• Sports teams The Welsh National Teams are from Wales (one of the four countries that together are the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Quidditch During the qualifying rounds of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup competition, the Welsh National Quidditch Team lost to a team from Uganda (GF5). The World Cup tournament of… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A part of the Beast Division of the Department for the Care and Regulation of Magical Creatures (FB)… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A part of the Beast Division of the Department for the Care and Regulation of Magical Creatures (FB)… Read More
• Plants The Whomping Willow is a very valuable, very violent tree planted alone in the middle of the school grounds. It was planted the same year that Lupin arrived at Hogwarts (c. 1971) to disguise the opening to a secret passage from Hogwarts to the Shrieking Shack. Lupin would go through… Read More
• Art and Culture The Wizarding Suite is a musical composition written in the 1500s by Musidora Barkwith which featured an exploding instrument, possibly a “serpent.” The Suite was performed only once, in 1902, when the exploding instrument used was a tuba. The explosion blew up the Ackerly Town Hall (FW). Read More
• Quidditch The Wronski Defensive Feint is a dangerous Quidditch move where one Seeker dives toward the ground as if he sees the Snitch, drawing the opposing Seeker into a similar dive and driving him into the ground (QA10). History This manoeuvre was invented by famous and extremely talented… Read More
• Character Josef Wronski was a talented Quidditch player from Poland who played Seeker for the Grodzisk Goblins. He was known for inventing a dangerous Quidditch move called the Wronski Defensive Feint (QA8). Read More
• Creature A large, fearsome dragon-like creature, traditionally having two legs, wings, and a serpentine tail. A wyvern who lived near the Wye River in the West Country battled with Sir Cadogan in the 11th century. The wyvern nearly won, eating Cadogan’s horse, melting his helmet, and breaking his wand. However, the knight returned… Read More