Bagman, Ludovic (Ludo) - head of the Ministry's Department of Magical Games and Sports. A bit short on cash.

Bagnold, Millicent - Minister of Magic before Cornelius Fudge

Bagshot, Bathilda - author of "A History of Magic"

Bane - one of the three centaurs Harry encounters in "Philosopher's Stone"

Banshee - Seamus' boggart; Bandon Banshee banished by a harelipped witch (Lockhart took credit)

Barkwith, Musidora - famous composer whose "Wizarding Suite" featured an exploding tuba. This unfinished work is now banned, ever since a performance in 1902 blew the roof off of the Town Hall of Ackerly (Wizard Card #36).

Barnabas the Barmy - depicted in a tapestry being clubbed by trolls

Basilisk - Slytherin's monster inhabiting the Chamber of Secrets.

Beauxbatons - French wizarding school, led by half-giant headmistress Olympe Maxime.

Belcher, Humphrey - misguided inventor of the cheese cauldron

Bellatrix (Black) Lestrange - See Lestrange, Bellatrix.

Bezoar - a stone taken from the stomach of a goat which will save one from most poisons. Used in many antidotes.

Bicorn - the powedered horn of a bicorn was an ingredient in the Polyjuice Potion

Binns, (Professor) - Hogwarts "History of Magic" teacher. A ghost.

(Black), Andromeda Tonks - See Tonks, Andromeda Black.

Black, Alphard - Sirius' uncle, who gave him a bit of money when he ran away

(Black), Bellatrix Lestrange - see Lestrange, Bellatrix.

Black, Regulus - Sirius' brother, a Death Eater

(Black), Narcissa Malfoy - See Malfoy, Narcissa Black.

Black, Sirius - Best friend of James and godfather to Harry, dog animagus.

Blibbering Humdinger - a creature invented by The Quibbler

Blood-Sucking Bugbear - creature Hagrid assumes is killing his chickens

Bludger - Quidditch ball that tries to knock people off their brooms.

Bode, Broderick - member of the Ministry's Department of Mysteries. Killed by Death Eaters.

Boggart - Shapeshifter that takes the form of your greatest fear.

Bogies, Curse of the - See "Curse of the Bogies"

Bole - Slytherin beater (PoA, OoP)

Bonaccord, Pierre - the first Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards

Boomslang Skin - one of the ingredients in the Polyjuice Potion

Borage, Libatius - author of Advanced Potion-Making

Borgin - co-owner of Borgin and Burke's

Borgin and Burke's - a shady business in Knockturn Alley See entries for Borgin and Burke, Caractucus.

Bowtruckle - a tree-guardian

Bragge, Barberus - changed the face of Quidditch when he offered 150 galleons to whomever caught a Golden Snidget he had released onto the pitch

Bring and Fly Sale - mentioned by Rita Skeeter in OotP.

Broadmoor, Karl and Kevin - beaters for the Falmouth Falcons, known for their violent playing style

Brown, Lavender - Gryffindor interested in Divination.

Bubotuber - plant whose pus is used for medicinal purposes, mainly to cure acne, but is dangerous when undiluted.

Buckbeak - a hippogriff

Burke, Caractucus - Co-owner of Borgin and Burke's
Burke's - see "Borgin and Burke's"

Burning Day - the day Fawkes is reborn

Burrow - home of the Weasleys

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