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Harry James Potter was born July 31, 1980, to parents magicians. Remains orphaned at the age of 1 year, when Lord Voldemort killed his parents James Potter and Lily Evans, who sacrifice themselves to save his life. Thanks to the love of the mother, the curse cast by Voldemort Harry's head bounces off leaving a strange lightning-shaped scar and destroying Voldemort himself. Little Harry is so committed to his uncles Petunia (Lily's sister) and Vernon Dursley, which, however, did not welcome him with open arms will treat him badly, denying him a happy childhood. Harry at the beginning does not understand what is going on around him: his hair, almost shaved, grow back during the night, to escape the tyranny of his cousin Dudley ends up on the roof of the school. The answer will come to his eleventh birthday, he is a magician, and, moreover, is very famous because it is the only one who managed to survive Lord Voldemort (as evidenced by famous scar) and the anathema that kills. During the trip to Hogwarts, he meets Ronald Weasley, who would become her first real friend, and Hermione Granger, another great friend of the boys (but it will come only when Ronald and Harry save your life in the first year).
Since the first film looks like a good magician, shy and polite. He believes in the profound sense of friendship and love. Always at the forefront against evil, proves courageous in her choices and the consequences of his actions. In the struggle against evil and in particular against Lord Voldemort often manifested his anger and his resentment because of the death at the hands of Voldemort himself of both his parents. Another essential feature of the character of Harry is the pride with which it pursues its ideals and the perseverance that pushes him to face the vicissitudes of the wizarding world (for example, insists on returning to Hogwarts, even after warnings elf Dobby).
HARRY POTTER
The characters, items, and magical creatures
RON WEASLEY
His middle name comes from his uncle Bilius Weasley, older brother of his father Arthur. Ron is the sixth of seven children of the Weasley family, born on 1 March 1980, and is the best friend of Harry Potter. In the movies, Ron uses a lot of the expression "Bloody hell!" or "For the misery!" (Bloody hell in English), until it became his motto, in the books, however, uses a lot of the phrase "For Merlin's underpants." Ron is tall, thin and, like all the Weasleys, has red hair, many freckles on her face and blue eyes.
J. K. Ron Rowling has described as fun, but emotionally immature and insensitive. He has a strong sense of humor that often helps his friends to laugh and have fun. However, as noted by Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood, his humor can sometimes hurt, though not intentionally: Hermione is often irritated by his immaturity, once commenting that he has "the variety of emotions of a teaspoon." During the period in which he was traveling with Harry and Hermione looking for the Horcruxes, Ron matured a lot, so as to be able to take the place of Harry when the latter fell into a period of depression.
The character of Ron is also marked by bad mood and insecurity. It may be quarrelsome, a particularly shown during his quarrel with Hermione. It is very protective and gets mad easily especially when someone is insulted that he loves. Ron has frequently proved to be very brave to protect the people he loves, from making fun of his arachnophobia to be able to stand next to Harry in the second year, to save the life of Hermione as Bellatrix Lestrange trying to torture her.
Ron is very sensitive to the poverty of his family. Almost everything he has is second hand. It is also very insecure about his abilities, when compared to his older brothers or his best friend. Although passionate about Quidditch, and especially to the Chudley Cannons (Chudley Cannons), and with a decent skill on the broom, Ron has serious nerve problems, and sometimes his skills as a player are affected. However, with some help and encouragement from his friends, Ron has shown incredible skills as a goalkeeper during the sixth year. The Medallion of Slytherin has brought out all the great fears of Ron, including the fear that her mother did not love him enough that Hermione and Harry prefers to him. He also suffers from arachnophobia, a fear born due to the fact that when he was a child, his brother Fred transfigured his teddy bear stuffed into a spider. It should also be noted that Ron, despite being in possession of excellent qualities of magician, on more than one occasion he preferred his fists to the wand.
A Ron particularly like the food. In particular, loves sweets (Fizzing Whizbees, Chocolate Frogs, butterbeer and other goodies). Always has a tendency to fill his mouth as much as possible, often annoying Hermione, and especially goes crazy for bacon sandwiches, and hates those with dry meat (as mentioned in the first book).
The author said in its official website that Ron is the only one of the trio that has not changed since its creation.
