"Oh, the thrill of the chase as I soar through the air
With the Snitch up ahead and the wind in my hair
As I draw ever closer, the crowd gives a shout
But then comes a Bludger and I am knocked out.
—Ingolfr the Iambic[src]

Ingolfr the Iambic was a Norwegian wizard and poet in the early 1400s. He wrote a verse about the game of Quidditch that showed how the game had spread to Europe.[1]


  • The name Ingólfr, was derived from the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with úlfr meaning "wolf".
  • Iambic is likely a reference to iambic pentameter, a common poetry metre best known for its extensive use by William Shakespeare. Oddly, his only known poem is not in an iambic metre, but instead anapestic tetrameter.


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
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