|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood believe that Crumple-Horned Snorkacks are native to Sweden and went on an expedition to find them there in the summer of 1996, using the money the Daily Prophet paid them in order to re-print Harry Potter's account of Lord Voldemort's return.
The Swedish Short-Snout is a dragon native to the country. In Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts, Cedric Diggory tried to steal a golden egg from a Swedish Short-Snout during the first task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
Native to Sweden
The following creatures are found throughout the regions below, where Sweden is a part of.
- Northern Europe
The following creatures were all found worldwide:
Magical games and sports
- Kopparberg to Arjeplog. The winner receives a trophy shaped like a Swedish Short-Snout. Sweden hosts the annual broom race which dates from the tenth century. The competitors fly from
Behind the scenes
- During Albus Dumbledore's time as the Hogwarts Headmaster, books in Swedish were seen in the Headmaster's Office, namely Bonniers Konversationslexikon, En Ful Flicka - Så Tuktas En Modedocka, and Kokain Nästet.
- It is possible that the annual broom race is a nod to the Swedish national tradition called "Vasaloppet" (lit. The Vasa race). The name come from King Gustav Vasa. Before he became king, he was trying to start a riot to overthrow the Danish King Kristian II who ruled Sweden at this time. One day he thought he was being followed by the Danes and fled on skis from Sälen to Mora, a distance of 90 km, before his followers caught up with him and turn out to be Swedes who wanted to tell him he was getting their support in the quest for the crown. Today the race is held annually on the first Sunday in March.
- Sweden is not known in canon to have their own national Quidditch team, however, there is the Nordic National Quidditch team that presumably represents the Scandinavia region, where Sweden is a part of.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Sweden on Wikipedia
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins)
- ↑ Report on Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre reading
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 2 (Ancient Broom Games)
- ↑ "Sneak peek inside the "Making of Harry Potter" UK studio tour" on The Chicago Tribune