Alecto and Amycus Carrow

Main article: Alecto and Amycus Carrow Amycus and Alecto Carrow are sibling Death Eaters, posted as deputy headmasters to Hogwarts to keep control over the school, keep a reign of fear and to take charge of punishment under Snape's regime as headmaster in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Alecto Carrow taught Muggle Studies, however it should be noted that instead of encouraging increased relations with muggles, they were taught ideologies that muggles were no better than animals. Amycus Carrow taught Defence Against the Darks, however it is noted that there was no defence involved and that Amycus frequently taught them the Unforgiveable Curses and openly encouraged them to practise these on their classmates.

Albus Dumbeldore
Main article: Albus Dumbledore Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts since a few decades before Harry's birth until Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts in which Dumbledore is killed by Snape. He is played by Richard Harris in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He is played in subsequent Harry Potter films by Michael Gambon

Argus Filch
Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts. While he is not an evil character, he is ill-tempered, which makes him very unpopular with the student body, and occasionally with other staff. His knowledge of the secrets and short-cuts of the castle is almost unparalleled, except perhaps by the Weasley twins, and other users of the Marauder's Map. He tends to favour almost sadistically harsh punishments, leading to his alliance with Dolores Umbridge. He has an obsessive dislike of mud, animate toys, and all other things that might interfere with his creation of an immaculately clean and orderly Hogwarts. Filch is revealed to be a Squib in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Harry Potter accidentally discovers that he is trying to teach himself basic magic from a Kwikspellcorrespondence course. Nonetheless, Filch is at least able to use wizardry devices that have their own innate magic, such as the Secrecy Sensor used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger suspect that he is in a relationship with Irma Pince, the librarian at Hogwarts. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book, when the school starts preparing itself for the Battle of Hogwarts, Filch is seen grumbling that students are out of bed. He is later seen overseeing the evacuation of younger students. Filch has a cat named Mrs. Norris to whom he has a particular and possessive attachment. She acts as a hallway monitor or spy for Filch. If she observes students engaging in suspicious activity or out of bed after curfew, she finds Filch and he arrives in seconds. She has been known to follow Hagrid everywhere he goes in the school, apparently under Filch's orders. According to J.K. Rowling, there is nothing

Flitwick is sent by Professor McGonagall to ask Snape to come to the aid of the Order of the Phoenix against the intruding Death Eaters. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone he uses his magical skills to help decorate the Great Hall for Christmas. though he previously leaves the swamp untouched to annoy Professor Umbridge. He does however.particularly magical about Mrs. and he is described by Harry (along with Dumbledore) as having been a "model student" who supposedly never entered the Room of Hidden Things. battling Yaxley and later defeating Antonin Dolohov. Also in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Flitwick is portrayed by Warwick Davis. I was taken aback when I saw the film Flitwick. He either collapses or is stupefied by Snape after requesting his help at the battle. According to Davis. He eventually removes most of the swamp that is created within the school by Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." His on-screen appearance changes noticeably in Prisoner of Azkaban. In the film adaptations." It's the ambition of many Hogwarts students to "give her a good kick". Norris. and so it never occurred to him that the diadem could be hidden there. Mrs. making it difficult to find the key to the door leading to the next chamber. Norris is temporarily petrified by the Basilisk. with "a dash of goblin ancestry. because the Flitwick in my imagination simply looks like a very small old man. which causes Filch extreme distress. choose to leave a small patch of it behind. Flitwick insists that Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem is lost. and later fights the intruders in the Battle of Hogwarts. because he thinks it is "a good bit of magic" and a tribute to the Weasley twins. In the Chamber of Secrets incident. . He teaches the front doors to recognise a picture of Sirius Blackafter his second break-in in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. other than her being "just an intelligent (and unpleasant) cat. Rowling said: "I must admit. in which he takes on a more human and less elf-like look. and is described as being very short. who looks very much like a goblin/elf (I¶ve never actually asked the film-makers precisely what he is). During Harry's second year. [1] Filius Flitwick Filius Flitwick is the Charms Master at Hogwarts and the head of Ravenclaw. Near the end of Half-Blood Prince. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows he helps to put protective charms around the castle to hinder Lord Voldemort and his oncoming Death Eaters."[2] However. Rowling mentions on her official website that Flitwick is human. with slicked-down dark hair and moustache. He helps patrol the perimeter of the maze for the third task of the Triwizard Tournament held in Harry's fourth year. Flitwick helps Professor Sinistra carry a petrified Justin Finch-Fletchley to the hospital wing. He is also one of the teachers who casts spells to guard the Philosopher's Stone by putting charms on a hundred keys so they can fly. David Bradley portrays Filch in the film series.

