• Character Morag Macdougal was a Ravenclaw student who was in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts (PS7). Read More
• Character Madame Bonhabille was a nineteenth-century hatmaker in Paris who was commissioned by Eupraxia Mole to make Peeves a new hat in 1876. Read More
• Character Mintumble was a witch who studied the properties of time. In 1899 she attempted to travel back through time and was trapped for several days in the year 1402. When she was rescued and returned to the present, her body aged centuries with the trip and she died a short time… Read More
• Character Griselda Marchbanks was an elderly witch who was head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority (OP31) and an elder of the Wizengamot, although (together with Tiberius Ogden) she resigned the latter office in protest at the appointment of Umbridge as ‘Hogwarts High Inquisitor’. The Daily Prophet included her in its smear… Read More
• Character Madam Hooch is the Quidditch coach and flying instructor at Hogwarts. She teaches basic broom skills to First Years and referees the Quidditch matches between the House teams. Hair: gray, cut short. Eyes: yellow, hawk-like. Expertise: Quidditch coach and Referee, Flying teacher (PS9, CS10,… Read More
• Character Madam Marsh was a witch who repeatedly travelled on the Knight Bus, despite suffering from motion sickness. Read More
• Character Madam Z. Nettles was a witch from Topsham, England, who used Kwikspell in order to improve her magical abilities. Nettles claimed to have struggled with potion-making and remembering spells before taking a Kwikspell course. On Kwikspell promotional literature, Nettles attributed a rise in her popularity to the course (CS8). Read More
• Character Librarian at Hogwarts who looks like an underfed vulture (CS10) with a shriveled face, and spends more time policing the library than helping with research (OP29). Pince is highly suspicious of the students and places nasty spells on books to make sure they’re returned on time: Although I… Read More
• Character Madam Rosmerta is the proprietor of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. She is at least in her 30s and likely a bit older, since she was running the Three Broomsticks already back in the 1970s. She is well known by witches and wizards from all over, including the teachers from… Read More
• Character Queen Maeve was a medieval witch who trained young sorcerers in Ireland prior to the establishment of Hogwarts (FW). Read More
• Character Non-canon Weasley cousin. Rowling had created the character of a female cousin to the Weasleys for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; however, that character disappeared in rewrites. On her website, Jo gives some more insight into the character: Her name is Mafalda, she is the daughter of the… Read More
• Character Mafalda Hopkirk was the witch responsible for warnings from Improper Use of Magic Office when underage magic is detected (CS, OP2). Hermione impersonated Hopkirk using Polyjuice potion to sneak into the Ministry of Magic and hunt for the locket Horcrux (DH12-13). Read More
• Character Magenta Comstock was an artist who specialised in painting portraits with magical eyes, which follow viewers both while inside the gallery but also back to their homes (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Magnus “Dent Head” Macdonald was a wizard who unsuccessfully campaigned for the Ministry of Magic to remove its ban on the dangerous Scottish wizarding sport of Creaothceann (QA2). Read More
• Character A maid at the Riddle House was the first person to find the dead bodies of Tom Riddle, Sr., and his parents. After coming across the corpses in the drawing room in the early morning, the maid ran into Little Hangleton, screaming and waking whomever she could (GF1). Read More
• Character Narcissa Malfoy is Lucius’ wife and Draco’s mother, a blonde with blue eyes and a look on her face as if there were something smelly under her nose (GF8). She is fiercely protective of her son. Draco wanted to go to Durmstrang instead of Hogwarts but Narcissa nixed this… Read More
• Character Madam Malkin was the proprietor of a robe shop in Diagon Alley called Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions. She was a squat witch who was generally very friendly (PS5), though she became alarmed when wands were drawn in her shop (HBP6). Read More
• Character Malodora Grymm was a famous hag. She used a beautification potion to conceal her true form, married a king, and used a charmed mirror to reinforce her self-image. She became jealous of the most beautiful girl in the land and fed her a poisoned apple to get rid of her. Read More
