Boris the Bewildered was a wizard from an unknown time period. A statue of him stands on the fifth floor of Hogwarts Castle, near the Prefects' bathroom. His statue featured a lost-looking wizard with his gloves on the wrong hands.[2] A portrait of Boris also hangs on Hogwarts' walls, guarding a secret passageway between the second floor corridor and the third floor corridor. The password was Forget-Me-Never.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • Boris died sometime prior to 1995, as portraits hung at Hogwarts depict deceased individuals.[1]


"Boris" is from the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf".


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 J. K. Rowling stated at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 August 2004 (source) that all portraits at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are of deceased individuals..
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 25 (The Egg and the Eye)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the fifth floor

Art Classroom · Boys' Restroom · Classroom · Classroom 5B · Corridor · Hall · Hospital tower corridor · Muggle Studies showroom · Music Classroom · Prefects' Bathroom · Secret Muggle Room · Storeroom · Upper Hall · Weasley Candy Emporium · Weasley Supplies Bargain Basement

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the fifth floor

Boris the Bewildered · Norvel Twonk · Timothy the Timid

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