an anti-aircraft shell singes her broom. "and from that moment. During World War I. Despite this. during which Professor McGonagall observes Harry's flying and admits him to the Gryffindor Quidditch team. In 1991 it is Hooch's job to instruct the class of first years in their very first flying lesson. Flitwick was absent from the POA script. the Care of Magical Creatures professor. [4] but the year of his birth is never mentioned in the books or films. He is played by Robbie Coltrane in the films."[3] Flitwick was born on October 17. and learns how to fly on her [5] own Silver Arrow. Hooch does not appear in any of the other films in the series. Rubeus Hagrid Main article: Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid is the Half Giant Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts. Gilderoy Lockhart . known for her fairness and preference for clean play. Hooch starts her career at Hogwarts long before Harry Potter arrives in 1991 and is a well-respected teacher. from Harry's third year at Hogwarts. she uses the title Madam and not Professor. Hooch always seems to be quite a lively and energetic witch. She is described as having short. the character became known as 'Flitwick'. Hooch is known amongst students for her belief in fairness and having clean Quidditch games. Rolanda is near one hundred years of age during Harry Potter's education at Hogwarts. and her expertise is called on along with Professor Flitwick's to test Harry's Firebolt broom for dark magic. Hagrid became a groundkeeper after he was expelled from Hogwarts in his third year at Hogwarts because of Tom Riddle Tom Riddles diary showed a memory of Hagrid having the supposed monster and that he opened the Chamber of Secrets to gain his Harrys trust and make him think that Hagrid opened the Chamber of Secrets and then he later got sent to Azkaban because the Minstry and Minster of Magic thought that he was the one to open The Chamber . usually hidden behind goggles. with piercing yellow hawk-like eyes. Very little is mentioned about her early life. Gamekeeper and. Rolanda Hooch Rolanda Hooch is the flying instructor and Quidditch referee at Hogwarts. spiky. but "the producer" (presumably David Heyman) added the new character (as the conductor of the school choir and orchestra. grey hair. In the series. Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell preferred the new look. She referees Hogwarts Quidditch matches throughout the series. She is strict but also caring.the moustachioed character was originally not supposed to be Flitwick. but she was born prior to 1918. credited as "Choir Master") so that Davis could still appear in the film. Zoë Wanamaker portrays Madam Hooch in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film. as she demonstrates when Neville Longbottom injures himself in one of her flying classes.

and the trouble he has with simple magic such as healing Harry's broken arm² he accidentally removes all of Harry's arm bones instead. Transfiguration professor.Gilderoy Lockhart is a narcissistic wizarding celebrity who has written many books on his fabulous adventures encountering dark creatures. Remus Lupin Main article: Remus Lupin Remus Lupin was the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher during Harry's third year. Lockhart never fully recovers. His attempt to use a Memory Charm on Harry and Ron backfires due to his use of Ron's broken wand. He helped teach Harry the Patronus Charm and became a friend.[6] Rowling has said that Lockhart is the only character she has ever based on a real-life person. In Order of the Phoenix. head of Gryffindor House. such as Hermione Granger and Mrs Weasley. all of them designed to demonstrate what a wonderful. despite all efforts to cure him. He is unpopular amongst most of the staff. In Chamber of Secrets. where she began teaching in December 1956. He is played by David Thewlis in the film versions. and he suffers the permanent near-total loss of his own memory as a result. who fancy him. and later Headmistress at Hogwarts. instead stealing other wizards' experiences and erasing their memories. particularly Professor Snape. Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall is Deputy Headmistress. Weasley at Christmas. He believed in hands on teaching. when she meets Dumbledore . particularly witches. his penchant for handing out signed photos of himself. She is first introduced in the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. brave and brilliant person he was. he is greatly admired by many others. He resigned after the revelation to the rest of the school that he is a werewolf. although he has no idea why. Lockhart is appointed as Hogwarts' new Defence Against the Dark Arts instructor. Harry dislikes him for a number of reasons: his smarminess. his belief that Harry flew to Hogwarts in a car to seek further attention. Lockhart was inspired by an unrevealed acquaintance who was "even more objectionable than his fictional counterpart" and "used to tell whopping great fibs about his past life. He was noted by both students and staff as being an excellent teacher. Harry comes across Lockhart in St Mungo's while visiting Mr."[7] Irish actor Kenneth Branagh portrayed Lockhart in the film version of the Chamber of Secrets. He still enjoys signing autographs and still receives fan mail. Lockhart is exposed as a fraud and a coward when he attempts to avoid entering the Chamber of Secrets by revealing to Harry andRon Weasley that he never performed the amazing feats documented in his books. however. Lockhart is slowly regaining his memory and is childishly proud of being able to write in "joined-up letters".