Hermione Jean Granger is a student of Gryffindor house, though the Sorting Hat was undecided whether to sort it and forward in Ravenclaw for his intelligence, the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry Hogwarts. It is the best friend of Harry Potter.
She was born on 19 September 1979. She has brown eyes, and in the first appearance, he "bushy brown hair and rather large front teeth." In the fourth episode of the saga is dealt a spell to make them grow out of his teeth and let Madam Pomfrey them back to normal, "a little 'more than they should," thus gaining a beautiful smile. Also this is the only episode in which emerges the fact that Hermione has in the past led the unit, because after the spell of Madam Pomfrey says that his parents, both dentists, who would have preferred to continue with the appliance . It is very studious and can be authoritarian and at times overly fussy and is one of the smartest students in his year and among the best in the entire school. Harry and Ron often refer to her for school matters, since it often corrects the two tasks and knowledge, combined with his common sense, results are always important in overcoming the challenges facing the trio.
It is brave and loyal, with a fair political consciousness, and usually knows cope in crisis situations. Some times it becomes awkward or insensitive in dealing with people, an example is his misguided attempt to tell Lavender Brown that the death of her rabbit was not actually ever been predicted by Professor Sybill Trelawney. This inability to forge ties with people is demonstrated by the fact that in addition to Ginny, Harry and Ron, does not have other great friends and also by the fact that it took a nasty comment about her from Ron to make her burst into tears ( in the first year). However over the years to be able to demonstrate a calm indifference to the offenses launched by Slytherin or from Rita Skeeter.
According to J. K. Rowling, Hermione is deeply insecure and tries to disguise trying to be the best in everything, projecting a false and irritating self-confidence. The author admitted that Hermione is similar to her young. Hermione's Patronus is an otter, a symbol of curiosity and empowerment of women; also is the favorite animal of Rowling. Hermione's middle name, Jean (only mentioned in the will of Albus Dumbledore), is the feminine of John, as well as Joanne, the name of Rowling. It was changed from Jane to Jean in the seventh book.
Hermione is a Muggle-born, or half-breed (in this case the Italian translation of mudblood, very offensive term to define the Muggle-born wizards). Both his parents have the status of dentists. Rowling has stated that Hermione had initially wanted a younger sister but she thought it was too late to change the book and it was better if she had been an only child. As soon as Hermione appears in the series knows a lot about Hogwarts and the magical world through a very careful documentation on the subject and has proved undergone a remarkable girl with magical powers as it is able to obtain excellent results in all subjects and in no time, often causing irritation and envy on the part of his companions.
On its website, Rowling has stated that Hermione has a vine wood wand with the core of the heart string of dragon. In the original version of the saga, Hermione's name is pronounced "her-MY-oh-nee", unveiled in the fourth book when he teaches to Viktor Krum how to pronounce the name correctly (without much success). Rowling said on her official website that the name of the best friend of Harry wanted to find an unusual name, that no one could pronounce. Rowling has recently discovered that some pronounce it "Ermi-uan" and always on his website, he wrote that is the pronunciation you prefer. Among the Italian fans is very usual pronunciation Italianised "er-MIO-in", also for the influence of the pronunciation of the name Hermione, which derives from the greek, and then passed into Latin and Italian, although in the fourth book on page 358 is explicitly written "Er-mai-o-ni." The Italian pronunciation was somehow "official" because it is the one used in the Italian versions of the film.
HERMIONE GRENGER
NEVILLE PACIOCK
Neville was born on July 30, 1980, one day before Harry Potter: for this reason, as even his parents, like those of Harry, were Aurors and had escaped Voldemort three times, of Sybill Trelawney's prophecy could have referred both Neville to Harry. Lord Voldemort did not hear the second part of the prophecy, saying that he would show himself to his enemy as his equal, so he did not choose the Thoroughbred, but was attracted to the son of Potter, Deathly like him.
Presented to us in the first book in the series as a kid clumsy, distracted and fearful, Neville is mysteriously assigned by the Sorting Hat Gryffindor house, that they are assigned to students who are distinguished for their courage.
Initially relegated to secondary character, almost a "pop," Neville changes dramatically over the course of the saga.
