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Encyclopedia > Magical objects in Harry Potter

In the fictional Harry Potter series, many magical objects exist for the use of the characters. The following is a list of magical objects in Harry Potter, and can be found throughout the series by J. K. Rowling. For other uses, see Fiction (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Joanne Jo Murray, née Rowling OBE[1] (born 31 July 1965),[2] who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling,[3] is a British writer and author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. ...

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Communication

Enchanted Coins

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hermione Granger creates fake, enchanted Galleons that are used for communication between members of Dumbledore's Army. Like real Galleons, the coins have numerals around the edge which normally indicate the goblin who cast the coin. In the enchanted coins the numbers represent the time and date of the next meeting, and change automatically to match whatever numbers Harry Potter sets on his coin. The coins become hot when the numbers change to alert the members to look at their coins. The coins are also used in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to communicate between members of Dumbledore's Army. OotP redirects here. ... Hermione Jean Granger (first name pronounced ) is a fictional character in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. ... Harry James Potter is the title character and the main protagonist of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter fantasy series. ... HP7 redirects here. ...


In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Draco Malfoy uses a pair of enchanted coins to bypass the communication limits placed around Hogwarts, and communicate with Madam Rosmerta who was under the Imperius Curse. Draco reveals he got the idea from Hermione's coins which were used the previous school year. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on July 16, 2005, is the sixth of seven novels in J.K. Rowlings popular Harry Potter series. ... Draco Malfoy is a fictional character in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. ... Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a setting in J. K. Rowlings best-selling Harry Potter series. ...


Howler

A Howler is a bright red letter sent to signify extreme anger in the Harry Potter books. When it is opened, the sender's voice will bellow at the recipient, with the voice magically magnified to deafening volumes, before self-destructing. If it is not opened, it will explode violently and the message will be heard anyway, and will be even louder than if opened.[HP2] In the film version, the Howler folds itself into an origami-style set of lips before shredding itself into scraps of paper. HP2 redirects here. ... This article is about paper folding. ...


In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ron Weasley receives a Howler from his mother, Mrs Weasley, after he steals his father's enchanted car and flies it to Hogwarts with Harry. Neville Longbottom received one from his grandmother after Sirius Black used his list of passwords to enter the Gryffindor Common Room in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Later in the series, Hermione is sent one in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire after Rita Skeeter publishes an article in which she makes up a relationship between Hermione and Harry. Finally, Dumbledore sends Petunia Dursley a Howler in Order of the Phoenix, to remind her of the agreement to allow Harry to live at Privet Drive, when Harry's Uncle Vernon attempts to throw him out after being attacked by Dementors. HP2 redirects here. ... Ronald Bilius Ron Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... Molly Weasley (née Prewett) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... Neville Longbottom is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... Sirius Black is a fictional character in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. ... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... HP3 redirects here. ... HP4 redirects here. ... Rita Skeeter is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... A dementor is an utterly foul fictional being, the worst creature J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter book series has to offer. ...


Concealers

Invisibility Cloaks

For information on Harry's special cloak, which is in fact a Deathly Hallow, see Cloak of Invisibility.

Within the Harry Potter universe, an Invisibility Cloak is used to make the wearer invisible. There are a number of different types of Invisibility Cloaks. All are very rare and expensive, and they may be spun from pelts of the Demiguise, magical herbivores that are found in the Far East. They can be ordinary cloaks as well with a Disillusionment Charm or a Bedazzlement Hex placed on them. Over time, these cloaks will lose their invisibility ability, eventually becoming opaque.[1] This article needs cleanup. ... This article is about the Asian regions. ... Spells in Harry Potter occur in the wizarding world of the series of books by author J. K. Rowling. ... Spells in Harry Potter occur in the wizarding world of the series of books by author J. K. Rowling. ...


Invisibility Cloaks hide the presence of the wearer by visual detection only, meaning that it does not stop people from being solid. Alastor Moody's magically charmed eye however was able to penetrate them. Creatures such as cats (Mrs Norris) and snakes (Nagini) rely more heavily on other senses unaffected by visibility (smell, hearing), so the cloaks are less effective in hiding from them. The Dementors in the books have no sense of sight and instead sense human despair, a sense unhindered by the use of an Invisibility cloak. For the record label, see Mad Eye Recordings. ... Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of books. ... Tom Riddles diary, the first Horcrux that Harry Potter encountered, as seen in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ... A dementor is an utterly foul fictional being, the worst creature J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter book series has to offer. ...


Invisibility cloaks have played a major part in the series, they have been used by many characters, not just one. The cloak of Ignotus Peverell, which was passed down the generations to Harry is an extremely powerful cloak that seems to never lose its ability to render objects invisible. It also never is worn out despite constant use and is not affected by spells. It was possibly made by Ignotus himself, using powerful but unknown magic, rather than from the methods mentioned above. The story of the cloak says it was Death's cloak given to Ignotus, though "Death" is only personification in the story. Minor characters in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling that do not fit in other articles or categories. ... A Western depiction of Death as a skeleton carrying a scythe. ... Phillipp Veits Germania (1877), a personification of Germany. ...


James Potter, Harry's father, generations later inherited the Cloak of Invisibility as a descendant of the Peverell family. His son, Harry, then inherited it from his father, presented by Dumbledore, who had possession of it at the time of the death of Harry's parents. Moody is known to possess two. One of these was borrowed by Sturgis Podmore in the course of work for the Order of the Phoenix. Barty Crouch Senior possessed one as well, as he used it to hide his son. James and Lily Potter are fictional characters in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... Sturgis Podmore is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series. ... In the Harry Potter novels, by J. K. Rowling, the Order of the Phoenix is a fictional organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore to fight Lord Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters. ... Bartemius Barty Crouch, the elder, (d. ...


Deluminator (Put-Outer)

Dumbledore is using his Deluminator in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Deluminator (solely called the Put-Outer until Deathly Hallows) is a device used and invented by Dumbledore that can remove or absorb and later return the light from a light source to provide secrecy to the user. It looks like a standard cigarette lighter and makes its first appearance in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In this instance, Dumbledore uses the Deluminator to darken Privet Drive, where the Dursley family household is located. This makes the Deluminator the first magical object to be shown in the novels. It was next seen in Order of the Phoenix where Dumbledore loans the Deluminator to Moody, who uses it when transporting Harry from the Dursleys' home to the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix at Number 12, Grimmauld Place. In Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore uses the Deluminator again to darken Privet Drive before collecting Harry. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, released in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, is a 2001 fantasy/adventure film based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. ... HPSS and HP1 redirect here. ... The Dursleys or the Dursley family are fictional characters in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... In the Harry Potter novels, by J. K. Rowling, the Order of the Phoenix is a fictional organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore to fight Lord Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters. ... Number twelve, Grimmauld Place, London is the address of a fictitious house in the Harry Potter books. ...


Finally in Deathly Hallows, it is first referred to as the Deluminator. It is bequeathed to Ron by Dumbledore. After Ron had left his friends in anger, the Deluminator demonstrated the additional capability of a homing device. Ron hears the voices of Harry and Hermione through the device when they say his name and, when he clicks it, the emitted light enters his body and allows him to locate and Apparate to the vicinity of their camp. Ron speculates that Dumbledore had foreseen that he would abandon his friends and regret it later. But Harry corrects him saying that Dumbledore knew Ron would always want to return to his friends. Rowling later stated that Dumbledore left it to Ron because he believed he might have needed a little more guidance than Harry and Hermione.[2]


Dark objects

Hand of Glory

The Hand of Glory is an instrument used by Draco in Half-Blood Prince. In Chamber of Secrets, it is described as a large shriveled hand displayed on a cushion in the shop. However, when a candle is placed in the hand, it gives light only to the person wielding it.


It was first seen in the second book, when Draco and his father, Lucius Malfoy, visited the Dark Arts store Borgin and Burkes in Knockturn Alley. (At that point, Lucius denied Draco's request to have it, saying that it was a tool for a common thief). And later on, in the sixth book, it was used by Draco when leaving the Room of Requirement, allowing him to escape from Ron and a few other members of Dumbledore's Army after using the Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder. Lucius Malfoy is a fictional character and antagonist in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Magic (Harry Potter). ... In the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, Borgin and Burkes is a shop on Knockturn alley, widely reputed to have a collection of Dark magic items, poisons and the like on sale. ... Knockturn Alley, a pun on nocturnally, is a fictional location in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels. ... -1...


Horcruxes

Main article: Horcrux

Tom Riddles diary, the first Horcrux that Harry Potter encountered, as seen in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ...

Other Dark Items

  • Forbidden Books including:
    • Sonnets of a Sorcerer, which forces the reader to speak forever in rhyme
    • A book that sears the eyes of the reader
    • A book that the reader cannot stop reading or dispose of.
  • Unnamed items which can be found in Borgin & Burkes
    • Blood-stained playing cards
    • A staring glass eye
    • Evil-looking masks
    • Human bones
    • Rusty, spiked instruments
    • Long coil of hangman's rope
    • Opal necklace that is cursed and has claimed the lives of nineteen Muggles and is also known to have nearly killed Katie Bell in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
  • Items which can be found in Knockturn Alley
    • Poisonous candles
    • Human fingernails
  • Items which can be found in Number 12 Grimmauld Place
    • Biting silver snuffbox filled with Wartcap Powder
    • A spidery instrument, rather like a many-legged tweezers, which scurried away and tried to puncture Harry's skin, destroyed by Sirius
    • A music box that played a sinister but compelling tune which would have put all the listeners into an enchanted sleep, had it not been stopped by Ginny Weasley
    • A grandfather clock that shot heavy bolts at passers-by
    • An ancient set of purple robes that tried to strangle Ron
    • An ornate crystal bottle with a large opal set into the stopper, full of what looked like blood
    • Claws
    • Rusty daggers
    • Coiled snakeskin

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the yet-to-be released sixth installment in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... Ginevra Molly Ginny Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. ...

