Hagrid and Harry shop in Diagon Alley
Ape of Amon-Toth - Shapeshifter/Metamorph Transfigure
[Conan the Destroyer]
King Kong [Peter Jackson]
Tarzan, the Ape Man
Known by title, 'King of the Serpents'
Basilisk Statue as Reptile with Super-powers
Totem, Brother Bear [Disney]
The symbolism of the Bear's cave reflects returning
to the womb of Mother Earth.
[A Cave is an archetype for the mind - sleep - returning
to higher consciousness.]
This also suggests a strong feminine aspect, one
of nurturing and protection.
Bear cubs, born in the early spring, can spend as many
as seven years with their mother before reaching maturity.
Magic creature with two horns, fabled to grow very fat
by eating good and faithful husbands;
horn powder was an ingredient
needed for her batch
of Polyjuice Potion in Chamber of Secrets.
Professor Remus J. Lupin [Nickname Moony] - Wolfsbane Potion (PoA 353) to help werewolves
Sirius Black -
Sirius Black and the House of Black;
Gary Oldman info - see
[JKR interview re Sirius, Lupin, and Hogwarts], Fluffy - Guardian in Upper Room at Hogwarts
Black Dog, Wolf
Animal Man, Gilgamesh Saga [Sumerian], hunt with the pack
Buffalo, White Buffalo
Fang - Hagrid's black boarhound Fang
Fenris - Sons of Fenris (Robin Hood)
Grond (battle ram used to break the door of Minas Tirith in The Lord of The Rings ROTK )
Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes)
Navarre [Rutger Hauer - Etienne Navarre black wolf], Ladyhawke-Michelle,
Wolf, protects Rome, symbol of founders
The Wolfman film
Black Dog and others as familiars [perhaps power animals and part of aura field and layers of the aura] see The Golden Compass @ aura
associated adepts through history include :
- Agrippa's black dog - named Monsieur
Apollonius of Tyana
Kolchak: Night Stalker
[TV] Bad Medicine [coyote which turns into a giant shaman], The Devil's Platform [images],
and The Werewolf
- Led Zeppelin rock & roll hit, 'Black Dog' featured on fourth [unnumbered] album.
- Simon Magus had a similar companion
Boggart - Shapeshifter
Form of most feared is compromised and neutralized
by transforming the Boggart into something that is ridiculous
Boggart subjugation taught in
Professor Lupin's DADA class [POA]
Buffalo as a power animal, symbol of sacredness, life, abundance; The White
Buffalo prophecy - Buffalo Mural
Cat - Cat People
Crookshanks [half Kneazle] - ginger fur, a bottle-brush tail and squat, bandy legs, can identify Animagi [Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew]; Hermione found
him while shopping in Magical Menagerie [Diagon Alley]; sharp intellect, detests cheating. If a Kneazle takes a liking to a witch or wizard, it will make a wonderful pet.
Caretaker Argus Filch's cat, Mrs. Norris [is not an unregistered Animagus], an intelligent (and unpleasant) cat.
Professor McGonagall's Tabby Cat has round spectacle eyes
Cat - Cat People
Catwoman - Batman - Girls of Gotham
The Cat People
- go to Halle Berry
Elsa, Born Free
The Lion King-Lion
Gary Seven and Isis
represents love, can assist in meditation. Ushers in magic,
mystery, nocturnal mindset. Independent, free thinker. Cats in history often represent the magnetic forces in Nature and those who are inter-dimensional keep them for the sake of the astral fire which emanated from their bodies.
Dowsers The housecat sleeps on magnetic lines curled up
into a ball with their head and tail touching, a symbol of eternity. Energy management plans for a house with a cat are easily aligned if you observe where the cat prefers to
take a nap - the best locations for your tranquility and stillness zones. A cat
with fur three or more colours or eyes of different colours was special in ancient temples,
especially sacred to the goddess Diana; the Buddhists of India considered cat symbols to figure
in creation art as lower astral forces.
