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A Centaur of the forbidden forest, Firenze has made the bold decision to ally himself with humans against the evil that he saw stalking the forest in the person of Quirrell/Voldemort. This put Firenze at odds with Bane and Ronan, who felt that it was the duty of a Centaur to remain a neutral observer. Firenze, in spite of the feelings of the other Centaurs, rescued Harry from Quirrell/Voldemort.
Name meaning: Firenze’s name comes from the Italian word for the city of Florence. Florence is the final resting place of Galileo Galilei, arguably the greatest astronomer who ever lived (a link to the centaur's passion for the stars).
A student in the Gryffindor house, in Harry’s year. He is sandy-haired and Irish.
Flamel, Nicholas (and his wife)
The wizard who created the Sorcerer’s Stone (Philosopher's Stone). Dumbledore did some work with him.
Name meaning: Nicholas Flamel was an actual French alchemist who sought to create the philosopher’s stone.
The pint-sized Charms professor at Hogwarts and Head of Ravenclaw House.
A Slytherin, in the same year as Harry. Goyle acts as something of a bodyguard for Draco Malfoy and is very dumb.
Neville's grandmother who is raising him in the absence of his parents. She drops Neville off at Platform 9 ¾ and sends him the Remembrall.
The resident ghost of Ravenclaw. Harry and Ron encounter her gliding past in the corridor while out looking for the Mirror of Erised.
Griphook the Goblin
The Goblin working at Gringotts
The Quidditch coach and flying instructor at Hogwarts who referees the Quidditch matches between the house teams. She has short, gray hair and yellow, hawk-like eyes.
A Gryffindor Chaser.
A Gryffindor student, best friend of George and Fred, who wears hair in dreadlocks, has a giant tarantula in a box, and commentates Quidditch matches.
Madam Malkin is a squat, smiling witch who owns a Robes shop.
Petunia’s sister, she sends Dudley a birthday present and is vacationing on the Isle of Wight.
Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington) The likable Gryffindor ghost who wears a doublet, a dashing plumed hat, and a tunic with a ruff to hide the fact that his head is nearly severed.
Gryffindor captain and keeper, “a burly fifth year”
The strange old man who runs Ollivanders wand shop: “After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things--terrible, yes, but great.”
Peeves is the Hogwarts poltergeist. He is small and wears odd, brightly-colored clothes including an orange bow tie. Peeves can become invisible and will throw things at people. The Bloody Baron is the only one who can control Peeves.
Name meaning: “Peeved” is a slang word for irritated.