Greece is known worldwide for its myths, as they are part of the country's civilization. J.K. Rowling has दिया 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 द्वारा Dark Wizards. Specifically, Herpo the Foul was the first one to breed a basilisk द्वारा 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. पढ़ना the 4th hp पुस्तकें we learn about one of its hybrids, the Blast-Ended Skrewts, bred द्वारा 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 द्वारा 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 द्वारा 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 द्वारा the hero Bellerophon with the aid of his winged घोड़ा 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
द्वारा 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 या white, while their hair are mostly black. Moreover, it is कहा 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" द्वारा 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 प्यार 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 द्वारा 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 द्वारा 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 कहा that he could create a Patronus in the size of a giant. Circe
(inspired द्वारा the Odyssey's Circe) was a sorceress that used to transform लॉस्ट 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]