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CO NTEN TS
CH APT ER O NE: T H E J O URN EY T O H O GW ART S
Kin g ’s C ro ss S ta ti o n
Pla tf o rm N in e a n d T hre e-Q uarte rs
The H ogw arts E xpre ss
CH APT ER T W O: T H E S O RT IN G
The S orti n g H at
Hats ta ll
CH APT ER T H REE: T H E C A ST LE A ND G RO UNDS
Huffle p uff C om mon R oom
The M ara u der’s M ap
The G re at L ak e
CH APT ER F O UR: L ESSO NS A T H O GW ART S
Hogw arts S ch o ol S ubje cts
Tim e-T urn er
CH APT ER F IV E: C A ST LE R ESID EN TS
Hogw arts G ho sts
Gho sts
The B alla d o f N early H ead le ss N ic k
Hogw arts P ortr a its
Sir C ad o gan
CH APT ER S IX : S E C RET S O F T H E C A ST LE
Mir ro r o f E ris e d
Pen sie v e
The P hilo so pher’s S to ne

The S w ord o f G ry ffin do r
The C ham ber o f S ecre ts

FR O M T H E P O TTER M ORE E D IT O R:
We k n ow q uite a l o t a bout H ogw arts . I t’s a s c h ool f o r w itc h es a nd w iz a rd s, w ho a re i n vite d t o
atte n d b y a n o w l- d eliv ere d l e tte r. I t h as a h undre d a nd f o rty -tw o s ta ir c a se s, w hic h m ove a s
th ough t h ey h ave m in ds o f t h eir o w n. I t w as f o unded b y G odric G ry ffin dor, R ow en a
Raven cla w , H elg a H uffle p uff a nd S ala za r S ly th erin , a fte r w hom t h e s c h ool’s h ouse s w ere
nam ed .
There ’s e ven a s e cre t p assa gew ay u nder a o ne-e yed w itc h s ta tu e t h at a llo w s a f a ir ly t h in
perso n t o e sc a pe i n to t h e c ella r o f H oneyd ukes. B ut i f P ro fe sso r A lb us P erc iv a l W ulfr ic
Bria n D um ble d ore s a ys e ven h e d oesn ’t k n ow a ll o f H ogw arts ’ s e cre ts , w ell, n eith er d o w e.
There ’s o nly o ne p erso n w ho k n ow s e very th in g a bout H ogw arts . I n t h is c o lle ctio n o f w ritin g,
J.K . R ow lin g d iv u lg es h id den s e cre ts a nd s tr a nge l o re f r o m B rita in ’s s c h ool f o r w itc h cra ft
and w iz a rd ry.





We b eg in j u st a s a ny w itc h o r w iz a rd o n h is o r h er w ay t o H ogw arts w ould – a t L ondon’s
Kin g’s C ro ss. I t’s a b ustlin g, c a vern ous t r a in s ta tio n f ille d w ith b usy c o m mute rs – s o b usy
th at t h ey d on’t n otic e p eo ple l a den w ith t r u nks, o w ls , c a ts a nd r o bes r u n a t a t ic ket b arrie r
and d is a ppea r.


KIN G’S C RO SS S T A TIO N
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
W hen O tta lin e G am bo l c o m man deere d a M ug gle tr a in to s e rv e a s th e n ew m ode o f tr a n sp o rt f o r
H ogw arts s tu den ts , s h e a ls o h ad c o nstr u cte d a s m all s ta ti o n i n th e w iz ard in g v illa g e o f H ogsm ead e: a
n ecessa ry a d ju nct to th e tr a in . T he M in is tr y o f M ag ic f e lt s tr o ng ly , h o w ev er, th at to c o nstr u ct a n
a d diti o nal w iz ard in g s ta ti o n i n th e m id dle o f L ondo n w ould s tr e tc h e v en th e M ug gle s’ n o to rio us
d ete rm in ati o n n o t to n o ti c e m ag ic w hen i t w as e x plo din g i n f r o nt o f th eir f a ces.
It w as E van g elin e O rp in g to n, M in is te r f r o m 1 849–1855, w ho h it u po n th e s o lu ti o n o f a d din g a
c o nceale d p la tf o rm a t th e n ew ly ( M ug gle ) b uilt K in g ’s C ro ss s ta ti o n, w hic h w ould b e a ccessib le o nly
t o w itc h es a n d w iz ard s. O n th e w ho le , th is h as w ork ed w ell, a lth o ug h th ere h av e b een m in o r p ro ble m s
o ver th e e n su in g y ears, s u ch a s w itc h es a n d w iz ard s w ho h av e d ro pped s u itc ase s f u ll o f b iti n g
s p ellb o oks o r n ew t s p le en s a ll o ver th e p o lis h ed s ta ti o n f lo or, o r e ls e d is a p peare d th ro ug h th e s o lid
b arrie r a l ittl e to o l o udly . T here a re u su ally a n um ber o f p la in -c lo th ed M in is tr y o f M ag ic e m plo yees
o n h an d to d eal w ith a n y i n co nven ie n t M ug gle m em orie s th at m ay n eed a lte rin g a t th e s ta rt a n d e n d o f
e ach H ogw arts te rm .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
K in g ’s C ro ss, w hic h i s o ne o f L ondo n’s m ain r a ilw ay s ta ti o ns, h as a v ery p erso nal s ig nif ic an ce f o r
m e, b ecau se m y p are n ts m et o n a tr a in to S co tl a n d w hic h d ep arte d f r o m K in g ’s C ro ss s ta ti o n. F or th is
r e aso n, a n d b ecau se i t h as s u ch a n e v o cati v e a n d s y m bo lic n am e, a n d b ecau se i t i s a ctu ally th e r ig ht
s ta ti o n to l e av e f r o m i f y o u w ere h ead in g to C ale d o nia , I n ev er k new th e s lig hte st i n decis io n a b o ut th e
l o cati o n o f th e p o rta l th at w ould ta k e H arry to H ogw arts , o r th e m ean s o f tr a n sp o rt th at w ould ta k e
h im th ere .
It i s s a id ( th o ug h w here th e s to ry o rig in ate d I c o uld n o t te ll y o u; i t i s s u sp ic io usly v ag ue) th at
K in g ’s C ro ss S ta ti o n w as b uilt e ith er o n th e s ite o f B oudic ca’s l a st b attl e ( B oudic ca w as a n a n cie n t
B riti s h q ueen w ho l e d a r e b ellio n a g ain st th e R om an s) o r o n th e s ite o f h er to m b. L eg en d h as i t th at
h er g ra v e i s s itu ate d s o m ew here i n th e r e g io n o f p la tf o rm s e ig ht to te n . I d id n o t k no w th is w hen I
g av e th e w iz ard s’ p la tf o rm i ts n um ber. K in g ’s C ro ss s ta ti o n ta k es i ts n am e f r o m a n o w -d em olis h ed
m onum en t to K in g G eo rg e I V .
There i s a r e al tr o lle y s tu ck h alf w ay o ut o f a w all i n K in g ’s C ro ss n o w , a n d i t m ak es m e b eam
p ro udly e v ery ti m e I p ass...

There i s n o d oubt t h at a t r a in f r o m K in g’s C ro ss i s t h e m ost r e lia ble w ay t o g et a y o ung w itc h
or w iz a rd t o H ogw arts ( fly in g c a rs a re s tr o ngly d is c o ura ged ). B ut w hy p la tfo rm n in e a nd
th re e-q uarte rs? A nd w hat o th er h id den p la tfo rm s m ig ht b e t u cked a w ay b eh in d t h ose w alls ?


PL A TFO RM N IN E
AND T H REE-Q UA RT ER S
J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
I n c h o osin g th e n um ber o f th e c o nceale d p la tf o rm th at w ould ta k e y o ung w itc h es a n d w iz ard s to
b o ard in g s c h o ol, I d ecid ed th at i t w ould h av e to b e a n um ber b etw een th o se o f th e M ug gle p la tf o rm s –
t h ere fo re , i t w as c le arly a f r a cti o n. T his r a is e d th e i n te re sti n g q uesti o n o f h o w m an y o th er f r a cti o nal
p la tf o rm s l a y b etw een th e w ho le -n um bere d p la tf o rm s a t K in g ’s C ro ss, a n d I c o nclu ded th at th ere w ere
p ro bab ly q uite a f e w . A lth o ug h th ese a re n ev er m en ti o ned i n th e b o ok, I l ik e to th in k th at i t i s p o ssib le
t o ta k e a v ersio n o f th e O rie n t E xpre ss o ff to w iz ard -o nly v illa g es i n c o nti n en ta l E uro pe ( tr y p la tf o rm
s e v en a n d a h alf ), a n d th at o th er p la tf o rm s m ay b e o pen ed o n a n a s-r e q uir e d -b asis , f o r i n sta n ce f o r
l a rg e, o ne-o ff e v en ts s u ch a s C ele sti n a W arb eck c o ncerts ( s e e y o ur ti c k et f o r d eta ils ).
The n um ber n in e a n d th re e-q uarte rs p re se n te d i ts e lf w ith o ut m uch c o nsc io us th o ug ht, a n d I l ik ed
i t s o m uch th at I to ok i t a t o nce. I t i s th e ‘ th re e-q uarte rs’ th at m ak es i t, o f c o urse .

Next, i t’s o nly l o gic a l t o j u m p o nto t h e H ogw arts E xp re ss, w hic h f ills w ith n ew a nd r e tu rn in g
stu den ts o f w itc h cra ft a nd w iz a rd ry e a ch y ea r a nd d ro ps t h em o ff a t s c h ool.


TH E H OGW ART S E X PR ESS
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
A s w e k no w f r o m e arly h is to ric al a cco unts , a n d f r o m th e e v id en ce o f e arly w oodcu ts a n d e n g ra v in g s,
H ogw arts s tu den ts u se d to a rriv e a t s c h o ol i n a n y m an ner th at c au g ht th eir f a n cy. S om e r o de
b ro om sti c k s ( a d if fic u lt f e at w hen c arry in g tr u nks a n d p ets ); o th ers c o m man deere d e n ch an te d c arts
a n d, l a te r, c arria g es; s o m e a tte m pte d to A ppara te ( o fte n w ith d is a str o us e ffe cts , a s th e c astl e a n d
g ro unds h av e a lw ay s b een p ro te cte d w ith A nti - A ppariti o n C harm s); o th ers r o de a v arie ty o f m ag ic al
c re atu re s.
(In deed , i t i s b elie v ed th at th e T hestr a ls c u rre n tl y l iv in g i n th e F orb id den F ore st, a n d tr a in ed to
p ull th e s c h o ol c arria g es f r o m H ogsm ead e S ta ti o n, a re d esc en dan ts o f th o se r id den b y s tu den ts to
s c h o ol l o ng a g o.)
In s p ite o f th e a ccid en ts a tte n dan t o n th ese v ario us m odes o f m ag ic al tr a n sp o rt, n o t to m en ti o n
t h e a n nual M ug gle s ig hti n g s o f v ast n um bers o f a ir b o rn e w iz ard s tr a v ellin g n o rth w ard s, i t r e m ain ed
t h e r e sp o nsib ility o f p are n ts to c o nvey th eir c h ild re n to s c h o ol, r ig ht u p u nti l th e i m po siti o n o f th e
I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy i n 1 692. A t th is p o in t, i t b ecam e a m atte r o f u rg en cy to f in d s o m e
m ore d is c re et m eth o d o f tr a n sp o rti n g h undre d s o f w iz ard in g c h ild re n f r o m a ll o ver B rita in to th eir
s e cre t s c h o ol i n th e H ig hla n ds o f S co tl a n d.
Portk ey s w ere th ere fo re a rra n g ed a t c o lle cti n g p o in ts a ll o ver B rita in . T he l o gis ti c s c au se d
p ro ble m s f r o m th e s ta rt. U p to a th ir d o f s tu den ts w ould f a il to a rriv e e v ery y ear, h av in g m is se d th eir
t i m e s lo t, o r b een u nab le to f in d th e u no btr u siv e e n ch an te d o bje ct th at w ould tr a n sp o rt th em to th eir
s c h o ol. T here w as a ls o th e u nfo rtu nate f a ct th at m an y c h ild re n w ere ( a n d a re ) ‘ P ortk ey -s ic k ’, a n d th e
h o sp ita l w in g w as f r e q uen tl y f u ll to b ursti n g f o r th e f ir st f e w d ay s o f e v ery y ear, w hile s u sc ep ti b le
s tu den ts o verc am e th eir h yste ric s a n d n au se a.
While a d m itti n g th at P ortk ey s w ere n o t a n i d eal s o lu ti o n to th e p ro ble m o f s c h o ol tr a n sp o rta ti o n,
t h e M in is tr y o f M ag ic f a ile d to f in d a n a ccep ta b le a lte rn ati v e. A r e tu rn to th e u nre g ula te d tr a v el o f th e
p ast w as i m po ssib le , a n d y et a m ore s e cu re r o ute i n to th e s c h o ol ( fo r i n sta n ce, p erm itti n g a f ir e p la ce
t h at m ig ht b e o ffic ia lly e n te re d b y F lo o p o w der) w as s tr o ng ly r e sis te d b y s u ccessiv e H ead m aste rs,
w ho d id n o t w is h th e s e cu rity o f th e c astl e to b e b re ach ed .
A d arin g a n d c o ntr o versia l s o lu ti o n to th e th o rn y p ro ble m w as f in ally s u g geste d b y M in is te r f o r
M ag ic O tta lin e G am bo l, w ho w as m uch i n tr ig ued b y M ug gle i n ven ti o ns a n d s a w th e p o te n ti a l i n
t r a in s. W here e x actl y th e H ogw arts E xpre ss c am e f r o m h as n ev er b een c o nclu siv ely p ro ven , a lth o ug h
i t i s a f a ct th at th ere a re s e cre t r e co rd s a t th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic d eta ilin g a m ass o pera ti o n i n vo lv in g
o ne h undre d a n d s ix ty -s e v en M em ory C harm s a n d th e l a rg est e v er m ass C oncealm en t C harm
p erfo rm ed i n B rita in . T he m orn in g a fte r th ese a lle g ed c rim es, a g le am in g s c arle t s te am e n g in e a n d
c arria g es a sto unded th e v illa g ers o f H ogsm ead e ( w ho h ad a ls o n o t r e alis e d th ey h ad a r a ilw ay
s ta ti o n), w hile s e v era l b em use d M ug gle r a ilw ay w ork ers d o w n i n C re w e s p en t th e r e st o f th e y ear

