ice Mice Wizarding sweets available from Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. Make your
teeth squeak and chatter.
Impediment Jinx Spell to slow down and obstruct attackers. The incantation
is “Impedimenta ”!
Imperius Curse Spell to control another person completely, using the
incantation “Imperio”. One of the three Unforgivable Curses. It can be
resisted only with great mental effort.
Incarcerous The incantation for a spell that causes ropes to appear in
midair and wrap around something completely.
Incendio Fire-lighting spell.
Inferius A Dead body that have been bewitched to do a Dark wizard’s
bidding. Plural: Inferi
Inquisitorial Squad, The A select group of students who are supportive of
the Ministry of Magic, handpicked by Professor Umbridge. Malfoy is the
Intruder Charm A spell that is used to tell when someone is breaking in.
Invisibility Cloak Magic cloak granting the wearer invisibility.
Jelly-Legs Jinx Makes your adversary's legs wobbly.
Jelly Slugs Wizarding sweets available from Honeydukes in Hogsmeade.
Jigger, Arsenius Author of Magical Draughts and Potions.
Johnson, Angelina Hogwarts student. Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch
team. Captain during Harry’s fifth year . She is a tall black girl.
Jordan, Lee Pupil at Hogwarts. Has dreadlocks and is famed for his
commentaries at Quidditch matches. Lee is in Gryffindor House, in the same
year as Fred and George Weasley.
Jorkins, Bertha Witch employed by the Ministry of Magic. She was abducted
in Albania and suffered a terrible fate.
Kappa Monkey-like creature that lives in water and strangles people who
invade its territory.
Karkaroff, Igor Headmaster of the Durmstrang Institute. Knows a lot about
the Dark Arts. He is tall and thin with white hair and a goatee.
Keeper Quidditch player who guards the goalposts.
Kettleburn, Professor Care of Magical Creatures teacher at Hogwarts.
Retired at the end of Harry's second year, to enjoy more time with his
King's Cross Station The station in London where the Hogwarts Express
leaves from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters.
Knight Bus, the Emergency bus that transports witches and wizards to any
Knockturn Alley Street of wizard shops devoted totally to the Dark Arts.
Shops include Borgin and Burkes.
Knut Bronze Wizarding money. There are twenty-nine Knuts to a Sickle.
Kreacher The Black family house-elf.
Krum, Viktor Seeker for the Bulgarian national Quidditch team. Pupil at the
Durmstrang Institute. Dark, with a large curved nose and thick eyebrows;
walks duck- footed and round- shouldered, but is in his element on a
Kwikspell Correspondence course in beginner's magic for Squibs (magicians
who have little magical powers).
Leaky Cauldron, the The Wizarding pub and boarding house through which
witches and wizards gain access to Diagon Alley.
Leprechaun Irish elf or pixie. Small and able to fly.
Lestrange, Bellatrix Death Eater; sister to Andromeda Tonks and Narcissa
Malfoy; imprisoned in Azkaban for sixteen years.
Lestrange, Rabastan Death Eater; imprisoned in Azkaban for sixteen years.
Lestrange, Rodolphus Bellatrix’s husband, Death Eater; imprisoned in
Azkaban for sixteen years.
Levicorpus A spell that dangles your opponent upside-down in the air by the
Liberacorpus A spell that counter “Levicorpus” by releasing the victim.
Lockhart, Gilderoy Teacher of Defense Against the Dark Arts in Harry's
second year. Author of self-glorifying autobiographies and five times winner
of Witch Weekly's Most-Charming-Smile Award.
Longbottom, Alice Neville Longbottom’s mother; a member of the original
Order of the Phoenix. Tortured into insanity by the Death Eaters and now
lives in St. Mungo’s Hospital of Magical Maladies and Injuries.
Longbottom, Frank Neville Longbottom’s father; a member of the original
Order of the Phoenix. Tortured into insanity by the Death Eaters and now
lives in St. Mungo’s Hospital of Magical Maladies and Injuries.
Longbottom, Neville Forgetful and rather clumsy friend of Harry's. Neville
has a round face and thinks he is not very good at magic. He comes from a
magical family but was a late starter. In Gryffindor House, in Harry's year.
Lovegood, Luna A student at Hogwarts in the same year as Ginny. Luna is a
Ravenclaw and a member of the D.A. Her father is the editor of The Quibbler.
Everyone thinks she is a little odd.
Lumos Spell to light your wand.
Lynch, Aidan Seeker for the Irish national Quidditch team.