Bane, Centaur who carried off Dolores Umbridge when she attacked Magorian in the Forbidden Forest, Centaur who helps Harry in the Forbidden Forest in The Philosopher's Stone
Chiron, skills in magic, medicine, prophecy, the sciences - taught Apollo, Diana, and Jason the
Firenze, lived in the Forbidden Forest until he moved to Hogwarts Castle in Spring 1996
Magorian - chestnut, leader of Centaurs who live in Forbidden Forest, warned Hagrid not to visit the Forest (OP), said Firenze was, "peddling our knowledge and secrets among humans."
Ronan, red-hair Centaur [OP 30] spoke with Hagrid when he was searching the Forbidden Forest looking for the Unicorn
Note: There are no female centaurs.
Deadly magical creature with the head of a lion, body of a goat, and tail of a dragon; Associated with many myths and films, including MI:2 and El Cid
The chimera is, to use the words of Bossewell, “a beaste or monstre hauing thre heades, one like a Lyon, an other like a Goate, the third like a Dragon.”
Companions in Dinotopia: The World Beneath - Skybax Rider
Dine With The Dinosaurs -
Two dolphins playing with a ribbon symbolize Pisces, 12th
sign of the zodiac. The Dolphin is an early symbol for Christ, along with the Stag and Unicorn.
Dolphins love music, and can be charmed by songs sung in harmony or by the sound of
the water-organ. Dolphins are friendly to people; they carry shipwrecked sailors to land on their backs; they often play around ships and race with them. Some believe elders from Lumaria [Mu], Atlantis, and
other dying races survived extinction by turning themselves into Dolphins.
The Pink Dolphin of the Rainforest is near extinction. There is a kind of dolphin in the Nile that has a serrated back, which kills crocodiles by cutting into the soft parts of the belly.
Dove and Dove Priests
Varying Exoteric Dove affiliations:
The Dove Constellation, Columba, Abbreviation: Col
Pre-Piscean: Noah, Venus [Swallow], Sol, myths about the power triad of
Black Dove: Temporarily endowed with with gift of speech, could pronounce oracles in the temple of Jupiter Ammon.
Doves as messengers and Priestesses migrating to and from the great world temples [especially Dodona, dedicated to Jupiter, erected by Deucalion and those who survived the flood], Dove Priests watch the constellation Taurus, the Bull
Piscean: The Third Person of the Trinity
Swallows return to San Juan Capistrano same day annually Dove Priests watch the constellation Taurus, the Bull, perhaps Druids
Actors: Rudolph Valentino [also the Falcon; the name of his home, "Falcon Lair"],
[On the Waterfront], and Mighty Zeppelin vocalist,
Robert Plant and small white
friend - legend about the Dove Priest here scroll to 'the temple-castle'
Post-Piscean: Speculated the association may be Roy Batty
Film: Blade Runner, book by Philip K. Dick
"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ?"
Dragon films are listed with Unicorns
The ten breeds of dragons are as follows:
Chinese Fireball aka Liondragon
Romanian Longhorn, center in Romania
researches dragons, Charlie Weasley a dragon keeper
note: The Great Fire of London was started by a young
Welsh Green Dragon being kept in a basement.
Eagle - Hawk
Far-sighted, swift, soaring ability,
weather stormy and fierce,
eagles and hawks represent divine
majesty, the superiority of the intellect over the physical and
of the spiritual over the material.
mythology, both Freya and Odin possessed a hawk's plumage that
gave them the capacity for swift flight. The swiftness of the
eagle Garuda, Vishnu's mount, is noted in the Hindu poem Mahabarata.
J.R.R. Tolkien refers to eagles in Middle-earth. Peter Jackson filmed the Eagle:
Gandalf's rescue from Orthanc [FOTR], in defense of Aragorn's army and,
[Flying to attack fell beasts], during the search - and recovery of
Frodo [Gwaihir] and
The Eagle, symbol of
fixed water: one of three symbols for Scorpio an emblem of the theurgic art and the secret
processes by which the infernal fire of the scorpion was transmuted into the spiritual
light-fire of the gods.
