What are the magical creatures in Harry Potter?
Magical creatures comprise a colourful and integral aspect of the wizarding world in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Throughout the seven books of the series, Harry and his friends encounter many of these creatures on their adventures, as well as in the Care of Magical Creatures class at Hogwarts. Rowling has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a guide to the magical beasts found in the series. Many of these legendary creatures are derived from folklore, primarily Greek mythology, but also British and Scandinavian folklore. Many of the legends surrounding mythical creatures are also incorporated in the books. "Children ... know that I didn't invent unicorns, but I've had to explain frequently that I didn't actually invent hippogriffs," Rowling told Stephen Fry in an interview for BBC Radio 4. "When I do use a creature that I know is a mythological entity, I like to find out as much as I can about it. I might not use it, but to make it as consistent as I feel is good for my plot." Many pets in the series are ordinary animals with magical properties. Owls, for example, deliver mail. Only creatures that exist exclusively in the magical world are listed below. Contents [hide]
- 1 Magizoology
- 2 Regulation and classification
- 3 Notable creatures
- 3.1 Basilisk
- 3.2 Boggarts
- 3.3 Centaurs
- 3.4 Dementors
- 3.5 Ghosts
- 3.6 Giants
- 3.7 Goblins
- 3.8 House-elves
- 3.9 Thestrals
- 3.10 Werewolves
- 4 Characters
- 4.1 Crookshanks
- 4.2 Dobby
- 4.3 Fawkes
- 4.4 Firenze
- 4.5 Griphook
- 4.6 Hedwig
- 4.7 Hokey
- 4.8 Kreacher
- 4.9 Peeves
- 4.10 Winky
- 4.11 The Weasleys' pets
- 4.12 Hagrid's pets
- 5 References
- 6 See also
- X: Boring
- XX: Harmless / may be domesticated
- XXX: Competent wizards should cope
- XXXX: Dangerous / requires specialist knowledge / skilled wizard may handle / must be respected
- XXXXX: Known wizard killer / impossible to train or domesticate
- Harry Potter - A Dementor. In other words, the thing Harry fears most is fear itself.
- Ron Weasley - an acromantula.
- Hermione Granger - Professor McGonagall telling her she had "failed everything"; in other words, she is afraid of failure.
- Neville Longbottom - Professor Snape.
- Remus Lupin - The full moon. He fears turning into a werewolf.
- Molly Weasley - The dead bodies of her loved ones.
- Parvati Patil - A bloodstained, bandaged mummy. In the movie, it is a giant snake.
- Seamus Finnigan - A banshee.
- Dean Thomas - A severed hand walking on its own.
- Lord Voldemort - His own corpse, a prefigurement of his fear of Death.
- Albus Dumbledore - The corpse of his dead sister, Ariana.
- Author J. K. Rowling has stated that her boggart would be the same as Mrs. Weasley's: her loved ones dead or alternatively herself buried alive.
- Nearly Headless Nick
- The Bloody Baron
- The Grey Lady
- The Fat Friar
- Professor Binns
- Moaning Myrtle
- Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore, leader of the Headless Hunt, a club for decapitated ghosts.
- The Wailing Widow
- Gornuk, an associate of Griphook
- Ragnuk the First: Supposedly the creator of the sword of Godric Gryffindor [DH Ch.25]
- Oh Potter, you rotter, Oh what have you done? You're killing off students, you you think its good fun!
- We did it. We bashed them. Wee Potter's the one! Now Voldey's gone mouldy, so let's have some fun!
- Some think he's barking the Potty wee lad. But some are more kindly and say he's just sad. But Peevsie knows better and says that he's mad- (Here he was interrupted by Harry shouting "SHUT UP!")
- Scabbers, a rat who had been in the Weasley family for twelve years. He first belonged to Percy, but was later passed down to Ron. Near the end of the third book, Scabbers is revealed to be Peter Pettigrew, an Animagus and Death Eater who had once been a friend of James Potter.