at Number 4 Privet Drive. himself noted as an especially powerful wizard. Harry's immediate impression of her is of someone who is not to be crossed. The unconscious septuagenarian is rushed to St Mungo's. with black hair typically drawn into a tight bun. and always has a very prim expression. McGonagall immediately intervenes. McGonagall is described as a tall. an exceptional duellist capable of holding her own against much younger and more agile foes. even though first years are normally prohibited from playing Quidditch. she allows Harry and his friends to use the Transfiguration classroom to practice for tasks in the Triwizard Tournament. Before the Battle of Hogwarts. however. She has a fondness for tartan. Rowling has said McGonagall's birthday is 4 October. she becomes the acting Headmistress of Hogwarts. although a rigorous disciplinarian. rather severe-looking woman. It is revealed in Order of the Phoenix that McGonagall is a member of the Order of the Phoenix. who is actually under the Imperius Curse and acting for Voldemort. where she recovers for awhile. a sprightly 70-year-old. she goes to the Ravenclaw tower and finds Alecto Carrow stunned and her brother Amycus searching for Harry. Despite the many changes. and dress robes are patterned with it. During their duel she appears to be equal in strength to Snape. and her handkerchief. in the series finale. and sends Harry a broom. When McGonagall attempts to stop Umbridge and her fellow Ministry cronies from unjustly taking Hagrid away by force. Snape is appointed by new Minister for Magic Pius Thicknesse. She and Dolores Umbridge seem to have a mutual dislike for each other.[10] Despite her stern front. She promises Harry she would do everything in her power to help him to achieve his goal of becoming an auror. she is retained as head of Gryffindor House. After the death of Dumbledore at the hands of Snape in Half-Blood Prince. she has the distinction of being the first Animagus introduced in the series and being one of the few registered Animagi of the century. she often assists Harry indirectly with activities that are not strictly within the rules of Hogwarts. However. Surrey (the home of Harry Potter's aunt and uncle). according to Rowling. In response. McGonagall is shown to have good intentions at heart and has been known to display a range of emotions. [9] [8] In the first book. as Umbridge continuously usurps more and more power from the staff and from Dumbledore and McGonagall in particular. for example. she recommends him to fill the position of Seeker. dressing gown. Little Whinging. which can often be a shock to her colleagues and students. McGonagall wears square spectacles that match the markings around the eyes of her Animagus form of a silver tabby cat. When Amycus suggests hurting the students to compensate for his sister's state. a pointed hat. and she keeps her promise. she is hit by four stunning spells without warning. She is. Amycus . Furthermore. after seeing Harry fly masterfully his very first time on a broom. She wears emerald green robes. before she can draw her wand. She is. though she temporarily uses a walking stick to support herself. she does not become headmistress at the start of term as expected. McGonagall returns to the school towards the end of the book.

Alastor Moody was Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Harry's fourth year. Rowling has stated that she always pictured Smith portraying McGonagall. He took an extremely hands on approach. Rowling said McGonagall would be retired by the time of the Deathly Hallows epilogue (19 years after the main events of Deathly Hallows). she notes that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is her favourite thus far. Her first name. [12] Smith appeared in all the films of the series except for Deathly Hallows Part 1. however it is told that the opinions and techniques are similar between individuals. She then leads the remaining students. but is expected to return in Part 2. who questions her about Potter's whereabouts. As is confirmed in The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Not knowing Snape is actually still following Dumbledore's orders and has important information for Harry. who impersonated Alastor Moody without the characters' awareness in Harry's fourth year. where the plot does not take place in Hogwarts. and claimed the actress to be at the top of her list.[14] Alastor Moody Main article: Alastor Moody For Barty Crouch Jr. It transpired at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firethat Moody had been impersonated by Barty Crouch Jr. She is seen during the battle with a large gash on her cheek and commanding a herd of charmed desks to charge at Death Eaters. It had therefore been Crouch that had been teaching at Hogwarts for that year.[13] Rowling named the character after the poet William Topaz McGonagall. [11] When on her way to meet the Heads of House. she succeeds in driving Snape away. whose name she liked. reveals himself and uses the Cruciatus Curse on Amycus. Given that her role becomes progressively smaller as the series goes on. causing Bellatrix Lestrange to laugh. comes from the Roman goddess of wisdom. McGonagall becomes Headmistress of Hogwarts after the Battle of Hogwarts and Snape's death. in an interview J. she attacks him. Harry. Minerva. With help from Professors Sprout and Flitwick. she screams. who is present and hidden under his invisibility cloak. . Smith has described her role as "Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat". she meets Snape. the staff of Hogwarts. McGonagall then takes charge of the school again and proceeds to secure it against Voldemort to ensure Harry can fulfil his mission from Dumbledore. McGonagall ends up duelling Voldemort alongside Kingsley Shacklebolt and Horace Slughorn. K. Finally. Harry then informs McGonagall that Voldemort is on his way and after tying up both the Carrows and placing them in a net. engaging in a fierce duel. and members of the Order of the Phoenix in the fight against Voldemort. She also organises the evacuation of the school's underage students to ensure their safety. When Harry has been apparently killed. see Barty Crouch. however.spits in her face." McGonagall is played by Dame Maggie Smith in the film adaptations. as she is "getting on in years. Jr. she sends three Patronuses ² which manifest in her Animagus form ² to warn the other three Heads of House.

