• Character Ferdinand Jägendorf was the coach and manager for the Liechtenstein National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character George Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to Fred Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. About the Weasley Twins: Mischief managed! The Weasley twins are the staunch enemies of pretension, authority, and… Read More
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“Want a hand?” With these words, the character of George Weasley enters the readers’ lives and hearts. This is also Harry Potter’s first impression of George when they meet on the train. Harry Potter, a boy who can’t remember the last time anyone showed him kindness, George Weasley for the first time and is helped out by the young… Read More
• Character Georgios Xenakis was a Referee at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Xenakis refereed the match between New Zealand and Bulgaria, where he made a call to send New Zealand Chaser Dennis Moon off after judging him to have caused a deliberate collision with a… Read More
• Character Georgi Zdravko played Keeper for the Bulgarian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Bulgarian fans were nervous about Zdravko’s ability to keep opposing Chasers from scoring goals at the Quidditch World Cup 2014 tournament (Pm). During the New Zealand game he let in 17 goals and there were only further… Read More
• Publications This German illuminated manuscript from the 10th century, which depicts the discomfort of broom-riding, is referenced in Quidditch Through the Ages. It mentions the manuscript because records like that one show that witches and wizards in Europe were using flying broomsticks as early as A.D. 962. Podcast:… Read More
• Countries Germany is a large country in central Europe. Germany has a history in wizarding games; the game of Stichstock was invented there around 1105, though it died out two centuries later (QA2), and there is also a German illuminated manuscript from c. 962 A.D. showing three warlocks dismounting their… Read More
• Sports teams The national teams from the European country of Germany. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character A nosy witch living on the edge of Queerditch Marsh. She kept a diary that is now kept in the Museum of Quidditch in London. Translated from Saxon, the diary has the first recorded mention of an early version of Quidditch (QA). She provides glimpses of precursors of the Quaffle,… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the series, was published in 2000. For the first time, bookstores held midnight release parties. The Harry Potter phenomenon was in full swing. Unfortunately, the scene in the graveyard provoked a strong anti-Potter response from some conservative Christian groups who… Read More
• Source We learn of the mysterious murders in the Riddle House fifty years ago, how Frank Bryce was accused but released for lack of evidence, and how the Riddle House fell into disrepair. In the present, Frank interrupts a sinister meeting and is killed when he overhears Voldemort’s plans. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Mad-Eye Moody jinxes dustbins, Mr. Weasley hustles off to sort out the mess, Mrs. Weasley takes the children to King’s Cross station via Muggle taxis, and HRH meet old friends and enemies on the train.   Podcast: Play… Read More
• Source The students arrive at Hogwarts in a gale, are soaked by Peeves’ water balloons, the First Years are sorted, and Hermione discovers that there are house elves at Hogwarts. Moody is the new DADA teacher, Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament, and Fred and George decide to enter despite being underage. Read More
• Source All learn about the Triwizard Tournament after dinner in the Great Hall. Next morning Fred and George fail to fool the Goblet of Fire. HRH visit Hagrid, discovering that he fancies Madame Maxime of Beauxbatons. After the Hallowe’en feast, the Goblet chooses the champions – Viktor Krum for Durmstrang; Fleur… Read More
• Source Harry and Hermione unsuccessfully try to find a spell to use against dragons. Harry warns Diggory about the dragons, the fake Moody gives Harry a hint, and Hermione helps Harry learn to cast a Summoning Charm. The first task is to get past a dragon and collect a golden egg;… Read More
• Source Dudley and the rest of the Dursleys are on a diet, and the Dursleys receive a letter from Mrs. Weasley inviting Harry to stay with her family and attend the Quidditch World Cup final. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Apparition is discussed, Fred and George are caught with toffees, and everyone sets off via Portkey for the World Cup site. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… Read More
• Source They arrive at the campsite, erect their tent, tour the camp, meet Ludo Bagman (with whom Fred and George bet on the match), and excitement rises as game time draws near.   Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Source The spectators take their seats, Harry meets Winky (house elf for Barty Crouch), the Malfoys, and Mr. Oblansk (the Bulgarian Minister for Magic). The pre-game show features the Bulgarian and Irish team mascots, followed by the introductions of the teams, and the game begins. Ireland takes an early lead and… Read More
• Source Harry dreams about Quidditch, some wizards run amok, Ministry wizards attempt to stop them, and HRH hide in the forest, encountering Draco Malfoy along the way. Harry discovers that he has lost his wand. HRH meet Bagman, hear noises in the forest, and see the Dark Mark. Ministry wizards arrive… Read More
• Place A small city in western Ethiopia, Gimbi is home to the Gimbi Giant-Slayers, a Quidditch team that has twice won the All-Africa Cup (QA8).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Sports teams A Quidditch team from Gimbi in Ethiopia. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Ginevra Molly Weasley (Ginny) is the youngest child of the Weasley family and the only daughter. Ginny is the youngest child and only daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley (CS3), and the first girl born to the family in several generations (JKR). Though consistently underestimated by her family, she… Read More