- Pigwidgeon (or "Pig"), Ron's hyperactive Scops Owl, a gift from Sirius Black upon the loss of Scabbers, following the climactic events in Ron's third year. Ginny names him Pigwidgeon, but Ron, hating the name, nicknames him Pig.
- Hermes, a screech owl owned by Percy, which was a gift to him from his parents for becoming a Prefect in his fifth year.
- Errol, an ancient Great Grey Owl who serves as the family post owl. He has trouble carrying loads due to his advanced age, often needing help from other owls. He is often found unconscious after crashing into things or collapsing from sheer exhaustion.
- Arnold, a purple Pygmy Puff (miniature Puffskein) owned by Ginny and obtained from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in the sixth book.
- A large frog owned by Ron.
- A puffskein belonging to Ron that was killed by Fred when he used it for Bludger practice, revealed in the first Harry Potter game, and later confirmed in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- A ghoul resides in the attic of The Burrow and causes minor disruptions by groaning and banging on the walls and pipes whenever things have become too quiet. In Deathly Hallows, the ghoul is magically altered in appearance to resemble Ron as cover for his absence from school.
- Several chickens.
- The Weasleys have gnomes all over their garden and in their shed, bushes, Wellington boots, and more. They seem to know many swear words, which they were supposedly taught by Fred and George Weasley. Crookshanks likes to chase the gnomes around outside; the rest of the family deals with them by physically throwing them off the property.
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No thats just programming there are no such thing as magic. They use computers to do that.
Harry doesn't have his own magic spell, he does however, tend to favor a few. Such as, The Patronus Charm and Expelliarmus.
In the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (US title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ), one of the required textbooks for first-year students is Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling .. This question might also refer to the (fictional) book Defensive Magical Theory by Wilber…t Slinkhard , which is listed in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as the required textbook for the fifth-year Defense Against the Dark Arts class. J.K. Rowling ( Full Answer )
These are the ratings of Magical Creatures: . X : Boring . XX : Harmless / may be domesticated . XXX : Competent wizards should cope . XXXX : Dangerous / requires specialist knowledge / skilled wizard may handle . XXXXX : Known wizard killer / impossible to train or domesticate THE…SE ARE THE MAGICAL CREATURES IN HARRY POTTER: . Acromantula XXXXX (Aragog!!!) . Ashwinder XXX . Augurey XX . Basilisk XXXXX (no duh) . Billywig XXX . Bowtruckle XX . Bundimun XXX . Centaur XXXX . Chimaera XXXXX . Chizpurfle XX . Clabbert XX . Crup XXX . Demiguise XXXX . Dementor (no duh!) . Diricawl XX . Doxy XXX . Dragon XXXXX . Antipodean Opaleye . Chinese Fireball . Common Welsh Green . Hebridean Black . Hungarian Horntail . Norwegian Ridgeback . Peruvian Vipertooth . Romanian Longhorn . Swedish Short-Snout . Ukrainian Ironbelly . Dugbog XXX . Erkling XXXX . Erumpent XXXX . Fairy XX . Fire crab XXX . Flobberworm X . Fwooper XXX . Ghoul XX . Glumbumble XXX . Gnome XX . Golden Snidget XXXX . Graphorn XXXX . Griffin XXXX . Grindylow XX . Hippocampus XXX . Hippogriff XXX . Horklump X . Imp XX . Jarvey XXX . Jobberknoll XX . Kappa XXXX . Kelpie XXXX . Knarl XXX . Kneazle XXX (Crookshanks is a Kneazle) . Leprechaun XXX . Lethifold XXXXX . Lobalug XXX . Mackled Malaclaw XXX . Manticore XXXXX . Merpeople XXXX . Moke XXX . Mooncalf XX . Murtlap XXX . Niffler XXX . Nogtail XXX . Nundu XXXXX . Occamy XXXX . Phoenix XXXX . Pixie XX . Plimpy XXX . Pogrebin XXX . Porlock XX . Puffskein XX . Quintaped XXXXX (cousin of Acromantula) . Ramora XX . Re'em XXXX . Red Cap XXX . Runespoor XXXX . Salamander XXX . Sea Serpent XXX . Shrake XXX . Skrewt XXXX . Sphinx XXXX . Streeler XXX . Tebo XXXX . Troll XXXX . Forest Troll . Mountain Troll . River Troll . Unicorn XXXX . Werewolf XXXXX . Winged horse VARIOUS . Abraxan UNKNOWN . Aethonan UNKNOWN . Granian UNKNOWN . Thestral XXX . Yeti XXXX ( Full Answer )
Fluffy is based on Cerberus the 3 headed dog from Greek Mythology that guarded the underworld to stop people escaping
I think that's Thestrals. They're big skeletal black winged horses, you can only see them if you've seen death, but the bringing bad luck thing is only superstition. http://www.hp-lexicon.org/bestiary/thestrals.html
Dobby is a house elf. They serve wizarding families like slaves and can only be freed if they are presented with any type of clothing by their master.