Macmillan, Ernie Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry, in Hufflepuff
Macnair, Walden Executioner for the Ministry of Magic. A former Death
Madam Malkin's Shop in Diagon Alley selling wizarding robes for all
Magical Law Enforcement Squad Wizard police or Hit Wizards who are
specially trained to deal with powerful criminals.
Magical Menagerie Wizarding pet shop in Diagon Alley.
Malfoy, Abraxas Draco Malfoy’s grandfather.
Malfoy, Draco Harry's archenemy at Hogwarts. A thin boy with a pale,
pointed face and a sneering expression. He has a bored, drawling voice and
looks with contempt upon everyone else. Malfoy believes himself to be
superior to Harry and hates Harry and all his friends. Malfoy is in
Malfoy, Lucius Draco Malfoy's father. A Death Eater.
Malfoy, Narcissa Mother of Draco and wife of Lucius Malfoy. A tall, slim,
Mandragora Another word for Mandrake.
Mandrake Powerful restorative used to return cursed or transfigured people
to their natural state. The cry of the Mandrake is fatal to anyone who hears
it. Also known as Mandragora.
Marauder's Map A map that shows all the secret passageways and the
whereabouts of everyone in Hogwarts. Harry and Ron use it to get to
Maxime, Olympe Head of Beauxbatons Academy. Because of her size, Madame
Maxime is believed to be half giant. She has black eyes and olive skin.
McGonagall, Professor Minerva Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts. She is a
rather serious-looking woman, with jet-black hair scraped into a tight bun
on her head. She wears square glasses and an emerald green cloak. Professor
McGonagall is Head of Gryffindor House and the Transfiguration teacher.
McKinnon, Marlene A member of the original Order of the Phoenix. Killed by
McLaggen, Cormac A student who is part of the “Slug Club” and temporarily
replaces Ron as Keeper.
Meliflua, Araminta Cousin of Sirius Black’s mother.
Merlin Name of a wizard depicted on a wizard trading card.
Merpeople Underwater dwellers who build cities at the bottom of lakes. They
have fishtails, green hair , and grey skin, and they fish with spears. Above
water their voices are unintelligible unless one speaks Mermish.
Metamorphmagu One who can change his or her appearance at will.
Metamorph Medals Medals that when worn around the neck gives the wearer the
ability to change their appearances at will.
Midgeon, Eloise Hogwarts pupil who accidentally removed her nose when
trying to cure her acne.
Mimbulus Mimbletonia A plant that Neville gets for his birthday. Has an
amazing defense mechanism that shoots dark green liquid when poked.
Mimsy-Porpington, Sir Nicholas de Resident ghost of Gryffindor Tower. Also
known as Nearly Headless Nick.
Ministry of Magic Government agency that tries to regulate and keep the
activities of witches and wizards secret from non-magical people.
Mirror of Erised Magical mirror that shows the onlooker their heart's
Moaning Myrtle Ghost girl at Hogwarts who hides in a girls' toilet.
Mobilarbus Spell to move objects.
Mobilicorpus Spell to move someone who can't walk.
Monkshood Plant used in potions. Also known as aconite or wolfsbane.
Monster Book of Monsters Large green book of monsters. Required reading for
third years. Must be stroked down the spine or it will bite your fingers
and/or skitter away.
Moody, Alastor Retired Auror hired to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts
in Harry's fourth year. Known as Mad-Eye Moody since he lost an eye in the
fight against Voldemort and his supporters, and replaced it with a magical
eye. Badly scarred and has a wooden leg. A member of the Order of the
Moony Professor Lupin's nickname at Hogwarts.
Morgana A witch depicted on a wizard trading card
Morsmordre Spell to conjure the Dark Mark.
Mostafa, Hassan Chairwizard of the International Association of Quidditch.
He is Egyptian, small and bald with a huge moustache.
Mudblood Term used to describe a person of non-magic parentage. Considered
a great insult.
Muffliato A spell that fills the ears of anyone nearby with an
unidentifiable buzzing. Particularly useful for talking in class.
Muggle Person totally without magical powers. Muggles live in ignorance of
the world of wizards and witches.
Muggle Studies Class taken by wizarding folk to study non-magical people.
Nagini A very large, venomous female snake kept by Voldemort.
N.E.W.Ts Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests. Higher-level examinations at
Nearly Headless Nick Resident ghost of Gryffindor Tower. So called because
his beheading was not completely successful. Full name is Sir Nicholas de
Niffler Magical creature that can find buried treasure. Nifflers are black
and fluffy with long snouts and spadelike feet.