Deathly Hallows

The sign of the Deathly Hallows represents all three objects symbolically: the Wand, the Stone, and the Cloak.

The Deathly Hallows are three magical objects that appear in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the novel, the lore behind them states that a person who unites the Hallows will become a "master of death". Throughout the history of the novel, many wizards have sought out the legendary Hallows through what is referred to by Xenophilius Lovegood as the Quest. Apparently, not many have succeeded in finding the Deathly Hallows. They had, after all, no evidence of the locations of the Hallows and no proof that they actually existed. Also, very few actually believe this story. The many, like Krum, believe the mark of the Deathly Hallows to be the mark of Gellert Grindelwald. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... HP7 redirects here. ... Look up lore in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Xenophilius Lovegood is a fictional character in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. ... Gellert Grindelwald (ca. ...


According to The Tale of the Three Brothers, the Peverell brothers found Death. Death gave them one choice of anything they wanted; the first brother a wand that could not be defeated, the second a way to bring back someone from death, and the third a cloak that made the wearer invisible (to escape Death himself). According to Rowling, the story about how these objects came into existence is "perhaps" based upon Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale".[3] The Tales of Beedle the Bard is the title of a book of fairy tales Albus Dumbledore left Hermione Granger in his will. ... A Western depiction of Death as a skeleton carrying a scythe. ... Chaucer redirects here. ... The Pardoners Tale is one of The Canterbury Tales. ...


Elder Wand

The Elder Wand, known throughout history as the "Deathstick" and the "Wand of Destiny", is an extremely powerful wand made of elder wood with a core of Thestral tail hair.[4] Supposedly, it is the most powerful wand in existence, and when used by its true master, he or she cannot be defeated in a duel (however, in Deathly Hallows Dumbledore dueled with Grindelwald and conquered the wand, despite the fact it is supposed to be unbeatable, giving a good estimate of how magically powerful Dumbledore is). It also appears, as the wand is somewhat sentient, as are all wands, that it will not allow itself to cause real harm to its true Master. The wand's ownership, however, is a tricky matter. As stated by master wandmaker Ollivander, ownership can only be transferred properly. That is, the wand will only fully work for the new user if they directly Disarm, Stun or kill the previous user. This can occur during a duel (although because the Wand is very powerful, this scenario would be rare), or in non-magical ways (killing in Muggle fashion, etc). Rowling has stated that the wand is brutal in its choice of master, that, whilst most wands have some allegiance to their own masters, the Elder Wand only responds to power, i.e. becoming the possession of the most powerful wizard in a duel. If a master dies naturally without ever being defeated, the wand's power will die too, as it had never been won from its master. After defeating Voldemort, Harry discusses its fate with the picture of Dumbledore, and decides that he should put it back into Dumbledore's grave, so that no more wizards will die in the pursuit of the item. Species See text Elder or Elderberry (Sambucus) is a genus of between 5–30 species of shrubs or small trees (two species herbaceous), formerly treated in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae, but now shown by genetic evidence to be correctly classified in the moschatel family Adoxaceae. ... A duel is a formalized type of combat. ...


After boasting of his unbeatable wand, Antioch Peverell met his end – murdered in his sleep by a rival wanting to claim the wand. Ever since, power-hungry wizards have sought the wand. It eventually came to the possession of Gregorovitch, a Bulgarian wandmaker. Gregorovitch boasted about how he possessed the Elder Wand, as it would boost his popularity as he tried to reverse engineer its secrets as he faced competition from Ollivander. It subsequently fell to Grindelwald, who stole it from the famed wandmaker. It is not known if Gregorovitch mastered its secrets properly but he did have a reputation in Europe. Since full control of it passed to Dumbledore when he defeated Grindelwald, presumably the Stunning Spell Gellert sent at Gregorovitch caused the wand to recognize him as its master, although this is never explicitly stated in Deathly Hallows. Ultimately Grindelwald was defeated by Dumbledore, who then assumed control of the wand, it being the "only hallow [he] was fit to possess, not to boast of it, and to tame it, and not to kill with it". It has been suggested that Bathilda Bagshot be merged into this article or section. ... Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of taking something (a device, an electrical component, a software program, etc. ...


When Dumbledore arranged his death with Snape, he meant Snape to "end up with the Elder Wand." Because his death would not have been the result of his defeat, Dumbledore hoped this might break the wand's power. However, since Draco disarmed Dumbledore, the plan failed and Draco became the wand's new master. After Dumbledore's death, the wand was placed inside his White Tomb. Voldemort opened it and claimed the wand as his own. Only later did he learn that he never mastered the wand because he did not gain ownership from its previous owner (who, after all, was already dead). Thereafter he slew Snape, not realizing that the wand's allegiance had passed to Draco, even though Draco never had the Elder Wand itself in his possession; furthermore, Draco was Disarmed by Harry, and thus relieved of the Elder Wand's allegiance, before Voldemort even took possession of the Wand itself. While Voldemort wielded the Wand for its entire presence in the novel, he never understood who actually owned it, until Harry spells it out for him (and the reader) in the final pages of the book.


At the beginning of the final book, Voldemort attempts to use a Killing Curse on Harry as the boy and the decoys attempt to flee Privet Drive: at this time Harry's wand mysteriously acts of its own accord and stops Voldemort. This is what causes Voldemort to seek out Gregorovitch and the Hallow. The Elder Wand did destroy Voldemort's soul fragment inside Harry with another killing curse; Voldemort could not kill Harry, but he could certainly destroy that part of himself. The killing curse only knocked Harry into a death-like state for a few moments, in which in his mind he was given a choice to "move on" to the afterlife or return to the living world, and he chose the latter. Voldemort's Cruciatus Curse, used on Harry when Voldemort thought he was dead, caused no pain to Harry. In the final battle, the Elder Wand recognizes its true master, and when confronted with Harry's Expelliarmus charm, the wand causes Voldemort's final Killing Curse to rebound and kill him. Harry is the wand's true master and the wand cannot hurt its owner. Cruciatus redirects here. ... For other uses, see Afterlife (disambiguation). ... In the magical world of the Harry Potter series of novels, many spells are used by the characters. ...


Harry uses the Elder Wand to repair his damaged holly and phoenix feather wand (an act that the great wandmaker Ollivander believed impossible according to what he knew — he mentions that wandlore is very ancient and complicated). Harry intends to return the wand to Dumbledore's tomb, in the hopes of fulfilling Dumbledore's original plan: for the reigning owner of the Elder Wand to die a natural death, thus ending its bloody trail of violence. For other mythic firebirds, see Fire bird (mythology). ...


Rowling revealed in an interview that the first working title for Deathly Hallows was Harry Potter and the Elder Wand.[5] HP7 redirects here. ...


Resurrection Stone

The Resurrection Stone allows the holder to see and communicate with the dead. According to the fairy tale concerning the origin of the Deathly Hallows, using the Resurrection Stone drove its original owner, Cadmus Peverell, to commit suicide after seeing his deceased fiancée but being unable to truly be with her. By the time the stone was seen in Marvolo Gaunt's possession, it had been set into a ring. The ring bore the symbol of the Deathly Hallows, which Gaunt believed to be the Peverell coat of arms. Both Dumbledore and Grindelwald desired the stone, but for different reasons. While Dumbledore wanted it to communicate with his dead family, Grindelwald intended to use it to create an army of Inferi. Voldemort turned the ring into a Horcrux, not knowing its magical nature. Minor characters in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling that do not fit in other articles or categories. ... An Inferius (plural: Inferi) is a corpse controlled through a Dark wizards spells in the Harry Potter series of books. ...


Dumbledore recovered the ring from Marvolo's estate, recognizing it as both a Horcrux and one of the Deathly Hallows. Forgetting that as a Horcrux, the Resurrection Stone was likely cursed, and motivated by personal desire, Dumbledore attempted to use the Resurrection Stone to talk to his deceased family. However, the curse destroyed his hand and began to spread throughout his body. Though the spreading was partly contained in the destroyed and blackened hand by Snape, Dumbledore was doomed, having perhaps a year to live. Before summoning Snape, Dumbledore had destroyed the Horcrux, using Godric Gryffindor's sword. The stone was later passed to Harry through Dumbledore's will, hidden inside a Snitch. The Snitch, the same one Harry caught in his first-ever Quidditch match (Harry originally caught the Snitch in his mouth and nearly swallowed it), revealed the message "I open at the close" when touched by Harry's lips. Harry is unable to open the Snitch until he is about to die, and he realizes that "the close" means the end, or his death. When he whispers, "I am about to die", the Snitch opens. Harry uses the stone to summon his parents, Sirius, and Lupin to comfort him before he meets Voldemort. Ball used in the fictional sport of Quidditch, where the one who catches it gets 150 points and ends the game. ...