It turns out that their parents (Frank and Alice Longbottom two Aurors) had become insane after long magical torture inflicted on them by Bellatrix Lestrange, Rodolphus Lestrange and Barty Crouch Jr. The disease of parents admitted to the hospital St. Mungo's, has a profound impact on the behavior Neville, who is forced to live with his grandmother, Augusta Longbottom.
The boy has never been good in the magical arts, especially in potions, whose professor, Severus Snape, has a lot of awe (in the third book of his soggy turns right in Professor Snape), the only matter that seems to be congenial is Herbology .
It can be said that the fifth book represents a turning point for this character, because now Neville begins to gain more confidence and a spirit of revenge peeps in his mind. This leads him to an unexpected improvement from the point of view of the competence of magic and self-confidence.
Slowly Neville becomes quite good at Defense Against the Dark Arts (thanks to the meetings of the ES) and shows a great courage when facing only with a group of five Death Eaters Harry.
Is tortured by Bellatrix Lestrange as parents, but nevertheless begs Harry not to hand over to the Death Eaters the Prophecy. At the end of the fifth year, is the only one, along with Luna Lovegood, to check regularly the galleon enchanted by Hermione to know the date of the next meeting of the ES.
Even in the sixth book Neville continues to fight against the Death Eaters alongside the Order of the Phoenix.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Neville undergoes a significant change which is not found in any of the other characters in the series: becomes the leader of Dumbledore's Army by teaching a few students remained at Hogwarts Defence Against the Dark Arts, abandoning the insecurities and the awkwardness of the early years, becoming a true Gryffindor in effect showing the courage and boldness necessary. During the Second Battle of Hogwarts is tortured by Lord Voldemort because he convinced to become a Death Eater, but he refuses and kills Nagini with the sword of Godric Gryffindor extracted from the Sorting Hat, engulfed in flames, Voldemort was using to torture him.
Neville survives the battle and 19 years later, in the epilogue, he became professor of Herbology at Hogwarts and married Luna Lovegood.
RUBEUS HAGRID
Born December 6, 1928 in West Country. Orphaned during the second year at Hogwarts, where he belonged to the house of Gryffindor, Hagrid was expelled from the school of magic during the third year, when he was accused by Tom Riddle had opened the Chamber of Secrets, releasing the monster that lived in his internal and causing the death of a girl, Moaning Myrtle. Despite the headmaster at the time, Armando Dippet, he believed the version of Riddle, Dumbledore was not fooled and, although they can not prevent the expulsion of Hagrid, allowed him to stay while doing the warden, a role suited to him since his great love for the creatures.
Hagrid appears from the first book in the series: described as a gigantic man looking rather wild but good-natured, immediately after the attack of Voldemort to Harry Potter brought the small of his uncles in Privet Drive on the order of Dumbledore, grieved by James and Lily's death, his dear friends. Always on the orders of the principal, eleventh birthday, Harry, Hagrid reveals his identity as a magician and the true story of the death of his parents, the Dursleys had always hidden, thus introducing him to the magic world. On this occasion it is revealed that Hagrid could not perform magic, except in exceptional circumstances, however, angry because of an insult aimed at Dumbledore from Vernon Dursley, uses his flowery pink umbrella (concealing half of his magic wand, broken following his expulsion from Hogwarts), to grow a tail from pig to Dudley.
At Hogwarts, Hagrid becomes one of Harry's best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. During the first year of the three school friends, Hagrid obtains through the black market a dragon egg, which it turns out later had been sold by Professor Quirrell, who (being possessed by Lord Voldemort) was disguised to carpirgli useful information to overcome guards placed to defend the Philosopher's Stone. In spite of having a dragon was his dream since childhood, Hagrid will be persuaded to release him, entrusting it to one of the brothers of Ron, Charlie, whose job it is to cure dragons.
In the second book, with the repetition of the attacks by the monster of the Chamber of Secrets, Hagrid is taken for a short time in Azkaban, the wizarding prison, and was then finally rehabilitated thanks to Harry, Ron and Hermione, who discovered that the culprit of 'opening the Chamber of Secrets was Tom Riddle (later to become Lord Voldemort), who had manipulated Ginny (Ron's sister) possessing it. Hagrid will suffer a lot of his time in prison, and was unable to talk about it even after years.