gra p plin g w ith th e u nco m fo rta b le f e elin g th at th ey h ad m is la id s o m eth in g i m po rta n t.
The H ogw arts E xpre ss u nderw en t s e v era l m ag ic al m odif ic ati o ns b efo re th e M in is tr y a p pro ved i t
fo r s c h o ol u se . M an y p ure -b lo od f a m ilie s w ere o utr a g ed a t th e i d ea o f th eir c h ild re n u sin g M ug gle
tr a n sp o rt, w hic h th ey c la im ed w as u nsa fe , i n sa n ita ry a n d d em ean in g ; h o w ev er, a s th e M in is tr y
decre ed th at s tu den ts e ith er r o de th e tr a in o r d id n o t a tte n d s c h o ol, th e o bje cti o ns w ere s w if tl y
sile n ced .





Fir st- y ea r H ogw arts s tu den ts a re h ustle d i n to t h e G re a t H all f o r t h e w iz a rd in g w orld ’s m ost
dis c ern in g p erso nality t e st. A s e a ch y o ung w itc h a nd w iz a rd i s c a lle d f o rw ard , a n i n fin ite ly
wis e t a lk in g h at i s p la ced o n h is o r h er h ea d. W e k n ow w hat t h e S ortin g H at d oes, b ut h ow
much d o w e k n ow a bout h ow i t w as c re a te d ?


TH E S O RT IN G H AT
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he f a m ous H ogw arts S orti n g H at g iv es a n a cco unt o f i ts o w n g en esis i n a s e rie s o f s o ng s s u ng a t th e
b eg in nin g o f e ach s c h o ol y ear. L eg en d h as i t th at th e h at o nce b elo ng ed to o ne o f th e f o ur f o unders,
G odric G ry ffin do r, a n d th at i t w as j o in tl y e n ch an te d b y a ll f o ur f o unders to e n su re th at s tu den ts w ould
b e s o rte d i n to th eir e p o nym ous h o use s, w hic h w ould b e s e le cte d a cco rd in g to e ach f o under’s
p arti c u la r p re fe re n ces i n s tu den ts .
The S orti n g H at i s o ne o f th e c le v ere st e n ch an te d o bje cts m ost w itc h es a n d w iz ard s w ill e v er
m eet. I t l ite ra lly c o nta in s th e i n te llig en ce o f th e f o ur f o unders, c an s p eak ( th ro ug h a r ip n ear i ts b rim )
a n d i s s k ille d a t L eg ilim en cy, w hic h e n ab le s i t to l o ok i n to th e w eare r’s h ead a n d d iv in e h is o r h er
c ap ab iliti e s o r m ood. I t c an e v en r e sp o nd to th e th o ug hts o f th e w eare r.
The S orti n g H at h as a n o th er a b ility , w hic h h as r a re ly b een r e v eale d to a n yo ne a t H ogw arts .
It i s a
m ag ic al p o rta l, b y w hic h a n o th er o f G odric G ry ffin do r’s p o sse ssio ns m ay b e a ccesse d : th e s w ord o f
G ry ffin do r.
This s w ord w as e n ch an te d b y G odric to a p pear w hen ev er a m em ber o f h is h o use a sk s f o r
h elp w hile w earin g th e H at. T w ic e, i n th e c o urse o f th e H arry P otte r s e rie s, th e s w ord i s tr a n sp o rte d
f r o m a te m po ra ry o w ner to a id a G ry ffin do r w ho n eed s a w eap o n.
The S orti n g H at i s n o to rio us f o r r e fu sin g to a d m it i t h as m ad e a m is ta k e i n i ts s o rti n g o f a
s tu den t. O n th o se o ccasio ns w hen S ly th erin s b eh av e a ltr u is ti c ally o r s e lf le ssly , w hen R av en cla w s
f lu nk a ll th eir e x am s, w hen H uffle p uffs p ro ve l a zy y et a cad em ic ally g if te d a n d w hen G ry ffin do rs
e x hib it c o w ard ic e, th e H at s te ad fa stl y b ack s i ts o rig in al d ecis io n. O n b ala n ce, h o w ev er, th e H at h as
m ad e r e m ark ab ly f e w e rro rs o f j u dg em en t o ver th e m an y c en tu rie s i t h as b een a t w ork .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
T he S orti n g H at d o es n o t a p pear i n m y e arlie st p la n s f o r H ogw arts . I d eb ate d s e v era l d if fe re n t
m eth o ds f o r s o rti n g s tu den ts ( b ecau se I k new f r o m e arly o n th at th ere w ould b e f o ur h o use s, a ll w ith
v ery d if fe re n t q ualiti e s). T he f ir st w as a n e la b o ra te , H eath R obin so n-is h m ach in e th at d id a ll k in ds o f
m ag ic al th in g s b efo re r e ach in g a d ecis io n, b ut I d id n o t l ik e i t: i t f e lt a t o nce to o c o m plic ate d a n d to o
e asy . N ex t I p la ced f o ur s ta tu es o f th e f o ur f o unders i n th e E ntr a n ce H all, w hic h c am e a liv e a n d
s e le cte d s tu den ts f r o m th e th ro ng i n f r o nt o f th em w hile th e s c h o ol w atc h ed . T his w as b ette r, b ut s ti ll
n o t q uite r ig ht. F in ally , I w ro te a l is t o f th e w ay s i n w hic h p eo ple c an b e c h o se n : e en y m een y m in y
m o, s h o rt s tr a w s, c h o se n b y te am c ap ta in s, n am es o ut o f a h at – n am es o ut o f a ta lk in g h at – p utti n g o n
a h at – th e S orti n g H at.

The S ortin g H at i s v ery w is e . B ut d iv id in g t h e m agic a l s tu den t p opula tio n o f H ogw arts i n to
fo ur h ouse s i s a d iffic u lt t a sk . S om etim es t h e S ortin g H at g ets s tu m ped . I t’s r a re f o r t h e H at
to r e a lly t a ke i ts t im e d ecid in g w here a s tu den t b elo ngs, b ut t h ere i s a t e rm f o r w hen i t
happen s.


​HATST A LL
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
A n a rc h aic H ogw arts te rm f o r a n y n ew s tu den t w ho se S orti n g ta k es l o ng er th an f iv e m in ute s. T his i s
a n e x cep ti o nally l o ng ti m e f o r th e S orti n g H at to d elib era te , a n d o ccu rs r a re ly , p erh ap s o nce e v ery
f if ty y ears.
Of H arry P otte r’s c o nte m po ra rie s, H erm io ne G ra n g er a n d N ev ille L ong bo tto m c am e c lo se st to
b ein g H ats ta lls . T he S orti n g H at s p en t n early f o ur m in ute s tr y in g to d ecid e w heth er i t s h o uld p la ce
H erm io ne i n R av en cla w o r G ry ffin do r. I n N ev ille ’s c ase , th e H at w as d ete rm in ed to p la ce h im i n
G ry ffin do r: N ev ille , i n ti m id ate d b y th at h o use ’s r e p uta ti o n f o r b ra v ery , r e q ueste d a p la cin g i n
H uffle p uff. T heir s ile n t w ra n g lin g r e su lte d i n tr iu m ph f o r th e H at.
The o nly tr u e H ats ta lls k no w n p erso nally to H arry P otte r w ere M in erv a M cG onag all a n d P ete r
P etti g re w . T he f o rm er c au se d th e H at to a g onis e f o r f iv e a n d a h alf m in ute s a s to w heth er M in erv a
o ug ht to g o to R av en cla w o r G ry ffin do r; th e l a tte r w as p la ced i n G ry ffin do r a fte r a l o ng d elib era ti o n
b etw een th at h o use a n d S ly th erin . T he S orti n g H at, w hic h i s i n fa m ously s tu bbo rn , s ti ll r e fu se s to
a ccep t th at i ts d ecis io n i n th e c ase o f th e l a tte r m ay h av e b een e rro neo us, c iti n g th e m an ner i n w hic h
P etti g re w d ie d a s ( d ubio us) e v id en ce.





Hogw arts i s a m agic a l, e n ch antin g a nd g ra nd l a byrin th w ith d ungeo ns a nd t o w ers, a f o ul-
te m pere d t r e e, a s p ra w lin g l a ke f u ll o f m erp eo ple , a nd g ro unds t h at a re h om e t o m agic a l
cre a tu re s. L et’s s ta rt w ith a p la ce H arry P otte r n ever v is ite d h im se lf: t h e H uffle p uff C om mon
Room , w here t h e k in d a t h ea rt r e st t h eir h ard -w ork in g h ea ds.