and bursts into tears when she hears of Dumbledore's death.He is played by Brendan Gleeson in the film versions. She is known to be very strict regarding the rules of her infirmary. Ron. [15] Upon his return. and Deathly Hallows. and was a fine teacher while studying from books. "he took a year off to get some first-hand experience". without much success. Neville. Madam Pomfrey regrows the bones in Harry's broken arm after Gilderoy Lockhart accidentally removes them following Gryffindor's Quidditch win over Slytherin. he spends three days unconscious in the hospital wing. she and Argus Filch oversee student evacuations from Hogwarts before the Battle of Hogwarts. Rowling stated in a live web chat on 30 July 2007 that Quirrell had worked at Hogwarts as Muggle Studies teacher for a certain length of time. After Umbridge's guards stun McGonagall in Order of the Phoenix. Gemma Jones appeared as Madam Pomfrey in the film adaptations of Chamber of Secrets. Poppy Pomfrey Madam Poppy Pomfrey is a magical Healer who is the matron-in-charge of the Hogwarts hospital wing. She also tends to Hermione. In Deathly Hallows. Quirinus Quirrell Quirinus Quirrell is the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts during Harry Potter's first year. he is said by Rubeus Hagrid to have had a "brilliant mind". Prior to his employment at Hogwarts. some time before Harry's arrival at Hogwarts. After Harry defeats Professor Quirrell in the dungeons. Ron goes to Madam Pomfrey after being bitten by a dragon named Norbert in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Half Blood Prince. Umbridge is also a recipient of her healing skills after her scuffle with the Centaurs. Harry. . then is again hospitalised after she is petrified along with several other students. Ginny. before taking the cursed Defence Against the Dark Arts position in the same year that Harry joined. Madam Pomfrey speaks approvingly of Remus Lupin's use of chocolate to relieve the effects of adementor's presence on students. In Chamber of Secrets. she takes care of Ron after he is poisoned and tends to Harry after his skull is cracked by a Bludger in a Quidditch match. Madam Pomfrey says she would resign in protest were she not afraid of what would become of the students without her presence. InHalf-Blood Prince. She is later seen tending to the injured fighters. commenting that Hogwarts has "finally got a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher who knows his remedies". he appears perpetually nervous and has developed a stutter and nervous ticks. In Prisoner of Azkaban. Quirrell's attire includes a new purpleturban which he claims to have received as a reward from an African prince for getting rid of a zombie. She attempts to heal Bill of his scars from Greyback's attack. Hermione ends up in the hospital wing for a month after a mishap with the Polyjuice Potion that leaves her half-feline. and Luna after the battle in the Department of Mysteries.

It is later revealed in the chapter The Prince's Tale from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Snape was actually keeping an eye on Quirrell under Dumbledore's orders. Voldemort reveals himself on the back of Quirrell's head. Following his retirement and the resurgence of Voldemort. Quirrell appears in the Great Hall to warn staff and students of a troll in the dungeons and then he faints. such as Hermione or. and speaks directly to Harry. After Harry refuses. Lily Evans. in his non-physical form. been a hallmark of the house. Voldemort orders Quirrell to attack Harry. as Harry and Quirrell try to recover the stone from the Mirror of Erised. concealing all knowledge of his whereabouts from both sides in the growing conflict in the wizarding world. threatening to kill him if he does not assist Voldemort in recovering it. While playing Quidditch. particularly students whom he has invited into the "Slug Club". he lacks the near-amorality and underhandedness that had. while being escorted by Hagrid to Diagon Alley to shop for school supplies. They begin to suspect that Snape is on a mission from Voldemort to steal the Philosopher's Stone hidden in a secret chamber in Hogwarts. who continues to be protected by the love of his mother and the spell that was cast by her sacrificing her life to save Harry. until his retirement after the 1980-81 school year. During the climax of the story. who holds off Quirrell long enough for aid to arrive. after moving Snape to Defence Against the Dark Arts. During the school's Halloween banquet. based either on their connections to important people or on his belief that they have traits that will make them important and famous when they leave school. causes Quirrell to die. obtaining things he desires by using his contacts. Dumbledore locates Slughorn and uses Harry as incentive to convince him to return to teaching Potions. Also. Ron. Slughorn notably displays not . a group of students favoured by Slughorn. at which point Voldemort flees. Quirrell is next seen at Hogwarts conversing with Snape at the start-of-term banquet. Slughorn is the long-serving Potions teacher and Head of Slytherin House since at least the 1940s. as well as the agony suffered by him because of his contact with Harry. who is the real villain. and Hermione believe it is Snape who is responsible. however. [HP7] that Horace Slughorn Horace E. Harry is almost thrown off his broom by some sort of curse and he. until that point. He does not resent blood status in general. and then regularly while teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons. Quirrell then reveals that he was the one who let in the troll and muttered the curse to attempt to throw Harry off his broom. Slughorn is described as preferring to be a "back-seat driver". Slughorn goes into hiding. years before. He is one of the first Slytherin characters to defy the house's stereotype: while he is self-serving and not above bending rules. However. but Quirrell. when Harry finally arrives in the chamber. British actor Ian Hart portrayed Quirrell in the first film. and admits a pleasurable surprise when he comes upon a talented Muggle-born. formerly concealed by the turban. F. he discovers that it is not Snape.Harry first meets Quirrell at the Leaky Cauldron. Voldemort's departure.