The stone slips through Harry Potter's numb fingers in the Forbidden Forest. He and Dumbledore's portrait later agreed that Harry would neither search for it nor tell others where it is, in order to prevent the three Deathly Hallows from ever again being united by a single owner as they were with Harry. In a recent interview, J. K. Rowling said she would like to believe that a centaur's hoof pushed it into the ground, burying it forever. This way, it would presumably never be found in the Forbidden Forest.[3] Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a setting in J. K. Rowlings best-selling Harry Potter series. ...


Cloak of Invisibility

According to the legend, the Cloak of Invisibility has the power to shield the wearer from being seen by Death. It is a true invisibility cloak, in the sense of being able to completely shield the wearer from sight, and cannot be worn out by time or spells. Other typical invisibility cloaks described in the books, which are sometimes woven from the hair of a beast known as the Demiguise, can become opaque with age and are vulnerable to being penetrated by various spells.[1]


In Deathly Hallows, it is revealed that Harry's cloak is in fact the Cloak of Invisibility: one of the Deathly Hallows. It originally belonged to Ignotus Peverell. After his death, the cloak was passed down from father to son, through Peverell's descendants to James Potter[6] and eventually to Harry. The cloak was not in James' possession the night he was murdered; he had previously lent it to Dumbledore, who was greatly interested in the Deathly Hallows, to study. Dumbledore gave the cloak to Harry several years later as a Christmas present during his first year at Hogwarts. Harry uses the cloak throughout the series in order to sneak around the school on various adventures. It is large enough for Ron and Hermione to accompany him, and they frequently do, although this becomes increasingly difficult as they grow up throughout the series. At the end of Book 7, Dumbledore explains to Harry that the Cloak's true magic is that it can shield and protect others as well as its owner, as demonstrated by Harry and his friends on various adventures under the cloak throughout the series. Minor characters in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling that do not fit in other articles or categories. ... This page is about gifts in the common English-language sense. ...


While making the wearer invisible to ordinary people and wizards, some creatures are able to sense people hidden under it. Snakes for example cannot see through the Cloak of Invisibility, but they can sense movement and heat, and therefore can detect people under it. Mrs Norris also seems to see Harry when he wears the cloak. Wearers can also be detected by the "Homenum Revelio" spell.[3] In Goblet of Fire, Moody's magical eye could see Harry through the cloak. In the Prisoner of Azkaban Dumbledore warns that Dementors' perception of humans is unhindered by invisibility cloaks, as they sense people through emotions. In Chamber of Secrets, Dumbledore used homenum revelio the human-presence-revealing spell and was therefore able to sense when the cloaked Harry was nearby.[7]


At the conclusion of the seventh book in the series, Harry decides that the Invisibility Cloak will be the only Hallow that he will keep, and intends to pass it on to his descendants.


Detectors

Foe-glass

A Foe-glass is a mirror that detects and shows its owner's enemies in or out of focus, depending on how close they are. However, like all Dark detectors, it can be fooled, as mentioned by Harry in the fifth book at the beginning of the first D.A. meeting. Moody, actually Barty Crouch Jr in disguise, claimed that when the figures are most focused, they are the nearest. Bartemius Barty Crouch Junior is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of books. ...


Until the debate over Severus Snape's allegiance was resolved in Deathly Hallows, a key argument for those who believed that Snape was still in league with the Order of the Phoenix was the fact that Snape appeared as an enemy in the Foe-glass of Barty Crouch, Jr. in the fourth book (an event that would not have occurred were Snape working for the Death Eaters). Severus Snape is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... In the Harry Potter novels, by J. K. Rowling, the Order of the Phoenix is a fictional organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore to fight Lord Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters. ... In the fictional Harry Potter series, a Death Eater is a follower of Lord Voldemort. ...


Probity Probe

A Probity Probe detects spells of concealment and hidden magical objects. The detector made its first appearance in Half-Blood Prince as thin and golden in colour. After Lord Voldemort's return, Probes are used as part of the increased security at Gringotts. They are last seen when Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrive at Gringotts to rob the bank of one of Voldemort's Horcruxes.[8] Lord Voldemort (pronounced )[1][2] is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in the Harry Potter novel series written by British author J. K. Rowling. ... Tom Riddles diary, the first Horcrux that Harry Potter encountered, as seen in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ...


Remembrall

A Remembrall is a small, clear orb, containing smoke that turns red when detecting that the user has forgotten something. Unfortunately, it does not tell the user what he/she has forgotten which makes it somewhat worthless. The very forgetful Neville is given a Remembrall in Philosopher's Stone, but loses it by his sixth year. Their use is forbidden during the O.W.L. exams, because students can tell if they wrote a wrong answer.


The DVD of Philosopher's Stone contains a software approximation of a remembrall. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


Revealer

A Revealer is a bright red eraser, used to make invisible ink appear. It makes its first appearance in Chamber of Secrets when Hermione tries to make something appear in Tom Riddle's diary. For other uses, see Eraser (disambiguation). ... Invisible ink is a substance used for writing, which is either invisible on application, or soon thereafter, and which later on can be made visible by some means. ... Tom Riddles diary is a fictional magical object that appears in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ...


Secrecy Sensor

The Secret Sensor is a dark detector which makes its first appearance when Harry enters Moody's office. The sensor is described as "an object that looked something like an extra-squiggly, golden television aerial." It vibrates when it detects concealment and lies. Moody mentions that it is, "No use here of course, too much interference--students in every direction lying about why they haven't done their homework." However, it may be that this was due to the sinister intentions of Moody (actually Barty Crouch Jr.).


In Order of the Phoenix, it is shown that Secret Sensors are used at the Atrium Desk in the Ministry of Magic upon visitor to the government locale. Later in the book, Harry mentions that they can be easily fooled like its other dark-detecting counterparts. In Half-Blood Prince, due to Hogwarts's new stringent security measures, Argus Filch is assigned to run every student entering the castle with Secrecy Sensors. All the owls flying into Hogwarts, too, are placed under his measure to detect that no Dark object enters the castle through mail. Later, Hermione explains that though Secrecy Sensors detect jinxes, curses, and concealment charms, they cannot detect love potions (because they are not dark, though Harry considers them to be). In the fictional universe of the Harry Potter series as written by J. K. Rowling, the Ministry of Magic is the governing body of the magical community of Britain and succeeded the earlier Wizards Council. ... Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of books. ...


Sneakoscope

A Sneakoscope serves as a Dark Arts detector. The device is described as a miniature glass-spinning top that emits shrill noises in the presence of deception. For instance, when an untrustworthy person is near or when a deceitful event takes place nearby. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Magic (Harry Potter). ...


Sneakoscopes are introduced in Prisoner of Azkaban when Harry receives one from Ron for his 13th birthday. The sneakoscope appears again on the Hogwarts Express, and again up in Harry and Ron's dormitory. Harry later discovers that Scabbers, Ron's rat, who was present each time the Sneakoscope was spinning, is actually a traitorous Animagus named Peter Pettigrew. In Goblet of Fire, the somewhat paranoid Moody has several sneakoscopes that he somehow disabled (possibly related to a crack it was described as having), claiming, "It wouldn't stop whistling." However, it was later revealed that Mad-Eye was really Barty Crouch Jr under the effects of the Polyjuice Potion, thus explaining the constant alerts in his presence. Finally in Deathly Hallows, Hermione gives Harry a Sneakoscope for his seventeenth birthday which they later use to help as a lookout while in hiding. The Hogwarts Express, as seen in the film adaptation of the first book. ... Registered Animagus Minerva McGonagall mid transformation In the Harry Potter books, an Animagus is a wizard or witch capable of turning into a particular animal and back at will. ... Peter Pettigrew, often referred to by his nickname Wormtail, is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ...


Weasley Family Clock

The Weasley family has a special clock in their home, the Burrow, with nine hands, one for every member of the family. Instead of telling the time, the clock reveals the location or status of each family member. The known locations are: Home, School, Work, Travelling, Lost, Hospital, Prison, Mortal Peril. The Weasleys are the only family mentioned to own such a clock. Albus Dumbledore calls the clock "wonderful" and seems impressed by it, suggesting that it's an extremely powerful object. The Weasley family are a fictional family of wizards who figure prominently in the plot of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels. ... For other uses, see Clock (disambiguation). ... A photograph from the fictional wizard newspaper The Daily Prophet of the Weasleys on vacation in Egypt. ... Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character within the Harry Potter series written by British author J. K. Rowling. ...


Only the location of mortal peril is known on the round clock (it is situated where the numeral 12 would normally be). Throughout the first five books, the hands change to reflect the varying statuses of the family members, but by the sixth book, all nine hands point to mortal peril at all times, except when someone is travelling. Mrs Weasley takes this to mean that, with Voldemort having returned, everyone is always in mortal peril, but she can not verify this, because she does not know anyone else who has a clock like hers.[HP6] Molly Weasley (née Prewett) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on July 16, 2005, is the sixth of seven novels in J.K. Rowlings popular Harry Potter series. ...


