Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in summer
❝ L’académie de magie de Beauxbâtons is surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains magically created out of the surrounding mountains, and has stood for over seven hundred years. The Dining Hall is adorned with great, glittering, non-melting ice sculptures and wood nymphs serenade the students while they eat. ❞


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hp history meme || (1/3) younger versions of characters from the books || natalie dormer as rita skeeter

"Hello, I’m Rita Skeeter! I write for the Daily Prophet. But, of course, you know that, don’t you? It’s you we don’t know. You’re the juicy news. What quirks lurk beneath those rosy cheeks? What mysteries do the muscles mask? Does courage lie beneath those curls? In short, what makes a champion tick? Me, myself and I want to know. Not to mention my ravid readers."


Name Origins

mugglenet:

  • SquibJohnson’s Dictionary defines it as “any petty fellow.” The term has fallen out of use. Epithet for somebody who wrote insulting articles and pamphlets. A quote from The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Smith (1766): “I am too old now to be frightened with squibs.” A squib is also “a small firework that fizzes out rather than doing anything exciting.” “Damp squib” is “an expression for something that turns out to be a disappointment.”

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Name Origins

mugglenet:

  • Veela – Perhaps comes from the Vilia, a wild woodland sprite mentioned in Franz Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. The Vilia transfixed the huntsman so that he fell in love with her, and as a result, he wanted her to love him, or he would die. The Veelas seem to make boys and men mesmerized. In Bulgarian myths, villa are mythological female creatures (also called samovilla and samodiva) that are very beautiful. They live near rivers and enchant every man with their dancing and singing. Interesting how it was the Bulgarian Quidditch team that brough the Veelas to the Quidditch World Cup.

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You’re brilliant, Hermione. Truly.



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People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.



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potters-wheezy:

1/? magical creature edits

Basilisk

Of the many fearsome beasts and monsters that roam our land, there is none more curious or more deadly than the Basilisk, known also as the King of Serpents. This snake, which may reach gigantic size, and live many hundreds of years, is born from a chicken’s egg, hatched beneath a toad. Its methods of killing are most wondrous, for aside from its deadly and venomous fangs, the Basilisk has a murderous stare, and all who are fixed with the beam of its eye shall suffer instant death. Spiders flee before the Basilisk, for it is their mortal enemy, and the Basilisk flees only from the crowing of the rooster, which is fatal to it.



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crystalreerd:

it’s not over: favorite screencaps



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hp history meme || (1/2) hogwarts founders || rowena ravenclaw

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;



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