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Janus Galloglass was a shop located in Diagon Alley in London, England. It sold a variety of magical mirrors, including scrying mirrors, enchanted mirrors, and haunted mirrors. It also had psychomanteum available for its patrons to use. It was located near Noltie's Botanical Novelties and Praedico Predico.[1]

Etymology

  • Janus, in ancient Roman religion and myth, is the god of beginnings and transitions. He is usually depicted with two opposing faces, which would suggest something mirrored.
  • "Galloglass" appears to be a portmanteau of Galleon, a wizarding form of currency, and "glass".
  • The name Galloglass is an English translation of the Irish Galloglaigh (gall oglaigh), meaning "foreign young warriors" - which is what the Irish called the Scottish-Norse tribes [1].

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Illustration of Diagon Alley by Jim Kay from the Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (see image).


Diagon Alley
Shops

2nd Hand Brooms · Amanuensis Quills · Beard Trimming · Brigg's Brooms · Broomstix · Broom Brakes Service · Broom Shop · Bufo's · Cranville Quincey's Magical Junkshop · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Fine Enchanting Caldrons · Floo-Pow · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · J. Pippin's Potions · Janus Galloglass · Jimmy Kiddell's Wonderful Wands · The Junk Shop · Leaky Cauldron · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · Madam Primpernelle's Beautifying Potions · Magical Menagerie · Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Obscurus Books · Ollivanders · Praedico Predico · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Rosa Lee Teabag · S. Starling · Scribbulus Writing Implements · Second-Hand Bookshop · Second-Hand Robes · Slug & Jiggers Apothecary · Sugarplum's Sweets Shop · Surgical dental operator · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · Twilfitt and Tattings · Twinkle's Telescopes · Wand Showroom · Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes · Whizz Hard Books · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Other services

Brews and Stews · Daily Prophet's main office · Diagon Alley stalls · GalloLoans · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Ministry Press · Peter Boat · TerrorTours

Locations

1 Diagon Alley · 18a Diagon Alley · 129b Diagon Alley · 275 Diagon Alley · 343 Diagon Alley South · 59 Diagon Alley · 92 Diagon Alley · 93 Diagon Alley · 94 Diagon Alley

Known residents and shop employees

Archibald Bennett · Bloke who fixed the toilet at Leaky Cauldron · Broom Shop shopkeeper · Cleaner at Leaky Cauldron · Clutterbuck Crispe · Cook at Leaky Cauldron · Cranville Quincey · Crookshanks (formerly) · Daily Prophet personnel · Daisy Dodderidge · Day maid at Leaky Cauldron · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Fred Weasley (deceased) · Garrick Ollivander · George Weasley · Hannah Longbottom née Abbott · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Healer · Jimmy Kiddell · J. Pippin · Leaky Cauldron maid · Madam Malkin · Madam Primpernelle · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Magical Menagerie salesman · Manager of Flourish and Blotts · Manager of Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · Mulpepper · Neville Longbottom · Night maid at Leaky Cauldron · Podric Batworthy · Ronald Weasley · Shimmy Hardoteer · Sugarplum · Tom (formerly) · Unidentified female Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified male Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified Quality Quidditch Supplies employee · Unidentified Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee · Verity