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Mr Trismus, Mouth Magician was a shop in Diagon Alley which advertised itself as a toothmonger.[1]

The awnings of the shop were shaped like a mouth and teeth, with tonsils as its stained glass window.[2] It was above Herbert's Sherbets, and their shared building was sandwiched between Oldknowe Books and Mourning & Starr Armourers.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • Illustrator Jim Kay read about an ailment in the 19th century where people who suffered from it would have immobile jaws, "lockjaw", which was what "Trismus" stood for. Kay found it interesting and decided to create a shop for it.[4][2][1][5][6]


See also

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jim Kay Illustrator - Create Expo 2016 (from 28:12 to 28:33)
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (see this video) (from 0:27 to 0:49)
  4. Inside The Chamber of Secrets: an interview with illustrator Jim Kay | BfK No. 221 at Books for Keeps (interviewed by Helen Boyle) - "It’s a bit cheeky, I know, but I invented new shops for Diagon Alley! So after reading about Victorian medicine, I gave the tooth magician the name of ‘Mr. Trismus’ – trismus being the affliction known as ‘lockjaw’."
  5. WP favicon.PNG Trismus on Wikipedia
  6. Wiktionary favicon.PNG trismus on Wiktionary
Diagon Alley North Side

Apothecary · Bats! Bats! Bats! · Belcher's Bottled Beers · Bernie Balls Fireworks · Blinkhorn's workshop · Boogermongers · Brigg's Brooms · Bufo's · Caput Mortuum · Creepy Scrawlers Stationers · Crispa Culpepper's Drugs & Preparations · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Flail & Hyde Furriers · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gaberlunzie Garments · Grandma Gramercy's Grandiloquent Gramophones · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Harpy's Bazaar · Herbert's Sherbets · Janus Galloglass · Krakens · Leaky Cauldron (1 Diagon Alley) · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · The Magic Lantern · Magical Menagerie · Mandrake Mufflers · Marcus Minucius Myomancer · Mourning & Starr Armourers · Mr Milvus Grizedale, Kitemaker · Mr Trismus, Mouth Magician · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Nell's Bells · Nollikins for Scrolls & Skins · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Oldknowe Books · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Praedico Predico · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Shrew & Scold's Bridal Wear · S. Starling · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · The Three Sheets · Tut's Nuts · Twinkle's Telescopes · Vietch's Leeches · What Larks! Songbird Specialists · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Known residents, shop owners and employees

Blinkhorn · Belcher · Bufo · Crookshanks (formerly) · Eeylops Owl Emporium female employee · Eeylops Owl Emporium male employee · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Flourish and Blotts manager · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Madam Malkin · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie salesman · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Milvus Grizedale · Marcus Minucius · Trismus · Tut · Twinkle · Vietch · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee