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Jocunda Sykes

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Jocunda Sykes
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Alex Sykes (possibly)


Broom flyer

Jocunda Sykes was the first witch ever to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on a broomstick, in 1935. [1] This made her, and the broomstick she flew across the Atlantic with, the Oakshaft 79, famous throughout the wizarding world. [2]

There was a bust of Sykes at the Hogwarts Castle's Entrance Hall, near the stairway leading to the Dungeons. [3]

Behind the scenes

  • Jocunda is possibly the wizard counterpart of Amelia Earhart, who is famous for flying across the Atlantic on a plane, the first woman to do so.
  • In the Danish version of the second game her name is misspelt "Jocunca Sykes".
  • The etymology of her first name, from the Latin for "congenial" or "delighful", is the source of the English jocund, generally suggesting a cheerful and carefree approach to life.


Notes and references

  1. Sykes's Chocolate Frog Card in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  2. Quidditch Through the Ages (real) - Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - PS2 version

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Balcony around the Great Hall · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Caretaker's office · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Side Chamber · Staffroom · Staffroom corridor · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower courtyard · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache

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