HUFFL EPU FF C O M MON R O OM
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he H uffle p uff c o m mon r o om i s e n te re d f r o m th e s a m e c o rrid o r a s th e H ogw arts k itc h en s.
P ro ceed in g p ast th e l a rg e s ti ll l if e th at f o rm s th e e n tr a n ce to th e l a tte r, a p ile o f l a rg e b arre ls i s to b e
f o und s ta ck ed i n a s h ad o w y s to ne r e cess o n th e r ig ht- h an d s id e o f th e c o rrid o r. T he b arre l tw o f r o m
t h e b o tto m , m id dle o f th e s e co nd r o w , w ill o pen i f ta p ped i n th e r h yth m o f ‘ H elg a H uffle p uff ’.
* A s a
s e cu rity d ev ic e to r e p el n o n-H uffle p uffs , ta p pin g o n th e w ro ng b arre l, o r ta p pin g th e i n co rre ct
n um ber o f ti m es, r e su lts i n o ne o f th e o th er l id s b ursti n g o ff a n d d re n ch in g th e i n te rlo per i n v in eg ar.
A s lo pin g , e arth y p assa g e i n sid e th e b arre l tr a v els u pw ard s a l ittl e w ay u nti l a c o sy , r o und, l o w -
c eilin g ed r o om i s r e v eale d , r e m in is c en t o f a b ad g er’s s e t. T he r o om i s d eco ra te d i n th e c h eerfu l, b ee-
l ik e c o lo urs o f y ello w a n d b la ck , e m phasis e d b y th e u se o f h ig hly p o lis h ed , h o ney -c o lo ure d w ood f o r
t h e ta b le s a n d th e r o und d o ors th at l e ad to th e b o ys’ a n d g ir ls ’ d o rm ito rie s ( fu rn is h ed w ith
c o m fo rta b le w ooden b ed ste ad s, a ll c o vere d i n p atc h w ork q uilts ).
A c o lo urfu l p ro fu sio n o f p la n ts a n d f lo w ers s e em to r e lis h th e a tm osp here o f th e H uffle p uff
c o m mon r o om : v ario us c acti s ta n d o n w ooden c ir c u la r s h elv es ( c u rv ed to f it th e w alls ), m an y o f th em
w av in g a n d d an cin g a t p asse rs-b y, w hile c o pper-b o tto m ed p la n t h o ld ers d an g lin g a m id th e c eilin g
c au se te n drils o f f e rn s a n d i v ie s to b ru sh y o ur h air a s y o u p ass u nder th em .
A p o rtr a it o ver th e w ooden m an te lp ie ce ( c arv ed a ll o ver w ith d eco ra ti v e d an cin g b ad g ers) s h o w s
H elg a H uffle p uff, o ne o f th e f o ur f o unders o f H ogw arts S ch o ol, to asti n g h er s tu den ts w ith a ti n y, tw o-
h an dle d g old en c u p. S m all, r o und w in do w s j u st l e v el w ith th e g ro und a t th e f o ot o f th e c astl e s h o w a
p le asa n t v ie w o f r ip plin g g ra ss a n d d an delio ns, a n d, o ccasio nally , p assin g f e et. T hese l o w w in do w s
n o tw ith sta n din g , th e r o om f e els p ere n nia lly s u nny.
* T he c o m ple x it y o r o th erw is e o f th e e ntr a nce to th e c o m mon r o om s m ig ht b e s a id to g iv e a v ery r o ug h id ea o f th e in te lle ctu al r e puta tio n
of e ach h o use : H uffle puff h as a n u nchang in g p o rta l a nd r e q uir e s r h y th m ic ta ppin g ; S ly th erin a nd G ry ffin d or h av e d oorw ay s th at
challe ng e th e w ould -b e e ntr a nt a b out e q ually , th e f o rm er h av in g a n a lm ost im perc eptib le h id den e ntr a nce a nd a v ary in g p assw ord , th e
la tte r h av in g a c apric io us g uard ia n a nd f re q uentl y c hang in g p assw ord s. I n k eepin g w it h it s r e puta tio n a s th e h o use o f th e m ost a g il e
min d s a t H ogw arts , th e d oor to th e R av encla w c o m mon r o om p re se nts a f re sh in te lle ctu al o r p hil o so phic al c halle ng e e v ery tim e a
pers o n k no ck s o n it .
Nev erth ele ss, it o ug ht n o t to b e c o nclu d ed f ro m th e a b ove th at H uffle puffs a re d im wit s o r d uffe rs , th o ug h th ey h av e b een c ru elly
caric atu re d th at w ay o n o ccasio n. S ev era l o uts ta nd in g b ra in s h av e e m erg ed f ro m H uffle puff H ouse o ver th e c entu rie s; th ese f in e m in d s
sim ply h appened to b e a llie d to o uts ta nd in g q ualit ie s o f p atie nce, a s tr o ng w ork e th ic a nd c o nsta ncy, a ll tr a d it io nal h allm ark s o f
Huffle puff H ouse .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
W hen I f ir st p la n ned th e s e rie s, I e x pecte d H arry to v is it a ll f o ur h o use c o m mon r o om s d urin g h is
t i m e a t H ogw arts . T here c am e a p o in t w hen I r e alis e d th at th ere w as n ev er g oin g to b e a v alid r e aso n
t o e n te r th e H uffle p uff r o om . N ev erth ele ss, i t i s q uite a s r e al to m e a s th e o th er th re e, a n d I a lw ay s
k new e x actl y w here th o se H uffle p uffs w ere g oin g w hen th ey h ead ed o ff to w ard s th e k itc h en s a fte r
l e sso ns.

Harry m ay n ever h ave b een t o t h e H uffle p uff c o m mon r o om , b ut h e d id e n d u p i n p osse ssio n
of a f o olp ro of w ay o f f in din g h is w ay a ro und t h e r e st o f t h e c a stle . F re d a nd G eo rg e W ea sle y
gave h im s o m eth in g J a m es P otte r a nd h is f r ie n ds m ade w hen t h ey w ere a t s c h ool – t h e
Mara uder’s M ap. ‘ I s o le m nly s w ea r t h at I a m u p t o n o g ood’.


TH E M ARA UDER ’S M AP
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
P erh ap s n o s tu den ts ( e v en i n clu din g H arry P otte r, R on W easle y, H erm io ne G ra n g er a n d T om R id dle )
h av e e v er e x plo re d th e c astl e a n d g ro unds o f H ogw arts a s th o ro ug hly a n d i llic itl y a s th e f o ur c re ato rs
a n d c o ntr ib uto rs to th e M ara u der’s M ap : J a m es P otte r, S ir iu s B la ck , R em us L upin a n d P ete r P etti g re w .
Ja m es, S ir iu s a n d P ete r w ere n o t i n iti a lly i m pelle d to e x plo re th e s c h o ol g ro unds b y n ig ht o ut o f
d ev ilm en t a lo ne ( th o ug h th at p la y ed i ts p art) , b ut b y th eir d esir e to h elp th eir d ear f r ie n d R em us L upin
t o b ear h is l y can th ro py. P rio r to th e i n ven ti o n o f th e W olf s b an e P oti o n, L upin w as c o m pelle d to
u nderg o a n e x cru cia ti n g tr a n sfo rm ati o n e v ery f u ll m oon. O nce h is c o nditi o n w as d is c o vere d b y h is
t h re e b est f r ie n ds, th ey s o ug ht a w ay to r e n der h is tr a n sfo rm ati o ns l e ss s o lita ry a n d p ain fu l, w hic h l e d
t o th em l e arn in g to b eco m e ( u nre g is te re d ) A nim ag i, s o th at th ey c o uld k eep h im c o m pan y w ith o ut
h arm to th em se lv es. T he a b ility o f S ir iu s B la ck , P ete r P etti g re w a n d J a m es P otte r to b eco m e,
r e sp ecti v ely , a d o g, a r a t a n d a s ta g , e n ab le d th em to e x plo re th e c astl e g ro unds b y n ig ht u ndete cte d .
T he i n te rio r o f th e c astl e , m ean w hile , w as m ap ped o ver ti m e w ith th e h elp o f J a m es P otte r’s
I n vis ib ility C lo ak .
The M ara u der’s M ap i s l a sti n g te sti m ony to th e a d van ced m ag ic al a b ility o f th e f o ur f r ie n ds w ho
i n clu ded H arry P otte r’s f a th er, g odfa th er a n d f a v o urite te ach er. T he m ap th ey c re ate d d urin g th eir
t i m e a t H ogw arts a p pears to b e a b la n k p ie ce o f p arc h m en t u nle ss a cti v ate d b y th e p hra se : ‘ I s o le m nly
s w ear th at I a m u p to n o g ood’, a p hra se th at, i n th e c ase o f th re e o f th e f o ur m ak ers, s h o uld b e
u ndersto od a s a j o ke. T he ‘ n o g ood’ o f w hic h th ey w ro te n ev er d en o te d D ark m ag ic , b ut s c h o ol r u le -
b re ak in g ; s im ila r b ra v ad o i s e v in ced b y th eir u se o f th eir o w n n ic k nam es o n th e m ap ( ‘M essrs
M oony, W orm ta il, P ad fo ot a n d P ro ng s’).
The m ag ic u se d i n th e m ap ’s c re ati o n i s a d van ced a n d i m pre ssiv e; i t i n clu des th e H om oncu lo us
C harm , e n ab lin g th e p o sse sso r o f th e m ap to tr a ck th e m ovem en ts o f e v ery p erso n i n th e c astl e , a n d i t
w as a ls o e n ch an te d to f o re v er r e p el ( a s i n su lti n g ly a s p o ssib le ) th e c u rio sity o f th eir n em esis , S ev eru s
S nap e.
Alth o ug h th e p re cis e c ir c u m sta n ces s u rro undin g th e m ak ers’ l o ss o f th eir m ap a re n o t g iv en i n
t h e H arry P otte r n o vels , i t i s e asy to c o nclu de th at th ey e v en tu ally o ver-r e ach ed th em se lv es a n d w ere
c o rn ere d b y A rg us F ilc h , p ro bab ly o n a ti p -o ff f r o m S nap e, w ho se o bse ssio n i t h ad b eco m e to e x po se
h is a rc h -r iv al, J a m es P otte r, i n w ro ng -d o in g . T he m aste rp ie ce o f a m ap w as c o nfis c ate d i n S ir iu s,
J a m es, R em us a n d P ete r’s f in al y ear, a n d n o ne o f th em w ere a b le to s te al i t b ack f r o m a w ell- p re p are d
a n d s u sp ic io us F ilc h . I n a n y c ase , th eir p rio riti e s c h an g ed i n th eir f in al m onth s a t s c h o ol, b eco m in g
f a r m ore s e rio us a n d f o cu se d o n th e w orld b ey o nd H ogw arts , w here L ord V old em ort w as
s u ccessfu lly r is in g to p o w er. A ll f o ur o f th e m ap ’s c re ato rs w ould s h o rtl y b e i n ducte d i n to th e
r e n eg ad e o rg an is a ti o n h ead ed b y A lb us D um ble d o re , th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix , a n d a m ap o f th eir o ld
s c h o ol – n o m atte r h o w i n g en io us – w ould n o l o ng er b e o f u se to th em e x cep t a s a p ie ce o f n o sta lg ia .

The M ara u der’s M ap w as, h o w ev er, o f i m men se u se to th e y o ung W easle y tw in s. T he s to ry o f
Fre d a n d G eo rg e’s a cq uis iti o n o f th e m ap i s to ld i n
Harry P otte r a nd t h e P ris o ner o f A zk a ban
. I t w as a
mark o f th eir h ig h e ste em f o r H arry P otte r, a n d th eir b elie f th at h e s to od i n n eed o f a ssis ta n ce w ith a
desti n y n o ne o f th em y et f u lly u ndersto od, th at th ey l a te r g if te d th e m ap to h im , u nw itti n g ly p assin g i t
on to th e c h ild o f o ne o f th e c re ato rs.
The m ap w as s u bse q uen tl y c o nfis c ate d f r o m H arry P otte r b y a D eath E ate r i n d is g uis e a t th e
sc h o ol, w ho r e co gnis e d i t a s a l ik ely s o urc e o f h is o w n d is c o very .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
T he M ara u der’s M ap s u bse q uen tl y b ecam e s o m eth in g o f a b an e to i ts tr u e o rig in ato r ( m e), b ecau se i t
a llo w ed H arry a l ittl e to o m uch f r e ed o m o f i n fo rm ati o n. I n ev er s h o w ed H arry ta k in g th e m ap b ack
f r o m th e e m pty o ffic e o f ( th e s u ppo se d ) M ad -E ye M oody, a n d I s o m eti m es r e g re tte d th at I h ad n o t
c ap ita lis e d o n th is m is ta k e to l e av e i t th ere . H ow ev er, I l ik e th e m om en t w hen H arry w atc h es G in ny’s
d o t m ovin g a ro und th e s c h o ol i n
Dea th ly H allo w s
, s o o n b ala n ce I a m g la d I l e t H arry r e cla im h is
r ig htf u l p ro perty .

