• Character Hamish MacFarlan was a Quidditch player for the Montrose Magpies (and the team’s Captain between 1957-1968).  Later, MacFarlan joined the Ministry of Magic and rose to become the head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports. His career was described as “successful” and “illustrious” (QA7). Read More
• Countries Madagascar is a country in Africa. Appearances The Madagascar National Team lost to the team from Syria in the final match of the particularly raucous 1974 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). It is also claimed that the earliest use of the Disarming Charm was by wizards… Read More
• Sports teams The Malagasy National Teams are from the African country of Madagascar. Quidditch Madagascar lost the final match of the 1974 Quidditch World Cup to a team from Syria. However, that particular Quidditch World Cup tournament is mostly remembered for the Royston Idlewind and the Dissimulators incident (Pm). 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
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Quidditch places • Rooms, chambers, and floors Madam Hooch’s office is somewhere within the grounds of Hogwarts, possibly in the castle itself. It is only mentioned in CS10 when a school Bludger, which was supposedly kept safe in her office, was jinxed. Read More
• Character Alasdair Maddock is a Quidditch player, Chaser for the Montrose Magpies (1990s). Maddock is a bit over-interested in Muggle sports, which is documented in a series of articles in the Daily Prophet: He is photographed in a field trying to “head the ball” like a Muggle football… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Maddock blamed for Kestrels’ win is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet, after another mistake by Quidditch player Alasdair Maddock (DP2). Maddock was the Chaser for the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team and the cause of his team’s loss against the Kenmare Kestrels. This came about because… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Magpie Chaser “Only Tried Football for a Laugh” is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet about Alasdair Maddock’s obsession with Muggle sports (DP1). The Prophet reported that Maddock, a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team, had been spotted practising… Read More
• Plants Mahogany is a wand wood also used to make broom handles (PS5). Background According to Mr. Ollivander, James Potter had a mahogany wand, eleven inches, pliable, and “excellent for transfiguration” (PS5). It makes sense that a wand good for transfiguration would be “pliable,”… Read More
• Sports teams The Mahoutokoro School Teams are comprised of students from the Mahoutokoro Wizarding School in Japan (Pm, BoP). Quidditch The Mahoutokoro School’s Quidditch teams undergo such rigorous training procedures and conditions for playing that all the members of the Japan National Team (who came third after the… Read More
• Countries Malawi is a country in Africa. The Malawian National Quidditch team won the 1998 Quidditch World Cup final game against the national team from Senegal (Pm). Read More
• Sports teams The Malawian National Teams come from the African country of Malawi. Quidditch Malawi won the 1998 Quidditch World Cup against the Senegal National Team by 260 points to Senegal’s 180 points. It was only the second all-Africa final in Quidditch World Cup history (Pm). 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 Marcus Flint was a Slytherin, Chaser and captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team for Harry’s first three years at Hogwarts. Harry thought he looked like he had troll blood. He wasn’t beyond a bit of cheating to win a match (PS11, CS7, CS10,… Read More
• Character Masaki Hongo was a Beater on the Japanese National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. Hongo and teammate Shintaro Shingo were an extremely talented duo of Chasers who made their mark at the 2014 tournament (Pm). Japan won their first match against a relatively inexperienced Polish side. Their… Read More
• Quidditch The Mascot Restriction was a motion to restrict mascots to “herbivores, creatures smaller than a cow and nothing that breathes fire”. It was defeated by an overwhelming majority in 1995. Quidditch supporters worldwide have been opposed to any meddling with what they see as a traditional, colourful part… Read More
• Magical effects The Masking Fog is a special magical fog used by the Ministry of Magic to hide the location of a Quidditch stadium in Exmoor National Park. Spectators for a Quidditch match between the Wimbourne Wasps and the Holyhead Harpies were advised to arrive early before… 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 Maximus Brankovitch III is a famous American Quidditch player who played Seeker for the Fitchburg Finches Quidditch team. He was also the Seeker and Team Captain of the United States National Team (QA8). 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
• 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 Cormac McLaggen was a “large, wiry-haired youth” and member of the Slug Club. He had a famous “Uncle Tiberius” who was a favorite student of Horace Slughorn’s (HBP7). During his seventh year Cormac tried out for Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but was beaten… Read More
• Character Cormack McLeod was the manager of the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team in the 1990s. McLeod tried to defend his Chaser, Alasdair Maddock, after he kicked the Snitch towards the Keeper, resulting in a loss to the Kenmare Kestrels. He threatened to turn Maddock into a jellyfish should… 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 Mervyn Fenwick played Keeper for the Tutshill Tornados Quidditch team during the 1990s (DP2). He was affected by a bout of sleeping sickness during a match against the Ballycastle Bats, possibly caused by Bats’ captain Finbar Quigley hitting him with a Bludger (DP2). Read More
• Character Mentor Metaxas was Chairman of the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICWQC) in 2014 (Pm). Rita Skeeter reported that Metaxas was a VIP guest at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup final (Pm). Read More
