• Character Abraham Peasegood was an American wizard who invented the game of Quodpot (QA8). Peasegood immigrated to North America in the 1700s, intending to form a Quidditch team when he got there. The story goes that the Quaffle he had packed in his luggage came into contact with… Read More
• Sports and competitions Aingingein is an Irish broom game involving a goat’s bladder called the “Dom“, barrels and fire (QA2). Featured in the book Quidditch Through the Ages and the subject of Irish ballads, in order to win the participant must hit the Dom through several flaming barrels against the clock, but without setting him or… Read More
• Character Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody is a retired Auror, considered one of the best Dark Wizard catchers the Ministry has ever had. Moody came on staff for a year at Hogwarts, but  spent it at the bottom of a magical trunk, unbeknownst to anyone but the imposter who put him there (… Read More
• Character Aliko Okoye was a Beater for the Nigerian National Quidditch Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. 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 was… Read More
• Magical identities An Animagus is a witch or wizard who is capable of transforming him- or herself into the form of an animal. Ordinary Transfiguration of a human into an animal’s shape results in the human having an animal’s brain (QA1) (although Draco Malfoy‘s experience in GF13 is worth… 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
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation, with responsibility for administering the Apparition Test to witches and wizards. Read More
• Event Hagrid has been raising the baby Acromantula in a cupboard in the Hogwarts dungeons, but his arrangement is revealed to the teachers by Tom Riddle, suggesting to them that the Acromantula was responsible for the death of Myrtle Warren. Hagrid is expelled from Hogwarts for supposedly causing the death of… Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories Hagrid takes his Acromantula Aragog to live in a hollow in the Forbidden Forest after being accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets. Aragog lives in “the middle of the misty domed web” with his wife Mosag and hundreds of their descendants (CS15). The hollow is located deep inside the forest; Harry and Ron… Read More
• Creature The Ashwinder is a thin grey serpent with glowing red eyes which comes out of untended magical fires and lives long enough to lay fiery hot eggs in some dark and secluded spot. These eggs, while valued as potion ingredients, are very dangerous. If they are not found and frozen… Read More
• Quidditch The Attack of the Killer Forest, which took place at the final of the Quidditch World Cup in 1809, is considered to be one of the worst exhibitions of unsportsmanlike conduct in history (Pm). The match between Romania and New Spain (now Mexico) ended in a… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic. Read More