• Spells The Summoning Charm causes an object to fly to the caster, even over quite some distance; the target object is said to have been Summoned. It would seem that the caster must know at least the general location of the object Summoned. Podcast:… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes An action figure is a magically animated figure of people or animals. Appearances At the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, Ron bought a small model of Viktor Krum, the famous Bulgarian Seeker, which walked around and scowled (GF7) and even mimicked the real Viktor Krum’s posture and way of… Read More
• Character Adrian Pucey is a Chaser on the Slytherin Quidditch Team who participated in some of the hardest-fought matches of Harry Potter’s Quidditch career at Hogwarts, including the match where Harry’s arm was shattered by a rogue Bludger (CS10). He was also a part of the infamous… Read More
• Quidditch The All-Africa Cup is a tournament to determine the top Quidditch team in Africa. It has been won twice by the Gimbi Giant-Slayers (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Character Agatha Chubb was a witch and expert in ancient wizarding artifacts. While researching Quidditch practices of the 16th century she actually discovered twelve lead Bludgers in the peat bogs and marshes of Great Britain and Ireland (QA6). She used her finds to show how modern wizards changed from… Read More
• Character Aidan Lynch played Seeker for Ireland’s National Team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. All the members of the Irish team rode Firebolt brooms during the 1994 tournament (PA4, GF8). During the final match, Lynch was fooled by a Wronski Feint performed by Bulgarian Seeker… Read More
• Character Alasdair Maddock is a Quidditch player, a 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. Daily Prophet features Magpie Chaser “Only Tried Football for a Laugh” – Maddock is… Read More
• Event Albus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts his second year at Hogwarts. He tries to keep a distance from his father Harry – and he and Rose Granger-Weasley stand together and pretend to be “friends” while their parents are… Read More
• Event Following another argument with his father Harry, Albus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts his third year at Hogwarts. He finds out that the mother of his friend Scorpius Malfoy has recently died and he doesn’t know what to… Read More
• Character Aliko Okoye was a Beater for the Nigerian National Quidditch Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Appearances A member of the Nigerian team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, Okoye and his Beater teammate Mercy Ojukwu, were described as “ferocious” during their match against Fiji, which… Read More
• Character Raul Almeida played Keeper for the Brazil National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Appearances As their Keeper at the 2014 tournament, Almeida was key to Brazil’s victory over the USA in the semi-final, repeatedly stopping the American Chasers from scoring, thus allowing the match to be decided by… Read More
• Character Alejandra Alonso was a Chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Appearances Alonso and fellow Chasers Fernando Diaz and Gonçalo Flores were key to the success of Brazilian team (QWC). During their first game, only the brilliance of the Haitian National Team’s… Read More
• Character Andrew Kirke was a Gryffindor in the mid 1990s and Gryffindor’s Quidditch Team Beater from 1995-6. Kirke was at least a second year during the 1995-1996 school year, and became a Beater on the Quidditch team after Fred and George were banned (OP21). Unfortunately he… Read More
• Character Angelina Johnson is a tall, black (GF16) Gryffindor girl two years older than Harry. She is an excellent Quidditch player (a Chaser) (PS11) and was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team during the 1995-1996 school year (OP12). Angelina put her name in for… Read More
• Character Angus Campbell is a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team in the 1990s. Hired as the replacement Chaser (after the manager of the Magpies fired Alasdair Maddock), Campbell scored seven goals against the Caerphilly Catapults in his first game for the team. Who needs that Mugglemanic Maddock… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Annual Broom Race of Sweden is a dangerous 300-mile race between Kopparberg and Arjeplog, first run in the 900s, and which has since become a popular international event. The racers must travel through the dangerous dragon reservation that lies directly between the starting and ending points. The… Read More
• Event A broom race is run in Sweden from Kopparberg to Arjeplog, a distance of well over 300 miles. The race is so popular it is made an annual tradition – one which still continues today, over 1000 years later. Podcast:… Read More
• Magical effects Anti-Gravity Mist is a Charm which creates an innocent-looking golden mist that hovers above the ground. A person stepping into this mist immediately finds that up and down have reversed and they are hanging from the ground over the endless sky. Podcast:… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Wizards who have come of age can take lessons in Apparition at Hogwarts (HBP17). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Sports teams The Appleby Arrows are a professional Quidditch team based in the town of Appleby in England, who were founded in 1612 (QA7). Team notes robes: pale blue with a silver arrow across the chest (QA7) hometown: Appleby They are fierce rivals of the Wimbourne… Read More
• Countries Argentina is the second largest country in South America and features a little bit of everything, from mountains to coastline. Its national team reached the Quidditch World Cup quarter-finals within the last century (QA8). The Patagonian desert region of Argentina was also host to the 2014… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Argyllshire is a county in western Scotland. A map of Argyllshire hangs on the second floor of Hogwarts. This map is where the Fat Lady hid after Sirius Black attacked her (PA9). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops All we know about this shop is that JKR would recommend it to a wizard whose Nimbus 2000 “has a terrible knack of veering left,” according to her online chat (BLC). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Sports teams The Armenian National Teams come from the Eurasian country of Armenia. Quidditch Quidditch fans who wanted to watch the English Under-17s play the Armenian Junior Nationals in England were advised to contact the Department of Magical Games and Sports (DP3). Podcast:… Read More
• Hogwarts • Security Hogwarts contains many enchanted suits of armour, some of which stand on plinths around the castle (PA12), while others are in an armour gallery. They move on their own (GF15). Also see Hogwarts Armour and Suits of Armour. Podcast:… Read More
• Incantations Arresto Momentum is an incantation that slows the speed or stops a falling object or person to keep them from harm. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)… Read More
• Character Arsenia Gonzales was a Chaser for the United States National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Appearances Part of the team representing the United States in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Gonzales participated in the first round match against Jamaica (won by 240 points to 230)… Read More
• Art and Culture Various types of artwork are displayed in the halls of Hogwarts, including paintings and sculptures. Many if not all of these are magical and are animated in some way. Apparently there are no art classes at Hogwarts, although Dean Thomas is known for being a good artist.  … Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood also used to make other magical objects. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Magical objects Miniature version of stars and planets, useful for studying astronomy. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… 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