Nigellus, Phineas Former headmaster of Hogwarts; Sirius’s
Nimbus 2000 Type of broomstick. Harry's first broomstick.
Nimbus 2001 The successor to the Nimbus 2000 broomstick.
Norbert Name of Hagrid's Norwegian Ridgeback dragon.
Norris, Mrs. Name of Filch's cat. She is a scrawny-looking, dust-colored
cat with bulging eyes. Students must be wary not to break rules in front of
her for she will run to Filch and report them.
Norwegian Ridgeback A very rare breed of dragon. Hagrid had one as a pet
for a while.
Nosebleed Nougat Trick candies that cause your nose to bleed continually.
Invented by Fred and George.
Nox Spell to extinguish the light from your wand.
Number Twelve Grimmauld Place The Black family house in London; headquarters
of the revitalized Order of the Phoenix.
O.W.Ls Ordinary Wizarding Levels. The standard-level examinations at
Obliviate Memory spell that makes the subject forget a piece of
Obliviator Member of an Accidental Magic Reversal Squad. They work for the
Improper Use of Magic Office.
Occlumency The magical defense of the mind against external penetration. An
obscure branch of magic, but a highly useful one. Harry takes Occlumency
lessons from Snape.
Ollivanders Diagon Alley wand shop. 'Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.'
Omnioculars Binoculars with slow-motion and replay settings.
Oppugno A spell that makes magical birds attack.
Order of the Phoenix, The A secret society founded by Dumbledore dedicated
to fighting against Lord Voldemort. Its first incarnation ended with
Voldemort’s attempt to kill baby Harry and subsequent downfall; Dumbledore
revived it after Harry’s fourth year to fight the rejuvenated Dark Lord and
Padfoot Sirius Black's nickname at Hogwarts.
Paracelsus A wizard depicted on a wizard trading card . His real name was
Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim.
Parkinson, Pansy Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry, in Slytherin
House. She has a pug-like face, and becomes a prefect in their fifth year.
Parselmouth Wizard who can talk to snakes - a very rare trait often thought
to be the sign of a Dark wizard.
Parseltongue Language spoken by a Parselmouth
Patil, Padma Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry, in Ravenclaw House.
Twin sister of Parvati Patil.
Patil, Parvati Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry, in Gryffindor
House. Twin sister of Padma Patil and best friend of Lavender Brown.
Patronus Positive force which acts as protection from a Dementor. It is
conjured up by the incantation “Expecto patronum”.
Peaks, Jimmy Gryffindor’s newest Beater.
Peeves Hogwarts' resident poltergeist. Tries to get students in trouble and
loves causing havoc at any opportunity.
Pensieve Storage device for thoughts and memories. It looks like a stone
basin holding a silvery liquid.
Pepper Imps Wizarding sweets available from Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. Make
you smoke at the mouth.
Peppermint Toads Toad-shaped peppermint sweets that hop about in the
stomach after they've been eaten.
Pepper-Up Potion Magical restorative.
Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder A powder sold at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.
Imported from Peru, it casts an instant darkness around everyone but the
Petrificus Totalus Spell to bind arms and legs together
Pettigrew, Peter Friend of James Potter, Harry's father, while at Hogwarts.
His nickname was wormtail.
Phoenix Rare bird that bursts into flames and rises from its ashes. Their
tears can heal wounds. Albus Dumbledore has a pet phoenix, Fawkes.
Pince, Madam Librarian at Hogwarts.
Pigwidgeon Name of a young grey owl belonging to Ron Weasley. Often called
Pig for short.
Platform nine and three-quarters The platform at King's Cross Station where
students gather to board the Hogwarts Express.
Pocket Sneakoscope Small wizarding toy - a spinning glass top that lights
up when there is somebody or something suspicious around.
Podmore, Sturgis A member of the revitalized Order of the Phoenix.
Polyjuice Potion Potion that will allow the drinker to take on the
appearance of another person for one hour.
Pomfrey, Madam Poppy Matron at Hogwarts.
Portkey Object that transports wizards to a prearranged place. As soon as
you touch the Portkey, you are whisked to the destination. Any object can be
turned into a Portkey.
Potions Class at Hogwarts to learn how to brew magical potions. Professor
Snape is Potions master at Hogwarts.
Potter, Harry Student at Hogwarts. Famous for having survived an attack by
Lord Voldemort in infancy.
Potter, James Harry's father.
