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Chieftainess Elfrida Clagg (1612 [debatable] - 1687) was Chieftainess of the Wizards' Council either in the fourteenth[2] or seventeenth century.[1] Either way, she was Burdock Muldoon's immediate successor of the post.[2]


Early life

It is debated whether Clagg was born in 1612 or about one or two centuries earlier. She presumably attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in her youth, like so many other witches.

As Chieftainess of the Wizards' Council

Elfrida Clagg POA

Elfrida Clagg, as depicted in her Chocolate Frog Card.

Clagg was Burdock Muldoon's successor on the post of Chief of the Wizards' Council. Madame Clagg attempted to redefine the classification of Beings and Beasts by declaring that all those magical creatures that could speak the human tongue were Beings. However, this once more caused problems with the beings meeting as the Trolls were again classified as Beings and destroyed the meeting chamber, Jarveys were in attendance and tore as many Council members' ankles as they could, and the Centaurs boycotted the meeting as the Merpeople were not invited. A large delegation of ghosts also attended, but left in disgust of what they later called "the Council's unashamed emphasis on the needs of the living as opposed to the wishes of the dead".[2]

Also, due to the declining numbers of Golden Snidgets, Clagg made them a protected species, and outlawed both their hunting, and their use in Quidditch matches. [3]


"Elfrida" is from the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength" from the element ælf combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was a 10th-century queen of England. This name was rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wizard of the Month
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real) - What is a Beast?
  3. Quidditch Through the Ages (real) - Chapter 4 (The Arrival of the Golden Snitch)

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