• Character Mandy Brocklehurst was a Ravenclaw Hogwarts student in the same year as Harry Potter (PS7). Read More
• Character Marietta Edgecombe was a friend of Cho Chang’s with curly, reddish-blonde hair. Marietta was dragged to D.A. meetings by Cho and signed her name to the parchment that listed members of the group (OP16). However, when she later betrayed the group to Umbridge in order to protect her mother’s… Read More
• Character Miss Marjorie Eileen Dursley is Vernon Dursley’s loathsome older (Pm) sister. She lives in the country, in a house with a large garden where she breeds bulldogs but appears to have no other type of employment. Even though she is not Harry’s blood relation, he has been forced to call… Read More
• Character A member of the Order of the Phoenix in the 1970s, Marlene and her whole family were killed by Voldemort’s supporters (PS4,OP9), including Travers (GF30), shortly before Voldemort’s downfall (DH10). Read More
• Character Martha Steward was the eldest of twin daughters born to Isolt Sayre and James Steward,  the founders of Ilvermorny School. She was named for her paternal grandmother. During the attack on Ilvermorny when she and her sister Rioach were babies, it was their frightened screams that broke the curse upon… Read More
• Character Mary Dorkins was a Muggle television news reporter. In the summer of 1995, she did a story on a water-skiing budgie named Bungy (OP1). Read More
• Character Alleged muggle-born brought before the Muggle-born Registration Commission for questioning because her parents were greengrocers. Escaped from the Ministry with the aid of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger (all Polyjuiced). Married to Reginald “Reg” Cattermole of the Magical Maintenance Department and mother to three children: Alfred, Ellied and… Read More
• Character Mary Lou Barebone was the fanatical leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, an anti-magic group active in New York during the 1920s. A “handsome” woman who wore Puritanical clothing like her Scourer ancestors, Mary Lou was also mother to three adopted children whom she raised inside the New Salem… Read More
• Character Matilda Dukelow was a fan of the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). Matilda saw Puddlemere United (and former Harpies) Chaser, Wilda Griffiths, disappear during a match against the Holyhead Harpies and had assumed the Chaser had turned herself invisible – which is against… Read More
• Character Olympe Maxime was the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy in France. She was respected both for her work at her job (GF29) and for her wizarding power (OP20). Though she was a half-giant with the height to prove it, she publicly denied her giant ancestry (… Read More
• Character Catriona McCormack was the Captain of and a Chaser for the Quidditch team Pride of Portree in the 1960. She led the team to two league wins during that era. McCormack also played for Scotland thirty-six times. She has a Quidditch-playing daughter, Meaghan, and a musical… Read More
• Character Meaghan McCormack is a Keeper for the Pride of Portree Quidditch team, around the 1990s. Her mother, Catriona, was a famous Chaser and also Captain of the ‘Prides’ in the 1960s and her brother Kirley Duke is the lead guitarist of The Weird Sisters… Read More
• Character Gryffindor, 1994 – 2001 (GF12). Natalie’s name comes from a Canadian girl who was very sick. She loved the Harry Potter books and contacted JKR. The author wrote her and told her some of the secrets of the books to come, but Natalie had died by the time… Read More
• Character Elizabeth McGilliguddy was president of MACUSA during the American Revolution and the 1777 “Country or Kind?” debate. She encouraged the British Ministry of Magic to refrain from interfering in the war for American independence (Pm). Read More
• Character Minerva McGonagall was the Transfiguration professor and Deputy Headmistress at Hogwarts for over forty years, and a powerful witch and Animagus (PS1, PS4). McGonagall has a stern exterior, keeping her classes strictly controlled and following the rules closely (PS8), yet has a warm heart and cares deeply… Read More
• Character Quintia McQuoid was a potioneer who died 1407 from consuming an improperly brewed Cure for Ague Potion. The Wizarding Schools Potions Championship is held in her honor (BoP). Read More