Games

Gobstones

Gobstones is one of the many magical games played by young wizards in the books, along with Wizard's Chess and Exploding Snap. Gobstones is similar to the real games of marbles and pétanque, except that in Gobstones, the balls spit, or gob, a foul smelling liquid in the face of the opposing player when they lose a point. Hogwarts students are seen playing Gobstones throughout the books, and there is even a Gobstones Club at the school. Hand-made marbles from West Africa Different glass marbles from a glass-mill For other uses, see Marbles (disambiguation). ... Action on the Pétanque field in Batignolles, in Provence Playing pétanque in the late afternoon at Aigues-Mortes Pétanque players in Cannes Men playing pétanque next to the Port St. ...


Quidditch equipment

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Playing cards: Self-shuffling and Exploding Snap

In Chamber of Secrets, a pack of Self-Shuffling cards is mentioned as one of the objects littering the floor of Ron's room.[9]


In Goblet of Fire, Ron was trying to build a card castle out of his Exploding Snap pack, playing cards that have the ability to explode at random. It is mentioned that this made building card castles more exciting, as they were likely to explode at any given time, and indeed his did so as he placed the last two cards on the top of the castle.[10]


Wizard's Chess

Wizard's chess is played with pieces and a board like real chess, except that the pieces are animated.[11] The players simply tell the pieces to move using algebraic chess notation, and the pieces obey. The pieces attack each other in cases where an opposing player's piece would be taken, usually by knocking the captured piece out and dragging it off the board. Ron has a set left to him by his grandfather and Harry first plays with pieces borrowed from Seamus Finnigan, (it is said that the pieces kept shouting him advice because they did not trust him).[HP1] Harry later gets a set of his own in one of his wizard crackers during his first Christmas at Hogwarts. During the climactic chapters of Philosopher's Stone Harry, Ron and Hermione become human chess pieces, in a life-sized game of wizard's chess, thus risking their lives. Harry replaces a bishop, Ron a knight and Hermione a castle. Ron responds to the first move by using the Scandinavian Defence to verify that the chess pieces are enchanted and can smash each other. Later in the game, Ron sacrifices himself leading to Harry successfully checkmating the opposing King.[12] This article is about the Western board game. ... Chessboard notation Algebraic chess notation is used to record and describe the moves in a game of chess. ... Seamus Finnigan (born 1979) is a fictional character from the Harry Potter books. ... HPSS and HP1 redirect here. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Human chess is a variant of chess, often played at Renaissance Fairs, where people take on the roles of various chess pieces. ... A bishop (♗♝) is a piece in the board game of chess. ... The knight moves in an L shape. ... A rook (♖ ♜,borrowed from Persian رخ rokh, Sanskrit roth, chariot) is a piece in the strategy board game of chess. ... The Center Counter Defense or Scandinavian Defense is a chess opening characterized by the moves (in algebraic notation) 1. ... In chess, each player has one of two equivalent sets of pieces of different colors. ... In the game of chess, a sacrifice is the deliberate giving up of a chess piece by a player, allowing or even forcing the opponent to capture it. ... For other uses, see Checkmate (disambiguation). ...


Recently, the company Deagostini released a magazine series called Harry Potter Chess, which is based on the life-sized game near the end of the film version of Philosopher's Stone and each piece is specially animated. The chess pieces that come with it are based on the life-sized pieces in the film. Arco Toys and others also have a Wizards Chess Set.[13]


Legendary magical artifacts

Goblet of Fire

The Goblet of Fire is a goblet made of wood which sprouts fire at the beginning of every Triwizard Tournament used solely to choose the participating school champions, serving as an "impartial judge".[HP4] The fake Moody stated once that the Goblet of Fire was "a very powerful magical object" and it is very difficult to be hoodwinked, unless someone uses an exceptionally strong Confundus Charm. This is the first clue that he is involved in the hoodwinking (as he would just happen to know). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy adventure film, based on J.K. Rowlings novel of the same name, and is the fourth film in the popular Harry Potter film series. ... Russian chalice A chalice (from Latin calix, cup) is a goblet, intended to hold just drink. ... The Champions of the 1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament: shown characters are portrayed by the actors that play them in the movies The Triwizard Tournament is a fictional tournament featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. ... HP4 redirects here. ... Spells in Harry Potter occur in the wizarding world of the series of books by author J. K. Rowling. ...


During its use in Goblet of Fire, it is placed in the entrance hall and surrounded by an "age line" (a charm placed by Dumbledore). An age potion cannot fool the Goblet however as proved by Fred and George Weasley, who enter their names only to have themselves expelled from the fire. When not in use, the goblet is kept in a jewelled "casket". Frederick Fred and George Weasley are fictional characters in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ...


Gryffindor's Sword

Gryffindor's Sword is a goblin-made sword adorned with large rubies on the pommel. It was once owned by Godric Gryffindor, one of the medieval founders of Hogwarts. In Chamber of Secrets, Harry draws the Sword out of the Sorting Hat to kill a basilisk. The sword also plays a role in Deathly Hallows, where it is revealed to have been imbued with basilisk venom, and is used to destroy three of Voldemort's Horcruxes. On several occasions, it is shown that only one who is truly a member of the Gryffindor House - one who shows courage in the face of danger - can use the Sword. In the Harry Potter universe, goblins are magical creatures (defined as beings, rather than beasts), chiefly involved with metal work and the running of Gringotts bank. ... See also: Hilt (band) and Peter Hilt Hilt of Szczerbiec The hilt of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. ... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... In the fictional Harry Potter universe, many magical objects exist for the use of the characters. ... Harry Potter series. ... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ...


Because the Sword was goblin-forged, it is indestructible, and will in fact absorb anything that is more powerful than it, making it even more powerful (thus explaining why the sword was imbued with basilisk venom). According to Griphook the goblin, the Sword was originally forged for the goblin Ragnuk the First and "stolen" (purchased) by Gryffindor. The Sword was stolen (or retrieved, as goblins would say) by Griphook when the Sword fell from Harry's grasp during the raid on Bellatrix Lestrange's vault in book seven. However, it again returned to human hands later in the book, when Neville pulled it out of the Sorting Hat and used it to decapitate Nagini, Voldemort's snake. In both incidents when it was drawn from the hat, it was used to kill a snake, the symbol of Slytherin. This shows that apparently, no matter where the sword happened to be at the time, it would reappear in the hat when a true member of Gryffindor house is in need of it. In the Harry Potter universe, goblins are small creatures that run Gringotts bank. ... Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ...


Rowling has confirmed in her webchat that Gryffindor did not steal the sword from Ragnuk and that this belief is merely part of Griphook's goblin mistrust and prejudice against wizards.[14]


The Philosopher's Stone

Based upon the ancient alchemical idea of the Philosopher's Stone, the Philosopher's Stone is a stone, invented by Nicolas Flamel. The stone is legendary in that it changes all metals to gold, and when brewed into an elixir can make the drinker immortal. The Philosopher's Stone is seen only in Philosopher's Stone, and is the object that Voldemort is pursuing to return himself to power. It was destroyed at the end of the book by Dumbledore with Flamel's agreement. For other uses, see Philosophers stone (disambiguation). ... This imaginative portrait of Nicolas Flamel dates from the nineteenth century. ...


Sorting Hat

The Sorting Hat is a sentient artifact used at Hogwarts, which magically determines to which of the four schoolhouses - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin - each new student is to be assigned. During the opening banquet at the beginning of the school year, the hat is placed on every First-Year student’s head. The hat will announce its choice aloud, and the student joins the selected house. Judging from Harry's own account of his Sorting, and a brief comment made by Hermione, the hat speaks to the student while they're being Sorted and is willing to take the student's preferences into account when it makes its decision. The Sorting Hat originally belonged to Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts. Due to its age, it appears "patched and frayed and extremely dirty." Not to be confused with sapience. ... This article is about artifacts in fantasy and roleplaying. ... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ...


Before sorting the students each year, the hat recites a new introductory song. These songs occasionally warn of danger to come, as in Order of the Phoenix. The Sorting Hat's songs vary in length and content, but always include a brief description of each house. It is suggested by Ron that the hat probably spends each school year thinking up the song it will sing at the next start-of-term banquet.


The Sorting Hat has shown the ability to conjure the sword of Gryffindor from under its brim on two instances; in Chamber of Secrets, it provides the sword to Harry Potter, and in Deathly Hallows, it delivers the sword to Neville. Dumbledore makes it clear in Chamber of Secrets that only a true Gryffindor can summon the sword in this fashion. The sword and hat together make up the two known relics of Godric Gryffindor.


The Sorting Hat had a difficult time placing Harry, almost placing him into Slytherin house before he requested specifically and emphatically not to be. The Hat instead placed him into Gryffindor, after both his parents. Rowling has stated that the reason for the hat's indecision as to which house to place him into was because it sensed the part of Voldemort's soul within Harry.


In Deathly Hallows the Sorting Hat is set on fire by Voldemort, although it appears the hat was not destroyed, as Neville was able to draw the Sword of Gryffindor from it immediately after. In the epilogue at the end of Deathly Hallows, the Hat's survival is confirmed, as Harry tells his youngest son that, if he really did not want to be Sorted into Slytherin the Hat would take his preference into consideration.


In the first two Harry Potter movies, the hat is voiced by actor Leslie Phillips. Leslie Samuel Phillips OBE (b. ...


