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Mexico, also known as the United Mexican States and formerly known as New Spain, is a country in southern North America. It is bordered by the United States in the north and by Guatemala and Belize in the southeast.
The Mexican National Quidditch team made it to the final of the Quidditch World Cup in 1809. They were winning when Niko Nenad, a Beater for the opposing Romanian team, purposefully hit a Bludger into the nearby forest. The trees, which Nenad had jinxed earlier, sprang to life and attacked the stadium, causing several injuries and deaths.
Native to Mexico
The following creatures were all found worldwide:
Behind the scenes
- Alfonso Cuarón, the director of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is from Mexico.
- It is unknown if Mexico has its own Ministry of Magic or Council of Magic, or if the Mexican wizarding community falls under the jurisdiction of the Magical Congress of the United States of America.
- While Josefina Calderon was described as a 17th-century Mexican witch, present-day Mexico was officially the Spainish colony of New Spain until 1821 when Mexico achieved its independence. It is unclear if this history differs in Rowling's universe or if Josefina's description refers to a less specific notion of being Mexican present during this time such as the developing separate culture or being from a more specific region such as municipality of Mexico City (México Tenochtitlán or Ciudad de México) established in the 1500s.
- Mexican indigenous culture may play an important role within the North American magic.
- Pottermore (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- "Mexico" on Wikipedia
- Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" at Wizarding World
- History of the Quidditch World Cup from Pottermore (via The Internet Archive)