• 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 Mintumble was a witch who studied the properties of time. In 1899 she attempted to travel back through time and was trapped for several days in the year 1402. When she was rescued and returned to the present, her body aged centuries with the trip and she died a short time… 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
• Character Madam Marsh was a witch who repeatedly travelled on the Knight Bus, despite suffering from motion sickness. 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
• Furniture and household items A photographer at Flourish and Blotts was taking pictures of Gilderoy Lockhart for the Daily Prophet. Colin Creevey’s camera is apparently a Muggle device, although since it works at Hogwarts, it must not have any electrical parts. Read More
• Communication • Magical objects High above the MACUSA Lobby there is a giant dial with multiple clock-like faces and hands pointing to the present threat-level to the secret wizarding world. The color-coded levels include “Severe: Unexplained Activity” and “Emergency” (WFT). Read More
• Magical artifacts Artificial eyes in the wizarding world seem to have unusual powers, as a rule. Read More
• Transportation • Wizarding culture Witches and wizards use magical means to move from place to place. They can use spells, specifically Apparition, and personal devices such as brooms. However, various forms of public transit are also available. All forms of magical transportation, both personal and public, are regulated and controlled by the Department of Magical Transportation. 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
• Magical objects This magical map of Hogwarts Castle shows the entire castle and grounds of Hogwarts, including seven secret passages out of Hogwarts and into Hogsmeade. However, it does not show the Room of Requirement or the Chamber of Secrets. The map also shows the location of people. It would seem that… 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
• 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
• 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 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
• Spells This unnamed messenger spell sends the caster’s corporeal Patronus to bring a message to others. 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
• Architecture Through the golden gates of the Atrium in the Ministry of Magic Headquarters, is a “smaller hall” that houses “at least twenty lifts” (OP7). The lifts are behind “wrought golden grilles” that slide back and forth as the lifts reach each floor. The lifts ascend slowly using… Read More
• Ministry of Magic • Wizarding culture Ministry of Magic licenses are issued for a number of activities which are deemed dangerous, which could be misused for nefarious purposes, or which require special training or actions to keep the wizarding world hidden from the Muggles. These include: Ownership of Crups (FB, JKR-W1) Sale of magical artifacts (… Read More
• Magical objects A time-traveling device the use of which was strictly regulated by the Ministry (PA21). Inside the hourglass-shaped device there is a single One-Hour Reversal Charm (Pm). All of them were thought to be destroyed during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (OP35, HBP11, BP), but in… 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
• Incantations incantation Moves a tree (PA10). The basic spell for moving something starts with the “Mobili-” prefix. It is up to the caster to be able to tack on the correct Latinate word for the object to be moved, in this case a tree. It seems unlikely that there is… Read More
• Incantations Moves a body. The basic spell for moving something starts with the “Mobili-” prefix. In this case, the Latin word for “body” is tacked on the end. 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
• 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
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Nickname given to the dead Voldemort by Scorpius Malfoy (CC3.14). Scorpius and Albus Potter traveled back in time using an Experimental Time-Turner and ended up in a timeline where Voldemort and The Augurey ruled the Wizarding World because Harry Potter had died (CC3.4). After viewing… Read More
• Spells Charms magic, or even hexes, can be used to move objects in various ways. Locomotion Magic The basic spell for moving an object is Locomotor, which comes from two Latin words meaning roughly “move from its place.” First years learn to move objects by magic; the practical part of Flitwick’s… Read More
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Charms magic can be used to move objects in various ways. Locomotion Magic The basic spell for moving an object is Locomotor, which comes from two Latin words meaning roughly “move from its place.” First years learn to move objects by magic; the practical part of Flitwick’s exam for the first years… 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 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
• Character Myron Otherhaus was a handsome wizard who lived in Bury St Edmunds. He fell in love with Violet Tillyman when she accidentally arrived in his house via the Floo Network (Pm). Read More