• Character Dorcas Meadowes was a member of the Order of the Phoenix Order of the Phoenix who was killed personally by Voldemort (OP9).  … Read More
• Character Melania Macmillan, a member of the pure-blood Macmillan family, married Arcturus Black and had two children, Lucretia and Orion. She was grandmother to Sirius and Regulus Black. Read More
• Character Araminta Meliflua was a cousin of Sirius Black’s mother. Meliflua tried to force through a Ministry bill to make Muggle-hunting legal (OP6). Read More
• Character Melinda Bobbin was a Hogwarts student, who in 1996 was chosen as a member of the Slug Club because her family owned a large chain of apothecaries (HBP7). Read More
• Character Melusine was a French witch who lived in, and previous to, the 1920s. She worked at the French Ministry of Magic in the Records Room Archives. She is described as “a very old woman” who permits Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein into the archives when they claim to… Read More
• Character Mercy Ojukwu was a Beater for the Nigerian National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Ojukwu was a member of the Nigerian team at the 2014 tournament. She and the other Nigerian Chaser, Aliko Okoye, were “ferocious” against the Fijians in their first match, winning by 400… Read More
• Character Mercy Wardwell was a Chaser for the United States National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. Wardwell was a member of the United States team that participated in the 2014 tournament, along with fellow Chasers Arsenia Gonzales and Quentin Kowalski (Pm). The US team… Read More
• Character Merope Gaunt was the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and mother of Tom Riddle. Eighteen-year-old Merope’s hair is lank and dull and she has a “plain, pale, rather heavy face.” Her eyes also gaze in opposite directions. Merope’s father is extremely abusive to her and derisively calls her a “Squib” (and other… Read More
• Character Galatea Merrythought was the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts from c. 1895 to c.1945. Soon after graduating from Hogwarts, Tom Riddle asked Headmaster Armando Dippet if he could remain and teach because Professor Merrythought was retiring after teaching for “nearly fifty years” (… Read More
• Character Millicent Bagnold was Minister of Magic before Cornelius Fudge, from 1980-1990 (OP5). She was a “highly able Minister. Had to answer to the International Confederation of Wizards for a number of breaches of International Statute of Secrecy on the day and night following Harry Potter’s survival of Lord Voldemort’s… Read More
• Character Slytherin, 1991 – 1998 (PS7) Member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad in her fifth year (OP32). In her second year, Millicent partnered Hermione at the Duelling Club at Snape’s direction, resorting to a headlock despite the standard “no contact” rule of wizard duelling, leaving some black hair on… Read More
• Character Hortensia Milliphutt was Minister for Magic from 1841 to 1849. She introduced much more legislation than other Ministers for Magic, but some of it was pointless, such as a proposed law on “hat pointiness,” and she fell out of favor (Pm). Read More
• Character Milly is one of three pet Kneazles owned by Newt Scamander and his wife Porpentina (FB). Read More
• Character Mirabella Plunkett was a witch famous for falling in love with a merman in Loch Lomond while on holiday there. When her family forbade her to marry him, she transfigured herself into a haddock and was never seen again (FW). Read More
• Character Famous author of the Standard Book of Spells series of books (Standard Book of Spells Grade One through [known] Grade Six) which are required textbooks for students at Hogwarts (PS5, PA4, GF10, OP9, HBP9). Read More
• Character Miranda Goshawk, who lived some two hundred years ago, grew up searching for a good, simple book of spells. Goshawk had a lot of older sisters who teased her by telling her the wrong incantations for spells as they were growing up. As Miranda put it, “Hand me down robes are merely… Read More
• Real Person Miranda Richardson is a British stage and screen actress who plays Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Read More
• Real Person Miriam Margolyes is a British actress and voice artist who plays Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter films. Read More
• Character Miriam Strout was the Healer in charge of the Janus Thickey ward (a closed, longterm ward for patients with permanent spell damage) at St. Mungo’s Hospital at the time of Broderick Bode’s assassination (OP23, 25). She was quite chatty and was “motherly-looking.” She treated Lockhart (a resident in the… Read More