The M ara uder’s M ap c o uld h elp s tu den ts e sc a pe t o H oneyd ukes, l o ca te e n em ie s i n t h e
Hogw arts h allw ays, a nd i n su lt S everu s S nape, b ut i t p ro bably w ould n’t b e m uch h elp i n t h e
Gre a t L ake. W ith i ts m urk y d ep th s a nd m agic a l r e sid en ts , t h e G re a t L ake i s o ne o f t h e
ca stle ’s m ore m yste rio us l o ca le s; t h e s ite o f t h e s e co nd t a sk i n t h e T riw iz a rd T o urn am en t a nd
th e h aunt o f a h ost o f w ate r-d w ellin g m agic a l c re a tu re s, f r o m G rin dylo w s t o t h e g ia nt s q uid .


​TH E G REA T L A KE
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he g ro unds o f H ogw arts f u ncti o n p artl y a s a n atu re r e se rv e f o r m ag ic al c re atu re s w hic h h av e
d if fic u lty e x is ti n g i n M ug gle -in hab ite d a re as.
The l a k e i s f u ll o f c re atu re s th at w ould m ak e a M ug gle n atu ra lis t s w oon w ith d elig ht – i f te rro r
d id n o t s e iz e th em f ir st. T here a re G rin dylo w s ( v ic io us l ittl e w ate r d em ons), m erp eo ple ( o f a h ard y
S co tti s h s tr a in ) a n d a g ia n t s q uid , w hic h i s s e m i- d o m esti c ate d a n d p erm its s tu den ts to ti c k le i ts
t e n ta cle s o n s u nny d ay s, w hen i t b ask s i n th e s h allo w s.
Gia n t s q uid g en uin ely e x is t, th o ug h th ey a re m ost m yste rio us c re atu re s. A lth o ug h th eir
e x tr a o rd in ary b o die s h av e b een w ash ed u p a ll o ver th e w orld , i t w as n o t u nti l 2 006 th at a l iv e g ia n t
s q uid w as c ap tu re d o n f ilm b y M ug gle s. I s tr o ng ly s u sp ect th em o f h av in g m ag ic al p o w ers.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
T he l a k e i s th e s e tti n g f o r th e s e co nd ta sk th at th e T riw iz ard c o m peti to rs m ust f a ce i n
Goble t o f F ir e
,
w hic h i s a ls o m y f a v o urite ta sk . I f in d i t s a ti s fy in g ly c re ep y; I l ik e th e d iv ersity o f th e m eth o ds
e m plo yed b y th e c o m peti to rs to b re ath e u nderw ate r, a n d I e n jo yed p lu m bin g th e d ep th s o f a p art o f th e
g ro unds th at h ad n ev er b een s e en b efo re . I n th e o rig in al d ra ft o f
Cham ber o f S ecre ts
, I h ad H arry a n d
R on c ra sh i n to th e l a k e i n M r W easle y ’s F ord A ng lia , a n d m eet th e m erp eo ple th ere f o r th e f ir st ti m e.
At th at ti m e I h ad a v ag ue n o ti o n th at th e l a k e m ig ht l e ad to o th er p la ces, a n d th at th e m erp eo ple
m ig ht p la y a l a rg er r o le i n th e l a te r b o oks th an th ey d id , s o I th o ug ht th at H arry o ug ht to b e
i n tr o duced to b o th a t th is s ta g e. H ow ev er, th e W ho m pin g W illo w p ro vid ed a m ore s a ti s fy in g , l e ss
d is tr a cti n g c ra sh , a n d s e rv ed a l a te r p urp o se i n
Pris o ner o f A zk a ban
, to o. T he G re at L ak e ( w hic h i s
r e ally a S co tti s h l o ch , a p pare n tl y f r e sh w ate r a n d l a n dlo ck ed ) n ev er d id d ev elo p a s a p o rta l to o th er
s e as o r r iv ers, a lth o ug h th e a p peara n ce o f th e D urm str a n g s h ip f r o m i ts d ep th s i n
Goble t o f F ir e
h in ts
a t th e f a ct th at i f y o u a re tr a v ellin g b y a n e n ch an te d c ra ft, y o u m ig ht b e a b le to ta k e a m ag ic al s h o rtc u t
t o o th er w ate rw ay s.





It’s t im e t o g et d ow n t o t h e r e a l b usin ess o f H ogw arts : l e sso ns. Y o u w on’t f in d c h em is tr y a nd
math em atic s o n t h e c u rric u lu m , b ut t h en y o u w ould n’t e xp ect t o s e e P otio ns a nd A rith m ancy
on a M uggle t im eta ble .


HOGW ART S S C H OOL S U BJE C TS
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
A ll f ir st- y ears a t H ogw arts m ust ta k e s e v en s u bje cts : T ra n sfig ura ti o n, C harm s, P oti o ns, H is to ry o f
M ag ic , D efe n ce A gain st th e D ark A rts , A str o no m y a n d H erb o lo gy. F ly in g l e sso ns ( o n b ro om sti c k s)
a re a ls o c o m puls o ry .
At th e e n d o f th eir s e co nd y ear a t H ogw arts , s tu den ts a re r e q uir e d to c h o ose a m in im um o f tw o
m ore s u bje cts f r o m th e f o llo w in g l is t: A rith m an cy, M ug gle S tu die s, D iv in ati o n, S tu dy o f A ncie n t
R unes a n d C are o f M ag ic al C re atu re s.
Very s p ecia lis e d s u bje cts s u ch a s A lc h em y a re s o m eti m es o ffe re d i n th e f in al tw o y ears, i f th ere
i s s u ffic ie n t d em an d.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
A s lig htl y d if fe re n t l is t o f s c h o ol s u bje cts a p pears i n m y e arlie st n o te s. H erb o lo gy i s c alle d
‘ H erb alis m ’, D iv in ati o n i s c o m puls o ry f r o m th e f ir st y ear, a s a re A lc h em y a n d a s u bje ct c alle d
s im ply ‘ B easts ’, w here as T ra n sfig ura ti o n i s c alle d ‘ T ra n sfig ura ti o n/M eta m orp ho sis ’.

If, l ik e H erm io ne, n ea rly a ll o f t h ese s u bje cts s o und e sse n tia l t o y o u, t h en a c erta in m agic a l
obje ct m ig ht c o m e i n h andy. I n
Harry P otte r a n d th e P ris o ner o f A zk ab an
, H erm io ne
managed t o d ouble h er w ork l o ad b y s e cu rin g t h e u se o f a T im e-T urn er, a m agic a l d evic e
th at e n able s t h e w ea re r t o t r a vel b ack i n t im e. H ow ever, u sin g a T im e-T urn er c a n h ave g ra ve
co nse q uen ces.


​TIM E-T U RN ER
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
I n s p ite o f th e m an y M ug gle f a n ta sie s a ro und th e s u bje ct, ti m e tr a v el i s p o ssib le i n o nly a l im ite d
s e n se e v en i n th e m ag ic al w orld . W hile th e s u bje ct i s s h ro uded i n g re at s e cre cy – i n vesti g ati o ns a re
o ng oin g i n th e D ep artm en t o f M yste rie s – i t a p pears th at m ag ic c an ta k e y o u o nly s o f a r.
Acco rd in g to P ro fe sso r S au l C ro ak er, w ho h as s p en t h is e n ti r e c are er i n th e D ep artm en t o f
M yste rie s s tu dyin g ti m e-m ag ic :
‘A s o ur i n vesti g ati o ns c u rre n tl y s ta n d, th e l o ng est p erio d th at m ay b e r e liv ed w ith o ut th e
p o ssib ility o f s e rio us h arm to th e tr a v elle r o r to ti m e i ts e lf i s a ro und f iv e h o urs.
We h av e b een a b le to
e n case s in g le H our-R ev ersa l C harm s, w hic h a re u nsta b le a n d b en efit f r o m c o nta in m en t, i n s m all,
e n ch an te d h o ur-g la sse s th at m ay b e w orn a ro und a w itc h o r w iz ard ’s n eck a n d r e v o lv ed a cco rd in g to
t h e n um ber o f h o urs th e u se r w is h es to r e liv e.
‘A ll a tte m pts to tr a v el b ack f u rth er th an a f e w h o urs h av e r e su lte d i n c ata str o phic h arm to th e
w itc h o r w iz ard i n vo lv ed . I t w as n o t r e alis e d f o r m an y y ears w hy ti m e tr a v elle rs o ver g re at d is ta n ces
n ev er s u rv iv ed th eir j o urn ey s. A ll s u ch e x perim en ts h av e b een a b an do ned s in ce 1 899, w hen E lo is e
M in tu m ble b ecam e tr a p ped , f o r a p erio d o f f iv e d ay s, i n th e y ear 1 402. N ow w e u ndersta n d th at h er
b o dy h ad a g ed f iv e c en tu rie s i n i ts r e tu rn to th e p re se n t a n d, i r re p ara b ly d am ag ed , s h e d ie d i n S t
M ung o’s H osp ita l f o r M ag ic al M ala d ie s a n d I n ju rie s s h o rtl y a fte r w e m an ag ed to r e tr ie v e h er. W hat i s
m ore , h er f iv e d ay s i n th e d is ta n t p ast c au se d g re at d is tu rb an ce to th e l if e p ath s o f a ll th o se s h e m et,
c h an g in g th e c o urse o f th eir l iv es s o d ra m ati c ally th at n o f e w er th an tw en ty -fiv e o f th eir d esc en dan ts
v an is h ed i n th e p re se n t, h av in g b een “ u n-b o rn ”.
‘F in ally , th ere w ere a la rm in g s ig ns, d urin g th e d ay s f o llo w in g M ad am M in tu m ble ’s r e co very ,
t h at ti m e i ts e lf h ad b een d is tu rb ed b y s u ch a s e rio us b re ach o f i ts l a w s. T uesd ay f o llo w in g h er
r e ap peara n ce l a ste d tw o a n d a h alf f u ll d ay s, w here as T hursd ay s h o t b y i n th e s p ace o f f o ur h o urs.
T he M in is tr y o f M ag ic h ad a g re at d eal o f tr o uble i n c o verin g th is u p a n d s in ce th at ti m e, th e m ost
s tr in g en t l a w s a n d p en alti e s h av e b een p la ced a ro und th o se s tu dyin g ti m e tr a v el.’
Even th e u se o f th e v ery l im ite d a m ount o f T im e-T urn ers a t th e M in is tr y ’s d is p o sa l i s h ed g ed
a ro und w ith h undre d s o f l a w s. W hile n o t a s p o te n ti a lly d an g ero us a s s k ip pin g f iv e c en tu rie s, th e r e -
u se o f a s in g le h o ur c an s ti ll h av e d ra m ati c c o nse q uen ces a n d th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic s e ek s th e s tr ic te st
g uara n te es i f i t p erm its th e u se o f th ese r a re a n d p o w erfu l o bje cts . I t w ould s u rp ris e m ost o f th e
m ag ic al c o m munity to k no w th at T im e-T urn ers a re g en era lly o nly u se d to s o lv e th e m ost tr iv ia l
p ro ble m s o f ti m e-m an ag em en t a n d n ev er f o r g re ate r o r m ore i m po rta n t p urp o se s, b ecau se , a s S au l
C ro ak er te lls u s, ‘ ju st a s th e h um an m in d c an no t c o m pre h en d ti m e, s o i t c an no t c o m pre h en d th e
d am ag e th at w ill e n su e i f w e p re su m e to ta m per w ith i ts l a w s.’
The M in is tr y ’s e n ti r e s to ck o f T im e-T urn ers w as d estr o yed d urin g a f ig ht i n th e D ep artm en t o f
M yste rie s a b o ut th re e y ears a fte r H erm io ne G ra n g er w as g ra n te d p erm is sio n to u se o ne a t H ogw arts .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
I w en t f a r to o l ig ht- h earte d ly i n to th e s u bje ct o f ti m e tr a v el i n
Harry P otte r a nd t h e P ris o ner o f
A zk a ban
. W hile I d o n o t r e g re t i t (
Pris o ner o f A zk a ban
i s o ne o f m y f a v o urite b o oks i n th e s e rie s), i t
o pen ed u p a v ast n um ber o f p ro ble m s f o r m e, b ecau se a fte r a ll, i f w iz ard s c o uld g o b ack a n d u ndo
p ro ble m s, w here w ere m y f u tu re p lo ts ?
I s o lv ed th e p ro ble m to m y o w n s a ti s fa cti o n i n s ta g es. F ir stl y , I h ad D um ble d o re a n d H erm io ne
e m phasis e h o w d an g ero us i t w ould b e to b e s e en i n th e p ast, to r e m in d th e r e ad er th at th ere m ig ht b e
u nfo re se en a n d d an g ero us c o nse q uen ces a s w ell a s s o lu ti o ns i n ti m e tr a v el. S eco ndly , I h ad H erm io ne
g iv e b ack th e o nly T im e-T urn er e v er to e n te r H ogw arts . T hir d ly , I s m ash ed a ll r e m ain in g T im e-
T urn ers d urin g th e b attl e i n th e D ep artm en t o f M yste rie s, r e m ovin g th e p o ssib ility o f r e liv in g e v en
s h o rt p erio ds i n th e f u tu re .
This i s j u st o ne e x am ple o f th e w ay s i n w hic h , w hen w riti n g f a n ta sy n o vels , o ne m ust b e c are fu l
w hat o ne i n ven ts . F or e v ery b en efit, th ere i s u su ally a d ra w back .