Professor Dumbledore and Fawkes
Fawkes - Phoenix
Fawkes, Dumbledore and Harry - Fawkes has always belonged to Professor Dumbledore and resides in his study. Fawkes is Dumbledore's possession, not a Hogwarts possession. Fawkes delivered the Gryffindor sword to Harry when Tom Riddle tricked him and forced him to face the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. Tears of the phoenix heal all wounds and neutralize poison. The miracle of the phoenix—born by fire, resolved by fire, refusing to die. The phoenix is the symbol of regeneration, rebirth, and transcendence.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Albus Dumbledore's Big Escape
Irish Augurey [Phoenix] The cry forestalls rain
Eagle [masculine]/Phoenix [feminine]
Hagrid's pet watchdog at Hogwarts
released into the forest, where all the dangerous creatures live. Fluffy's relatives @
Hogwarts [under construction]
The Gargoyle often makes its perch
On a cathedral or a church,
Where, mid ecclesiastic style,
It smiles an early-Gothic smile.
Goat - Sea-Goat
See the Hippogriff [horse + gryphon]
Symbol of sulphur [goat head]; surefooted, able to scale the heights; patient, enduring, silent, an emblem of courage;
Sea-goat guise: the fish-tailed Babylonian god Ea or
Greek god Pan who changed himself into a goat and jumped into the Nile, to emerge as
half-goat, half-fish, later placed in the heavens as Capricorn [zodiac] by Zeus. [As
an infant, Zeus was placed among goats
on a mountain top.] scapegoat: ancient practice, selection of a scapegoat as the object
for a collective projection [symbol for Christ, scapegoat of the world]; domestic
offering in ancient times: the ram, lamb, and goat.
- Alice In Wonderland
Nostradamus* - Prophesies - c. 1503-1566
Gryphon nests are excavated [1990s] in Asia
and the Eyelops Owl Emporium
Owls see behind masks
No authorization is required to send owl mail internationally.
Barn Owl: HOGWART'S owl described in the fourth book is a Barn Owl, the first owl Harry used when
he couldn't use Hedwig
Errol: The Weasleys' Owl, a Great Grey
Hedwig is Harry's Snowy Owl, aka Ghost Owl - Pix of
Hermes is the name of Percy's screech owl
Owl Post - create your own cards or pick a howler
Ron's new (as of the end of the third book)
overexcited, tiny Scops owl, Pigwidgeon, given to him by Sirius
(Pig as Ron calls him)
Draco Malfoy has an eagle owl @ National
Labyrinth Owl [King of the Goblins, David Bowie]
The Bestiary - Creatures of the Wizarding World
Biologists are prone to sniff
At hybrids like the Hyppogriff.
In evolution's plan, they say,
There is no place for such as they.
A horse with wings could not have more
Than two legs, and this beast had four.
Well, I for one am glad to waive
Two of his legs, his wings to save.
I'd even sell my auto—if
I had one—for a Hyppogriff.
the hippogriff who bit Malfoy and was sentenced to an execution, was saved by Harry, and
Hermione when they used the time turner to travel back to help Sirius.
Buckbeak became a carrier for Sirius Black in the movie,
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Egyptian Pantheon: Bird associated with Thoth, The
Scribe of the Company of the Gods, aka The Lord of the Divine Body. An ancient name for The
Tarot is The Book of Thoth. Linked to the one-horned scarab by Horapollo.
A water-dweller resembling a scaly monkey with webbed hands, a kappa will grab and strangle waders in its pond (PA8). According to Snape, the kappa is commonly found in Mongolia (PA9), but the Care of Magical Creatures textbook states that the kappa is a Japanese creature.
The world's biggest and most famous kelpie is Nessie,
The Loch Ness Monster, in Scotland.