Mirrors

The Mirror of Erised

The Mirror of Erised is a mystical mirror discovered by Harry in a back corridor of Hogwarts in Philosopher's Stone. On it is inscribed, erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi — which, when reversed and correctly spaced, reads I show not your face but your heart's desire. Harry, upon encountering the Mirror, can see his parents, as well as what appears to be a crowd of relatives; Ron sees himself as Head Boy and Quidditch Captain holding the Quidditch Cup (thus revealing his wish to be acknowledged out of the shadow of his highly successful older brothers, as well as his more popular friend, Harry). Quidditch is a fictional sport developed by J. K. Rowling, found in the internationally bestselling Harry Potter novels and films. ...


According to Dumbledore, the Mirror "shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts"; which is why Harry sees his family, while Ron sees himself achieving more than his older brothers — but cautions Harry that the mirror gives neither knowledge nor truth and that men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they see.


Dumbledore, one of the only other characters to face the Mirror in the novel, claims to see himself holding a pair of socks, telling Harry that "one can never have enough socks", and lamenting that he did not receive any for Christmas, since people will insist on giving him books. However, this is a lie. It is said in Deathly Hallows that what he really sees is his entire family alive and well and happy together again. If Hermione sees into the mirror, she would have seen herself, Ron and Harry leaving unscathed and victorious after the Voldemort crisis during the war, but otherwise would see herself embraced in a romantic hug with Ron.[15] For other uses, see Sock (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


The Mirror of Erised was the final protection given to the Philosopher's Stone in the first book. Dumbledore hid the Mirror and hid the Stone inside it, knowing that only a person who wanted to find the Stone, but not to use it, would be able to obtain the stone. Anyone else would see himself making an Elixir of Life or turning things to gold, rather than actually finding the Stone. Dumbledore tells Harry, "It was one of my more brilliant ideas, and between you and me, that's saying something." For other uses, see Philosophers stone (disambiguation). ...


The mirror has not been seen since Philosopher's Stone.


Two-way mirrors

In Order of the Phoenix, Sirius gives Harry a mirror he originally used to communicate with James in detention. That mirror is a part of a set of Two-way Mirrors that are activated by holding one of them and saying the name of the other possessor, causing his or her face to appear on the caller's mirror and vice versa. Harry receives this mirror from Sirius in a package after spending his Christmas holiday at Grimmauld Place. Harry, at first, chooses not to open the package, although he does discover the mirror after Sirius's death, by which point it is no longer functional. It makes its second appearance in Half-Blood Prince when Mundungus Fletcher loots Grimmauld Place and sells it to Aberforth Dumbledore, who uses it to watch out for Harry in Deathly Hallows. When Harry desperately cries for help at a shard of the magical mirror, a brilliant blue eye (which Harry mistakes for Dumbledore's eye) that happens to be Aberforth Dumbledore's eye, appears, sends Dobby who arrives to help Harry escape from the Malfoy Manor to Bill and Fleur's Shell Cottage. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Number twelve, Grimmauld Place, London is the address of a fictitious house in the Harry Potter books. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor members of the Order of the Phoenix. ... Aberforth Dumbledore (born c. ... Dobby is also a trade term used to refer to the strip of closely-woven material often seen on towels (and much less commonly on washcloths). ... In the Harry Potter series Malfoy Manor is the home of Lucius Malfoy and his wife, Narcissa Malfoy and son Draco. ...


Photographs and Portraits

Main article: Magical portrait (Harry Potter)

In the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, the subjects of magical portraits (even those of characters that are dead) can move (or simulate motion, at least within the two-dimensional plane of the picture), interact with living observers, speak, and demonstrate apparent emotion and personality. ...

Prank objects

Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Prank objects from Weasley Wizard Wheezes are made and designed by the owners of the shop, Fred and George. Weasley's Wild-fire Whiz-Bangs are enchanted fireworks with overly spectacular effects. Skiving Snackboxes are candies that are designed to sicken the eater in order to skive off lessons. Each variety of Snackboxes causes a different effect, such as vomiting, fainting or developing nosebleeds - one side of the candy causes the malady, while the other half cures it. Patented Daydream Charms are a kit that puts the user into realistic daydreams, which can be fitted into lessons. A Headless hat creates a limited field of invisibility that covers the wearer's head, giving them the appearance of not having a head. Its counterpart is a Shield Hat that deflects minor hexes and curses. Originally intended to be a prank item, it expanded into shield cloaks, gloves, etc. because it works so well. Weasleys Wizard Wheezes is a fictional business in the Harry Potter book series. ...


Trick Wands are magical fake wands that turn into a silly item (rubber chickens, tin parrots, etc.) when someone tries to use them. Varieties that are more expensive beat the unwary user about the head and neck. Ton-tongue toffees make the eater's tongue grow to an alarmingly large size temporarily as read about in the fourth book when Fred apparently drops some Canary Creams that make the eater turn into a canary for a short amount of time.


Other

Other prank objects include Belch Powder,[16] Dungbombs (explodes and causes a large and extremely smelly mess), and Ever-bashing boomerangs (presumably hit their target repeatedly after being thrown and are banned at Hogwarts). Fanged Frisbees which are literally Frisbees with fangs and are first mentioned in Goblet of Fire as one of Filch's newest restricted items at the beginning of term speech. However, they make their first appearance in Half-Blood Prince when one whirled around the Gryffindor common room, changing course with a mind of its own, and taking a bite out of a curtain - all after Ron threw one in the Gryffindor common room. They may be capable of causing damage.


More objects include Screaming yo-yos, which presumably scream loudly when worked, and Stink Pellets, which are used to distract prefects and teachers, and give an unpleasant smell.[16]


Storage receptacles

Moody's Magical Trunk

Alastor Moody owns an especially bewitched magical trunk. It has seven locks on it, and the trunk opens to a different assortment of objects for each lock. Most notably, though, the seventh compartment is about 10 feet (3.0 m) deep (possibly because of the use of an Undetectable Extension Charm), and is where Barty Crouch Jr. imprisoned the real Moody. Other compartments contain spellbooks, Dark Detectors, and Moody's Invisibility Cloak. For the record label, see Mad Eye Recordings. ... Spells in Harry Potter occur in the wizarding world of the series of books by author J. K. Rowling. ...


Pensieve

A Pensieve is a stone receptacle in which to store memories. Covered in mystic runes, it contains memories that take physical form as a type of matter that is described as neither liquid nor gas. A witch or wizard can extract their own memories or another person’s, store them in the Pensieve, and review them later. It also relieves the mind when it becomes cluttered with information. Anyone can examine the memories in the Pensieve, which also allows viewers to fully immerse themselves in the memories stored within, much like a magical form of real world virtual reality. This article is about the simulation technology. ...


Oddly, users of these devices view the memories from a third-person-point-of-view, providing a near-omniscient perspective of the events preserved. This of course, raises questions of how they are able to see things beyond what they have remembered. Rowling answered this question in an interview, confirming that memories in the pensieve allow one to view details of things that happened even if they did not notice or remember them, and stated that "that's the magic of the Pensieve, what brings it alive".[17] The "memories" contained in the Pensieve have the appearance of silver threads. Memories that have been heavily manipulated or tampered with to alter perspectives, or are simply aged and gone-spoiled (such as Horace Slughorn's), may appear thick and jelly-like and offer obscured viewing. Memories are not limited to just those of humans, since at least one house-elf (Hokey) provided Dumbledore with a memory as well. The third-person narrative is narration in the third person. ... For the album by Swans, see Omniscience (album). ... Horace E. F. Slughorn (born between 1898 and 1902) is a fat, pompous fictional character in the Harry Potter series of novels written by J.K. Rowling. ... Dobby House-elves are fictional magical creatures in the Harry Potter series of books written by J. K. Rowling. ...


Dumbledore's Pensieve first appears in Goblet of Fire, again in Order of the Phoenix, and plays a pivotal role in Half-Blood Prince. It makes a last appearance in Deathly Hallows when Harry uses it to decipher Snape's memories.


Hermione's small beaded handbag

Hermione used the Undetectable Extension Charm on her handbag which contains almost everything they need when they disapparate from Bill and Fleur's wedding reception. It contained jeans, sweatshirt, socks, the Invisibility Cloak, books, tent and even Phineas Nigellus Black's portrait. Spells in Harry Potter occur in the wizarding world of the series of books by author J. K. Rowling. ... Spoiler warning: Phineas Nigellus Black (1847-1926), more commonly known as Phineas Nigellus, is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series, the great-great-grandfather of Sirius Black, and said to be the least popular headmaster Hogwarts ever had (though it is possible Dolores Umbridge has since usurped this...


Transportation

Broomsticks

Broomsticks are used for transportation by wizards and witches of all ages, and for the game of Quidditch. Their use is similar to that of flying carpets, although the latter are banned in Great Britain. However, they are uncomfortable for extensive trips, even with the patented cushion charm. A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of stiff fibres attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical handle, the broomstick. ... Quidditch is a fictional sport developed by J. K. Rowling, found in the internationally bestselling Harry Potter novels and films. ... In the fictional Harry Potter series, many magical objects exist for the use of the characters. ...


Broomsticks are treated as a major consumer product in the Wizarding world. There are numerous brands and models of brooms, all of which vary in their capabilities. These range from expensive high-performance models to toy broomsticks for young children that only fly a few feet off the ground to even family-sized broomsticks that have room for an entire family to sit down on and have a luggage compartment below the seating area. The cultural significance of broomsticks in the world of Harry Potter is similar to that of the real life automobiles. Besom brooms are the broom traditionally associated with witches and are traditionally made of twigs tied to a larger pole. ... Hogwarts, a wizarding school. ... Car redirects here. ...