It i s n ’t j u st s tu den ts a nd t e a ch ers w ho l iv e a t t h e s c h ool. H ogw arts i s h om e t o m any o th ers
asid e f r o m t h e l iv in g – a nd t h ese s p ir its h ave n oth in g b ut t im e. A m ong H ogw arts ’ p erm anen t
re sid en ts a re a c o lo urfu l c o lle ctio n o f o th erw orld ly i n habita nts .


HOGW ART S G H OST S
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
I n s p ite o f th e u nfo unded r u m ours s u rro undin g th e S hrie k in g S hack , w hic h w as n ev er h au nte d a t a ll,
H ogw arts i s th e m ost h eav ily h au nte d d w ellin g p la ce i n B rita in ( a n d th is i s a g ain st s ti f f c o m peti ti o n,
a s th ere a re m ore r e p o rte d g ho st s ig hti n g s/s e n sin g s o n th ese d am p i s la n ds th an a n yw here e ls e i n th e
w orld ). T he c astl e i s a c o ng en ia l p la ce f o r g ho sts , b ecau se th e l iv in g i n hab ita n ts tr e at th eir d ead
f r ie n ds w ith to le ra n ce a n d e v en a ffe cti o n, n o m atte r h o w m an y ti m es th ey h av e h eard th e s a m e o ld
r e m in is c en ces.
Each o f th e f o ur H ogw arts h o use s h as i ts o w n g ho st. S ly th erin b o asts th e B lo ody B aro n, w ho i s
c o vere d i n s ilv er b lo odsta in s. T he l e ast ta lk ati v e o f th e h o use g ho sts i s th e G re y L ad y, w ho i s l o ng -
h air e d a n d b eau ti f u l.
Huffle p uff H ouse i s h au nte d b y th e F at F ria r, w ho w as e x ecu te d b ecau se s e n io r c h urc h m en g re w
s u sp ic io us o f h is a b ility to c u re th e p o x m ere ly b y p o kin g p easa n ts w ith a s ti c k , a n d h is i ll- a d vis e d
h ab it o f p ullin g r a b bits o ut o f th e c o m munio n c u p. T ho ug h a g en ia l c h ara cte r i n g en era l, th e F at F ria r
s ti ll r e se n ts th e f a ct th at h e w as n ev er m ad e a c ard in al.
Gry ffin do r h o use i s h o m e to N early H ead le ss N ic k , w ho i n l if e w as S ir N ic h o la s d e M im sy -
P orp in g to n. S om eth in g o f a s n o b, a n d a l e ss a cco m plis h ed w iz ard th an h e b elie v ed , S ir N ic h o la s
l o ung ed a ro und th e c o urt o f H en ry V II i n l if e , u nti l h is f o olis h a tte m pt to b eau ti f y a l a d y-in -w aiti n g
b y m ag ic c au se d th e u nfo rtu nate w om an to s p ro ut tu sk s. S ir N ic h o la s w as s tr ip ped o f h is w an d a n d
i n ex pertl y e x ecu te d , l e av in g h is h ead h an g in g o ff b y a s in g le f la p o f s k in a n d s in ew . H e r e ta in s a
f e elin g o f i n ad eq uacy w ith r e g ard to tr u ly h ead le ss g ho sts .
Ano th er n o ta b le H ogw arts g ho st i s M oan in g M yrtl e , w ho h au nts a n u npo pula r g ir ls ’ to ile t.
M yrtl e w as a s tu den t a t H ogw arts w hen s h e d ie d , a n d s h e c h o se to r e tu rn to s c h o ol i n p erp etu ity , w ith
t h e s h o rt- te rm a im o f h au nti n g h er a rc h -r iv al a n d b ully , O liv e H orn by. A s th e d ecad es h av e r o lle d b y,
M yrtl e h as m ad e a n am e f o r h erse lf a s th e m ost m is e ra b le g ho st i n s c h o ol, u su ally to b e f o und
l u rk in g i n sid e o ne o f th e to ile ts a n d f illin g th e ti le d s p ace w ith h er m oan s a n d h o w ls .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
T he i n sp ir a ti o n f o r M oan in g M yrtl e w as th e f r e q uen t p re se n ce o f a c ry in g g ir l i n c o m munal
b ath ro om s, e sp ecia lly a t th e p arti e s a n d d is c o s o f m y y o uth . T his d o es n o t s e em to h ap pen i n m ale
b ath ro om s, s o I e n jo yed p la cin g H arry a n d R on i n s u ch u nco m fo rta b le a n d u nfa m ilia r te rrito ry i n
H arry P otte r a nd t h e C ham ber o f S ecre ts
a n d
Harry P otte r a nd t h e H alf- B lo od P rin ce
.
The m ost p ro ducti v e g ho st a t H ogw arts i s , o f c o urse , P ro fe sso r B in ns, th e o ld H is to ry o f M ag ic
t e ach er w ho f e ll a sle ep i n f r o nt o f th e s ta ff-r o om f ir e o ne d ay a n d s im ply g ot u p to g iv e h is n ex t
c la ss, l e av in g h is b o dy b eh in d. T here i s s o m e d eb ate a s to w heth er o r n o t P ro fe sso r B in ns r e alis e s h e
i s d ead . W hile h is e n tr a n ce to l e sso ns th ro ug h th e b la ck bo ard i s v ag uely a m usin g th e f ir st ti m e
s tu den ts s e e i t, h e i s n o t th e m ost s ti m ula ti n g te ach er.
The i n sp ir a ti o n f o r P ro fe sso r B in ns w as a n o ld p ro fe sso r a t m y u niv ersity , w ho g av e e v ery
l e ctu re w ith h is e y es c lo se d , r o ck in g b ack w ard s a n d f o rw ard s s lig htl y o n h is to es. W hile h e w as a
b rillia n t m an , w ho d is g org ed a n i m men se a m ount o f v alu ab le i n fo rm ati o n a t e v ery l e ctu re , h is
d is c o nnect w ith h is s tu den ts w as to ta l. P ro fe sso r B in ns i s o nly d im ly a w are o f h is l iv in g s tu den ts , a n d
i s a sto nis h ed w hen th ey b eg in a sk in g h im q uesti o ns.
In th e v ery e arlie st l is t o f g ho sts I e v er w ro te f o r H ogw arts , I i n clu ded M yrtl e ( in iti a lly n am ed
‘ W ailin g W an da’), P ro fe sso r B in ns, th e G re y L ad y ( th en c alle d ‘ th e W his p erin g L ad y’) a n d th e
B lo ody B aro n. T here w as a ls o a B la ck K nig ht, T he T oad ( w hic h l e ft e cto pla sm a ll o ver i ts
c la ssro om ), a n d a g ho st I r a th er r e g re t n o t u sin g : h is n am e w as E dm und G ru bb, a n d th e n o te s b esid e
h is n am e s a y : E xpir e d i n th e d o orw ay o f th e D in in g H all. S om eti m es s to ps p eo ple g etti n g i n , o ut o f
s p ite . F at V ic to ria n g ho st. ( A te p o is o no us b errie s).

Ghosts a re s u ch a n orm al s ig ht t o b eh old a t H ogw arts t h at i t’s e a sy t o f o rg et y o u d on’t o fte n
se e t h em o ut i n t h e M uggle w orld . O f c o urse , t h ere ’s a g ood e xp la natio n f o r t h at.


​GH OST S
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
I n th e w orld o f H arry P otte r, a g ho st i s th e tr a n sp are n t, th re e-d im en sio nal i m prin t o f a d ecease d w itc h
o r w iz ard , w hic h c o nti n ues to e x is t i n th e m orta l w orld . M ug gle s c an no t c o m e b ack a s g ho sts , a n d th e
w is e st w itc h es a n d w iz ard s c h o ose n o t to . I t i s th o se w ith ‘ u nfin is h ed b usin ess’, w heth er i n th e f o rm o f
f e ar, g uilt, r e g re ts o r o vert a tta ch m en t to th e m ate ria l w orld , w ho r e fu se to m ove o n to th e n ex t
d im en sio n.
Hav in g c h o se n a f e eb le s im ula cru m o f m orta l l if e , g ho sts a re l im ite d i n w hat th ey c an
e x perie n ce. N o p hysic al p le asu re r e m ain s to th em , a n d th eir k no w le d g e a n d o utl o ok r e m ain s a t th e
l e v el i t h ad a tta in ed d urin g l if e , s o th at o ld r e se n tm en ts ( fo r i n sta n ce, a t h av in g a n i n co m ple te ly
s e v ere d n eck ) c o nti n ue to r a n kle a fte r s e v era l c en tu rie s. F or th is r e aso n, g ho sts te n d to b e p o or
c o m pan y, o n th e w ho le . T hey a re e sp ecia lly d is a p po in ti n g o n th e o ne s u bje ct th at f a sc in ate s m ost
p eo ple : g ho sts c an no t r e tu rn a v ery s e n sib le a n sw er o n w hat i t i s l ik e to d ie , b ecau se th ey h av e c h o se n
a n i m po veris h ed v ersio n o f l if e i n ste ad .
Gho sts c an p ass th ro ug h s o lid o bje cts w ith o ut c au sin g d am ag e to th em se lv es o r th e m ate ria l, b ut
c re ate d is tu rb an ces i n w ate r, f ir e a n d a ir . T he te m pera tu re d ro ps i n th e i m med ia te v ic in ity o f a g ho st,
a n e ffe ct i n te n sif ie d i f m an y c o ng re g ate i n th e s a m e p la ce. T heir a p peara n ce c an a ls o tu rn f la m es
b lu e. S ho uld p art o r a ll o f a g ho st p ass th ro ug h a l iv in g c re atu re , th e l a tte r w ill e x perie n ce a f r e ezin g
s e n sa ti o n a s th o ug h th ey h av e b een p lu ng ed i n to i c e-c o ld w ate r.
Witc h es a n d w iz ard s a re m uch m ore s u sc ep ti b le to w hat M ug gle s c all p ara n o rm al a cti v ity , a n d
w ill s e e ( a n d h ear) g ho sts p la in ly , w here a M ug gle m ig ht o nly f e el th at a h au nte d p la ce i s c o ld o r
‘ c re ep y’. M ug gle s w ho i n sis t th at th ey s e e g ho sts i n p erfe ct f o cu s a re e ith er a ) l y in g o r b ) w iz ard s
s h o w in g o ff – a n d i n f la g ra n t b re ach o f th e I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy.

The c ir c u m sta nces a ro und N ea rly H ea dle ss N ic k’s b otc h ed b eh ea din g w ere n ever e xp la in ed
in t h e H arry P otte r s e rie s, b ut t h ey’re a m yste ry n o l o nger. Y o u’ll f in d o ut e xa ctly w hat
happen ed t o t h e a ggrie ved g host ( s tr a ig ht f r o m N ic k h im se lf) i n t h e f o llo w in g b alla d, w hic h
was a xed f r o m a n e a rly d ra ft o f
Harry P otte r a n d th e C ham ber o f S ecre ts
.