AKA Sparrow Hawk - the Kestrel takes its name from the Latin "crepitare" meaning to crackle (like the sound the Kestrel makes). Winhover is an ancient term for the Kestrel, aptly named from its habit of hovering in the air with its head to the wind. In heraldry, the Kestrel is often used as a symbol that the bearer recognizes life's opportunities and acts upon them at the most precise and correct moment (like the Kestrel does in hunting its prey).
This very intelligent cat-like creature can detect unsavory or suspicious persons very well and will react badly to them. However, if a kneazle takes a liking to a witch or wizard, it makes an excellent pet. The kneazle has spotted fur, large ears, and a lion-like tail (FB). Crookshanks is part kneazle (Nr, JKR).
Mythology: thundering steed that belonged to Zeus, now a constellation; he was captured [alternately] by Athena, Bellerophon, and Perseus
Look out Edoras [horse sculpture] - confronting fell beast at Minas Tirith
Slepnir, Odin's eight-legged steed, the god Hermod was allowed to ride him on occasion. Swiftness.
Lord Stoddard Withers, Magical Creatures Specialist and breeder of
Hogwarts Gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid
Teaches "Care of Magical Creatures" at Hogwarts.
Grubbly-Plank is Hogwarts Care of Magical Creatures professor
Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback is Hagrid's pet dragon
Hagrid hosts as magical creatures, including Buckbeak, Norbert, Fluffy,
Crookshanks, and Fang [Hagrid's pet Boarhound], entertain in an enchanting show featuring
special effects, and toe- (or paw-) tapping rhythms. Magical Menagerie
MerPeople, Elementals and Transfigured
Environment: Merpeople are the most fair of elementals, though their lifespan
is shortest of all element inhabitants. There are many stories about the sailors
who have seen [and conversed with] Merpeople who live in the open sea.
Merpeople feel at home in fresh water like the Lake near Hogwarts
or Loch Lomond. They are a favourite of artists like Rackham. A Merperson in Ireland who lives in the lakes and the sea is known as a Merrow; see the Selkie.
The Secret of Roan Inish
John Sayles, 1994 [see Selkie]
Ron Howard 1984
A black fluffy long-snouted creature which burrows in dirt as if it were water. Although nifflers are gentle and even affectionate, they are strongly attracted to anything shiny, which can make them difficult to control. They can be very useful for finding treasure, and are often kept by goblins for this purpose (GF28). Native to Britain, nifflers live in lairs up to 20 feet underground and have litters of 6 - 8 young.
Fred and George left a couple of nifflers with Lee Jordan when they left school. He levitated them into Umbridge's office through her window, where they cheerfully trashed the place, then attacked her when she walked in; Umbridge had a habit of wearing rings, and nifflers are prone to attempt to bite off jewelry (OP31, GF28).
The opinicus differs slightly from the griffin, having four lion’s legs instead of two, and the tail is short like that of a camel. It is used as the crest of the Barber-Chirurgeons Company.
The flying horse of Greek mythology belonged to Jupiter, or Zeus, Lord of the Sky. Versions refer to various origins for Pegasus, including he was born of the blood of the decapitated Medusa. In Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, and other films that include Pegasus as one of their characters, he is a carrier tamed by Io, Minerva [Pallas Athena], Perseus, and his son. When Bellerophon went to slay the Chimera he was enabled by mounting the Medusa's head upon Pegasus before battle. It is said that one day Pegasus pranced around so frivolously that his hooves created a spring called Hippocrene, which was alleged to have magic power in its waters. If one were to drink water from this spring, one would be gifted with the art of poetry. The Pegasus is symbolic of poetic genius and inspiration, vision and refinement.
Heraldry: The pegasus or winged-horse ranks among the chimerical figures of heraldry borrowed from classical fable, and is more frequently employed as a crest or supporter than as a charge.
Dumbledore's patronus is a phoenix.
The Phœnix was, as you might say,
The burning question of his day:
The more he burned, the more he grew
Splendiferous in feathers new.