• Character Mnemone Radford was the first Obliviator employed at the Ministry of Magic and the inventor of Memory Modifying Charms (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Modesty Barebone was the youngest adopted daughter of Mary Lou Barebone, a Second Salem leader in 1920s New York. Read More
• Character Modesty Rabnott was a thirteenth century Witch living in Kent. She tried to stop Barberus Bragge from his barbaric treatment of a Golden Snidget during a Cuaditch match, only to be fined 10 Galleons for her trouble (a huge amount of money in those days). According to the… Read More
• Character Eupraxia Mole was the headmistress of Hogwarts in 1876, when she negotiated an end to a standoff with Peeves by signing a contract allowing the poltergeist certain privileges. Read More
• Character Witch whose letter was published on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Character Molly Weasley is a middle-aged witch, wife of Arthur Weasley and mother of seven, who puts her family first in everything she does. Molly is a very capable witch in her own right. She is one of the “old crowd,” a group of witches and wizards who are faithful and… Read More
• Character MMolly is the eldest child of Percy and Audrey and was possibly named after her grandmother Molly Weasley. Read More
• Character Moran was a Chaser on the Irish National Team in the 1990s (GF8). Along with fellow Chasers Mullet and Troy (and teammates Connolly, Ryan and Lynch), Moran represented Ireland in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup tournament. Riding on Firebolt brooms, the team were in the final against Bulgaria. Throughout… Read More
• Character Gwendolyn Morgan was a Quidditch player and the Captain of the Holyhead Harpies team in 1953. After her Seeker, Glynnis Griffiths, caught the Snitch to give them the victory in a hard-fought seven-day match, the captain of the Heidelberg Harriers, Rudolf Brand, proposed marriage immediately he landed on… Read More
• Character Morgana, also known as Morgan le Fay, was a powerful Dark witch in the Middle Ages, Queen of the Island of Avalon, and half-sister to King Arthur. She was Merlin‘s greatest enemy (FW).  … Read More
• Character Valmai Morgan is a Chaser for the all-female Quidditch team Holyhead Harpies in the 1990s. Morgan replaced Wilda Griffiths on the Harpies’ team and scored ten goals on her debut. Team Captain Gwenog Jones was “cock-a-hoop” at the result (DP3). She also scored for the Harpies in the… Read More
• Character Morrigan was a famous Irish witch whose Animagus was a crow (Pm).  … Read More
• Character Female acromantula, wife of Aragog (CS15). Read More
• Character Mullet was a Chaser and member of the Irish National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 1994. Riding the recently released Firebolt brooms, the Irish side played and won against Bulgaria in the final match of the tournament. The other members of the team were Chasers… Read More
• Character Merchiefteness of the Merfolk living in the Hogwarts lake.  She is described as “a particularly wild and ferocious-looking female.” (GF26)… Read More
• Character An aunt of Molly Weasley’s (DH4) who looks like a “bad-tempered flamingo,” Muriel is quite a character. She attends Bill and Fleur’s wedding, but talks loudly throughout it and doesn’t seem to have a filter, telling Hermione she has skinny ankles and George that his ears are lopsided (… Read More
• Character Eunice Murray played Seeker for the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team. She died in 1942. Murray petitioned for a speedier Golden Snitch for the game of Quidditch, as she felt the current model was too slow (QA7). Read More
• Character Musidora Barkwith was the sixteenth-century composer of the unfinished “Wizarding Suite,” the modern version of which features an exploding tuba. That musical piece has been banned since its last performance in 1902 when it blew the roof out of Ackerley Town Hall (FW). Read More
• Character Myrtle Elizabeth Warren was a Ravenclaw student in the 1940s who was killed by the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets. She became the ghost known as Moaning Myrtle. Read More
• Character Moaning Myrtle is a ghost who haunts a toilet in a girls’ bathroom on the first or second floor of Hogwarts castle. She is a squat ghost with lank hair, pimples, and thick glasses. She seldom smiles and takes offense at the least excuse, crying rivers of tears and wailing. Read More