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. To be kissed by a Dementor is to have one's soul sucked out, a fate worse than death. A carnivorous plant that reaches out its tendrils to strangle anyone who touches it. A long cobbled street filled with the most fascinating wizarding shops in the world.
Accessible through the Leaky Cauldron pub in London. Camouflages a person by making them the exact colour and texture of the surrounding environment. The accompanying wand tap causes a curious sensation as if a smashed egg is trickling down coldly from where the wand struck. Incantation for the spell that opens the entrance to a secret passage leading to Hogsmeade. Magical art of telling the future using tea leaves, crystal balls and so forth. Professor Trelawney is Divination teacher at Hogwarts. Also known as a Biting Fairy, a Doxy looks like a tiny human covered in black hair, but has four arms and four legs and thick curved and shiny wings like a beetle.
They multiply rapidly by laying up to five hundred eggs at a time. Infestations can be treated with Doxycide spray.
A Doxy bite is poisonous and must be treated with an antidote. Wizarding fireworks and one of Fred and George Weasley's favourite jokes.
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They fill the room with red and gold stars that last for about half an hour. The Hogwarts motto.
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. A potion to calm anxiety and sooth agitation, but heavy-handedness with the ingredients could put the drinker into a deep and sometimes irreversible sleep.
Wizarding sweet. Fills the room with bluebell-coloured bubbles that last for about half an hour. Club started by Professor Lockhart to teach students how to duel with spells.
School of witchcraft and wizardry somewhere in the far north of Europe. It is smaller than Hogwarts but has more extensive grounds. Substance produced by the Philosopher's Stone that will make the drinker immortal.
It produces a witch or wizard's Patronus from the tip of the wand, which will guard against Dementors and some other Dark creatures, such as Lethifolds. Incantation of the Disarming Charm, a basic spell to disarm an opponent by making their wand fly out of their hand.
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Wizarding sweets available from Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. Wizarding card game, made more interesting than the Muggle version, given the chance that it could blow up at any moment. Invented by the Weasley twins, Fred and George, these spying devices look like long pieces of flesh-coloured string. They can slither under doors to enable the owner to overhear conversations from a distance, but they can't get past an Imperturbable Charm. One of the trick sweets invented by Fred and George Weasley in their seventh year at Hogwarts.
They cause whoever eats one to faint. Incantation for the spell to conjure a sling for a broken limb. A charm that conceals a secret within a person Secret Keeper so that no one will know about it unless the Secret Keeper chooses to divulge it.
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This incantation causes the effect of a preceding spell to cease. Sometimes it is enough to just say 'Finite'. Can accelerate from 0 to miles per hour in ten seconds. One of the passwords that grants entry into Dumbledore's rooms at Hogwarts via a moving stone staircase that operates like a spiral escalator. Dumbledore can override the password when he doesn't want it to work. Wizarding sweets. Sherbet balls that make you levitate several feet in the air when you eat them.
Incantation for a spell that causes a fiery mark to appear. Species of worm that Harry and his friends have to keep alive in order to pass in their Care of Magical Creatures lessons. Magical network whereby witches and wizards can travel long distances between different fireplaces, or use them to communicate. Glittering powder that allows witches and wizards to travel magically via the Floo Network by throwing the powder into a fireplace, stepping into the flames, and naming their destination.
The dark woods surrounding the Hogwarts grounds. Students are not allowed to go there unless accompanied by a teacher.
This group of larger than life-size golden statues a witch, wizard, centaur, goblin and a house-elf stands as a water fountain in a round pool in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic. A gas that catches people by the neck if they pass through it. Ghostly creature that generally lives in attics, eating spiders and moths. The Weasleys have one living in their attic. Huge humanoid. Giants can grow to a height of twenty feet. They have a history of violence and warring among themselves. Many giants allied themselves with Voldemort and massacred Muggles on his behalf.
Others withdrew to remote mountain ranges. Their numbers are in decline and in Britain they are believed to be extinct.
Water plant which, if eaten causes you to temporarily grow gills and fins, permitting you to breathe underwater. 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! Wooden cup full of flames, used as an impartial selector for the contenders in the Triwizard Tournament. Small creatures with swarthy faces, pointed beards and very long hands and feet. Goblins staff Gringotts Bank.
The wizarding version of marbles. The pieces squirt a stinky substance into other players' faces when they lose a point. Home where Harry's parents, Lily and James Potter, lived. Small, golden ball with silver wings used in Quidditch. Must be caught by a Seeker to end the match. The main hall in Hogwarts where the Sorting Ceremony takes place, meals are served and gatherings sometimes happen. The ceiling is bewitched to look like the sky outside.
A small square in London. Number twelve is Sirius Black's family house and Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, which no one can enter unless a secret keeper has personally told them its whereabouts. Usually invisible from outside, it materialises with a shabby black door and a silver twisted-serpent doorknocker but with no keyhole or letterbox.
The Black family put every known security measure and sealing jinx on the house and Albus Dumbledore added his own protection to make it a safe house. Inside, it looks like a house of the Darkest of wizards. Water demon. Sickly green with sharp horns and very long fingers. The wizard bank in London, with vaults far below the streets, run by goblins. Firm where Harry's uncle Vernon Dursley is a director.
Grunnings manufactures drills. 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 coat of arms features a lion. Everlasting fire. Dumbledore bewitches a branch to burn forever as a gift for the giant Gurg. The name given to whomever is the current chief of the giants. Person or creature of mixed race, such as a centaur or a merperson; or someone taken over by another breed, such as a werewolf. Hagrid, part-giant, part-wizard, is insultingly referred to as a half-breed by Professor Umbridge.