The Minister of Magic is the leader of the wizarding part of theUnited Kingdom, roughly correspondent to the British PrimeMinister. The Minister is advised on wizarding matters by his staffmembers and the other heads of the departments. . One of the Minister for Magic's duties is to inform the Brit…ishPrime Minister of any goings-on in the wizarding world that affectsthe United Kingdom as a whole, i.e. Lord Voldemort's return. . Many other countries have Ministers and have roughly the samegovernmental systems such as the Bulgarian minister. ( Full Answer )
In books 1-5, Cornelius Fudge. In book 6 until the first half of the seventh book, Rufus Scrimgeour. In the other half of the seventh book it was Pius Thicknesse.
No, I believe Harry is just an Auror for the Ministry of Magic and drops in and substitutes Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts when needed.
Hagrid is the Hogwarts caretaker responsible for various magical creatures in Harry Potter. Of course some of the professors have their own pets as well.
Harry Potter and Ron Weasley find a page from a library book inHermione Granger's hand which explains what the monster is. At thebottom of the page, Hermione has written 'pipes' to inform them howit travels around the school. Harry correctly guesses that the person the monster killed 50 yearsago wa…s Moaning Myrtle who, when questioned, pointed them at thesink. Harry then spots a small snake engraved on one of the tapsand opens the entrance using parseltounge. Harry defeats the Basilisk by using the sword of Godric Gryffindorwhich comes out of the Sorting Hat that Fawkes the Phoenix broughthim. ( Full Answer )
Dragon. Hagrid "hatched" it, and Harry, Hermione, and Ron (although he didn't literally do it) handed it over to Charlie's friends since raising a dragon without permission is against the law. Later on in the book, Hagrid finds out that Nobert is a girl, and was named "Noberta" at Romania (where C…harlie works with dragons). ( Full Answer )
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban does Hagrid get to keep his job as teacher of care of magical creatures?
He keeps his old job as gamekeeper, and starts his new job as teacher, too.
