My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)

written by Anne Pickering

These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.

Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!

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Dada 101 Week 5

Chapter 30


Basic Facts:

  • Ministry Classification of XX, Harmless.

  • Sentient, Beast.

  • Also known as the Garden Gnome (Gernumbli gardensi), or plural, Gernumblies.

  • They look like large potatoes with bony arms and legs.

  • Maximum height of 1 ft.

  • native to most of Europe and North America.
  • common belief that gnomes are attracted to magic, and other magical beings.
  • habitat of a gnome is a burrow underground, known specifically as a gnomehole
  • two methods to degnome
    • toss and wait. grab by the ankle, spin and toss. wait up to a month to see if they come back
    • Jarvey. similar to an overgrown ferret. usually a bloody way to degnome.Ethically, very questionable practice.
  • First Aid
    • seperate from Gnome
    • wash with soap and water or disinfecting potion
    • once clean, heal with spell or potion


Basic Facts:

  • Ministry Specification of XXX, Competent wizards should cope.

  • Beast.

  • Also known as the Biting Fairy.

  • Covered in short, coarse black hair.

  • Shiny, beetle-like wings.

  • Second set of arms and legs.

  • commonly found in the colder climates of Europe and North America
  • extremely annoying, but also slightly dangerous
  • bury their eggs underground, but in some circumstances may tuck
    them away at the bottom of a closet or snuggled in some carpet
  • single doxy can lay up to five hundred eggs at once
  • eggs can be identified by their trademark black crescent mark and bluish-purple outer skin
  • must be burnt to destroy the eggs completely.
  • Doxies can only be removed and disposed of by using a product called Doxycide.
  • First Aid
    • have an antidote available and ready to use.
    • initial reaction may present with redness and swelling at the bite site,
      followed by a heat in the surrounding area, the feeling of being faint,
      and a full body rash. Most people only experience mild discomfort, with
      some redness and swelling, but others can experience the full gamut of
    • Signs of an allergic reaction to Doxy venom include:
      • Swelling in the face, lips, or throat.

      • Difficulty breathing and/or swallowing.

      • Loss of consciousness.

      • Extreme swelling in the nodes around the neck, under the arms, or near the groin.

      • Sudden complete confusion or mood change.

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