In the third book, Dumbledore entrusts Hagrid the role of teacher of Care of Magical Creatures, following the retirement of Professor Kettleburn. During his first lesson ever, Draco Malfoy is injured by a hippogriff that, contrary to the indications of Hagrid had insulted. But failed to obtain the dismissal of Hagrid, Malfoy and his father put pressure because the hippogriff, which Hagrid was very fond of, is sentenced to death. The animal is then rescued by Harry and Hermione, who used it to free Sirius Black.
During the events of the fourth book, she confided to Hagrid dean of the school of Beauxbatons, Madame Olympe Maxime, with whom he falls in love, to be a half-giant, the son of a giantess and a human being. The conversation will be heard by Harry, Ron, and, as it turns out later, even by hatred journalist Rita Skeeter, transformed into a beetle, the latter reveals the fact the entire wizarding world (from which the giants were despised and feared for their violence), with the intent to discredit Dumbledore. Following the publication of the news Hagrid, embarrassed, ceases to be seen for a couple of weeks, and was then persuaded to return to teaching as Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore the same. In the same year Hagrid bred and raised a brood of Blast-Ended Skrewts, a dangerous cross between Fiammagranchio and Manticore, the few surviving animals, which had reached monstrous size and appearance, were later released in the labyrinth in which he played in the final testing of the Triwizard Tournament which Harry took part.
Following the return of Voldemort, Hagrid goes along with Madame Maxime on a mission to Dumbledore in a colony of giant, whose task is to convince them not to go over to the Dark Lord. During this mission he discovers he has a half-brother named Grawp, had by his mother with another giant and picked on by other giants for its relatively small size (less than 5 meters high, which is just a giant little); pity , decides to take him in the Forbidden Forest, greatly extending the return journey and coming to school with several months of delay. Put in check from Dolores Umbridge (who despised him as a half-giant), is forced to leave Hogwarts after attacking some officials of the Ministry who had attacked without warning Minerva McGonagall, who spoke to her rescue officials after they had come to arrest him in the heart of the night. On this occasion Hagrid made display of his immense physical strength, putting opponents to the mat with a single blow, and spell resistance (the Ministry wizards, while attacking at the same time, they could not smash it) afforded him by his blood in part of giant.
In the sixth book Hagrid has a less important role in the plot, after a short period of unusual coldness towards Harry, Ron and Hermione, caused by the fact that the three had abandoned the study of Care of Magical Creatures, Hagrid confident that their Aragog, the giant spider brought up speaking to him, is sick and dying. It was during the funeral of Aragog, Harry gets the memory from Professor Slughorn, thanks to which Dumbledore is the final confirmation of the fact that Voldemort created six Horcruxes voluntarily. At the end of the book, on the night of the assassination of Dumbledore, his house was burned by Death Eaters.
In the seventh book Hagrid participates in the transfer of Harry from Privet Drive to the Burrow, carrying the real Potter on the old bike wheel of Sirius Black. Returning to Hogwarts, he is forced to take refuge in the mountains with Grawp after holding a party Pro-Harry Potter to his hut. He takes part in the Second Battle of Hogwarts, being dragged by acromantule in the Forbidden Forest. Captured by Death Eaters, he is forced to return the apparently lifeless body of Harry (who was not really dead after the anathema hurled by Voldemort) to the castle, because everyone could see it. Following defeated the Death Eaters Macnair, tossing it violently against a wall, knocking him unconscious.
In the epilogue, we learn that, years later, Hagrid is still at Hogwarts.
DRACO MALFOY
Draco Malfoy, who was born June 5, 1980, is the archenemy of Harry Potter since the first day at Hogwarts. He is the son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy. The father is a Death Eater, the mother has never had the Dark Mark, even if it shares the ideas of her husband. His family is a Thoroughbred, a feature that was paraded in almost all the books of the saga.
