The Daily Prophet: The national wizarding newspaper.
Daigon Alley: Cobbled street filled with wizarding shops. Accessible via the Leaky Cauldron pub in London.
Dumbledore, Albus: Headmaster of Hogwarts and widely regarded as the finest wizard of his generation. The only person to frighten Lord Voldemort.
Granger, Hermione: Super smart classmate of Harry's who is also in Gryffindor house. Her parents are muggle dentists.
Gryffindor house: One of four houses in Hogwarts. Its symbol is a lion.
Gryffindor, Godric: See Hogwarts.
Heir of Slytherin: True heir to Salazar Slytherin who can open the Chamber of Secrets to release the horror within.
Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Founded more than 1,000 years ago by the greatest witches and wizards of the age: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin.
Hufflepuff house: Another of the Hogwarts houses. It's symbol is a badger.
Hufflepuff, Helga: See Hogwarts.
Malfoy, Draco: Harry's arch-enemy at Hogwarts. Resides in Slytherin house. His father, Lucius, is a supporter of Voldemort.
Muggle: Person totally without magical powers, and totally unaware of the world of wizards and witches.
Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone: Can transform any metal into gold and produces the Elixir of Life, which makes drinkers immortal.
Phoenix: Rare bird that bursts into flame and rises from its ashes. Its tears can heal wounds. Dumbledore has a pet phoenix, Fawkes.
Potter, Harry: Student at Hogwarts. Famous for having survived an attack by Voldemort in infancy - an attack that killed his parents.
Potter, James: Harry's father.
Potter, Lily: Harry's mother.
Ravenclaw house: Another one of the houses in Hogwarts. Its symbol is an eagle.
Ravenclaw, Rowena: See Hogwarts.
Rowling, J.K.: Female British author of the Harry Potter series of novels.
Slytherin house: The most infamous Hogwarts house. Its symbol is a snake.
Slytherin, Salazar: See Hogwarts.
Voldemort, Lord: Evil wizard who is greatly feared. His name is never spoken, instead he is referred to as He Who Must Not Be Named or You-Know-Who. Disappeared after the death of Harry's parents in a battle that left Harry with that signature lightning scar on his forehead.
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