TH E B A LLA D O F N EA RLY H EA DLESS N IC K
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
It w as a m is ta ke a ny w iz a rd c o uld m ake
Who w as t ir e d a nd c a ught o n t h e h op
One p ifflin g e rro r, a nd t h en , t o m y t e rro r,
I f o und m yse lf f a cin g t h e c h op.
Ala s f o r t h e e ve w hen I m et L ady G rie ve
A-s tr o llin g t h e p ark i n t h e d usk !
She w as o f t h e b elie f I c o uld s tr a ig hte n h er t e eth
Next m om en t s h e’d s p ro ute d a t u sk .
I c rie d t h ro ugh t h e n ig ht t h at I ’d s o on p ut h er r ig ht
But t h e p ro cess o f j u stic e w as l a x;
They’d b ro ught o ut t h e b lo ck, t h ough t h ey’d m is la id t h e r o ck
Where t h ey u su ally s h arp en ed t h e a xe.
Next m orn in g a t d aw n, w ith a f a ce m ost f o rlo rn ,
The p rie st s a id t o t r y n ot t o c ry,
‘Y o u c a n c o m e j u st l ik e t h at, n o, y o u w on’t n eed a h at,’
And I k n ew t h at m y e n d m ust b e n ig h.
The m an i n t h e m ask w ho w ould h ave t h e s a d t a sk
Of c le a vin g m y h ea d f r o m m y n eck,
Said ‘ N ic k, i f y o u p le a se , w ill y o u g et t o y o ur k n ees,’
And I t u rn ed t o a g ib berin g w re ck.
‘T his m ay s tin g a b it’ s a id t h e c a ck-h anded t w it
As h e s w ung t h e a xe u p i n t h e a ir,
But o h t h e b lu nt b la de! N o d iffe re n ce i t m ade,

My h ea d w as s till d efin ite ly t h ere .
The a xem an h e h acked a nd h e w hacked a nd h e t h w acked ,
‘W on’t b e t o o l o ng’, h e a ssu re d m e,
But q uic k i t w as n ot, a nd t h e b one-h ea ded c lo t
To ok f o rty -fiv e g oes ’t il h e f lo ore d m e.
And s o I w as d ea d, b ut m y f a ith fu l o ld h ea d
It n ever s a w f it t o d ese rt m e,
It s till l in gers o n, t h at’s t h e e n d o f m y s o ng,
And n ow , p le a se a ppla ud, o r y o u’ll h urt m e.

Nea rly H ea dle ss N ic k a nd M oanin g M yrtle a re n ’t t h e o nly p erm anen t r e sid en ts o f H ogw arts .
The c a stle w alls a re l in ed w ith p ortr a its w hose s u bje cts c a n m ove, s p ea k a nd i n te ra ct w ith
stu den ts – i n clu din g t h e F at L ady, w ho g uard s t h e e n tr a nce t o G ry ffin dor T o w er, a nd t h e
many p re vio us h ea dm aste rs w ho a re m ore t h an r e a dy t o o ffe r a dvic e t o t h eir s u ccesso rs.


HOGW ART S P O RT RA IT S
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
H ogw arts p o rtr a its a re a b le to ta lk a n d m ove a ro und f r o m p ic tu re to p ic tu re . T hey b eh av e l ik e th eir
s u bje cts . H ow ev er, th e d eg re e to w hic h th ey c an i n te ra ct w ith th e p eo ple l o okin g a t th em d ep en ds n o t
o n th e s k ill o f th e p ain te r, b ut o n th e p o w er o f th e w itc h o r w iz ard p ain te d .
When a m ag ic al p o rtr a it i s ta k en , th e w itc h o r w iz ard a rti s t w ill n atu ra lly u se e n ch an tm en ts to
e n su re th at th e p ain ti n g w ill b e a b le to m ove i n th e u su al w ay. T he p o rtr a it w ill b e a b le to u se s o m e o f
t h e s u bje ct’ s f a v o urite p hra se s a n d i m ita te th eir g en era l d em ean o ur. T hus, S ir C ad o gan ’s p o rtr a it i s
f o re v er c h alle n g in g p eo ple to a f ig ht, f a llin g o ff i ts h o rse a n d b eh av in g i n a f a ir ly u nbala n ced w ay,
w hic h i s h o w th e s u bje ct a p peare d to th e p o or w iz ard w ho h ad to p ain t h im , w hile th e p o rtr a it o f th e
F at L ad y c o nti n ues to i n dulg e h er l o ve o f g ood f o od, d rin k a n d ti p -to p s e cu rity l o ng a fte r h er l iv in g
m odel p asse d a w ay.
How ev er, n eith er o f th ese p o rtr a its w ould b e c ap ab le o f h av in g a p arti c u la rly i n -d ep th d is c u ssio n
a b o ut m ore c o m ple x a sp ects o f th eir l iv es: th ey a re l ite ra lly a n d m eta p ho ric ally tw o-d im en sio nal.
T hey a re o nly r e p re se n ta ti o ns o f th e l iv in g s u bje cts a s s e en b y th e a rti s t.
Som e m ag ic al p o rtr a its a re c ap ab le o f c o nsid era b ly m ore i n te ra cti o n w ith th e l iv in g w orld .
T ra d iti o nally , a h ead m aste r o r h ead m is tr e ss i s p ain te d b efo re th eir d eath . O nce th e p o rtr a it i s
c o m ple te d , th e h ead m aste r o r h ead m is tr e ss i n q uesti o n k eep s i t u nder l o ck a n d k ey, r e g ula rly v is iti n g
i t i n i ts c u pbo ard ( if s o d esir e d ) to te ach i t to a ct a n d b eh av e e x actl y l ik e th em se lv es, a n d i m parti n g a ll
k in ds o f u se fu l m em orie s a n d p ie ces o f k no w le d g e th at m ay th en b e s h are d th ro ug h th e c en tu rie s w ith
t h eir s u ccesso rs i n o ffic e.
The d ep th o f k no w le d g e a n d i n sig ht c o nta in ed i n s o m e o f th e h ead m aste rs’ a n d h ead m is tr e sse s’
p o rtr a its i s u nkno w n to a n y b ut th e i n cu m ben ts o f th e o ffic e a n d th e f e w s tu den ts w ho h av e r e alis e d ,
o ver th e c en tu rie s, th at th e p o rtr a its ’ a p pare n t s le ep in ess w hen v is ito rs a rriv e i n th e o ffic e i s n o t
n ecessa rily g en uin e.

Perh aps t h e m ost o uts p oken p ortr a it t o g ra ce t h e c a stle w alls i s S ir C adogan, w ho H arry,
Ron a nd H erm io ne e n co unte re d i n t h eir t h ir d y ea r a t H ogw arts . O fte n s e en c h asin g a fte r h is
fa t p ony, S ir C adogan i s a b oastfu l k n ig ht w ho c h alle n ges p asse rs-b y t o d uels w hen ever h e i s
giv en t h e o pportu nity . L eg en d h as i t t h at S ir C adogan w as a s b ra sh a nd b ra ve i n l ife a s h e
appea rs t o b e i n h is p ortr a it.


​SIR C A DO GA N
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
Unkno w n
WAND :
(A cco rd in g to l e g en d) B la ck th o rn a n d tr o ll w his k er, n in e i n ch es, c o m busti b le
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Gry ffin do r
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
In sa n e b ra v ery
PA R ENTA G E:
Wiz ard f a th er, w itc h m oth er
FA M IL Y:
Thre e w iv es a re b elie v ed to h av e l e ft h im , r u m oure d to h av e h ad s e v en te en k no w n c h ild re n

B efo re th e w iz ard in g c o m munity w as f o rc ed i n to h id in g , i t w as n o t u nusu al f o r a w iz ard to l iv e i n th e
M ug gle c o m munity a n d h o ld d o w n w hat w e w ould n o w th in k o f a s a M ug gle j o b.
It i s w id ely b elie v ed i n w iz ard in g c ir c le s th at S ir C ad o gan w as o ne o f th e f a m ous K nig hts o f th e
R ound T ab le , a lb eit a l ittl e -k no w n o ne, a n d th at h e a ch ie v ed th is p o siti o n th ro ug h h is f r ie n dsh ip w ith
M erlin . H e h as c erta in ly b een e x cis e d f r o m a ll M ug gle v o lu m es o f K in g A rth ur’s s to ry , b ut w iz ard in g
v ersio ns o f th e ta le s i n clu de S ir C ad o gan a lo ng sid e S ir L an celo t, S ir B ed iv ere a n d S ir P erc iv ale .
T hese ta le s r e v eal h im to b e h o t- h ead ed a n d p ep pery , a n d b ra v e to th e p o in t o f f o olh ard in ess, b ut a
g ood m an i n a c o rn er.
Sir C ad o gan ’s m ost f a m ous e n co unte r w as w ith th e W yvern o f W ye, a d ra g onis h c re atu re th at
w as te rro riz in g th e W est C ountr y . A t th eir f ir st e n co unte r, th e b east a te S ir C ad o gan ’s h an dso m e s te ed ,
b it h is w an d i n h alf a n d m elte d h is s w ord a n d v is o r. U nab le to s e e th ro ug h th e s te am r is in g f r o m h is
m elti n g h elm et, S ir C ad o gan b are ly e sc ap ed w ith h is l if e . H ow ev er, r a th er th an r u nnin g a w ay, h e
s ta g gere d i n to a n earb y m ead o w , g ra b bed a s m all, f a t p o ny g ra zin g th ere , l e ap t u po n i t a n d g allo ped
b ack to w ard s th e w yvern w ith n o th in g b ut h is b ro ken w an d i n h is h an d, p re p are d to m eet a v alia n t
d eath . T he c re atu re l o w ere d i ts f e arso m e h ead to s w allo w S ir C ad o gan a n d th e p o ny w ho le , b ut th e
s p lin te re d a n d m is fir in g w an d p ie rc ed i ts to ng ue, i g niti n g th e g assy f u m es r is in g f r o m i ts s to m ach
a n d c au sin g th e w yvern to e x plo de.

Eld erly w itc h es a n d w iz ard s s ti ll u se th e s a y in g ‘ I’ ll ta k e C ad o gan ’s p o ny’ to m ean , ‘ I’ ll s a lv ag e
th e b est I c an f r o m a tr ic k y s itu ati o n’.
Sir C ad o gan ’s p o rtr a it, w hic h h an g s o n th e s e v en th f lo or o f H ogw arts C astl e , s h o w s h im w ith th e
po ny h e r o de f o re v er m ore ( w hic h , u ndersta n dab ly p erh ap s, n ev er m uch l ik ed h im ) a n d a ccu ra te ly
dep ic ts h is h o t te m per, h is l o ve o f a f o olh ard y c h alle n g e a n d h is d ete rm in ati o n to b eat th e e n em y,
co m e w hat m ay.





Hogw arts i s t e em in g w ith s e cre ts . I t s e em s f r o m H arry ’s e xp lo ra tio ns t h at e very l o cked d oor
and e m pty c la ssro om c o ncea ls a r a re m agic a l o bje ct o r f e a rso m e m onste r o f s o m e k in d. L et’s
sta rt w ith o ne o f t h e m ost t e m ptin g b ut p ote n tia lly d eva sta tin g o bje cts h id den i n t h e g ro unds:
th e M ir ro r o f E ris e d .