Draco is descended from two of the most important families of the wizarding world, the Malfoy and Black (mother's side), and through them is very distantly related with the Weasleys, Potter, Longbottom and with Lestrange. It is a superb guy, who has a high opinion of himself for his pure blood and treats all his companions as inferior. Only two people, according to the Rowling, are treated by him as his equal, that Theodore Nott and Blaise Zabini, Slytherin of her that year. The author, on its website, informs us that he wanted to include a chapter in which these two guys talking, to show us a different Draco, which treats a person as an equal, but need to space the Bloomsbury has omitted from the plot . [citation needed]. Is sorted by the Sorting Hat in Slytherin house even before the hat touches his head (this is interpreted as a further sign of evil The distinctive Malfoy), and always looking for a way to compete with Harry, as in the first lesson flight, when it launches in the air Remembrall Neville and Harry manages to retrieve it, thus acquiring the opportunity to be part of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. His best friends are Crabbe and Goyle. Draco enters, during the second year at Hogwarts, part of the Slytherin Quidditch team, following the intervention of his father, Lucius Malfoy, who, to "buy" the child admission to the team, and gives all seven players a broom prestigious and very fast, the Nimbus 2001.
ALBUS SILENTE
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, commonly called Albus Dumbledore or, in the original English, Albus Dumbledore, is a character in the saga of Harry Potter novels, created and written by J. K. Rowling.
Dean of the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Hogwarts and president of the supreme court of the Wizengamot wizards, embodies many of the values ​​and traits typical of the classic "good magician" and has been compared to Gandalf and some representations of the wizard Merlin. Wise, eccentric and ironic, his supporters is considered the most powerful wizard in the world for his intelligence and his great knowledge of magic, as well as being the only wizard Lord Voldemort ever feared.
LORD VOLDEMORT
Lord Voldemort is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of novels written by J. K. Rowling. His real name is Tom Marvolo Riddle (or, in the original English, Tom Marvolo Riddle), and is the main antagonist of the series, but nevertheless it is physically absent in two chapters of the saga: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (where is totally absent) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which appears only in the memories of others).
Voldemort is the most feared dark wizard of all time, in fact boast many followers, the Death Eaters (Death Eaters in the original language). In the Wizarding World of Harry Potter there is no one who does not know Lord Voldemort, as it is considered the most skilled magician of all time along with Albus Dumbledore. According to the plot, however, has lost his powers trying to kill Harry Potter when it was only a year: although the Avada Kedavra had thrown (the killing curse), that it bounced back by reducing it to a kind of "shadow thinking".
He was nominated as the best antagonist in a series of literature and film.
SEVERIUS PITON
He was a professor of Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and dean of the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Hogwarts, and is the most ambiguous of the whole saga. He has always scope professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts, which will be allocated only to the sixth year of studies of Harry Potter. Is described as a tall and slender, with long hair and blacks always greasy, a hooked nose and pale complexion. It has a cynical personality, severe and behaves with hostility to almost all students except with those of his house (Slytherin), which always seeks to privilege. The student seems to be less acceptable to Snape Harry Potter, to which nurtures a hatred which he reciprocated; such attitudes, however, hide a brave soul, noble and loyal. We know that it was a great magician, as a boy, and it seems that in his first year spells knew more than half of the students in the seventh. It was also a great Legilimens and a great Occlumens.
In the original edition's last name is Severus Snape, who because of the similarity to snake (snake) was rendered in Italian as Snape. In fact, Rowling has stated that the name derives from an English village Snape found in a map (Snape, Suffolk).
GINNY WEASLEY
Geneva Ginny Weasley was born on 11 August 1981, and is the seventh daughter of Arthur Weasley and Molly Prewett Weasley, and only woman born in the Weasley family for generations. It is best friends with Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood, but it is also a close friend of Neville Longbottom. Physically is described as a beautiful girl, of small stature, with brown eyes, his face splashed with freckles and a thick mop of red hair dancing flame. Ginny attended the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Hogwarts and is sorted into Gryffindor house valiant. At its sorting not attend nor his brother Ron nor Harry, because after losing the Hogwarts Express, come to school late on the Ford Anglia haunted Arthur. In the fifth film Ginny's Patronus has the appearance of a horse.
LUNA LOVEGOOD
In 1995, Luna Lovegood, said Moody, attends his fourth school year at the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry Hogwarts, and belongs to the house of Ravenclaw. Physically is described as a girl with long messy hair and a dirty blond, big gray eyes and protruding giving it a dreamy. Moon is considered strange by more and more people because of its rather bizarre mannerisms, how to read The Quibbler (which is the weekly directed and written by his father Xenophilius Lovegood) to reverse or be firmly convinced that Rufus Scrimgeour (the future Minister of Magic) is a vampire or wear jewelry quite as extravagant as a necklace made of butterbeer corks and earrings featured in orange radishes. Despite this reputation, she is loved by his friends, as deeply sincere, open and extraordinarily intelligent, as evidence of his being assigned to the house of Ravenclaw.
