• 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 his wand so that… Read More
• Sports and competitions Aingingein is an Irish broom game involving a goat’s bladder called the “Dom“, barrels and fire (QA2). Read More
• Character Aliko Okoye was a beater for the Nigerian National Quidditch Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. 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 1100s, and which has since become a popular international event. The spectators Apparate between the start and end points, missing the hazardous dragon reservation that lies in-between (QA2). 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
• 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 final of the Quidditch World Cup in 1809 is considered to be one of the worst exhibitions of unsportsmanlike conduct in history. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic. Read More
• Magical objects Enchanted object which looks like an ordinary teakettle until an unwary person attempts to use it, in which case it bites the user. Read More
• Creature The Blast-Ended Skrewt is a stange hybrid creature bred by Hagrid at Hogwarts in the fall of 1994, by crossing manticores and fire-crabs. Read More
• Quidditch Blooder is an early Quidditch term for a Bludger (QA3, QA6). Read More
• Quidditch A round jet-black iron ball, 10 inches in diameter – that is, slightly smaller than a Quaffle – one of the four balls used in playing the game of Quidditch (in which two Bludgers are used at any one time). A Bludger always attacks and attempts to unseat the… Read More
• Books and Literature The definitive study of the subtle art of potion-making by Zygmunt Budge. Read More
• Source Interview with Blue Peter (cBBC) on March 12, 2001. Read More
• Character Buckbeak is a grey hippogriff, one of the group of the creatures Hagrid brought to his first Care of Magical Creatures lesson with the third year students in the fall of 1993. Harry Potter was the first student to attempt to befriend a hippogriff in that class, and Buckbeak was the… Read More
• Sports teams Welsh Quidditch team founded in 1402 (QA7). robes: vertical stripes, light green and scarlet (QA7) home: Caerphilly, South Wales… Read More
• Creature A vicious, bloodthirsty creature with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a dragon’s tail. Chimaera eggs are classified as Class A Non-Tradable Goods. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A committee with an office inside the Ministry of Magic with responsibility for keeping track of new charms, and likely suppressing the illegal ones… Read More
• Event Barkwith was a famous composer whose Wizarding Suite featured an exploding tuba. This unfinished work is now banned, ever since a performance in 1902 blew the roof off of the Town Hall of Ackerly (FW). Read More
• Hogwarts Filch has a drawer in his filing cabinet marked this. Naturally, the Weasley twins dove right in and discovered the Marauder’s Map (PA10). Remus Lupin told Harry he also found a Boggart for Patronus practice lurking in the filing cabinet (PA12). It’s possible he was looking for the Map… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A Quidditch team from Cork, playing against the Lancashire team in 1385 in Lancashire, had to flee town to escape harm after winning the match (QA8). Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, located on its southern coast. Read More
• Sports and competitions Popular in the Middle Ages and invented in Scotland, it is considered to be probably the most dangerous of all broom games (QA2). Read More
• Magical artifacts A grandfather clock at Grimmauld Place which “developed the unpleasant habit of shooting heavy bolts at passers-by.” Remus Lupin helped to fix it (OP6). Hermione later wondered if Regulus Black had enchanted the clock to help protect Slytherin’s locket, a horcrux that Kreacher took from the sea cave when… Read More
• Organizations The Death Eaters are those wizards who follow Voldemort. There seems to be a fairly small number of them, although those who Apparate to Voldemort’s side when the Dark Mark on their arms summons them may be the inner circle of his strongest supporters only. Some of the Death Eaters… Read More