• Character Gladys Boothby created the Moontrimmer racing broom in 1901, but was unable to keep up with commercial demand for it by Quidditch enthusiasts who wanted the broom’s new height-flying features (QA9). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Clothing Gloves are a covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb. First-year students are required to buy a pair of thick protective gloves (dragon hide or similar) (PS5). The gloves have a protective function, for example when dealing… Read More
• Quidditch There are three goal posts at each end of a Quidditch pitch – fifty-foot high poles with hoops on them. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Quidditch The Golden Snitch, commonly referred to as a Snitch, is the smallest and fastest ball in the game of Quidditch. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… Read More
• Sports and competitions A Muggle game described by Cormack McLoed, manager of the Magpies, as “hitting non-flying balls into holes in the ground.” Alasdair Maddock’s interest in playing golf resulted in his being sacked from the Magpies (DP3). All wizards aren’t as unfamilar with golf as McLoed was, however. When Oliver Wood was… Read More
• Character Gonçalo Flores played 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 Arsenia Gonzales was a Chaser for the United States National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Part of the team representing the United States in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Gonzales participated in matches against Jamaica (won by 240 points to 230), Liechtenstein (USA 450 –… Read More
• Character Goodwin Kneen was a twelfth century wizard who wrote about a Yorkshire Quidditch match to his cousin in Norway (QA3, QA7). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… 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
• Place A small town in Lithuania, northeast of Poland, Gorodok is home to the Gorodok Gargoyles (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Sports teams A Quidditch team from Lithuania in Northern Europe. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Gregory Cotton played Seeker for the Appleby Arrows Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP3). Following an airborne scuffle with Pride of Portree seeker Dougal McBride (resulting in Cotton’s winning the Snitch), his head was transfigured into a cabbage by his irate opposite number. The Referee discovered that both Seekers… Read More
• Character Gregory Goyle is one of Draco Malfoy’s thuggish cronies. Goyle has short, bristly hair that extends down onto his forehead. His eyes are small, dull, and deep set, and he speaks with a low, raspy voice. He’s a mean bully who enjoys whatever chance he gets to boss people around,… Read More
• Character Glynnis Griffiths played Seeker for the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team in 1953. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Character Wilda Griffiths was a Chaser for the Puddlemere United Quidditch team during the 1990s. Considered to be an outstanding Chaser, Griffiths was lured away from the Holyhead Harpies by a huge fee, much to the chagrin of their talented but dangerous captain Gwenog Jones. She was also said to… Read More
• Spells A Gripping Charm is a spell that allows the enchanted object to be held more easily. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Place The Grodzisk Goblins Quidditch team call this Polish county home. Josef Wronski – the Seeker who created the Wronski feint – played for this team (QA8).   Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Sports teams The Grodzisk Goblins are a European Quidditch team from Grodzisk in Poland (QA8). The famous Seeker Josef Wronski, who created the dangerous Wronski feint move, played for the Goblins (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Grogan Stump was a popular Minister for Magic who served from 1811 to 1819 (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Stoyanka Grozda was a Chaser on the Bulgarian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Luna Lovegood provides the commentary for the fourth Quidditch match of the season. Although playing as Gryffindor’s Keeper, Cormac McLaggen grabs a Beater’s bat and cracks Harry’s skull, knocking him unconscious. While Harry is taken to the Hospital Wing, Hufflepuff win the match by… Read More
• Sports teams The Gryffindor Quidditch Team of Hogwarts is drawn from the students of Gryffindor House. The team wear robes of scarlet red. Gryffindor traditionally fields a strong team, although they lost the Quidditch Cup to Slytherin for seven years between 1985 and 1991. With the addition of Harry Potter… Read More
• Event Madam Hooch instructs the First Years, who use approximately twenty of the school’s sub-par brooms. Neville injures himself on his broom, and Madam Hooch escorts him to the Hospital Wing. While the class is thus unsupervised, Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms over Neville’s Remembrall, which Draco took. Read More
• Event The Gryffindor team, with Ginny Weasley as their Seeker and Ron Weasley in front of the goal hoops, won their final match against Ravenclaw by a margin of at least 300 points (needed in order to be that year’s Quidditch Cup winners). They won the Cup… Read More
• Character Galvin Gudgeon played Seeker for the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team (DP1). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
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• Character Gwendolyn Morgan was a Quidditch player and the Captain of the Holyhead Harpies team in 1953. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Gwenog was a friend of Gertie Kettle, a witch who was interested in the wizarding game being played on Queerditch Marsh. Gertie Keddle’s diary records that her friend Gwenog came over for tea and they then went out and watched some wizards and witches knocking around rocks while… Read More
• Character Gwenog Jones is the retired Captain and Beater of the only all-female professional Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies, and manager of the Welsh National Team in 2014. After a game she enjoys relaxing with friends, drinking butterbeer, and listening to The Weird Sisters (FW). It has been… Read More