Since Harry Potter plays Quidditch, his brooms - a Nimbus 2000, and later a Firebolt - are prominent in the series. The Nimbus 2000 was given to him by special consent of Dumbledore via Professor Minerva McGonagall, who had chosen him as Seeker.[HP1] The Firebolt was given to him by Sirius as a Christmas gift.[HP3] The Firebolt remains the fastest broom in the world, having surpassed the previous record holder, the Nimbus 2001, and its price is so grand that it is only available upon request (Harry Potter never asks for the price, and thus it remains unknown). However Harry loses his Firebolt in Deathly Hallows and it is unknown what he replaces it with afterwards, or if he does at all. Quidditch is a fictional sport developed by J. K. Rowling, found in the internationally bestselling Harry Potter novels and films. ... Professor Minerva McGonagall is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... HPSS and HP1 redirect here. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... HP3 redirects here. ...


Cars and Motorbikes

Enchanted motor vehicles appear in most of the books.


In Chamber of Secrets, Ron and Harry miss the train and travel to Hogwarts in Ron's father's car, a flying Ford Anglia. The Weasley family are a fictional family of wizards who figure prominently in the plot of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels. ...


Sirius owned a flying motorbike, which he lent to Hagrid the night James and Lily Potter died; it is first seen when Hagrid delivers Harry to Number Four, Privet Drive. For the American Revolutionary War general, see James Potter. ...


Knight Bus

The Knight Bus is a heavily enchanted, violently purple, triple-decker bus that transports wizards and witches. It makes its first appearance in Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry unintentionally hails it by holding his wand arm out. Harry has a final ride on the Knight Bus with a number of his friends in Order of the Phoenix. The Knight Bus is faster than travelling by broomstick, but not as fast as near instantaneous Floo powder and Apparating. The bus charges for the service; Harry Potter is charged 11 Sickles to travel from the town of Little Whinging to the pub, The Leaky Cauldron[HP3]. Image File history File links The Knight Bus, as it appears in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links The Knight Bus, as it appears in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Starring Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint Emma Watson Produced by Michael Barnathan et al. ... In the fictional Harry Potter series, many magical objects exist for the use of the characters. ... Apparating is the most advanced means of magical travel in the fictional Harry Potter series. ... Little Whinging, Surrey, England, is a fictitious town to the south of London, described in the Harry Potter series of novels. ... An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... “The Leaky Cauldron” redirects here. ... HP3 redirects here. ...


The bus functions as public transportation for the wizard or witch who cannot or will not choose another means of transportation. The riders are seemingly picked up by the bus from all over in-universe Great Britain, bringing passengers to the destinations of their choice with seemingly no set route. It bolts through the streets, entirely invisible to muggles and causes other objects to dodge it (rather than dodging the objects) for travelling short distances. For longer distances, the Knight Bus makes 160 km (hundred-mile) leaps accompanied by a great bang and jolt, possibly similar to Apparating.[citation needed] The interior of the bus changes depending on the time of day, having seats by day and beds by night. The only mentioned limitation in travelling is that it cannot enter water. Muggle is the only word used in the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling to refer to a normal person who lacks any sort of magical ability. ... Apparating is the most advanced means of magical travel in the fictional Harry Potter series. ...


The conductor of the Knight Bus is Stan Shunpike, and its driver is Ernie Prang in the third book of the series. In the third film, Stan is accompanied by a talking shrunken head voiced by Lenny Henry. A train Conductor // The Conductor is the railway employee charged with the management of a freight, passenger, or various other types of train, and is also the direct supervisor of the trains Train Crew (brakeman, flagman, ticket collector, assistant conductor, on board service personnel). ... Stan Shunpike is a fictional character in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels. ... Shrunken head from the upper Amazon region, in the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford A shrunken head is a real human head that has been prepared for display. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Lenworth George Henry CBE, (born 29 August 1958), is a British writer, comedian and actor. ...


Hogwarts Express

Main article: Hogwarts Express

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Floo Powder

Floo Powder as seen in Chamber of Secrets

Floo powder is a glittering powder used by wizards to travel and communicate using fireplaces. It was invented by Ignatia Wildsmith (1227-1320) and named after the flue, which is the passageway that leads from a fireplace to the chimney so hot gases can escape. Strangely, flues did not exist at the supposed time of Floo powder's invention. There is the thought that the muggles could have taken the word from the wizards and made it their own. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter films series, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ...


Floo powder can be used with any fireplace connected to the Floo Network. To transport from one fireplace to another, the traveller throws a handful of the Floo powder into the fireplace, steps into the fireplace, and states the intended destination in a clear and purposeful voice. Floo Powder can also be used for communication; a wizard or witch can kneel in front of the fire and stick their head into the fire, which will appear in the fire at another fireplace, leaving the witch or wizard free to talk. The Floo Network is a system by which the wizards and witches of the world of Harry Potter travel as an alternative to apparition, portkeys and broomsticks. ...


In Chamber of Secrets, the Weasleys travelled to Diagon Alley by Floo powder. Harry did not say "Diagon Alley" clearly, (he said Diagonnally, quite obviously a play on words - just like Nocturnally) so he was instead sent to Borgin and Burkes shop, in Knockturn Alley. In the fourth book, Arthur Weasley uses his position at the Ministry of Magic to have the Dursleys' fireplace temporarily connected to the Floo network, unaware that the fireplace had been blocked. Sirius uses the network to communicate with Harry in the same book. In the fifth book, Harry uses the Gryffindor fireplace and finally Dolores Umbridge's fireplace to communicate with Sirius; he is however forced to do so because Umbridge is monitoring all other lines of communication in and out of Hogwarts (thus why he did not communicate through Gryffindor's). The Floo Network is controlled by the Ministry of Magic. The Ministry also has over 700 fireplaces in its headquarters so ministry officials and workers can teleport straight from their homes to the ministry without the hustle and bustle of travelling on broom or by portkey. The Weasley family are a fictional family of wizards who figure prominently in the plot of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels. ... “The Leaky Cauldron” redirects here. ... In the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, Borgin and Burkes is a shop on Knockturn alley, widely reputed to have a collection of Dark magic items, poisons and the like on sale. ... Knockturn Alley, a pun on nocturnally, is a fictional location in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the fictional universe of the Harry Potter series as written by J. K. Rowling, the Ministry of Magic is the governing body of the magical community of Britain and succeeded the earlier Wizards Council. ... The Dursleys are a fictional family from the Harry Potter series of books and films. ... Dolores Jane Umbridge is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... In the fictional universe of the Harry Potter series as written by J. K. Rowling, the Ministry of Magic is the governing body of the magical community of Britain and succeeded the earlier Wizards Council. ...


Flying carpets

Flying carpets are usually thick rugs, frequently highly patterned and often manufactured in the Middle East that are enchanted with the ability to fly.[original research?] Flying Carpets were once an accepted form of travel for the British magical community, but they are now banned due to being defined as a "Muggle Artifact" by the Registry of Proscribed Charmable Objects. It is therefore now against British wizarding law to charm carpets or fly them, although they are still legal in other countries. Arthur Weasley was very much involved in the introduction of this legislation due to his position in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts office. It is known that the ban was relatively recent, not only from Arthur's involvement, but also from the fact that Barty Crouch Sr's grandfather owned a 12-seater Axminster carpet before flying carpets were prohibited. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of Axminster Town Council Axminster is a small market town on the eastern border of Devon, England. ...


A wizard merchant by the name of Ali Bashir is very keen to export flying carpets to Britain and is very upset that local laws are preventing him from doing so. He regularly berates Arthur about the subject, but it is very unlikely that the law will be changed. It cannot always be thought of as an Arabian sage type. They come in many shapes and designs.


Portkeys

The Portkeys are first mentioned in Goblet of Fire. Once created by using the Portus spell, a Portkey can be set to transport anybody who touches it to a designated location, or to become active at a pre-determined time and transport to that location anybody who happens to be touching it at the moment of activation. The creation of Portkeys may be highly restricted in general; although Dumbledore is able to set up an "unauthorised Portkey" in the fifth book, it is treated as a serious crime; Fudge is upset that Dumbledore would create one in front of him, and at one point Remus Lupin says "...it's more than our life's worth to set up an unauthorised Portkey." Spells in Harry Potter occur in the wizarding world of the series of books by author J. K. Rowling. ... Cornelius Oswald Fudge is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


In the books, a portkey is usually made from an unobtrusive object or bit of rubbish, to prevent Muggles from discovering their magical nature. When activated, the user feels a pulling or jerking sensation behind the navel, and then suddenly appears at the destination.[HP4] With enough practice, a graceful landing is possible: after the Portkeyed trip to the Quidditch World Cup in fourth film, Cedric Diggory, Arthur Weasley, and Amos Diggory landed on their feet, while the others (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny and the twins) fell onto the ground. HP4 redirects here. ... The Quidditch World Cup is an event held in the Harry Potter universe every four years since 1473. ... Cedric Diggory is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Amos Diggory is a character in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels and the father of Cedric Diggory. ...


