Greece is known worldwide for its myths, as they are part of the country's civilization. J.K. Rowling has 与えられた Greece quite a special place in the wizards' universe.
Firstly, many magical creatures
have their roots there.
*One of the most known ones is the link
, the famous giant serpent. It is a creature bred によって Dark Wizards. Specifically, Herpo the Foul was the first one to breed a basilisk によって hatching a chicken egg beneath a toad. Its breeding has been illegal since the Medieval times and it's classified as an XXXXX creature.
is another fierce creature, also classified as an XXXXX one. It is a sentient beast, capable of intelligent speech with a human-like head, a lion's body, and a scorpion's tail with a stinger. It's almost impossible to beat it with magic, as its skin repels all known charms. 読書 the 4th hp 本 we learn about one of its hybrids, the Blast-Ended Skrewts, bred によって Rubeus Hagrid.
is a creature also called "The Hounds of Zeus"
. It is described with front legs, wings and head of a giant eagle, and the body and hind legs of a lion. It is often used によって wizards as guardians and it is a dangerous species. However, many people from the Magical Community have managed to befriend it.
is bloodthirsty hybrid animal with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail. They are classified によって the Ministry of Magic as XXXXX and there is only one recorded instance of a wizard killing a Chimaera. It is also worth-mentioned that while blasting Fiendfyre, flaming Chimaeras appear out of it. Moerover, in classical Greek mythology, the Chimaera was the daughter of Typhon and Echidna and her siblings included the Neamean Lion and the Lernean Hydra. The Chimaera was hunted and slain によって the hero Bellerophon with the aid of his winged スティード, 馬 Pegasus.
is a really interesting creature whose head, torso and arms appear to be human joined to a horse's body. Despite that, it is not a Half-breed and it is intelligent. However, centaurs are classified as Beasts
によって the Ministry of Magic at their own request, as they didn't want to be in the Being
status with Hags and Vampires. In appearance, their horse body can have a variety of colours from black to red and white. Their skin can be yellow または white, while their hair are mostly black. Moreover, it is 発言しました that there are no female centaurs. They live in forests in herds of ten to fifty individuals. One of the habitats we know for sure is the Forbidden Forest at Hogwarts where they first appear in the first Harry Potter book. This kind of creature has several magical abilities like magical healing, Divination, archery, and Astronomy. An other important element about them is their pride, the idea of them being "used" によって humankind and their unwillingness to "interfere with what is to come." Known Centaurs are Bane, Firenze, Magorian and Ronan.
are beings found underwater in both freshwater and saltwater. Their customs and habits are mysterious, and, following the Centaurs' example, they refused Being
status in favour of Beast
. They live in organised communities and they all share a 愛 of music. They speak in Mermish
, a language heard properly only underwater. Few wizards can speak it too, including Albus Dumbledore. Merpeople differ from place to place. While in their place of origin they are described as beautiful through paintings and stories in some areas like Scotland and Ireland they aren't such pleasant to be seen. Merpeople are also called Sirens, Selkies
was an one-eyed Giant and is fully based on the Cyclops Polyphemus from Homer's Odyssey
. According to the legend he was tricked and blinded によって the Greek hero, Odysseus. In addition, he lived in Mount Etna, Sicily.
*An other creature found in Greece is link
. It's a beast with the head and forequarters of a horse, and the tail and hindquarters of a giant fish. It is classified with XXX によって the Ministry of Magic.
Moreover, Greece is also known for some Wizards
that lived there. The Greek Falco Aesalon
is the first known Animagus, while Andros the Invincible
is 発言しました that he could create a Patronus in the size of a giant. Circe
(inspired によって the Odyssey's Circe) was a sorceress that used to transform ロスト sailors into pigs. Furthermore, the seers Mopsus
were famous for their powers and the Dark Wizard Herpo the Foul
was also originated from Greece. [many thanks to the Harry Potter wikia for helping me write this article]