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J.K. Rowling Almost Introduced an Intriguing Weasley Cousin to the ‘Harry Potter’ Story

With seven precocious redheaded children running around, it's hard to imagine how the Weasley family could have possibly been any larger. But that was almost the case! That's because the original manuscript for [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire](http://www.teenvogue.com/tag/harry-potter) contained a character named Mafalda Weasley. This daughter of a second cousin would have lived […]

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This Newly Discovered Spider Looks Just Like a Harry Potter Sorting Hat

In a year that's blurred fact and fiction more than fans of either fact or fiction are comfortable with, the hits just keep on coming! Fans of the Harry Potter cinematic universe will be thrilled to hear that researchers have made a fantastical new creepy-crawly discovery. Named “Eriovixia gryffindori,” the newly identified spider is practically […]

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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff Book ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ Sold at an Auction for Nearly $500,000

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them may be the Harry Potter spinoff that's getting all the buzz thanks to the Eddie Redmayne-starring hit movie, but there's another Potter property that just made some serious dents at Gringotts. A rare copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, handwritten and hand-drawn by J.K. Rowling herself, […]