Harry Potter Facts
Which Hogwarts teaching position is cursed?
- After being denied the job as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Lord Voldemort cast a curse on the position. Almost every teacher in that position died, and there was a new teacher each year Harry Potter attended Hogwarts.
What makes up the core of Harry Potter's wand?
- Harry Potter's wand was 11 inches, made of holly, and had a phoenix feather core. When Mr. Ollivander sold Harry the wand, he was very surprised because the feather came from the same bird that supplied the feather for Lord Voldemort's wand.
Who is Syltherin's house ghost?
- The Bloody Baron is Slytherin's house ghost; Nearly Headless Nick is Gryffindor's; The Grey Lady is Ravenclaw's; The Fat Friar is Hufflepuff's. The Bloody Baron killed himself after his unrequited love for Rowena Ravenclaw led to unfortunate events.
What is the name of Neville's toad?
- Neville Longbottom's toad was named Trevor. Neville's great Uncle Algie gave Trevor to Neville as a gift after he showed his first signs of magic. Neville lost Trevor various times throughout his first year at Hogwarts.
What does Dumbledore leave Ron in his will?
- In his will, Dumbledore left Ron his Deluminator, it was able to suck all the light from one place. It acted like a horning device, as well, leading Ron back to Harry and Hermoine following an argument between the three.
When is Harry Potter's birthday?
- Harry Potter was born July 31st, 1980. The date is also significant because it's the last day students can accept their offer into Hogwarts, which is why Hagrid fetched Harry on his birthday.
What wood is Ron's first wand made of?
- Ron's first wand was 12 inches long, made of ash wood, and had the core of unicorn hair. The wand was a hand-me-down from his brother Charlie.
What is the scar above Dumbledore's knee a perfect map of?
- After Professor McGonagall asked Professor Dumbledore if he could remove Harry's forehead scar, Dumbledore said no. He stated that scars tell a story. He then revealed that the scar above his knee is the perfect map of the London Underground.
How many staircases does Hogwarts have?
- Hogwarts has a total of 142 staircases, including: wide ones, rickety ones, disappearing ones, spiral ones, and ones that lead elsewhere.
How olf was Nicolas Flamel when he destroyed the Sorcerer's Stone?
- Nicolas Flamel created the Sorcerer's Stone, giving him immortality. Voldemort attempted to steal the stone in the first movie and book, which Ron, Harry and Hermione prevented. At age 665, Flamel decided it was time to destroy the stone.