Harry does buy a new copy of Advanced Potion-Making from Flourish and Blotts. as though they were not there. but shame at having helped a young Tom Marvolo Riddle perform some of his most noted and impressive feats of magic. [citation needed] She is described as a dumpy little witch with flyaway grey hair who wears a patched. Severus Snape Main article: Severus Snape Severus Snape was. which had once belonged to Snape. from Harry's first to sixth years. .pride. Pomona Sprout Pomona Sprout is Professor of Herbology and the Head of Hufflepuff House. It is revealed that he has not fled. Her birthday is on 15 May. During his first class. Slughorn briefly appears with other teachers assembling to fight Death Eaters. Slughorn offers a small amount of Felix Felicis to the student who brews the best cauldron of the Draught of Living Death. However. Later. As Snape is now Headmaster. students he deems unimportant he ignores. In Half-Blood Prince. Slughorn has assumed the post of Head of Slytherin. Harry later uses the Felix Felicis to retrieve a memory from Slughorn that details the conversation between the professor and Riddle about Horcruxes as well as the possibility of creating more than one Horcrux. as Riddle had questioned Slughorn about Horcruxes. he returns to the fray later on. the potions master and Head of Slytherin House. However. Harry is invited to the first meeting of the Slug Club held on the Hogwarts Express. alongside McGonagall and Kingsley Shacklebolt. he flees his post at Hogwarts but returns in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as headmaster having been appointed by the Minister for Magic controlled by Voldemort. lowering the required grade from a perfect O (Outstanding) to the above-average E (Exceeds Expectations). but switches the covers and gives back the new book. He is extremely strict to anyone outside of his own house of Slytherin and this frequently makes Harry's potions lessons hell. He is played by Alan Rickman in the film series. He then summons up the courage to duel Voldemort. Though he is initially hesitant to join in the Battle of Hogwarts and is assumed to have evacuated with his house. Snape kills him at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. but has recruited a large number of reinforcements to fight for Hogwarts. When at Dumbledores request. and Slughorn lends him an old textbook until Harry can procure his own. Slughorn sets less-stringent entry criteria for Advanced Potions than his predecessor. This lastminute change enables Harry and Ron to take Potions at NEWT level. Slughorn is played by Jim Broadbent in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry wins with the help of handwritten notes in the borrowed textbook. since Harry had not expected to be allowed to join the course. he has none of the necessary materials.

but she plays no active role until Chamber of Secrets. Informed that Voldemort and his Death Eaters are coming to besiege Hogwarts. In Deathly Hallows. and it has been confirmed that she will appear in the two-part adaption of the final film. in which she teaches her second year students to work with Mandrake plants. Her odd classroom in the North Tower of Hogwarts is a cross between "someone's attic and an old-fashioned tea shop". with the help of several students. Sprout is introduced in Philosopher's Stone. and. she chases Snape away from Hogwarts with Professors McGonagall and Flitwick. Sprout is a non-vocal supporter of Harry's story about Voldemort's resurrection. whom she knew well. Trelawney first appears in the third book of the series. at which point their juice is used to revive the petrified victims of the basilisk. draped in a large spangled shawl and many gaudy bangles and rings. After the raid of Hogwarts in Half-Blood Prince. She is responsible for raising the Mandrakes to full maturity. Gryffindor students Parvati Patil and Lavender Brown are very fond of and impressed by her.[17] This dim. However. and "stiflingly" warm room often affects students' wakefulness. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. has inherited some of her ancestor's talent. The epilogue of Deathly Hallows reveals that Neville Longbottom has become the new Herbology teacher at Hogwarts.frayed hat and shabby robes. Like many teachers at Hogwarts. where she appears cleaner than she has ever been seen before. Hufflepuff student Cedric Diggory. she detests Umbridge's presence and does her best to disobey her. she comforts Amos Diggory and his wife after the death of their son. each year. heavily scented. the death of one of her . her credibility as a seer is undermined by her habit of erroneously predicting. Sprout was portrayed by Miriam Margolyes in the film adaptation of Chamber of Secrets. Ron. Trelawney is described as a slight woman resembling an insect. often covered in dirt due to the time she spends tending plants in the Hogwarts greenhouses. throws Mandrakes and Venomous Tentaculas off the castle walls at the approaching Death Eaters. She also supports the suggestion that Dumbledore should be laid to rest at Hogwarts. She speaks in a misty voice and wears thick glasses.[16] Sybill Trelawney Sybill Patricia Trelawney is the professor of Divination. and. Sprout is a staunch advocate of keeping Hogwarts open. as the Hufflepuff Head of House. According to McGonagall. The circumstances of Sprout's departure from the job are not revealed. Sprout subsequently appears in Goblet of Fire in which. she uses her knowledge of magical plants by improvising offensive botany. She is the great-great-granddaughter of the celebrated seer Cassandra Trelawney. In Order of the Phoenix. which cause her eyes to appear greatly magnified. and Hermione start divination lessons. Sprout attends Dumbledore's funeral. in fact. The friends generally believe Trelawney is a fraud. when Harry.