MINERVA McRANIT
Born October 4, 1925, is the first magical character that appears in books and the Harry Potter films, is, in fact, the delivery of Harry at the Dursley family (only after it has observed them all afternoon at their home in Privet Drive n.4, hiding under the guise of a cat, with its power to animagus).
Plays a role of relative importance in the saga. It is a great friend and colleague, Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts, where he was appointed deputy head teacher and Transfiguration, as well as Director of the House of Gryffindor.
Minerva McGonagall is in fact a witch of high rank: Member of the Order of the Phoenix, fought both battles at Hogwarts, proving not only intelligent and alert, but also strong and very capable, so as to keep up with the Dark Lord himself.
She's a witch tall and thin, with features harsh and stern, and raven-haired, which always brings in a tight bun; door of the square lenses, whose signs remain around the eyes when it becomes a cat.
As a teacher is very strict but also very fair. It does not make any kind of favoritism to students of their own home, unlike Severus Snape, his greatest rival as Director of the Slytherins, especially with regard to the Scholastic Championship Quidditch. In the fourth book, during the Yule Ball, dance all night with Albus Dumbledore.
In the fifth book, Dolores Umbridge and some of his henchmen attack Rubeus Hagrid, and McGonagall goes out alone from the castle and face the enemy, but being hit by four stunners in the chest, that will force a long hospitalization Hospital for Diseases and Wounds Magic St. Mungo's. It should however be recognized that if it were not for the fact that they attacked behind, McGonagall would certainly be able to defeat a duel alone Umbridge and other mages, as in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows manages to fight against Voldemort, holding his head. Always in the presence of Umbridge, vocational guidance during the talks that precede the OWL guarantees to Harry that will help him become an Auror; hatred Umbridge will be demonstrated when Minerva defend Professor Trelawney, who barely stand it. In the fourth book, and in the fifth film, for the first and only time, there is shown with her hair down, long and silvery, but locked in a large braid, while escort Harry and the Weasleys in the office of the Dean. At the end of the fifth book, he says he would like to beat Umbridge, but it is preceded by Peeves, who walks away from Hogwarts with a bat.
His uniform consists of classic long dress, hat and emerald green cloak, and has a particular passion for plaid: it has the robe, the headset and even in his studio box Zenzerotti with this design (perhaps because of its Scottish origin, suggested by the name). Is temporarily appointed headmaster of Hogwarts after the death of Albus Dumbledore, narrated in the last pages of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is subject, like all his colleagues, the tyranny of Snape, who was appointed president by the Ministry of Magic on the orders of Voldemort, and brothers Carrow. The night Harry returns to Hogwarts is first attacked by Amycus Carrow, then hit the Cruciatus Curse of Harry, and then by Snape with whom he has a magical duel, after which the flank Filius Flitwick and Pomona Sprout. The three, Harry and Luna Lovegood chasing Snape, who runs away from Hogwarts. Harry warns of the impending attack by Voldemort at the school, and she fought during the Battle of Hogwarts, animating, inter alia, all the statues and armor of the castle: duel against Voldemort himself, holding his head and even managing to survive. This indicates that McGonagall, though nziana, is one of the most powerful witches of modern times.
The author stated that, in the epilogue of the story, McGonagall has become the new Headmaster, and then retire, taking a well-deserved period of rest.
CREATURES AND MAGIC ITEMS
HORCRUX
A Horcrux is an object or a living being contains a piece of the soul of a magician separated from the original body, if the person who created the Horcrux suffers a mortal, does not die, in fact, a fragment of the soul imprisoned nell'Horcrux impossible to leave the world. To create one of Dark Magic is required very advanced, in fact you need a very complicated spell, as well as terribly ugly, and requires that the soul of the performer has previously been divided (into as many parts are the Horcruxes that you want to create, more that one must perforce remain in one's body), and the only way to allow the soul to make you crack a murder. In addition the absence of a fragment of his soul leads to a loss of humanity and stability of the magician who has implemented a ritual so wicked. Horcruxes are a forbidden subject at Hogwarts, in fact the students do not have access to any book that mentions the operation, although there is. Voldemort is the only wizard who has ever dared to split his soul in more than two parties, so it's the only one who has ever created more than one Horcrux. This made his soul very unstable and this is reflected also greatly on his physical appearance. Voldemort fact is more and more inhuman appearance and snakey..