• Character Miles Bletchley was a Hogwarts student in Slytherin House c.1989-1996. He was on the Slytherin Quidditch Team, playing as their Keeper, during Harry Potter’s first Quidditch match in 1991 (PS11). Bletchley hit Alicia Spinnet from behind with a jinx in the library prior to the… Read More
• Event McGonagall, a very talented Quidditch player, is fouled during the Gryffindor versus Slytherin match which decided the Cup. She suffered a concussion and several broken ribs. From this incident Minerva developed a lifelong passionate desire to see Slytherin defeated in Quidditch (Pm). Read More
• Character A Ministry wizard dressed in Muggle plus-fours was in charge of making sure that owners of the campgrounds at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup tournament did not notice the magic activity going on all around them. He did this by casting multiple Memory Modifying Charms on them. It was… Read More
• Character Jacques Miskine played Seeker for the Chadian National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Miskine was a participant during the first round, where Chad played against Liechtenstein – a three-day marathon. Although the Snitch was visible at least three times during the first… 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
• Event A century earlier, Barberus Bragge had instigated Snidget hunting into the game of Cuaditch, an early form of Quidditch. Now, in the mid-1300s, the small birds are nearing extinction. The head of the Wizards’ Council, Elfrida Clagg, bans Snidget-hunting altogether, as well as its use in… Read More
• Character Arnulf Moe was the manager of Norway’s National Quidditch Team in 2014. For the opening ceremony of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Moe made the controversial decision to bring the Selma as Norway’s mascot, which had some rather disastrous consequences. Arnulf Moe remained unapologetic directly after the… Read More
• Countries Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe. The Moldovan National Quidditch Team was beaten in the final of the 2010 Quidditch World Cup by a team from China (Pm). Read More
• Sports teams The Moldovan National Teams are from the Eastern European country of Moldova. Quidditch The Moldovan team was beaten in the final of the 2010 Quidditch World Cup by a team from China, in an exciting match that lasted for three days (Pm). An outbreak of Dragon… Read More
• Character Montague was a Hogwarts student in Slytherin House c. 1989-1996. He played on the Slytherin Quidditch Team as a Chaser (PA15) and later became their team’s Captain (OP19). He was also appointed by Professor Dolores Umbridge to be a member of her Inquisitorial Squad (… Read More
• Sports teams The Montrose Magpies are a Quidditch team from Montrose in Scotland (QA7, Pm). robes: black and white, with one magpie on the chest and another on the back (QA7) home: Montrose The most successful team in history, the Magpies won the British and Irish… 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
• Broomsticks The Moontrimmer is a broom model created in 1901 by Gladys Boothby. It was a slender, ash-handled broom (QA9). For its time it was the first to achieve record-breaking heights (at least, record-breaking while the flyer maintained control at such an altitude). Its maximum speed was less than seventy miles… Read More
• Cities Moose Jaw in Canada is the home of the Moose Jaw Meteorites, who are one of the most accomplished Quidditch teams in the modern world. They are famous for flying around with sparks flying from their brooms after a victory (QA8). Although Moose Jaw is a relatively… Read More
• Sports teams The Moose Jaw Meteorites are a Quidditch team based in the city of Moose Jaw in Canada. Considered to be one of the three “most accomplished” teams in the world, the Meteorites were threatened with being disbanded in the 1970s due to their tradition of flying over local… 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 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 Hassan Mostafa was an Egyptian wizard and the Chairwizard of the International Association of Quidditch in the 1990s (GF8). He was the Referee at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final and proved particularly susceptible to the Bulgarian team’s mascot Veela performances. It was… Read More
• Event Mascots have been a problem at several Quidditch matches. An attempt by the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICWQC) to restrict the size and nature of mascots to “herbivores, creatures smaller than a cow and nothing that breathes fire” was defeated in 1995 (Pm). Currently… Read More
• Islands Moutohora is home of the Moutohora Macaws, New Zealand’s most famous professional Quidditch team (QA8). Read More
• Sports teams The Moutohora Macaws are a Quidditch team from New Zealand (QA8). The Macaws wear red, yellow and blue robes and, like all New Zealand teams, are known for their speed and showmanship (QA8). The team mascot is a phoenix named “Sparky” (QA8). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Mugglemaniac Maddock must quit Magpies, says McLeod is a headline in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet, continuing the saga of Alasdair Maddock’s obsession with Muggle sports (DP3). It is reported that Chaser Maddock of the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team was sacked by team manager Cormack… 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 Zacharias Mumps wrote a description of Quidditch in 1398 which closely matches the current form of the game (QA5). Mumps emphasised the need for finding a place to play Quidditch that was secure from the notice of Muggles (QA5). He also described the duties and titles of the players, the… 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
• Buildings The Museum of Quidditch is located in London, although we don’t know its exact location. Featured exhibits A medieval broomstick predating the development of the Cushioning Charm (QA1). The diary of Gertie Keddle, who lived on the edge of Queerditch Marsh in the eleventh century… Read More