• Character Dai Llewellyn was the Caerphilly Catapults’ most famous Quidditch player, known for his reckless and foolhardy style of play (QA7). His biography, He Flew Like a Madman, was written by Kennilworthy Whisp (QA). Tragically, he was eaten by a Chimaera while on holiday in Mykonos,… Read More
• Timelines and calendars Life at Hogwarts revolves around classes, naturally. However, as the castle is also the students’ home for most of the year, daily life consists of far more than just academics. The students arrive at Hogwarts on September 1 by Hogwarts Express. For the next nine or ten months they eat, sleep,… Read More
• Character Daisy Pennifold came up with the idea of bewitching a Quaffle to fall slowly through the air to allow Chasers to keep it in play more easily. This redesigned Quaffle is known as the Pennifold Quaffle (QA6). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Darius Smackhammer played Seeker for the United States National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Darren Floyd was a Beater on the Welsh National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Darren O’Hare played Keeper for the Kenmare Kestrels from 1947 to 1960. He also captained the Irish National Team and invented the Hawkshead Attacking Formation (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, England. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology (Wikipedia). Dartmoor was the location of the Quidditch World Cup finals in August… Read More
• Character Roger Davies was a popular, athletic Ravenclaw student a year or two older than Harry Potter.  He was a Chaser on the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, and Captain of the Team from 1993 to 1996 (at least). Roger went with Fleur Delacour to the Yule Ball; he appeared to be so… Read More
• Character Dean Thomas was a “half-blood” boy from London in Harry’s year at Hogwarts. He was a classmate of Harry’s and best friends with Seamus Finnigan (GF7). He was a black Londoner who grew up as a Muggle, and thus had always been a fan of football (U.S.: soccer) (… Read More
• Character Demelza Robins was a quality Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team that won the House Cup in 1996-1997 (HBP24). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Dennis Moon was a Chaser for the New Zealand National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. During their initial match at the 2014 tournament, Moon collided with Bulgarian Chaser Bogomil Levski, with whom he had a long-standing feud. Referee Georgios Xenakis deemed the collision deliberate, and… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A department in the Ministry of Magic responsible for the regulation of Quidditch and other wizarding sports Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Derrick was a Hogwarts student and a Beater on the Slytherin Quidditch team (PA15, OP19). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Philbert Deverill was the manager of Puddlemere United quidditch team, interviewed in the Daily Prophet (DP1, DP2).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Devlin Whitehorn founded the Nimbus Racing Broom Company in 1967, revolutionising Quidditch with the speed and precision of his racing brooms (FW, QA9). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A county located in England’s West Country, Devon was where Shuntbumps, a now-defunct broomstick sport, once rose to popularity (QA2). Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel make their home there as well (PS13). Locations in Devon: Chudley, home of the Cannons Exmoor (partially; part of it also lies in Somerset) Ilfracombe… Read More
• Character Fernando Diaz was a Chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Cedric Diggory was an extremely handsome boy with gray eyes in Hufflepuff House. In 1993, when he was a Fifth Year, he took over as Captain and Seeker of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. He was a very good student and a Prefect. He is quite tall… Read More
• Character Dimitrov was a Chaser for the Bulgarian National Team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions about Quidditch World Cup Security is an article that appeared in the Daily Prophet on 12 April 2014 (Pm). Inadequate research and planning by the Argentinian Council of Magic before the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament meant that the “magnificent exhibition of the diversity of the… Read More
• Quidditch Noisy, multicoloured, tube-shaped instruments which make loud shouts of support and give off smoke in national colours (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Dom is the “ball” (actually the gallbladder of a goat) used in playing Aingingein, a predecessor of the game of Quidditch. It may or may not have actually been an enchanted object (QA2). Podcast:… Read More
• Quidditch A difficult Quidditch move which involves both Beaters hitting the same Bludger at the same time (QA10). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Ragmar Dorkins was the manager of the Chudley Cannons quidditch team (c. 1993), a team with a notoriously bad record (DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29… Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch manoeuvre used by Keepers to defend all three goals (QA10). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Dougal McBride played Seeker for the Pride of Portree Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP3). After a scuffle in the air, he lost the Snitch – and therefore the match – when (according to McBride) Appleby Arrows’ Seeker Gregory Cotton cursed him. McBride then turned Cotton’s… Read More
• Source July 31, 1998 The Daily Prophet Price: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: MUGGLES NOT AS STUPID AS WE THINK, SAYS MINISTRY REPORT Report tells that Muggles notice things like “crop circles,” which are really entries in the Annual International Wizard Gardening Competition‘s… Read More
• Source Feb 8th 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: ENQUIRY AT THE IMPROPER USE OF MAGIC OFFICE The disappearance of a Muggle “tube train” led to the suspension of a Ministry of Magic employee. [Cornelius Fudge is incidentally revealed as a Gobstones… Read More
• Source June 1st, 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines GOBLIN RIOTS ERUPT IN CHIPPING CLODBURY B.O.G. (Brotherhood of Goblins) supporters ran riot during a meeting with representatives from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. The goblins used illegal… Read More
• Source Oct 1st, 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: MINISTRY IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS Plans to restrict Hallowe’en celebrations, the one time of year wizards can be “out and about” without arousing the suspicions of Muggles, were announced by Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge. Read More
• Character Draco Malfoy is the son and only child of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy and was a student at Hogwarts in the same year as Harry Potter. He is a rival of Harry, actively trying to undermine him in any way he can. Draco has white-blond hair and a pale, pointed face. Read More
• Character Dimitar Draganov was a Beater for the Bulgarian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Dragomir Gorgovitch was a Quidditch player (Chaser) who transferred to the Chudley Cannons in the mid-1990s. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source J.K. Rowling on The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU Radio Washington, D.C., October 20, 1999 (re-broadcast December 24, 1999) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… 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
• Creature The Dukuwaqa is a shape-shifter that can change between a shark and a man. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical objects On Harry’s seventeenth birthday, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour showed up at the Burrow with Dumbledore’s last will and testament in which he bequeathed items to Harry, Ron and Hermione (DH7). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Books and Literature Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob is a tell-all book by Rita Skeeter about Dumbledore’s Army. In this book, published on July 31st 2014, Rita described the imperfections of the Dumbledore’s Army members. She promoted it during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in her article “Dumbledore’s Army… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final is a feature article that appeared in the Daily Prophet on 8 July 2014. Wasp-penned journalist Rita Skeeter reported on the loves, lives and rivalries of the former members of Dumbledore’s Army as they got together to watch the Brazil v Bulgaria final match… Read More
• Character Dunbar Oglethorpe was chief of Q.U.A.B.B.L.E., the Quidditch Union for the Administration and Betterment of the British League and its Endeavors (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… Read More
• Character B. Dunstan was a Hogwarts student who checked Quidditch Through The Ages out of the Hogwarts library (QA). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More