Maria Glossop: "Hello, Harry. Do you need any Gobstones? I can swap them for something else if you'd like."
Harry Potter: "No, I don't want to swap with you."
Maria Glossop: "Well, if you change your mind I'll be here."
— Harry Potter negotiating with Maria Glossop in the Clock Tower Entrance.[src]

Maria Glossop was a Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s. During the 1996-1997 school year, she could usually be found in the entrance to the Clock Tower, and traded Gobstones for Chocolate Frog Cards and chess pieces.


The name "Maria" is the Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם. Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.


Notes and references

  1. She was at least in her first year at Hogwarts during the 1993–1994 school year.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."