Dumbledore later reveals that the prophecy is why he keeps her employed as a Divination teacher. it is re-spelled as "Sybill". from her first appearance in Prisoner of Azkaban through Order of the Phoenix. matching the UK edition. However. Umbridge is portrayed by Imelda Staunton in the films. from time to time she does make predictions within the books. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This prophecy was partly overheard by Snape. However. she is seen aiding in the Battle of Hogwarts by magically accelerating her crystal balls at Death Eaters. despite not being able to enter Dumbledore's office. In the American editions. her name is spelled as "Sibyll". Prior to the events of the Harry Potter books. Trelawney continues to reside in Hogwarts castle due to an order by Dumbledore. Her more profound predictions seem only to happen when she is in a trance and unaware of what she is saying.students. and later fired. and Deathly Hallows. with no memory of it afterward. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Trelawney returns to teaching in Half-Blood Prince. even appointing herself Headmistress. who relayed what he heard to Voldemort. believing that Harry was the child named. Trelawney falls into a prophetic trance while in an interview with Dumbledore at the Hog's Head. Trelawney prophesies to Harry about the events of the book's climax. Dolores Umbridge Main article: Dolores Umbridge Dolores Umbridge was the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts during Harry's fifth year. but has to share classes with Firenze. who believes that she would be in danger outside of Hogwarts due to the prophecy she made during her interview. She was much hated by students and staff alike. Order of the Phoenix. Others Character Background .[18] Trelawney is portrayed by Emma Thompson in the Prisoner of Azkaban. She was appointed by the Ministry for Magic to address the rumours concerning Voldemort's return that extended from there the previous summer. She uses one of these crystal balls to defend an injured Lavender Brown against the attack of werewolf Fenrir Greyback. This led Voldemort to attack the Potter family. In the British editions of the books. making a prophecy about the birth of a wizard "with the power to vanquish" Voldemort. Trelawney is first put on probation by Umbridge. her name is consistently spelled as "Sybill". However. which come true. She extracted control. as he was cast out by his fellow centaurs when he agreed to replace Trelawney after she was fired. in the American edition of Half-Blood Prince. In Order of the Phoenix.

It is said that one day he took a nap in a chair in the teachers¶ lounge/staff room and died in his sleep. In the film adaptation of Deathly Hallows. known to give her students large amounts of homework. as Binns does not appear in the films. but otherwise seems unaware of his change. The character never appears in the films nor is mentioned in the books. who tortures her. Irma Pince The librarian of Hogwarts. Charity Burbage Identified as the Muggle Studies teacher in the final book. going so far as to write an editorial praising Muggles in the Daily Prophet. taking lessons when Hagrid is unable to teach. She is almost knocked over by a distraught Rubeus Hagrid in the Order of the Phoenix. whose philosophy asserts the supremacy of pure-bloods. She attends the Yule Ball in Harry's fourth year with the fake Mad-Eye Moody. she runs afoul of the Death Eaters. The character was played by Apple Brook in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Because her teachings about Muggles gave an overall favourable impression of them.[19] Cuthbert Binns Teaches History of Magic and has the distinction of being the only teacher at Hogwarts who is a ghost. and substitutes again Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when Hagrid is away on a mission for Dumbledore. later. As a ghost. Hogwarts ghosts . She first appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The character was portrayed by Sally Mortemore in the film adaptation of the second book. Aurora Sinistra The Astronomy professor. She becomes a prisoner of Voldemort. and feeds her to Nagini. whose place is eventually taken by Hagrid. Sinistra assists Professor Flitwick in moving a petrified Justin Finch-Fletchley to the hospital wing in Chamber of Secrets. A substitute Care of Magical Creatures teacher. Septima Vector The Arithmancy professor. he walks through the blackboard to enter each lesson. His classes are infamous for being dreadfully boring. compared to an "underfed vulture". but in the film version it is McGonagall.Bathsheda Babbling The Ancient Runes professor at Hogwarts. Charity is portrayed by Carolyn Pickles. Silvanus Kettleburn The Care of Magical Creatures teacher at Hogwarts. kills her. In the second book it is he who describes the legend of the Chamber of Secrets when asked by the students. but Rowling has named her on her official site. He eventually retires to "spend time with his remaining limbs". He has been at Hogwarts since Armando Dippet (Dumbledore's predecessor) was headmaster. he simply got up to go to teach his next class and "left his body behind".

