After this battle, the only battle in which a Chimaera was defeated, the heroic wizard was so badly injured and exhausted that he fell from his winged horse to his death (FB). Read More
Godelot studies Dark Magic and writes a book of dangerous spells called Magick Moste Evile. He possesses the Elder Wand, which he credits as helping him write his masterwork. Godelot dies when his son Hereward locks him in the cellar to languish and steals the Elder Wand. Read More
Godelot owned the Elder Wand, which he spoke of almost as a friend or mentor in the Dark Arts. His son, Hereward, coveted the wand and that jealousy eventually led him madness. He stole the wand and locked his father in the cellar, where Godelot died. Read More
A broom race is run in Sweden from Kopparberg to Arjeplog, a distance of well over 300 miles. The race is so popular it is made an annual tradition – one which still continues today, over 1000 years later. Read More
Witches and wizards were using primitive broomsticks for transportation, but these broomsticks were far from perfect; this German illuminated manuscript shows wizards dismounting early flying broomsticks in pain. Read More
Growing distrust on the part of Muggles for wizards and witches compels the four greatest witches and wizards of the age – Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin – to found Hogwarts. Ravenclaw is said to have dreamed of a warty hog leading her to a particular cliff… Read More
Helena, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena Ravenclaw, stole her mother’s diadem and ran off to Albania. Her mother became deathly ill soon after and sent Helena’s estranged fiance, a baron, to find her and bring her back (DH31). Read More
In an epic battle of legend, Sir Cadogan rides into battle with the infamous Wyvern of Wye. He nearly loses the battle — his horse is eaten, his helmet melted, and his wand broken — but he finds a fat gray pony in a nearby field and rides back to what he could only have… Read More
Gertie Keddle, living near Queerditch Marsh, writes about some local witches and wizards playing a new game on broomsticks; over the next few centuries this game evolves into Quidditch (QA3). Read More
Growing friction between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin erupts into violence, with the result that Slytherin leaves Hogwarts after creating the Chamber of Secrets. He places a basilisk within the Chamber, someday to be released to finish his “noble work” of ridding the castle of those he considered to be… Read More
Armand Malfoy accompanies William the Conqueror from France to Britain with the Norman Conquest in 1066. He provides assistance — possibly magical in nature — to William and is rewarded with land in Wiltshire. The Malfoy family will maintain a stately residence on that land for the next 900 years. Read More
This wizard was so cowardly that he never went out of his house. He died when his roof collapsed as a result of a Defensive Charm that backfired (FW). Read More
The famous painting Gunther der Gewalttätig ist der Gewinner (“Gunther the Violent is the Winner”) is drawn, depicting a game of Stichstock (QA2). Read More
Linfred lives in a small village in Gloucestershire in the 12th century, where he potters around his extensive gardens and invents potions. His tonics and remedies are offered to both magical and non-magical folks, and he gains the nickname “The Potterer.” Two of the potions he invented are the precursors… Read More