Potter, Lily Harry's mother, born to Muggles but married a wizard. Lily is
the sister of Petunia Dursley who is decidedly un-wizardly.
Prang, Ernie Driver of the Knight Bus
Prewett, Fabian A member of the original Order of the Phoenix; brother to
Gideon; killed by the Death Eaters.
Prewett, Gideon A member of the original Order of the Phoenix; brother to
Fabian; killed by the Death Eaters.
Prior Incantato Incantation that reveals the most recent spell or spells a
wand has performed.
Privet Drive The street where Harry lives with the Dursleys.
Prongs James Potter's nickname at Hogwarts.
Protean Charm A spell Hermione uses to bewitch coins to inform D.A. members
of the time and date of their next meeting.
Ptolemy A wizard depicted on a wizard trading card.
Puking Pastilles Trick candy that causes you to vomit uncontrollably.
Invented by Fred and George.
Pumpkin juice Wizarding drink.
Pumpkin pasty Wizarding food.
Put-Outer Device resembling cigarette lighter, used to turn street-lamps on
and off. Used by Albus Dumbledore.
Pygmy Puffs Miniature Puffskeins. Fred and George breed and sell them in
their joke shop.
Quaffle Red ball used for scoring in Quidditch.
Quality Quidditch Supplies Quidditch shop in Diagon Alley.
Quick-Quotes Quill Pen that writes tabloid journalism by itself.
Quidditch The wizarding national sport. Played on broomsticks by seven
players: three Chasers, one Keeper, two Beaters, and one Seeker. Played with
four balls: the Quaffle (red) is used for scoring; two Bludgers (black)
which try to knock players off their brooms; one Golden Snitch (bright gold
with silver wings). The Chasers throw the Quaffle to each other and try to
score by throwing the Quaffle through one of the six hoops. Ten points every
time a player scores. The Keeper guards the goalposts and tries to prevent
the Chasers from scoring. The Beaters try to keep the Bludgers away from
their team and knock them towards the opposing team. The Seeker tries to
catch the Golden Snitch. Whichever team catches the Golden Snitch earns 150
points. The game ends when the Snitch is caught.
Quietus Command that reverses the charm Sonorus.
Quirrell, Professor Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts in
Harry's first year.
Ravenclaw House One of the four school houses in Hogwarts, founded by
Rowena Ravenclaw. The Ravenclaw symbol is an eagle. The resident ghost is
the Grey Lady.
Ravenclaw, Rowena One of the four founders of Hogwarts. Ravenclaw House was
named after her.
Red Cap Goblin-like creature found in places where bloodshed has occurred.
They lie in wait to bludgeon the lost.
Reducio Shrinking charm.
Reductor curse A curse that blasts apart a solid object. The incantation is
Relashio Spell to make someone let go of something.
Remembrall Magical glass ball, the size of a large marble, filled with
white smoke. The smoke turns red to tell you that there is something you
have forgotten to do.
Reparo Repairing charm.
Rictusempra Tickling spell.
Riddickulus Spell to make a Boggart take on another appearance.
Riddle House Deserted former home of Voldemort's father, in the village of
Riddle, Tom Marvolo The young Lord Voldemort, who attended Hogwarts.
Ripper Aunt Marge's dog.
Robbins, Demelza Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
Ronan Name of a centaur in the Forbidden Forest.
Room of Requirement A room that a person can only enter when he or she has
real need of it. When it appears it is always equipped for the seeker’s
needs. Also known to the house-elves as the Come and Go Room.
Rosmerta, Madam Publican of the Three Broomsticks pub in Hogsmeade.
Scabbers Ron Weasley's pet rat. He once belonged to Ron's older brother
Scrimgeour, Rufus The Minister of Magic who takes over from Cornelius
Scamader, Newt Author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Scourgify The incantation for the Vanishing Spell.
Secrecy Sensor Antenna that vibrates when it detects concealment and lies.
Sectumsempra A curse that slashes its victim open as a sword would.
Seeker Quidditch player who tries to catch the Golden Snitch.
Self-shuffling Playing Cards Wizarding playing cards that shuffle
Shacklebolt, Kingsley A member of the revitalized Order of the Phoenix.
Shield Charm Casts a temporary invisible wall around you to deflect minor
Shrieking Shack Supposed to be the most haunted building in Britain.
Situated in the town of Hogsmeade.
Shunpike, Stan Conductor on the Knight Bus.
Sickle Silver wizarding money. There are seventeen Sickles in one Galleon.