Nick delicately comments that "[he has] never asked". In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone when the first years are waiting for Professor McGonagall to return and the ghosts pass overhead. knowing he would not stop until Helena was found. in remorse. the Fat Friar was willing to give him a chance. the jovial Fat Friar. the almostdecapitated wizard of the Court who resides in Gryffindor tower. when Helena Ravenclaw tells Harry that the Baron had been in love with her when the two were alive. however. who resides with the Hufflepuffs. Another ghost mentioned frequently is Moaning Myrtle. wearing his ghostly chains as a form of penitence. and then. playfully swiping through the Sorting feast with his sword. He is a jolly man and very forgiving. When Helena refused to return with him. In contrast to his book counterpart. He has thus haunted Hogwarts ever since. He is the only person besides Dumbledore and Fred and George Weasley who can exert any control over the poltergeist Peeves. Similarly. Nick is frequently seen helping Harry during moments of uncertainty or crisis. The Grey Lady . Nearly Headless Nick). the Bloody Baron. when Peeves wants to join the welcome feast in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." The Baron's nickname comes from the fact that he is covered with blood. Rowena Ravenclaw sent the Baron after her. this is explained in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. as the students refer to him. much to the amusement of those within his house. Baron. However. referring to him as "Your Bloodiness" and "Mr. who resides in the Slytherin dungeon. the Baron is quite mirthful in the film. which appears silvery on his ghostly form. These ghosts seem to act as something like advisers and aides to the students. but when people in the novels speak of the ghosts at Hogwarts they are usually referring to one of the four resident ghosts of the Hogwarts houses: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (or. The Fat Friar The Fat Friar is the Hufflepuff House ghost. killed himself with the same weapon. Simon Fisher-Becker appeared as the Fat Friar in the film adaptation of Philosopher's Stone. When Nearly Headless Nick is asked in the first book why the Baron is so bloody. the Baron killed her in a fit of rage. Peeves is terrified of him for some unknown reason. Terence Bayler portrayed the Baron in the first film. and the Grey Lady. The Bloody Baron The Bloody Baron is the Slytherin House ghost.Hogwarts is home to at least twenty ghosts [HP1] . and when she ran off with her mother's diadem. the Fat Friar is pleading on behalf of Peeves the Poltergeist to allow him to come to the welcome feast despite his past wrongdoings. who "lives" with the Ravenclaws.

The diadem remained in the hollow of the tree in the Albanian forest until Tom Riddle managed to charm the story out of her ghost. who had been seeking out historically significant objects to make into Horcruxes. daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw. Harry becomes friends with Nick when he attends his "deathday" party (the 500th anniversary of the event) in a Hogwarts dungeon. The stare of the Basilisk is lethal to anyone who looks it directly in the eye. However. and then went into hiding in Albania. often referred to as Nearly Headless Nick. [21] Nearly Headless Nick Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington. in a moment of blind rage. the Bloody Baron killed himself using the same weapon in turn. the actress who played the Grey Lady in the first film. the executioner's axe was blunt and after 45 hacks Nick's head was still only partially severed. he is excluded due to the fact that he is not actually headless and would not be able to fully participate in the activities. she is "a highly intellectual young lady . His greatest wish is to become a member of the Headless Hunt. It was a dying Rowena Ravenclaw's wish to see her daughter again and so she sent for the Bloody Baron to look for her. Nick's death date (31 October 1492) has the distinction of having served as the basis for the entire chronology of the Harry Potter stories. in an attempt to become smarter than her. she refused to come with him and. Nick does look at the Basilisk's eyes directly. According to a letter written by Rowling to Nina Young. Riddle. making her the only house ghost related to one of the Hogwarts founders. The character appears again in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when Harry has been looking for comfort upon the death of Sirius Black. Nick.. Overcome with remorse. However.. She informs Harry that she stole the Diadem of Ravenclaw from her mother.[22] Unfortunately. dashing . he killed her with a single stab wound to her chest. hoping he can see him later as a ghost. [20] In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows it is revealed that the Grey Lady is Helena Ravenclaw. or Sir Nicholas. he too is only petrified. as mentioned in the second book. knowing that he would not rest until he brought her back. She never found true love as she never found a man up to her standards". Nick is a victim of the Basilisk that Ginny Weasley unleashes under the influence of Tom Riddle. is the Gryffindor House ghost who in life was sentenced to death by beheading after a teeth-straightening spell went awry on Lady Grieve. the Grey Lady. later retrieved the diadem from Albania and hid it in the Room of Requirement at Hogwarts while visiting the castle years later.. she will be played by Kelly Macdonald. While the living students all have some barrier between them and the Basilisk (and are therefore petrified rather than killed). since he is already dead. Nick explains that only witches and wizards who fear death and refuse to go on can become ghosts. In the Chamber of Secrets. until the timeline was confirmed by the headstone of James and Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.The Grey Lady is the Ravenclaw House ghost. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. However.

