Hermione’s SPEW called out the crimes against house-elves, but who is fighting for the rights of other magical creatures?
Hermione Granger really is the brightest witch of her age. MuggleNet celebrates its 20th anniversary with 20 of Hermione’s fiercest moments. Vote for your favorite Miss Granger moment here!
Hermione may start out as a teacher’s pet, but over time, she learns to break the rules in order to protect not only her friends but also the wider wizarding community.
Surely house-elves didn’t just pop into being.
On this day 21 years ago, Hermione Granger formed SPEW to promote fair treatment of house-elves. In honor of this anniversary, put on your SPEW badges, and go fight for the cause! Here are our top house-elf moments we wish had been included in the films.
Dobby the house-elf gained his freedom on May 30, 1993. Take a moment to show recognition and solidarity to Dobby and for some of the ideals SPEW aimed for.
Mischief Managed! Meet the Parents Who Are Choosing a Magical Way of Sharing Their Love of “Harry Potter” with Their Babies!
Many of the children who grew up with the “Harry Potter” series now have children of their own. Parents are choosing to share the world of “Potter” with their children through reading the books to them, choosing to decorate nurseries with a “Potter” theme, and some opting to surround their children with “Harry Potter” clothes, toys, and even conferences! Recently, a more unusual way of sharing the world of Harry has been brought to my attention… “Harry Potter”-themed babywearing!
It’s a well-known fact that throughout the “Potter” series we’re introduced to a number of different animals, both “Muggle” and magical, each of which are uniquely portrayed by Rowling in their own way. In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Rowling expressed that she typically liked to derive many of these creatures from folklore and mythology, and many, even the seemingly “normal” ones, exemplify magical properties (think owls delivering mail). Further, though, I think it’s important to recognize that a lot of the different creatures in the “Potter” series haven’t necessarily been given happy endings, or stories for that matter.