JKR and her characters - Accio Quote! The Patronus is unique and distinctive, a kind of personal spirit guardian. Members in The Order of the Phoenix would communicate with each other via their patronus, so that there is never any doubt which Order member has sent it. Nobody else can conjure another person's Patronus. 'Expecto Patronum' is the way to create the Patronus, while focused on thoughts that bring a feeling of happiness.
Scabbers: Ron Weasley's Rat
Unusual longevity, his twelve year old secret is revealed in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Odin's two messenger ravens were called Hugin and Munin,
The night raven (nycticorax) loves the night and cannot
stand the sight of the sun.
The Salamander made his bed
Among the glowing embers red.
A Fiery Furnace, to his mind,
Hygiene and Luxury combined.
Pre-flood immortals who live in fire and serve the philosopher. The blood of a Salamander has regenerative powers.
Salamanders are often shape-shifters. They take partial or full human form.
Confidence and grace
Location: ROAN INISH, a tiny green island off the west coast of Ireland, wreathed in legends, ringed by seals and untouched by technology.
The Selkie was both woman and seal. We would call her a mermaid, but on that western coast of Ireland such creatures were well-known as Selkies. In John Sayles' film, The Secret of Roan Inish, a Selkie and her partner introduced a brood to those emerald green waters before she returned to her marine-mammal form. "For a maritime family, there's nothing like a little seal in the bloodline."
Snake - Serpent
Serpent - Cobra, the second symbol of the eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpio, associated with intellectual capability
Serpent symbol represented the judge [attributed to Dan] found in Europe
- A giant snake, whose milk is used to nourish Lord Voldemort,
Shape-shifter and Metamorph, Thulsa Doom @
Snake - Slytherin House at Hogwarts was founded by Salazar Slytherin.
Bloody Baron is resident ghost. Lord Voldemort, as a student, was a member.
The head of Slytherin House is Professor Snape. Draco Malfoy, and his father
are affiliated with Slytherin House.
Arachne [Thirteenth Zodiacal Sign] the degrees at close of Taurus - early Gemini,
believed clairvoyant; possible seventh sense [radar]. Druids had 13 sign zodiac in their
system - see Robert Graves, The White Goddess.
Some star charts of people with Spider
degrees include, musician John Bonham
[Led Zeppelin] and Alec Guinness
Aragog - A spider that was given to Hagrid when it was still an egg.
Very loyal to Hagrid, because Hagrid protected Aragog when he was accused
killing a girl. Became ill and died during Harry's sixth year.
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Wizards, professors, and magical people who can transform at will into animals.
Professor Minerva McGonagall instructs the study of Transfiguration at Hogwarts and assumes the form of a tabby cat, allowing her to observe without detection.
Harry's Godfather escaped from Azkaban
by transforming himself into a large black dog.
Aura - the Patronus Charm. The animal form of a patronus does not determine its strength.
The Golden Snidget is today a protected species, but they were once hunted by witches and wizards. The diminutive size of the Snidget, coupled with its remarkable agility in the air and talent at avoiding predators, merely added to the prestige of wizards who caught them. Snidget hunting, which was usually undertaken in broad daylight, led to more Muggle broomstick sightings than any other pursuit. Snidget hunting finally crossed paths with Quidditch in 1269 at a game attended by the Chief of the Wizards' Council himself, Barberus Bragge. Soon Golden Snidgets were being released during all Quidditch games, one player on each team, the Hunter, having the sole task of catching it. As the Snidget population declined, Elfrida Clagg made the Golden Snidget a protected species. The invention of the Golden Snitch, that will exactly mimic the flight patterns and behaviour of the Golden Snidget, is credited to the metal-charmer wizard Bowman Wright of Godric's Hollow.
Sacred to the Goddess of the Hunt, Artemis-Diana
James Potter's patronus is a stag, and
Lily Potter's patronus is a doe.