their friendship is used to emphasise the failed friendship between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin. the Sword will allow itself to be pulled out of the hat. Helga Hufflepuff. Helga Hufflepuff Helga Hufflepuff came from a broad valley. an enlightened fighter against Muggle-discrimination and the first owner of the celebrated Sorting Hat. Godric Gryffindor was the most accomplished dueller of his time. Hogwarts was founded a millennium ago by "four of the greatest witches and wizards of the age"[HP2]: Godric Gryffindor. The character is portrayed in the film series by John Cleese. Many recipes traditionally served at Hogwarts feasts originated with Hufflepuff. He was initially a close friend of Salazar Slytherin. Godric's sword is goblin wrought silver. In Goblet of Fire. describes her as having "brought people from . "One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts. and Neville Longbottom uses it to killNagini. Elsewhere. when Harry asks him to bring him to the Grey Lady. and dedication. a small West Country village."[23] His known relics are a goblin-made sword adorned with rubies (the Goblins claim that Godric stole it from them. Hogwarts founders In Rowling's fictional universe. He also was the most in favour of allowing Muggle-borns into the school. honesty. and Salazar Slytherin. She was a good friend of Rowena Ravenclaw.Harry's hope of communicating with Sirius. "One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. and each of the Hogwarts houses is named after one of the founders. determination.[HP7] Gryffindor is said to have praised courage. Godric Gryffindor Godric Gryffindor hailed from a moor that is now known as Godric's Hollow. making it suitable as a tool for destroying Voldemort's Horcruxes: Dumbledore uses it to destroy Gaunt's ring. She favoured loyalty. she is said to have considered "hard workers most worthy of admission". Rowena Ravenclaw. He appears briefly in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."[24] Her wizard card. Ron Weasley uses it to smash Slytherin's locket. but Goblin notions of ownership are different from human views of ownership) and the Sorting Hat. but over time their friendship deteriorated. The Sorting Hat describes her as "good Hufflepuff" or "sweet Hufflepuff". and strength of heart above all other qualities. Hufflepuff was particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related Charms. penned by Rowling. The founders served as Hogwarts's first teachers. she is described as taking "all the rest" of the students after selection by her colleagues. The two items share a particular bond: whenever a "true Gryffindor" needs it. so it never needs cleaning and only takes in what strengthens it²when Harry kills a basilisk with it in the Chamber of Secrets it absorbs basilisk venom.

One relic of Hufflepuff." Ravenclaw is described by the Sorting Hat as having selected students according to intelligence and wisdom. and he killed her in a paroxysm of rage. is passed down to her distant descendant. She. Hufflepuff introduced house-elves to Hogwarts. who is. Late in her life. According to an interview between Rowling and staff from The Leaky Cauldron. Hepzibah Smith. Helena Ravenclaw. emblazoned with her symbol of a badger. however. suggesting she was from Scotland. and was known as "shrewd Slytherin from fen". its whereabouts remaining unknown ever since. "One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Salazar Slytherin Salazar Slytherin is described as power hungry by the Sorting Hat. revealed its location to a young Tom Riddle. Helena Ravenclaw. . he then took his own life." It is revealed in the Deathly Hallows that the broken heart contributing to her untimely death was most likely the loss of her daughter. Salazar Slytherin was one of the first recorded Parselmouths. sent for the Bloody Baron to find her daughter so she could see her one last time before she died. and coined the proverb "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure. "One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. which granted enhanced wisdom to its wearer. The Sorting Hat introduces her as "Fair Ravenclaw. suffering from a terminal illness. an accomplished Legilimens. Rowena Ravenclaw was the most brilliant witch of her time. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Rowena.different walks of life together to help build Hogwarts"." [27] Slytherin is the only founder whose physical appearance is ever described in any detail. it is said to be able to imbue its wearer with great wisdom. Ravenclaw devised the ever-changing floor plans and moving staircases in the Hogwarts castle. and the loss of her diadem. the very relic to which Ravenclaw's astounding wisdom was attributed. his statue in the Chamber of Secrets depicts a man "ancient and monkey-like. and was described by Xenophilius Lovegood as beautiful. However. This cup is stolen by Tom Riddle and made into a Horcrux. Immediately overcome with guilt. had once run away with it to surpass her mother in terms of intelligence and wisdom and hid it in Albania. where she offered them refuge. Her daughter. in fact. [25] Both the famous wizard card and the illustration on Rowling's website depict her as a plump woman with red hair. a small golden cup. from glen". and being "loved for her charming ways". In the original uncursed form. Harry learns that an artefact of Ravenclaw's became a Horcrux: her lost diadem. who proceeded to retrieve it and turn it into a Horcrux. though legend has it that a broken heart²cause unknown²contributed to her early demise. the Ravenclaw House Ghost (nicknamed The Grey Lady). and a notorious champion of pureblood supremacy. Helena refused to go with the Baron. Rowena Ravenclaw Rowena Ravenclaw [26] was a witch noted for her cleverness and creativity.

This occurred shortly before infighting among the four founders broke out and resulted in Slytherin's departure. as he believed Muggle-born students to be untrustworthy and he disliked teaching such students. Slytherin was responsible for the construction of the Chamber of Secrets. ambition. Slytherin owned a locket that became an heirloom for his last known line of descendants. the qualities that Slytherin prized in his handpicked students included his own rare ability to speak Parseltongue. Slytherin's background is first discussed by Professor Binns in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: he describes the founding of the school and of the breach between Slytherin and the other founders. later it is turned into a Horcrux. common people feared magic and persecuted suspected wizards and witches. [28] resourcefulness. He also selected his students according to cunning. the Gaunts. Slytherin's first name is a reference to Portuguese dictator Dr. and blood purity.with a long thin beard that fell almost to the bottom of his sweeping robes. Slytherin wanted magical learning restricted to allmagical families. susceptible to control by his Parselmouth descendants and left there to purge the school of all Muggle-borns. According to ancient legend. . This chamber contained a magically created Basilisk. António de Oliveira Salazar. and he mentions that the castle was founded far from Muggles because. at that time. and determination." According to Dumbledore.

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