This is ALL from HP Lexicon: There are seven departments in the Ministry, with the Department of Magical Law Enforcement being the largest and all others more or less answering to it (except the Department of Mysteries) (FB). Each Department has a level of Ministry Headquarters assigned to it, alth…ough Law Enforcement has not only level two but also the courtrooms of level ten (OP7). NOTE: Several departments are mentioned in early canon -- the novels and the Daily Prophets -- which do not fit the hierarchy of the Ministry as detailed in later books. Department of Magical Games and Sports Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes . Department of International Magical Cooperation Head : Barty Crouch senior (until 1995) Other Personnel : . Percy Weasley 1994 - 1995 (GF3) Main Offices : level five of Ministry of Magic Headquarters ( OP7) . work with magical governments of other countries . sets standards for trade . creates regulations for things like cauldron thickness . worked with Department of Magical Games and Sports on the Triwizard Tournament . International Confederation of Wizards, British Seats . International Magical Office of Law . International Magical Trading Standards Body . Department of Magical Law Enforcement Head : Amelia Bones until July 1996 Other Personnel : . See known Aurors, past and present. . See known members of the Wizengamot, past and present. . Barty Crouch senior was head of this department during the Voldemort years (GF27) . Hopkirk, Mafalda, Improper Use of Magic Office (CS2) . Perkins (CS3, etc) the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office . Weasley, Arthur, head of the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office (CS3, etc) until July 1996 Main Offices : level two of Ministry of Magic Headquarters (OP7) Aurors Improper Use of Magic Office . sends Harry warning letters when they detect magic at the Dursleys' house (CS2, OP2) Magical Law Enforcement Squad . employs Hit Wizards to handle dangerous criminals such as Sirius Black (PA11) Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office . keeps enchanted items out of the hands of Muggles . participates in raids to keep Dark Magic items out of circulation Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects . Head: Arthur Weasley with a staff of ten office created by incoming Minister of Magic Scrimgeour July 1996 in response to the influx of counterfeit objects begin sold to supposedly protect people. Wizengamot and Wizengamot Administration Services Council of Magical Law . The high Wizard court of law, held in a dungeon; the accused is magically bound to a chair in the center of the room. A jury sits on the right of the prosecutor who states the case against the accused and eventually asks for a verdict. The courtrooms are located on the tenth level of the Ministry of Magic; during the Voldemort years, prisoners are escorted and guarded by groups of Dementors (GF30). The members of the Wizengamot, of which there are about fifty, wear plum-covered robes with elaborate silver initials on them (the letter 'W').. Magical Equipment Control . issued a warning about substandard wands being sold by a street peddler named "Honest Willy" Wagstaff (DP) . the department is uncertain, especially since this group is called the Department of Magical Equipment Control, a misnomer no doubt resulting from the fact that this was written in 1998, three years before FB (which for the first time listed the various departments of the Ministry of Magic). A similar error occurs in the books themselves, where a Accidental Magic Reversal Department is mentioned, although no such department exists (DP). . Department of Magical Transportation (GF6) Head : unknown Other Personnel : . Basil, worked the Portkey terminus for the World Cup (GF7) . Madam Edgecombe, Floo Regulation Main Offices : level six of Ministry of Magic Headquarters ( OP7). Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (GF6, FB) Head : unknown Other Personnel : . Bob (who was carrying the fire-breathing chicken) (OP7) . Dirk Cresswell (HBP4) . Amos Diggory (GF9). . Cuthbert Mockridge (GF7) . Newt Scamander, 1915 - (FB) Main Offices : level four of Ministry of Magic Headquarters ( OP7). Department of Mysteries Head : unknown Other Personnel : . Bode "Unspeakable" (GF7) (deceased January 1996 (OP25) . Croaker: "Unspeakable" (GF7) . Augustus Rookwood: spied for Voldemort (c. 1980) (GF30) Main Offices : level nine of Ministry of Magic Headquarters ( OP7) . corridor: bare walls, no windows or doors except a plain black door set at the end of the corridor (OP7) . opening at the end of the corridor near the door, opens to the left, down a flight of steps to the Wizengamot court chamber (OP7, OP8) . Miscellaneous Committees etc. for which we don't know the department Committee On Experimental Charms Personnel: Gilbert Wimple (CS3, GF7) Founded by Balfour Blane, who lived in the late 1500s-early 1600s. Wizarding Examinations Authority Personnel: headed by Griselda Marchbanks, includes Professor Tofty Not sure if this is actually a Ministry organization, but since the Ministry clearly holds authority over Hogwarts it seems likely that this body is part of the Ministry of Magic. They administer the O.W.L. and N.E.W.T exams for students which are given in June every year. Members travel to Hogwarts and test individual students for the practical examinations. The theory portion of the O.W.L. test is proctored by Hogwarts staff members (Flitwick administered the Defence Against the Dark Arts exam twenty years ago, while McGonagall proctored the Charms O.W.L. for Harry's class).. ( Full Answer )