MIR RO R O F E R IS E D
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he M ir ro r o f E ris e d i s a v ery o ld d ev ic e. N obo dy k no w s w ho c re ate d i t, o r h o w i t c am e to b e a t
H ogw arts S ch o ol. A s u ccessio n o f te ach ers h av e b ro ug ht b ack i n te re sti n g a rte fa cts f r o m th eir tr a v els ,
s o i t m ig ht h av e a rriv ed a t th e c astl e i n th is c asu al m an ner, e ith er b ecau se th e te ach er k new h o w i t
w ork ed a n d w as i n tr ig ued b y i t, o r b ecau se th ey d id n o t u ndersta n d i t a n d w is h ed to a sk th eir
c o lle ag ues’ o pin io ns.
The M ir ro r o f E ris e d i s o ne o f th o se m ag ic al a rte fa cts th at s e em s to h av e b een c re ate d i n a s p ir it
o f f u n ( w heth er i n no cen t o r m ale v o le n t i s a m atte r o f o pin io n), b ecau se w hile i t i s m uch m ore
r e v ealin g th an a n o rm al m ir ro r, i t i s i n te re sti n g r a th er th an u se fu l. O nly a fte r P ro fe sso r D um ble d o re
m ak es k ey m odif ic ati o ns to th e m ir ro r ( w hic h h as b een l a n g uis h in g i n th e R oom o f R eq uir e m en t f o r
a c en tu ry o r s o b efo re h e b rin g s i t o ut a n d p uts i t to w ork ) d o es i t b eco m e a s u perb h id in g p la ce, a n d
t h e f in al te st f o r th e i m pure o f h eart.
The m ir ro r’s i n sc rip ti o n ( ‘e ris e d s tr a e h ru o yt u be c afr u o yt o n w ohsi’ ) m ust b e r e ad b ack w ard s
t o s h o w i ts tr u e p urp o se .
Alb us D um ble d o re , w ho b rin g s i t o ut o f h id in g , p uts i t b ack w here h e f o und i t w hen i t h as
a ch ie v ed h is p urp o se i n
Philo so pher’s S to ne
. W e m ust c o nclu de, th ere fo re , th at th e m ir ro r w as
d estr o yed , a lo ng w ith a ll th e o th er c o nte n ts o f th e R oom o f R eq uir e m en t, d urin g th e B attl e o f
H ogw arts .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
A lb us D um ble d o re ’s w ord s o f c au ti o n to H arry w hen d is c u ssin g th e M ir ro r o f E ris e d e x pre ss m y
o w n v ie w s. T he a d vic e to ‘ h o ld o n to y o ur d re am s’ i s a ll w ell a n d g ood, b ut th ere c o m es a p o in t w hen
h o ld in g o n to y o ur d re am s b eco m es u nhelp fu l a n d e v en u nhealth y. D um ble d o re k no w s th at l if e c an
p ass y o u b y w hile y o u a re c lin g in g o n to a w is h th at c an n ev er b e – o r o ug ht n ev er to b e – f u lf ille d .
H arry ’s d eep est y earn in g i s f o r s o m eth in g i m po ssib le : th e r e tu rn o f h is p are n ts . D esp era te ly s a d
t h o ug h i t i s th at h e h as b een d ep riv ed o f h is f a m ily , D um ble d o re k no w s th at to s it g azin g o n a v is io n
o f w hat h e c an n ev er h av e, w ill o nly d am ag e H arry . T he m ir ro r i s b ew itc h in g a n d ta n ta lis in g , b ut i t
d o es n o t n ecessa rily b rin g h ap pin ess.

Dum ble d ore m ay h ave c o ncea le d w hat h e t r u ly s a w w hen l o okin g i n t h e M ir ro r o f E ris e d , b ut
th e H ea dm aste r d id n’t h id e a ll o f h is m em orie s. O ver t h e y ea rs, t h e p ow erfu l P en sie ve i n t h e
Hea dm aste r’s o ffic e w as u se d t o l e t H arry e xp lo re T o m R id dle ’s m yste rio us p ast, t h e C ro uch
fa m ily ’s t e rrib le h is to ry, a nd S lu ghorn ’s g re a te st m is ta ke. L ik e m any i te m s i n t h e
Hea dm aste r’s o ffic e, a P en sie ve i s h ard t o c o m e b y a nd t r ic ky t o u se .


​PE N SIE V E
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
A P en sie v e i s a w id e a n d s h allo w d is h m ad e o f m eta l o r s to ne, o fte n e la b o ra te ly d eco ra te d o r i n la id
w ith p re cio us s to nes, a n d c arry in g p o w erfu l a n d c o m ple x e n ch an tm en ts . P en sie v es a re r a re , b ecau se
o nly th e m ost a d van ced w iz ard s e v er u se th em , a n d b ecau se th e m ajo rity o f w iz ard kin d i s a fr a id o f
d o in g s o .
The p erc eiv ed d an g ers o f th e P en sie v e r e la te to i ts p o w er o ver m em ory o r th o ug ht. T he P en sie v e
i s e n ch an te d to r e cre ate m em orie s s o th at th ey b eco m e r e -liv eab le , ta k in g e v ery d eta il s to re d i n th e
s u bco nsc io us a n d r e cre ati n g i t f a ith fu lly , s o th at e ith er th e o w ner, o r ( a n d h ere in l ie s th e d an g er) a
s e co nd p arty , i s a b le to e n te r th e m em orie s a n d m ove a ro und w ith in th em .
In ev ita b ly , th o se w ith th in g s
t o h id e, th o se a sh am ed o f th eir p asts , th o se e ag er to k eep h o ld o f th eir s e cre ts , o r p ro te cti v e o f th eir
p riv acy, w ill b e w ary o f a n o bje ct l ik e th e P en sie v e.
Even m ore d if fic u lt th an th e r e cre ati o n o f m em orie s i s th e u se o f a P en sie v e to e x am in e a n d s o rt
t h o ug hts a n d i d eas, a n d v ery f e w w iz ard s h av e th e a b ility to d o s o . A lb us D um ble d o re i s s e en u sin g
t h e H ogw arts P en sie v e i n th is w ay, n o ta b ly i n C hap te r T hir ty o f
Harry P otte r a nd t h e G oble t o f F ir e
,
w hen h e a d ds th o ug hts to th e P en sie v e a n d H arry ’s f a ce tu rn s i n to S nap e’s ; D um ble d o re i s r e m in din g
h im se lf o f th e h id den c o nnecti o n b etw een S nap e a n d H arry ( th at S nap e w as i n l o ve w ith H arry ’s
m oth er, a n d i s n o w – th o ug h i m men se ly g ru dg in g ly – h o no ur-b o und to p ro te ct h im ).
Tra d iti o nally , a w itc h o r w iz ard ’s P en sie v e, l ik e th eir w an d, i s b urie d w ith th em , a s i t i s
c o nsid ere d a n i n te n se ly p erso nal a rte fa ct; a n y th o ug hts o r m em orie s l e ft i n sid e th e P en sie v e a re
l ik ew is e i n te rre d w ith th eir o w ner, u nle ss h e o r s h e h as r e q ueste d o th erw is e .
The H ogw arts P en sie v e,
h o w ev er, b elo ng s n o t to a n y i n div id ual b ut to th e s c h o ol. I t h as b een u se d b y a l o ng l in e o f
h ead m aste rs a n d h ead m is tr e sse s, w ho h av e a ls o l e ft b eh in d th eir l if e e x perie n ce i n th e f o rm o f
m em orie s. T his f o rm s a n i n valu ab le l ib ra ry o f r e fe re n ce f o r th e h ead m aste r o r h ead m is tr e ss o f th e
d ay.
The H ogw arts P en sie v e i s m ad e o f o rn ate ly c arv ed s to ne a n d i s e n g ra v ed w ith m odif ie d S ax o n
r u nes, w hic h m ark i t a s a n a rte fa ct o f i m men se a n ti q uity th at p re -d ate s th e c re ati o n o f th e s c h o ol.
One
( u nsu bsta n ti a te d ) l e g en d s a y s th at th e f o unders d is c o vere d th e P en sie v e h alf -b urie d i n th e g ro und o n
t h e v ery s p o t w here th ey d ecid ed to e re ct th eir s c h o ol.
The n am e ‘ P en sie v e’ i s a h o m onym o f ‘ p en siv e’, m ean in g d eep ly , s e rio usly th o ug htf u l; b ut i t
a ls o a p un, th e ‘ s ie v e’ p art o f th e w ord a llu din g to th e o bje ct’ s f u ncti o n o f s o rti n g m ean in g s f r o m a
m ass o f th o ug hts o r m em orie s.

If y o u w ante d t o e xp lo re t h e c a stle f o re ver a nd e ver, y o u’d n eed t o g et h old o f t h e
Philo so pher’s S to ne. B efo re i t w as d estr o yed , o bvio usly . B ut d id y o u k n ow t h at t h e s to ne h as
a h is to ry o uts id e t h e w iz a rd in g w orld ?


TH E P H IL O SO PH ER ’S S T O N E
J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
I d id n o t i n ven t th e c o ncep t o f th e P hilo so pher’s S to ne, w hic h i s a l e g en dary s u bsta n ce th at w as o nce
b elie v ed to b e r e al, a n d th e tr u e g oal o f a lc h em y.
The p ro perti e s o f ‘ m y’ P hilo so pher’s S to ne c o nfo rm to m ost o f th e a ttr ib ute s th e a n cie n ts
a sc rib ed to i t. T he S to ne w as b elie v ed to tu rn b ase m eta ls i n to g old , a n d a ls o to p ro duce th e E lix ir o f
L if e , w hic h c o uld m ak e y o u i m morta l. ‘ G en uin e’ a lc h em is ts – th e f o re ru nners o f c h em is ts a n d
p hysic is ts – s u ch a s S ir I s a ac N ew to n a n d ( th e r e al) N ic o la s F la m el, s o ug ht, s o m eti m es o ver l if e ti m es,
t o d is c o ver th e s e cre t o f i ts c re ati o n.
The S to ne i s v ario usly d esc rib ed a s r e d a n d w hite i n th e m an y o ld te x ts i n w hic h i t a p pears.
T hese c o lo urs a re i m po rta n t i n m ost a cco unts o f a lc h em y, a n d a re o fte n i n te rp re te d a s h av in g
s y m bo lic m ean in g .

The P hilo so pher’s S to ne i s n ’t t h e o nly m yste rio us a rte fa ct t o a ppea r t o H arry i n h is h our o f
need . T he s w ord o f G ry ffin dor w as g oblin -m ade a nd s tu dded w ith r u bie s, a nd w as o nce
ow ned b y H ogw arts f o under G odric G ry ffin dor. I t w as t h e a ppea ra nce o f t h e s w ord t h at
appea se d H arry ’s d oubts a s t o w heth er h e w as a t r u e G ry ffin dor o r n ot – a s D um ble d ore
poin te d o ut, ‘ O nly a t r u e G ry ffin dor c o uld h ave p ulle d t h at o ut o f t h e H at, H arry.’


