The A to Z of Harry Potter

July 23: A is for Azkaban, a prison for wizards

B is for Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, a popular sweet for young wizards

C is for Cho Chang, with whom Harry has his first kiss

D is for Dumbledore, head of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

E is for the elixir of life, which can make the drinker immortal

F is for Fang, the docile boarhound owned by Hagrid, the keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts

G is for Gryffindor, the house at Hogwarts which Potter belongs to

H is for Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, his clever friend.

I is for inquisitorial squad, a group of Harry's enemies who enforce discipline at the school

J is for jinx, a spell cast to cause misfortune to another

K is for knut, one of three types of currency in the wizarding world

L is for Lupin, Hogwarts' kindly professor of defence against the dark arts

M is for muggles, or people who cannot use magic

N is for nine and three-quarters, the invisible train station platform which pupils returning to Hogwarts must access by running at a barrier

O is for order of the phoenix, a group brought together by Dumbledore to fight against Voldemort

P is for the philosopher's stone referred to in the title of the first Harry Potter book which produces the elixir of life and which is kept at Hogwarts

Q is for quidditch, a game played on broomsticks

R is for room of requirement, a room at Hogwarts which only appears at times of need

S is for Slytherin, another Hogwarts house which Harry's arch-enemy Draco Malfoy belongs to

T is for thestrals, sinister winged horses

U is for Umbridge, a Hogwarts teacher who forces out Dumbledore to become headmistress

V is for Voldemort, Harry's ruthless arch-enemy who killed his parents

W is for Weasleys, seven loveable red-haired siblings who all attend Hogwarts, including Harry's close friend Ron

X is for expecto patronum, a spell used to ward off evil

Y is for you know who, the way many wizards refer to Voldemort because they are too afraid to use his real name

Z is for Zonko, owner of a joke shop in Hogsmeade. app



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