• Character Edgar Cloggs is a ghost who has been hanging around the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch as long as anyone can remember. Edgar was obviously a pretty good player in his day (Games). Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Rules and laws Gave the Hogwarts High Inquisitor (Dolores Umbridge) “supreme authority” over all punishments at Hogwarts. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Sports teams The Egyptian National Teams are from the North African country of Egypt. Quidditch Egypt won the Quidditch World Cup in 2002, beating the Bulgarian national side when their Seeker, Rawya Zaghloul, was able to catch the Snitch before Viktor Krum (the famous Bulgarian Seeker) was able to get… Read More
• Character Elfrida Clagg was the Chieftainess of Warlock’s Council (JKR). * The dates given on Clagg’s Chocolate Frog card (1612-1687) conflict with information from QA4 which says she was the “Chief of the Wizard’s Council” in the mid-1300s. The portrait of the similarly named Elfrida Cragg in the Ministry… Read More
• Event She succeeds Burdock Muldoon (FB) and declares the Golden Snidget to be a protected species, forbidding its use in Quidditch (QA4). Clagg also tries to establish a standard by which creatures will be given legal rights as “beings,” but her attempt fails (FB). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Ellerby is one-half of the broom manufacturing partnership Ellerby & Spudmore. He (or she) and Able Spudmore developed the Tinderblast and Swiftstick models of broom (QA9, Pm). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event The Cushioning Charm creates an invisible “pillow” on the stick where the witch or wizard site, greatly increasing the comfort of riding a broomstick. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29… Read More
• Moors Ellis Moor is an area of moorlands in Britain which is the location of a Quidditch stadium, like so many British moors. As happens on occasion, a recent match here had to be relocated when Muggles were camping near the stadium (DP4). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Elodie Dembélé was Chaser for the Ivory Coast National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Sports teams The English National Teams are from England (one of the four countries that together are the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Quidditch A Quidditch match was played in 1385 in Lancashire by an Irish side against an English side. They lost due to the superior skills… Read More
• Character Samuel Equiano played Seeker for the Nigerian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
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I love the Harry Potter films. I have dear friends who worked on them. I was on the set during the filming of Order of the Phoenix. David Heyman even told me that they used the Lexicon "every day" while they created the films. So don't mistake what I'm about to say for anything but loving criticism. The films are nothing more than very expensive fan fiction. They're made-up stories closely based on the Harry Potter books, created by people who are massive Harry Potter fans and who care very deeply about "getting it right," but who, for one reason or another, changed a lot of things. Sometimes they changed things for very good reasons. Sometimes, though, they seem to have changed things for no particular reason at all. I can't explain it, but there you go. However, for a lot of people, the films are Harry Potter. They've never read the books, or barely read them anyway. As far as they're concerned, Dementors attacked Harry and Dudley in an underpass below a highway. Snape died in a boathouse. And Harry fought Voldemort in an extended, violent duel at the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, punctuated by clever bon mots and death-defying falls from high places. But oh well. I really don't care. At least they're Potter fans! The more the merrier! Just do me a favor ... don't send me any more emails telling me that I screwed up on the Lexicon when I write that: Read More
• Countries Ethiopia is a large country in eastern Africa, and in fact the only country on the continent that was never colonized by European powers. It was formerly known as Abyssinia, and today is a Quidditch-proud nation, thanks to its team in Gimbi (QA8). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Eunice Murray played Seeker for the Montrose Magpies. She died in 1942. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Character Eurig Cadwallader played Seeker for the Welsh National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Continents Countries in Europe mentioned in canon: Albania Andorra Bulgaria France Greece Greenland Hungary Ireland Luxembourg Norway Poland Romania Russia Spain Sweden Turkey Ukraine the United Kingdom, which includes: England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Other Locations in Europe: Braga, in Portugal Minsk, in Belarus Sardinia, in Italy Podcast:… Read More
• Quidditch Established in 1652, this competition is held every three years (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event This happens in response to the fact that the Quidditch World Cup has now become an international event, with non-European nations competing. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… Read More
• Publications The Evening Prophet is a special edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places Exmoor is an area of moorland of Somerset named for the river Exe, which flows through it. Exmoor is the location of Exmoor National Park. It is also the home of a new Quidditch stadium, which was originally covered with an Invisibility Charm (fans were advised to collect Re-Visibility Spectacles from… Read More