In Goblet of Fire, Crouch Jr, who was impersonating Moody, made the Triwizard Tournament cup a Portkey so it would transport anybody who touched it straight to the hands of Voldemort, expecting it would be Harry. However, Harry took the cup together with Cedric, so Pettigrew murdered Cedric. The Champions of the 1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament: shown characters are portrayed by the actors that play them in the movies The Triwizard Tournament is a fictional tournament featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. ...


Time-Turners

A Time Turner

A Time-Turner may be used for time travel. A large supply of Time-Turners is kept at the Ministry of Magic, as seen in Order of the Phoenix; however, during the events of that book a glass-fronted cabinet containing Time-Turners is destroyed. Due to their time-affecting properties, the cabinet is seen to fall, shatter and repair itself repeatedly. In Half-Blood Prince, Hermione mentions a Daily Prophet article stating that "the entire stock of Ministry Time-Turners" was destroyed during that incident. The books do not discuss who else may be in possession of Time-Turners outside of the Ministry. Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... In the fictional universe of the Harry Potter series as written by J. K. Rowling, the Ministry of Magic is the governing body of the magical community of Britain and succeeded the earlier Wizards Council. ...


Hermione receives a Time-Turner from McGonagall in Prisoner of Azkaban, so she could attend more classes than time would normally allow. Hermione is ordered to keep it a secret from everyone, including Harry and Ron, although they do notice the impossibility of her schedule, and several bizarre disappearances and reappearances- the increased schedule does leave her strained towards the end of the year, however. Hermione lets Harry and Ron in on the secret near the end of the book, where she and Harry use the Time-Turner to save Sirius and Buckbeak. Buckbeak (later renamed Witherwings) is a hippogriff, a magical beast in the fictional Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling. ...


Granger's Time-Turner resembles an hourglass pendant on a necklace; it is unclear if all of them do. The hourglass pendant is twisted to move through time, and the number of turns on the hourglass corresponds to the number of hours one travelled back in time. The travel ends as the traveller arrives to the point in time of which s/he went back in time (e.g. Hermione and Harry go back three hours; three hours after their arrival in the past, they return to the time period they turned back).[PA Ch.21][18] For other uses, see Hourglass (disambiguation). ... HP3 redirects here. ...


Vanishing Cabinet

Vanishing Cabinet is a cabinet located in Hogwarts that is a part of a set of two; the other cabinet resides in Borgin and Burkes. One simply enters one of the cabinets at the cabinet's location and exits the other at its location. In the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, Borgin and Burkes is a shop on Knockturn alley, widely reputed to have a collection of Dark magic items, poisons and the like on sale. ...


The Vanishing Cabinet is first mentioned in Chamber of Secrets when Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington convinces Peeves to drop it (thus breaking it) over Argus Filch's office in order to help Harry escape detention for "befouling of the castle" (tracking in mud). It was also used in Order of the Phoenix by Fred and George, when they forced Montague, the Slytherin Quidditch captain and member of the Inquisitorial Squad into it when he tried to take house points from Gryffindor. Draco then learns of Montague’s experience, learning that you could transport between the two cabinets and that the other is located in Borgin and Burkes. He later tells Voldemort of this and is instructed to fix the broken one at Hogwarts as so to transport the Death Eaters into the highly secured castle. The article is about the ghosts which inhabit Hogwarts in the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. ... Peeves is a fictional poltergeist who haunts the wizarding school Hogwarts in the novel series of Harry Potter written by British Author JK Rowling. ... Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of books. ... This article is about a type of online computer game. ... The following are minor fictional characters from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling in Slytherin House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. ... In the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... The Inquisitorial Squad is a fictional organisation in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. ... In the fictional Harry Potter series, a Death Eater is a follower of Lord Voldemort. ...


In Half-Blood Prince Draco visits the dark shop to ask for instruction in fixing the one broken Cabinet placed in the Room of Requirement at Hogwarts after Peeves broke it by dropping it in Draco's second year. After Draco pales and becomes fatigue in his complex struggle to fix the cabinet, he madly yells in triumph as he succeeds and allows the Death Eaters to finally enter the school. Thus, a chaotic battle begins in the castle between them and the Order of the Phoenix, ultimately leading to Dumbledore's death. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the main setting of the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... In the fictional Harry Potter series, a Death Eater is a follower of Lord Voldemort. ... In the Harry Potter novels, by J. K. Rowling, the Order of the Phoenix is a fictional organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore to fight Lord Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters. ...


Writing utensils

Anti-Cheating Quill

The Anti-Cheating Quill a quill with an anti-cheating charm on it, first mentioned in Philosopher's Stone.[PS Ch.16] Although it is not mentioned in other exams, it is presumably used for all the exams Harry takes at Hogwarts. HPSS and HP1 redirect here. ...


Auto-Answer Quill

The Auto-Answer Quill is banned from the examination hall in the in their OWLs.[OP Ch.31] Although it is likely these are banned in all exams, they are not mentioned until Order of the Phoenix. OotP redirects here. ...


Blood Quill

The Blood Quill is used by Dolores Umbridge throughout Order of the Phoenix to carry out her perverse punishment of "cutting up" students. In the fifth book, Harry has detention with Professor Umbridge on several occasions. During these detentions, he is required to write lines (I must not tell lies), and is not released from this until Umbridge believes "the message has sunk in." Rather than using a regular quill, Umbridge makes Harry use a blood quill, which is described as unusually sharp with a black nib. As the user writes, the quill magically (and painfully) cuts into the back of the user's hand and uses their blood for ink. When carried out repeatedly over a period, this can lead to permanent scarring, as shown by Harry to Rufus Scrimgeour in the last two books. Dolores Jane Umbridge is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... OotP redirects here. ... Dolores Jane Umbridge is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... A quill pen is made from a flight feather (preferably a primary) of a large bird, most often a goose. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Minor Ministry officials in Harry Potter. ...


Other victims of this form of detention include Lee Jordan. In the film interpretation, all members of Dumbledore's Army were punished using this method. In fandom, most people refer to this as a "Blood Quill."[citation needed] Presumably, the inspiration for this is Kafka's "In the Penal Colony". This article is about characters in the Harry Potter series who are associated in some way with Quidditch. ... -1... Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc. ... Franz Kafka approximately 1917 Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883 in Prague - June 3, 1924 in Vienna) was one of the major German language writers of the 20th century most of whose work was published posthumously. ... In the Penal Colony (German: In der Strafkolonie) is a short story in German by Franz Kafka. ...


Quick Quotes Quill

A Quick Quotes Quill as seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A Quick Quotes Quill is a stenographic tool employed by Rita Skeeter to spin the words of her subjects into a more salacious or melodramatic form more to her liking. Because she sucks on it first before writing (which then the quill writes to her liking), it is speculated that the quill will also write to the likings of others (as long as he or she sucks it before it begins writing). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy adventure film, based on J.K. Rowlings novel of the same name, and is the fourth film in the popular Harry Potter film series. ... Rita Skeeter is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ...


Rita uses the quill to interview Harry (inside a Hogwarts broomstick cupboard) about his participation in the Triwizard Tournament in Goblet of Fire for her column "Me, Myself, and I" in the newspaper, The Daily Prophet. Harry continually tries to correct the inaccuracy of the quill to Rita. However, she rudely ignores him. Additionally in Deathly Hallows, Rita mentions in her interview concerning Dumbledore's posthumous biography that the Quick Quotes Quill helped her to write the book so quickly after his death. The Champions of the 1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament: shown characters are portrayed by the actors that play them in the movies The Triwizard Tournament is a fictional tournament featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. ...


Other uncategorized objects

These objects remain uncategorized as they are the only in their field.


Gubraithian fire

Gubraithian Fire is a conjured everlasting magical fire that may only be created by extremely skilled wizards. First mentioned in chapter twenty of Order of the Phoenix, Hagrid and Madame Maxime give a branch of Gubraithian fire (conjured by Dumbledore, to burn atop the branch) as a gift to the giant leader (Gurg) during their journey. Olympe Maxime is a character from the Harry Potter series, created by J. K. Rowling. ...


The Marauder's Map

The Marauder's Map is a magical map of Hogwarts which makes its first appearance in Prisoner of Azkaban. The map was created by the four students known collectively as "The Marauders" at Hogwarts during their time there (c. 1971), in which they gained extensive knowledge about the school grounds, such as its various hidden passages, from their frequent night-time adventures together. These marauders were James Potter (Prongs), Sirius Black (Padfoot), Remus Lupin (Moony), and Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail).


At first glance, the Map is simply a blank piece of parchment; but when the user points their wand to the Map and says, "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good," the message "Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, purveyors of aids to magical mischief-makers, are proud to present the Marauders Map," and a detailed layout of Hogwarts' Castle (including secret passageways) is revealed.[HP3] Saying, "Mischief managed!" returns the map to its original blank state.[HP3] The Map gives information on how to open secret passageways, though several locations (such as the Room of Requirement and the Chamber of Secrets) do not appear on the map. It would seem that the four friends either did not have any knowledge of them, or-in the case of the former-they are unplottable. Furthermore, Animagus disguises or Invisibility Cloaks cannot fool the Marauder’s Map. Not even Polyjuice Potion can outwit the Marauder's Map. For this reason, Barty Crouch Jr, disguised as Moody, considered it a threat and asks to 'borrow' the map from a trusting Harry Potter.