With wands of course, pffft muggles Note: Wands are the object that a witch or Wizard Channels his or her magic with
There is a list in the book, Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them , based on the Harry Potter series. 1. Acromantula 2. Ashwinder 3. Augurey 4. Basilisk 5. Billywig 6. Bowtruckle 7. Bundimun 8. Centaur 9. Chimaera 10. Chizpurfle 11. Clabbert 12. Crup 13. Demiguise 14. …Diricawl 15. Doxy 16. Dragon 17. Dugbog 18. Erkling 19. Erumpent20. Fairy 21. Fire Crab 22. Flobberworm 23. Fwooper 24. Ghoul 25. Glumbumble 26. Gnome 27. Graphorn 28. Griffin 29. Gindylow 30. Hipogriff 31. Horklump 32. Imp 33. Jarvey 34. Jobberknoll 35. Kepie 36. Knarl 37. Kneazle 38. Leprechaun 39. Lethifold 40. Lobalug 41. Mackled Malaclaw 42. Manticore 43. Merpeople 44. Moke 45. Mooncalf 46. Murtlap 47. Niffler 48. Nogtail 49. Nundu 50. Occamy 51. Phoenix 52. Pixie 53. Plimpy 54. Pogrebin 55. Porlock 56. Puffskein 57. Quintaped 58. Ramora 59. Red Cap 60. Re'em 61. Runespoor 62. Salamander 63. Shrake 64. Snidget- Snitch: Golden Snidget(snitch). 65. Sphinx 66. Streeler 67. Tebo 68. Troll 69. Unicorn 70. Werewolves 71. Winged Horse 72. Yeti ( Full Answer )
There are some similarities between the protagonists in that they are both boys with glasses who have lost their mothers, have a pet owls and are powerful wizards. However, Neil Gaiman, author of Books of Magic, has repeatedly stated that he does not believe J.K. Rowling copied him and that both Ro…wling had concepts in their books that were not original. Gaiman also stated that they were probably inspired by the same people. ( Full Answer )
The ministry of magic don't destroy his wand, they sent him a letter saying they were going to because he preformed magic outside of Hogwarts but after a hearing they decided not to because he was saving himself and a muggle from the dementor - which we later find out was sent after him by Umbridge.… ( Full Answer )
Please note that Harry Potter is a fictional story. According to this story, wizards and witches (as the female wizards are called in the Harry Potter story) usually inherit their magic from their parents - though in some cases non-magical parents have magical children, and vice versa.
Cerberus, a three headed dog which guarded the gateway to the Underworld in Greek Mythology. Interestingly, Hagrid states he got Fluffy from "a Greek chappy he met down the pub".
If you are a fictional character in Harry Potter's world, then you have some chance. If you are an actual person, then no.
Well, the best answer is, "He doesn't". He is not a real person, but rather the result of the rich imagination of Ms Rowling. When she writes about Harry and the others, she can have them do anything at all, because it all comes out of her mind.
In the books Harry is mentioned taking the following classes: Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, Transfiguration, Potions, and Herbology. He also takes Apparition lessons as well as Occlumency lessons with Professor Snape and private training with Professor… Dumbledore ( Full Answer )
You have to feed the pet 3 times and then stun the skerwts to defeat this level.
Witches and wizards under seventeen years old are considered underage wizards and are not allowed to use magic outside of Hogwarts. Harry especially cannot use magic as he lives with muggles. Indeed, he is almost expelled for using magic in front of his cousin. He can, but before he is an adult - 1…7 years old - he is not allowed to do it. ( Full Answer )
If you are speaking monetarily, nothing. Kreacher, in the movies, is a CGI character, meaning he is a completely computer generated image. But if you are talking about what types of treasures and trinkets he has acquired, the number is endless. Arguably, his most valuable possession was Salazar Sly…therin's locket. ( Full Answer )
Troll . Fluffy, The 3 Headed Dog . Basilisk . A Phoenix . Dementors . Hippogriffs . Dragons . Centaurs
A dwarf was sent to Harry to sing him a valentine by Ginny (Ron's sister).
the small baby like creature Harry saw while in the limbo between life and death was in fact Lord Volemort's piece of soul which attached itself to Harry's soul, the night Voldemort tried to kill Harry as a baby.
i'm not sure what this means. Dementors are evil creatures who gaurd the wizard prizon askaban. Expecto Patruonum is a spell that you use to repel dementors. Yes, Harry learned that spell in his 3rd year at hogarts from Lupin.