Silencio The incantation for the Silencing Charm.
Sinistra, Professor Teacher of Astronomy at Hogwarts.
Skeeter, Rita Journalist. She is nosy and malicious, and has stiff blond
Skele-Gro Potion used to re-grow bones after they have been removed.
Skiving Snackboxes Joke “treats” created by Fred and George Weasley.
Students take one to get sick and out of class, and then another to
eliminate the effects of the first.
Sleekeazy's Hair Potion Tames bushy hair.
Slinkhard, Wilbert Author of Defensive Magical Theory.
Slug Club Horace Slughorn’s hand picked club of chosen students who have
great magical talent or connections with famous people.
Slughorn, Horace Professor at Hogwarts. Was once the Head of Slytherin.
Creates the “Slug Club”.
Slytherin House One of the school houses in Hogwarts. Founded by Salazar
Slytherin. The Slytherin symbol is a snake. The resident ghost is the Bloody
Baron. Harry's archenemy, Draco Malfoy, is in Slytherin. Professor Snape is
Head of Slytherin House.
Slytherin, Salazar One of the four founders of Hogwarts. Slytherin house is
named after him. Created the Chamber of Secrets.
Smeltings Dudley Dursley's private school. Uncle Vernon also attended.
Snape, Severus Potions master at Hogwarts. He is tall and thin with sallow
skin, greasy black hair and a hooked nose. He hates Harry Potter. Head of
Snape, Tobias Severus Snape’s father
Sneakoscope Glass spinning top that lights up and spins when there is
someone untrustworthy around.
Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare Activist group organized by
Hermione in her fourth year at Hogwarts. You must not call it Spew.
Sonorus Charm to magnify one's voice.
Sorcerer’s Stone Legendary stone which will transform any metal into pure
gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker
immortal. The only known stone belongs to Nicholas Flamel, Albus
Dumbledore's former alchemy partner.
Sorting Hat The hat that decides which House students shall be in while at
Specialis Revelio A spell used to reveal any bewitching or hexings on an
Spellotape Wizarding repair tape. It was used by Ron Weasley to mend his
Spinner’s End A street in an unidentified town where Severus Snape has a
Spinnet, Alicia One of the Chasers on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. She is
two years above Harry at Hogwarts.
Splinching Injury caused by careless Apparating: part of the Apparating
person's body is left behind.
Spore, Phyllida Author of One Thousand Magical Herbs.
Sprout, Professor Herbology professor at Hogwarts. Uses Mandrakes to cure
Squib Someone born without magical powers in a magical family.
Stinksap Green liquid that shoots from a Mimbulus Mimbletonia. It’s green
and smells like rancid manure.
Stupefy Stunning spell.
Swelling Solution Potion that causes body parts to swell to enormous
Switch, Emeric Author of A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration.
Tarantallegra Dancing spell.
Tergeo A spell that siphons off liquid.
The Quibbler A tabloid newspaper in the Wizard world, edited by Luna
Thestrals Fleshless winged horses that pull the carriages to Hogwarts. They
can only been seen by people who have witnessed death.
Thomas, Dean Hogwarts pupil in the same year as Harry, in Gryffindor house.
His best friend is Seamus Finnigan. Dean comes from a Muggle background.
Three Broomsticks, the Pub in Hogsmeade.
Time-Turner Hourglass that allows the wearer to travel back in time.
Ton-Tongue Toffee Trick candy that causes the tongue to swell enormously.
Invented by Fred and George Weasley.
Tonks, Andromeda Nymphadora Tonks’s mother.
Tonks, Nymphadora A member of the revitalized Order of the Phoenix. A
Metamorphmagus. Prefers to be called Tonks.
Tonks, Ted Nymphadora Tonks’s father.
Toothflossing Stringmints Wizarding sweets that floss your teeth while you
Transfiguration The art of turning one thing into another.
Transfiguration Today Specialist wizarding magazine about Transfiguration.
Trelawny, Professor Sybill Divination teacher at Hogwarts. Has a liking for
(wrongly) predicting student deaths every year at Hogwarts. She is very thin
with large glasses that magnify her eyes so much that she looks like a giant
insect. . She has made two real predictions in her life.
Trevor Neville Longbottom's pet toad.
Trimble, Quentin Author of The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection.
Triwizard Tournament Competition between the three largest European schools
of witchcraft and wizardry: Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. Each
school selects a champion, and the champions compete in three magical tasks.
The prize money is 1000 Galleons. The Triwizard Tournament was first
established some 700 years ago.