In Prisoner of Azkaban, Fred and George (who have no further need for it) give the Map to Harry so he can get to Hogsmeade Village through a hidden passageway. Snape later on found the Map in Harry's possession and tried to force it to reveal its secrets. It merely insulted him with mocking phrases, the Map retains an echo of its creators' personalities, much like the Sorting Hat remembers the thoughts and opinions of the school founders; the marauders had no happy memories of Snape. Lupin later took it with him. He returns the map to Harry after resigning his post at Hogwarts. The Map then on makes insignificant appearances in the books.


In the book, the Map is a piece of parchment; in the films, the Map appears with a cover that unfolds in two with many other folds inside each other. All the lines in the Map are made up of what at first glance are just random letters, but upon closer inspection are Latin words. In the books, there is no mention of Harry recovering the Map from the office of the Professor Moody impostor and Harry later uses it in upcoming books. When asked, author of the novels, Rowling, answered that Harry had indeed sneaked into the office and recovered it in the days following the Third Task. She also commented that she had intended to include a scene or mention it. When asked during an online question session, "What child did Harry give the Marauders Map to if any?" (After his school years), Rowling responded "I’ve got a feeling he didn’t give it to any of them, but that James [one of Harry's sons] sneaked it out of his father’s desk one day."[19] This is expected, as James Potter, the boy's grandfather, was also a mischief-maker. For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ...


Interestingly, the Marauders signed the map "Messers Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs", referring to Remus, Peter, Sirius and James respectively, and each Marauder died in reverse order: first James, then Sirius, then Wormtail and finally Remus.


Omnioculars

Omnioculars are a pair of magical brass binoculars used by Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the fourth book during the Quidditch World Cup. Omnioculars, besides having magnified lenses, have many other features. Among them, the ones mentioned are the ability to replay or slow down something seen through the lenses, although a side effect is that the view in the lenses is not accurate of what is currently happening, since it's going slower than real life. They also have a play-by-play feature, where the names of moves performed by Quidditch players is shown in bright purple letters across the Omnioculars' lenses.[HP4] Binocular telescopes, or binoculars, (also known as field glasses) are two identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction, allowing the viewer to use both eyes (binocular vision) when viewing distant objects. ... Quidditch is a fictional sport developed by J. K. Rowling, found in the internationally bestselling Harry Potter novels and films. ... HP4 redirects here. ...


Spellotape

Spellotape is magical adhesive tape. The name is a play on Sellotape, a popular brand which has become a generic name for transparent adhesive tape in the United Kingdom.[20][21] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter films series, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ... In the Harry Potter series created by J.K. Rowling, magic is depicted as a natural force that can be used to override the usual laws of nature while still being approached entirely scientifically. ... Two rolls of adhesive tape. ... Sellotape is a European brand of transparent, cellulose-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, and is the leading brand of clear sticky tape in the United Kingdom. ... A genericized trademark (Commonwealth English genericised trade mark), sometimes known as a generic trade mark, generic descriptor or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which is often used as the colloquial description for a particular type of product or service as a result of widespread popular or cultural... Two rolls of adhesive tape. ...


Spellotape is referenced in all of the Harry Potter books, apart from Deathly Hallows, and is seen in the second film.


Wand

A wand is a part of a wizard's everyday accessory, used to perform magical feats, and without which only limited magic is possible. They are used as both tools and weapons in the Wizarding World. Wands are generally carried inside the wizard's robes in the books; however, they can also be placed into other objects. For instance, Lucius hid his inside his cane, while Hagrid hid the broken halves of his wand inside his umbrella. In the Harry Potter universe, when a wizard has committed a serious crime, their wands are snapped in half. The giant Galligantua and the wicked old magician transform the dukes daughter into a white hind. ...


The only named wand shop is Ollivander's, owned by Mr Ollivander - a master wand maker. This is where Hagrid takes Harry to buy his first wand. In the "Weighing of the Wands" chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Ollivander is seen to evaluate two foreign wands: Viktor Krum's wand: a Gregorovitch creation, unusually thick; and Fleur Delacour's wand, whose core (a hair from her Veela grandmother) he felt created "temperamental" wands, which is why he did not use it himself. Mr Ollivander (first name unrevealed) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. ... HP4 redirects here. ... Viktor Krum (Bulgarian: ) (born c. ... Fleur Isabelle Delacour is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ...


Creation

A wand is made by a wandmaker learned in wandlore, the study of wands. Wands are handcrafted from "wandwood", which is a wood capable of sustaining magic (e.g. Holly, Yew, ebony, vinewood, etc.). Then a core is inserted into the middle of the wand from top to bottom. Such cores have been mentioned to include phoenix tail feathers, unicorn tail hairs, dragon heartstrings and Veela hair. The books mention that Ollivander only uses phoenix feathers, dragon heartstrings and unicorn hair as the cores of his wands. In the Deathly Hallows, the Elder Wand is described as having a core made from the tail hair of a Thestral.[22] For other mythic firebirds, see Fire bird (mythology). ... The gentle and pensive maiden has the power to tame the unicorn, in this fresco in Palazzo Farnese, Rome, probably by Domenichino, ca 1602 For other uses, see Unicorn (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... Fairies in Slavic mythology come in several forms and their names are spelled differently based on the specific language. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Effects

A wand is generally considered personal for a wizard. However, wands belonging to other wizards can be used to a comparatively less potent effect. In Philosopher's Stone, Harry had to try out many wands before he found one that "chose him". It was an 11-inch (280 mm), holly and phoenix feather wand. Look up wizard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Wands with cores from the same source give strange effects (Priori Incantatem) when forced to fight each other, as is the case with Harry and Voldemort's wands. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it is revealed that each of their wands contains a tail feather from Fawkes, the phoenix belonging to Dumbledore. After Priori Incantatem, the wands get to know the opposites' master - this is explained in Deathly Hallows. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of spells in Harry Potter. ... HP4 redirects here. ... Harry Potter character. ...


Wands are capable of changing masters. This is revealed in Deathly Hallows. When a wizard or witch is defeated, or if their wand is forcibly taken from them in a fight (a form of defeat), the wand will change its allegiance to the one who defeated its previous master and work perfectly well with its new master. It is unclear if the wand will continue to work properly for its original master if it is returned (not taken back in a fight). If a wand is used by a muggle it will most likely kill or fatally injure them this is due to their lack of magical power.


Notes

  1. ^ a b [HP7] chapter 21
  2. ^ "J.K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript", The Leaky Cauldron, 2007-07-30. Retrieved on 2007-07-30. 
  3. ^ a b c "Online Chat Transcript", Bloomsbury, 2007-07-31. Retrieved on 2007-07-31. 
  4. ^ J.K.Rowling Official Site
  5. ^ Transcript of live web interview with Bloomsbury
  6. ^ "J.K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript", Accio Quote, 2007-07-30. Retrieved on 2000-10-19. 
  7. ^ Harry Potter at Bloomsbury
  8. ^ Rowling, J. K., Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6
  9. ^ Rowling, J. K., Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 3
  10. ^ Rowling, J. K., Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 22
  11. ^ Elsewhere on the Web : Harry Potter Wizard Chess
  12. ^ Harry Potter. The complete position. Composition of the chess position by International chess master Jeremy Silman
  13. ^ Amazon.com: Harry Potter Wizard Chess: Toys & Games
  14. ^ Gryffindor did not 'steal' the sword, not unless you are a goblin fanatic and believe that all goblin-made objects really belong to the maker.
  15. ^ J.K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript - The Leaky Cauldron
  16. ^ a b Rowling, J. K., Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 8
  17. ^ MuggleNet Emerson and Melissa's J.K. Rowling Interview Page 3
  18. ^ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  19. ^ J. K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript (July 30, 2007). Retrieved on July 30, 2007.
  20. ^ Boyle, Fiona (2004). A Muggle's Guide to the Wizarding World: Exploring The Harry Potter Universe. ECW Press, 363. ISBN 155022655X. 
  21. ^ Whited, Lana A. (2002). The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon. University of Missouri Press, 280. ISBN 0826215491. 
  22. ^ J.K.Rowling Official Site
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Different composers have been involved in writing the music for the Harry Potter films. ... Because students in the novels board the train to Hogwarts at Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross railway station in London, the real Kings Cross has erected a sign at a wall between tracks 9 and 10 to commemorate this. ... // Writer J. K. Rowling cites several writers as influences in her creation of her bestselling Harry Potter series. ... The immense popularity and wide recognition of JK Rowlings Harry Potter fantasy series has led to it being extensively parodied, in works spanning nearly every medium. ... There have been many published theories about politics in the Harry Potter books and from academic circles. ... The cover of Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen (Harry Potter and the Stone of the Wise Men) – the Dutch language translation of the first book, jointly published by De Harmonie and Standaard. ... Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is a 2001 book written by English author J. K. Rowling to benefit the British charity Comic Relief. ... Quidditch Through the Ages is both a fictional book described in the Harry Potter series of novels by the English author J. K. Rowling, and a real book by that author, although her name is only stated in the book as the copyright holder of the Harry Potter-name. ... The Tales of Beedle the Bard is the title of a book of fairy tales Albus Dumbledore left Hermione Granger in his will. ... Lego Harry Potter is a Lego theme based on the books and films of the Harry Potter series. ... This is the back side of each card in the game. ...

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