TH E S W ORD O F G RY FFIN DO R
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he s w ord o f G ry ffin do r w as m ad e a th o usa n d y ears a g o b y g oblin s, th e m ag ic al w orld ’s m ost
s k ille d m eta lw ork ers, a n d i s th ere fo re e n ch an te d . F ash io ned f r o m p ure s ilv er, i t i s i n se t w ith r u bie s,
t h e s to ne th at r e p re se n ts G ry ffin do r i n th e h o ur-g la sse s th at c o unt th e h o use p o in ts a t H ogw arts .
G odric G ry ffin do r’s n am e i s e n g ra v ed j u st b en eath th e h ilt.
The s w ord w as m ad e to G odric G ry ffin do r’s s p ecif ic ati o ns b y R ag nuk th e F ir st, f in est o f th e
g oblin s ilv ersm ith s, a n d th ere fo re K in g ( in g oblin c u ltu re , th e r u le r d o es n o t w ork l e ss th an th e
o th ers, b ut m ore s k illf u lly ). W hen i t w as f in is h ed , R ag nuk c o vete d i t s o m uch th at h e p re te n ded th at
G ry ffin do r h ad s to le n i t f r o m h im , a n d s e n t m in io ns to s te al i t b ack . G ry ffin do r d efe n ded h im se lf
w ith h is w an d, b ut d id n o t k ill h is a tta ck ers. I n ste ad h e s e n t th em b ack to th eir k in g b ew itc h ed , to
d eliv er th e th re at th at i f h e e v er tr ie d to s te al f r o m G ry ffin do r a g ain , G ry ffin do r w ould u nsh eath e th e
s w ord a g ain st th em a ll.
The g oblin k in g to ok th e th re at s e rio usly a n d l e ft G ry ffin do r i n p o sse ssio n o f h is r ig htf u l
p ro perty , b ut r e m ain ed r e se n tf u l u nti l h e d ie d . T his w as th e f o undati o n f o r th e f a ls e l e g en d o f
G ry ffin do r’s th eft th at p ersis ts , i n s o m e s e cti o ns o f th e g oblin c o m munity , to th is d ay.
The q uesti o n o f w hy a w iz ard w ould n eed a s w ord , th o ug h o fte n a sk ed , i s e asily a n sw ere d . I n th e
d ay s b efo re th e I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy, w hen w iz ard s m in g le d f r e ely w ith M ug gle s, th ey
w ould u se s w ord s to d efe n d th em se lv es j u st a s o fte n a s w an ds. I n deed , i t w as c o nsid ere d u nsp o rti n g to
u se a w an d a g ain st a M ug gle s w ord ( w hic h i s n o t to s a y i t w as n ev er d o ne). M an y g if te d w iz ard s w ere
a ls o a cco m plis h ed d uellis ts i n th e c o nven ti o nal s e n se , G ry ffin do r a m ong th em .
Much l ik e a m ag ic w an d, th e s w ord o f G ry ffin do r a p pears to b e a lm ost s e n ti e n t, r e sp o ndin g to
a p peals f o r h elp b y G ry ffin do r’s c h o se n s u ccesso rs; a n d, s im ila r to a w an d, p art o f i ts m ag ic i s th at i t
i m bib es th at w hic h s tr e n g th en s i t, w hic h c an th en b e u se d a g ain st e n em ie s.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
T here h av e b een m an y e n ch an te d s w ord s i n f o lk lo re . T he S w ord o f N uad u, p art o f th e f o ur l e g en dary
t r e asu re s o f T uath a D é D an an n, w as i n vin cib le w hen d ra w n. G ry ffin do r’s s w ord o w es s o m eth in g to
t h e l e g en d o f E xcalib ur, th e s w ord o f K in g A rth ur, w hic h i n s o m e l e g en ds m ust b e d ra w n f r o m a
s to ne b y th e r ig htf u l k in g . T he i d ea o f f itn ess to c arry th e s w ord i s e ch o ed i n th e s w ord o f
G ry ffin do r’s r e tu rn to w orth y m em bers o f i ts tr u e o w ner’s h o use .
There i s a f u rth er a llu sio n to E xcalib ur e m erg in g f r o m th e l a k e w hen H arry m ust d iv e i n to a
f r o zen f o re st p o ol to r e tr ie v e th e s w ord i n
Dea th ly H allo w s
( th o ug h th e l o cati o n o f th e s w ord w as
r e ally d ue to a s p ite fu l i m puls e o f S nap e’s to p la ce i t th ere ), f o r i n o th er v ersio ns o f th e l e g en d,
E xcalib ur w as g iv en to A rth ur b y th e L ad y o f th e L ak e, a n d w as r e tu rn ed to th e l a k e w hen h e d ie d .
With in th e m ag ic al w orld , p hysic al p o sse ssio n i s n o t n ecessa rily a g uara n te e o f o w nersh ip .
This
c o ncep t a p plie s to th e th re e D eath ly H allo w s, a n d a ls o to G ry ffin do r’s s w ord .
I a m i n te re ste d i n w hat h ap pen s w hen c u ltu ra l b elie fs c o llid e. I n th e H arry P otte r b o oks, th e m ost
m ilita n t o f th e g oblin r a ce c o nsid er a ll g oblin -m ad e o bje cts to b e th eir s b y r ig ht, a lth o ug h a s p ecif ic
o bje ct m ig ht b e m ad e o ver to a w iz ard f o r h is l if e sp an u po n a p ay m en t o f g old . W itc h es a n d w iz ard s,
l ik e M ug gle s, b elie v e th at o nce p ay m en t h as b een m ad e, th e o bje ct b elo ng s to th em a n d th eir
d esc en dan ts o r l e g ate es i n p erp etu ity . T his i s a c la sh o f v alu es w ith o ut a s o lu ti o n, b ecau se e ach s id e
h as a d if fe re n t c o ncep t o f w hat i s r ig ht. I t th ere fo re p re se n ts H arry w ith a d if fic u lt m ora l d ile m ma
w hen G rip ho ok d em an ds th e s w ord a s p ay m en t f o r h is s e rv ic es i n
Dea th ly H allo w s
.

Perh aps H ogw arts ’ m ost e n durin g a nd s in is te r e n ig m a i s t h at o f t h e C ham ber o f S ecre ts , a
hid den a re a o f t h e s c h ool c re a te d b y t h e a m bitio us H ogw arts f o under S ala za r S ly th erin .
When T o m R id dle ’s m yste rio us d ia ry l e d H arry t o d is c o ver t h e C ham ber’s d ark s e cre ts i n h is
se co nd y ea r, t h e l e g en d w as a w aken ed o nce a gain . A lth ough f e w h ave a ctu ally e n te re d t h e
su bte rra nea n c h am ber, i ts e xis te n ce w asn ’t k ep t e n tir e ly s e cre t – a fte r a ll, s o m eb ody h ad t o
adapt t h e h id den e n tr a nce o nce t h e s c h ool d ecid ed t o b uild a b ath ro om o n t o p o f i t.


TH E C H AM BER O F S E C RET S
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T he s u bte rra n ean C ham ber o f S ecre ts w as c re ate d b y S ala zar S ly th erin w ith o ut th e k no w le d g e o f h is
t h re e f e llo w f o unders o f H ogw arts . T he C ham ber w as, f o r m an y c en tu rie s, b elie v ed to b e a m yth ;
h o w ev er, th e f a ct th at r u m ours o f i ts e x is te n ce p ersis te d f o r s o l o ng r e v eals th at S ly th erin s p o ke o f i ts
c re ati o n a n d th at o th ers b elie v ed h im , o r e ls e h ad b een p erm itte d , b y h im , to e n te r.
There i s n o d o ubt th at e ach o f th e f o ur f o unders s o ug ht to s ta m p th eir o w n m ark u po n th e s c h o ol
o f w itc h cra ft a n d w iz ard ry th at th ey i n te n ded w ould b e th e f in est i n th e w orld . I t w as a g re ed th at e ach
w ould c o nstr u ct th eir o w n h o use s, f o r e x am ple , c h o osin g th e l o cati o n o f c o m mon r o om s a n d
d o rm ito rie s. H ow ev er, o nly S ly th erin w en t f u rth er, a n d b uilt w hat w as i n e ffe ct a p erso nal, s e cre t
h ead quarte rs w ith in th e s c h o ol, a ccessib le o nly b y h im se lf o r b y th o se h e a llo w ed to e n te r.
Perh ap s, w hen h e f ir st c o nstr u cte d th e C ham ber, S ly th erin w an te d n o m ore th an a p la ce i n w hic h
t o i n str u ct h is s tu den ts i n s p ells o f w hic h th e o th er th re e f o unders m ay h av e d is a p pro ved
( d is a g re em en ts s p ru ng u p e arly a ro und th e te ach in g o f th e D ark A rts ). H ow ev er, i t i s c le ar b y th e v ery
d eco ra ti o n o f th e C ham ber th at b y th e ti m e S ly th erin f in is h ed i t h e h ad d ev elo ped g ra n dio se i d eas o f
h is o w n i m po rta n ce to th e s c h o ol. N o o th er f o under l e ft b eh in d th em a g ig an ti c s ta tu e o f th em se lv es
o r d ra p ed th e s c h o ol i n e m ble m s o f th eir o w n p erso nal p o w ers ( th e s n ak es c arv ed a ro und th e
C ham ber o f S ecre ts b ein g a r e fe re n ce to S ly th erin ’s p o w ers a s a P arse lm outh ).
What i s c erta in i s th at b y th e ti m e S ly th erin w as f o rc ed o ut o f th e s c h o ol b y th e o th er th re e
f o unders, h e h ad d ecid ed th at h en cefo rth , th e C ham ber h e h ad b uilt w ould b e th e l a ir o f a m onste r th at
h e a lo ne – o r h is d esc en dan ts – w ould b e a b le to c o ntr o l: a B asilis k . M ore o ver, o nly a P arse lm outh
w ould b e a b le to e n te r th e C ham ber. T his , h e k new , w ould k eep o ut a ll th re e f o unders a n d e v ery o th er
m em ber o f s ta ff.
The e x is te n ce o f th e C ham ber w as k no w n to S ly th erin ’s d esc en dan ts a n d th o se w ith w ho m th ey
c h o se to s h are th e i n fo rm ati o n. T hus th e r u m our s ta y ed a liv e th ro ug h th e c en tu rie s.
There i s c le ar e v id en ce th at th e C ham ber w as o pen ed m ore th an o nce b etw een th e d eath o f
S ly th erin a n d th e e n tr a n ce o f T om R id dle i n th e tw en ti e th c en tu ry . W hen f ir st c re ate d , th e C ham ber
w as a ccesse d th ro ug h a c o nceale d tr a p do or a n d a s e rie s o f m ag ic al tu nnels . H ow ev er, w hen
H ogw arts ’ p lu m bin g b ecam e m ore e la b o ra te i n th e e ig hte en th c en tu ry ( th is w as a r a re i n sta n ce o f
w iz ard s c o pyin g M ug gle s, b ecau se h ith erto th ey s im ply r e lie v ed th em se lv es w here v er th ey s to od, a n d
v an is h ed th e e v id en ce), th e e n tr a n ce to th e C ham ber w as th re ate n ed , b ein g l o cate d o n th e s ite o f a
p ro po se d b ath ro om . T he p re se n ce i n s c h o ol a t th e ti m e o f a s tu den t c alle d C orv in us G au nt – d ir e ct
d esc en dan t o f S ly th erin , a n d a n te ced en t o f T om R id dle – e x pla in s h o w th e s im ple tr a p do or w as
s e cre tl y p ro te cte d , s o th at th o se w ho k new h o w c o uld s ti ll a ccess th e e n tr a n ce to th e C ham ber e v en
a fte r n ew fa n g le d p lu m bin g h ad b een p la ced o n to p o f i t.
Whis p ers th at a m onste r l iv ed i n th e d ep th s o f th e c astl e w ere a ls o p re v ale n t f o r c en tu rie s. A gain ,

th is i s b ecau se th o se w ho c o uld h ear a n d s p eak to i t w ere n o t a lw ay s a s d is c re et a s th ey m ig ht h av e
been : th e G au nt f a m ily c o uld n o t r e sis t b o asti n g o f th eir k no w le d g e. A s n o bo dy e ls e c o uld h ear th e
cre atu re s lid in g b en eath f lo orb o ard s o r, l a tte rly , th ro ug h th e p lu m bin g , th ey d id n o t h av e m an y
belie v ers, a n d n o ne, u nti l R id dle , d are d u nle ash th e m onste r o n th e c astl e .
Successiv e h ead m aste rs a n d m is tr e sse s, n o t to m en ti o n a n um ber o f h is to ria n s, s e arc h ed th e
castl e th o ro ug hly m an y ti m es o ver th e c en tu rie s, e ach ti m e c o nclu din g th at th e C ham ber w as a m yth .
The r e aso n f o r th eir f a ilu re w as s im ple : n o ne o f th em w as a P arse lm outh .

So t h ere y o u h ave i t: i t’s n ot a g uid ed t o ur, n or i s i t e n tir e ly c o m ple te , b ut y o u’re n ow p riv y
to s o m e o f t h e f a m ous w iz a rd in g s c h ool’s m any s e cre ts . W e l e a ve y o u w ith t h ese s m all p ie ces
of a dvic e: t r e a d c a re fu lly w hen u sin g a T im e-T urn er, s to p s e a rc h in g f o r t h e C ham ber o f
Secre ts – u nle ss y o u’re a P arse lm outh – a nd d on’t l in ger t o o l o ng b efo re t h e M ir ro r o f
Eris e d .
We h ope y o u’v e e n jo yed t h is c o lle ctio n o f J .K . R ow lin g’s w ritin g, p re se n te d b y P otte rm ore .

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Harry P otte r a n d th e G oble t o f F ir e
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