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"In scenes which recalled the violent goblin uprisings of the last century, the protesters ran riot through the streets of Chipping Clodbury, shouting B.O.G. slogans and calling for the immediate release of Hodrod the Horny-Handed."

-- riot report in the Daily Prophet (DP3)

Hodrod is a Goblin activist and member of the Brotherhood of Goblins (DP3)

 

It was reported in the Daily Prophet that he shrank and attempted to squish three wizards, in violation of the Wizards' Convention on non-human usage of wands. He is currently in Ministry custody. Rioting goblins in Chipping Clodbury called for his release (DP3)

Other canon notes and references

His name was also mentioned in the third W.O.M.B.A.T. test posted on jkrowling.com (JKR-W3)

Commentary

Etymology

Hodrod, n. A confusion, a turmoil, a state of chaos; a conglomeration, an untidy heap of miscellaneous articles.
- -Dictionary of the Scots Language, http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/hodrod

Positive references to the "horny-handed sons of toil" refer to a labourer whose hands are horny and callous from manual labour. These are probably made by someone whose work is writing poetry or books and are vaguely patronising about the nobility of work for common people....

Notes

While the date printed on DP3 is 1 June 1999, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.

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