Harry Potter's patronus is a stag.
When Alexander the Great wanted to see how long stags lived, he captured many and had them marked. The marked deer were captured one hundred years later and were found to still be healthy.
Traditional enemy: the snake.
Constellation and Mythology
Swan on Banks of Silverlode
Lorien Swan Boat by Peter Jackson
Swan Boat - Symbolism
The Ugly Duckling
(turtle) Ancient symbol for the sign of the Moon, Cancer and an insulation around someone or something. Once prized as a major source of meat for sailors in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Tortoise is a symbol of longevity, patience and practicality; strength and time. It is also one of independence because it takes its home with it and is well protected. The name Tortoise (Lat. testuoo) is given to the ancient Roman protective shelter formed by soldiers with shields overlapping above their heads when attacking a fort. As the feminine power of the waters the Tortoise was an emblem of Aphrodite/Venus; also of Hermes/Mercury in Greco-Roman myth; sacred to 'pan' among the Arcadians and killing it was prohibited. Eastern philosophers often referred to tortoise shells as symbolic of luck, and an oracular device. They believed these were magical creatures and did not require food to survive, but lived off the power in the aeythers.
Tirith Equestrian Statue
Rohan - Elrond, Théoden, Aragorn in the
tent at Dunharrow
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Trevor, Neville's meandering Toad
who he keeps losing
Trolley treats include chocolate frogs, ice mice, and jelly slugs
Professor Snape let his
hand slip and gave Mad-Eye Moody a couple of drops of Veritaserum/Truth
Potion in The Goblet of Fire, forcing
Mad-Eye to reveal the whole story.
One of the magic creatures in the Forbidden Forest
Unicorn Project - J. Krishnamurti
Biasd Na Srogaig [beast of the lowering horn]
a unicorn that lives only in small lochs on the Isle of
LEGEND ref @ Tom Cruise fanpage
The unicorn of antiquity was regarded as the emblem of strength; and as the dragon was the guardian of wealth, so was the unicorn of chastity. His horn was a test of poison, and in virtue of this peculiarity the other beasts of the forest invested him with the office of water-‘conner,’ never daring to taste the contents of any pool or fountain until the unicorn had stirred the waters with his horn to ascertain if any wily serpent or dragon had deposited his venom therein.
The word Wyvern is an alteration of Middle English "wyvere" for viper, it is also from Old North French wivre, and a modification of Latin vipera. A mythical beast usually represented as a 2-legged winged creature similar to a dragon (much like a cockatrice but with the head of a dragon) and with wings and a barbed serpent tail. The Wyvern is symbolic of valour, strength, protection, warden-ship and dominion.
The wyvern is one of the symbols found in the language of heraldry and represented as a kind of flying serpent, the upper part resembling a dragon with two fore legs, and the lower part a snake or adder. Considered a sign of strength to those who bore the symbol the Wyvern is an ancient token associated with Mercia and the old kings of Wessex.
Index - Transform
Tradition: the X is symbol for the four Kerubs
who guard the universe [it's quadrants]
see The Archangel Stars
Finger Fairies - go to Palm
is a reporter for the Daily Prophet who always got the top
stories at Hogwarts; an unregistered Animagus who could turn into
a water beetle, which is how she got the stories. Miranda Richardson
(Rita Skeeter) does not appear in, Order of the Phoenix.
Professor Minerva McGonagall
[Transfiguration ~ Gryffindor]
Professor McGonagall instructs all transfiguration adepts to
with the Improper Use of Magic Office, as a practicing
of the power animal and identification marks
required for the record.]
Rules are quite strict, demonstrated by
the following exchange from Harry Potter
and the Goblet of Fire
Professor McGonagall: Is that a student?
Professor Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody :
Technically, it's a ferret [Draco
Professor McGonagall: Alastor, we
never use transfiguration as a punishment.
Surely Dumbledore told you that?
Professor Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
: He might have mentioned it.
Well then. Do well to remember it!