Trueblood Someone born to pure magical parents.
Twycross, Wilkie The Apparition instructor from the Ministry of Magic.
Umbridge, Dolores Jane Senior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic;
Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Harry’s fifth year.
Unforgivable Curses The three Unforgivable Curses are Avada Kedavra, the
Imperius Curse and the Cruciatus Curse.
Unicorn Mythical white horse-like creature with golden mane and a golden
horn sprouting from the head. Innocent, beautiful creatures. Tail hair and
horn can be used in magic. Dark wizards have been known to kill unicorns and
drink their blood; this will sustain the life of the drinker but at a grave
Unbreakable Vow A magical vow that requires the person who takes it to
complete the avowed mission or die.
Unspeakable Employee of the Department of Mysteries. No one knows what they
Vablatsky, Cassandra Author of Unfogging the Future, a guide to basic
Vampire Evil creature that roams the night feeding on the blood of living
beings. Cannot go out in the daylight.
Vance, Emmeline A member of the revitalized Order of the Phoenix.
Vane, Romilda A girl at Hogwarts who has a crush on Harry.
Vector, Professor Arithmancy teacher at Hogwarts.
Veela Beautiful women with white-gold hair. Men are hypnotically fascinated
by them. When enraged, Veela grow beaks and scaly wings.
Venomous Tentacula A magical plant.
Veritaserum Powerful Truth Potion. Its use is restricted by the Ministry of
Vindictus, Viridian Author of Curse and Countercurse (Bewitch Your Friends
and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs,
Tongue-Tying and Much, Much More).
Violet A wizened witch, whoi lives in a painting in a room next to the
Great Hall in Hogwarts; a friend of the Fat Lady..
Voldemort, Lord Evil Wizard greatly feared by wizarding folk. His dark
reputation is such that his name is hardly ever spoken out loud. Most
wizards will only refer to him as He-Who-Must Not-Be-Named or You-Know-Who.
Disappeared from view after the death of James and Lily Potter following a
battle that left Harry an orphan and bearing a lightning scar on his
Waffling, Adalbert Author of Magical Theory.
Wand Implement used by wizards for magic. Available from Ollivanders in
Weasley, Arthur Ron Weasley's father. Head of the Misuse of Muggle
Artifacts Office at the Ministry of Magic.
Weasley, Bill Ron Weasley's brother. Works for Gringotts Bank in Africa.
Weasley, Charlie Ron Weasley's brother. Studying dragons in Romania.
Weasley, Fred One of Ron Weasley's older brothers and two years ahead oh
him at Hogwarts. Twin to George. In Gryffindor House.
Weasley, George One of Ron Weasley's older brothers and two years ahead oh
him at Hogwarts. Twin to George. In Gryffindor House.
Weasley, Ginny Ron Weasley's younger sister. Idolizes Harry. One year below
Harry and Ron. In Gryffindor House.
Weasley, Molly Ron Weasley's mother. Her maiden name was Prewett.
Weasley, Percy Ron's older brother , four years older than him. Thinks he
is terribly grown-up and important. A prefect at Hogwarts then goes to work
at the Ministry of Magic. In Gryffindor House.
Weasley, Ron Harry's best friend at Hogwarts. Ron has flaming red hair and
freckles, like all his brothers. Has a pet rat called Scabbers. In
Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes Fred and George Weasley’s joke shop in Diagon
Weird Sisters, the Popular music group. The line-up includes guitars,
drums, lute, cello and bagpipes.
Werewolf Half-man, half-wolf creature. A werewolf will kill given the
chance. If not fatal, the werewolf's bite will turn the victim into a
Which Broomstick? Broomstick consumer magazine. Test-rides all makes of
broom and reviews them.
Whomping Willow Large tree in the grounds of Hogwarts that hits anything
that comes too close.
Wingardium Leviosa Spell to make things fly.
Winky A house-elf who lives at Hogwarts, formerly in the employ of the
Wizengamot The Wizard high court
Witherwings Buckbeak’s code name after he returns to Hargrid’s care again.
Wolfsbane Plant used in potions. Also known as monkshood or aconite.
Wood, Oliver Captain and Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team until
leaving school at the end of Harry's third year.
Wormtail Nickname of Peter Pettigrew.
WWN The Wizarding Wireless Network.
You-Know-Who The evil Lord Voldemort, a Dark wizard who killed Harry's
parents. Also referred to as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Zonko's Wizard joke shop in Hogsmeade.
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