Simon McBurney voices KREACHER. Yes, that's Kreacher, learn to spell the words before you ask the question next time.
Dumbledore the wizard. Unless you don't count humans as magical creatures. Then it would be owl, and if you don't count that, then Hagrid, the half giant, and if you still don't count that, then the goblins at the bank where Harry gets his money.
Yes, almost every creature they speak of, such as centaurs and elves, are all mythical creatures
Harry Potter's 'magic' is a total fake done by computers to look real in the movies. So there are no classes.
The dried sting of a Billywig. ( As mentioned in Fanstastic Beasts and where to find them, J.K. Rowling )
Okay first of all, I am assuming this "magic stick" you speak of is meant to mean a wand, second, the answer to your question is that it could be anywhere between around 8 inches to 11 inches. Although, it could be less or more than that, each wand is unique, not only in it content and type of wood,… but in its length as well. ( Full Answer )
First Answer: I think it was Expelliarmus , Because Harry does not like to Kill people, and in the Deathly Hallows Book & Movie, That is how Lord Voldemort finds out it is the Real Harry Potter (Remember when The other 7 drank the PolyJuice potion to look like Harry? the others had n…ot used the spell, and Harry always defends himself than hurting people.) Well, I hope the answer was fine :) Good Luck :) By Ice Cream Rules Next answer : Harry doesn't do tricks, he does spells (Aka Magic) . For example his Patronus spell became famous, which is a Stag. (Everyone's Patronus is a different type of Animal.) ( Full Answer )
The chief is called the minister of magic. In Harry Potter 1-5, that's Cornelius Fudge. In Harry Potter 6, Rufus Scrimgeour, and in Harry Potter 7, Pius Thicknesse.
there are many atleast 7 to 10 but my age gone up i really can't tell that.
Answer: Just regular magic or you could be talking about the 'light side', but there magic is still only regular magic. Answer: As far as I know, no special name for this was ever mentioned.
The Ministry of Magic is generally well-intentioned. However, both the Ministers we've seen in the series, Cornelius Fudge and Rufus Scrimgeour, have a tendency to make decisions which look good politically, but are not for the best. The Ministry is against Harry for most of the fifth book/movie, b…ut realizes that he was right at the end. In the seventh book/movie, Voldemort stages a coup and takes over the Ministry, but thing are returned to normal after Voldemort is defeated. ( Full Answer )
What do you mean by dark magic? Are you playing Lego Harry Potter or a HP video game. If you are playing LHP I would say to unlock Professor Snape or Lucius Malfoy and then you can ise dark magic. If you are talking about the books, I have no idea what the hell you are saying.
There have been two Minsters during the time frame of the series, Cornelius Fudge in the first five books and Rufus Scrimgeour during the last two.
A rooster's crow can harm a basilisk. All of the roosters were killed by ginny when she was being controlled by voldemort during The chamber of secrets for this reason.
By creature do you mean Horcrux? If so, it's because he is a Horcrux. Although, this didn't happen in the book.
Kreacher was originally Sirius Black's house-elf, but upon Sirius's death was granted via his master's will to Harry. He started off sour and mean, but after revealing that he witnessed his beloved master Regulus Black's sacrifice and being granted Regulus's old locket, he became much nicer. He led …the house-elves to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts and fought using a kitchen knife. After the battle, Harry expressed the desire to have him bring him a sandwich, implying that Kreacher is now very loyal and warm toward him. ( Full Answer )
No. Harry Potter was fantasy.. "magic" in the real world is slightof hand or trickery.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry and Fwakesdeafeat the basilisk who lives in the chamber of secrets. The basilisk is a legendary gigantic snake.
The Ministry of Magic is a government building. It's probably sustained by the British wizarding community.