The Department of MYTHteries is a super secret Quibbler column in which our witch and wizard investigators endeavor to discover the truth behind the myths and legends of the Harry Potter universe and fandom. For instance, is Nagini really the snake that Harry set free in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? The answer to this and many other questions lies deep within this column.
Have a myth you want our witch and wizard investigators to tackle or want to submit your own investagation? Send myths to email@example.com.
- MYTHTERY: James Potter Is the Real Genius Behind the Half-Blood Prince’s Potions Hacks (September 6, 2021) - What if Severus Snape was not a potions genius but merely a lucky eavesdropper?
- MYTHTERY: Crookshanks Is Part Kneazle (August 24, 2021) - Is Crookshanks part Kneazle? MuggleNet takes a look at this theory.
- MYTHTERY: The 11th School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Is in New Zealand (May 30, 2021) - The Shire, Mordor, and Rohan are not the only magical places New Zealand has been hiding...
- MYTHTERY: Lavender Brown Is Alive and a Werewolf (May 29, 2021) - Lavender Brown is alive and well, except during the full moon...
- MYTHTERY: Is Dumbledore Actually Time-Traveling Ron in Disguise? (September 30, 2020) - Was Dumbledore actually a time-traveling Ron in disguise? MuggleNet takes a look at this fan theory from 2004.
- MYTHTERY: You Didn’t Get Your Hogwarts Letter Because of Voldemort (June 22, 2020) - Thought you were a Muggle? Think again. You may not have received your letter to Hogwarts because of Voldemort.
- MYTHTERY: Was Crookshanks Originally Lily Potter’s Cat? (December 17, 2019) - Was Crookshanks originally the Potter family's cat? MuggleNet discusses this popular fan theory.
- MYTHTERY: Harry Should Have Always Seen Thestrals (August 1, 2018) - Why can't Harry see Thestrals until his fifth year? The Department of Mytheries clears it up once and for all!
- MYTHTERY: Ravenclaw’s Symbol Is an Eagle (June 7, 2018) - There have been some mixed messages regarding Ravenclaw's mascot. Is it an eagle or a raven? What is the truth?
- MYTHTERY: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Is a Prequel to the Seven-Book Series (April 1, 2018) - Rumors were rife before "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" opened in London, but what was true?
- MYTHTERY: Fluffy Was Sent to Greece After “Sorcerer’s Stone” (March 31, 2018) - What happened to Fluffy after "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" ended? This fan theory definitely deserves unfogging.
- MYTHTERY: Is Nagini the Snake That Harry Set Free in “Sorcerer’s Stone”? (March 31, 2018) - We've all heard that theory that Nagini is the same snake Harry sets loose from the zoo, but is it true? Let's delve into the facts to unravel this MYTHtery!