DIARY OF TOM RIDDLE
This diary had belonged to Voldemort himself as a boy. He was made ​​a Horcrux by the murder of Moaning Myrtle using the Basilisk, Harry Potter is destroyed by stabbing him with a basilisk fang, whose venom is one of the few substances lethal to the point of being able to destroy a Horcrux, a sophomore .
RING ORVOLSON GAUNT
It contained the Resurrection Stone that Death had given to Cadmus Peverell. The ring was then belonged to Marvolo Gaunt. It was stolen by Tom Riddle and his uncle Gaunt Orfin used to create the second Horcruxes, through the assassination of his father, Tom Riddle Senior. It was hidden by Riddle in the Gaunt shack but was found by Albus Dumbledore, which he knew he was in front of the Stone of resurrection. It was precisely this ring to determine the death of Albus Dumbledore. In fact, the Headmaster of Hogwarts had always sought the Deathly Hallows, in particular the Resurrection Stone, to revive their lost loved ones. So, when he knew he had tried so hard in front of the object, put it on her finger, but it did take a powerful dark curse prepared by Riddle that would lead to instant death if only Severus Snape had not curbed in a single hand. However, within a year, the curse would be expanded, leading inevitably to death. The ring was destroyed by Dumbledore breaking it with the sword of Godric Gryffindor (being forged by the elves, the sword absorbs only what strengthens it, and saw that Harry used it in the second year to kill the basilisk, the sword absorbed his powerful poison , able to destroy Horcruxes) in the sixth year.
THE MEDALLION SLYTHERIN
This precious medallion of gold and emeralds was possessed by Salazar Serperverde and was later inherited by the family Gaunt, past his descendants alive. Sold by Merope Gaunt by necessity, came in the hands of the rich Hepzibah Smith and she was stolen by Tom Riddle. It was created by the murder of an old Muggle. This Horcrux was originally kept in a cave in a crumbling cliff, protected by many spells. However Regulus Black, Sirius's brother, discovered the secret to Voldemort stole it and put it in its place a copy, entrusting his house elf Kreacher the task of destroying it. But the elf was not aware of the issue, and nothing of what he tried to make him managed to scratch it. During the sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry, Dumbledore, looking for the Horcruxes, he spotted the medallion and was able to take it, not knowing that it was a fake. After Dumbledore's death, Mundungus Fletcher stole the locket, ignoring what it actually was, and sold it to Dolores Umbridge. During break-in at the Ministry of Magic, Harry, Ron and Hermione are able to shield the former chief inquisitor. Will be finally destroyed by Ron Weasley, piercing him with the sword of Godric Gryffindor in the Forest of Dean.
LA COPPA DI TASSOROSSO
It was built by Helga Hufflepuff, handed down by descendants and finally arrived in full possession of Hepzibah Smith. Is said to have enormous magical powers related to food. It was created by the murder of Hepzibah Smith. Voldemort entrusted him to Bellatrix Lestrange, one of his most faithful need to keep it at Gringotts, the Wizarding Bank. This choice comes from the fact that, going to Diagon Alley for the first time, the little Tom Riddle was fascinated by the imposing of the bank, and tried a lot of respect for magicians who owned a vault. Realized that the Horcrux was in the bank, Harry, Ron and Hermione burst into the vault of Lestrange and stole. Is destroyed by Hermione Granger who stabbed her with a basilisk fang inside the Chamber of Secrets.
IL DIADEMA DI CORVONERO
He came from the mother to Helena Ravenclaw, was this hidden in Albania shortly before being killed by the Bloody Baron. It was created by the murder of an inhabitant of Albania. Voldemort, after you create it, put it in the Room of Requirement when he returned to Hogwarts to ask the Defense Against the Dark Arts. Is unintentionally destroyed by Vincent Crabbe with the use dell'Ardemonio (Fiendfyre) in the seventh year.
HARRY POTTER
It was created unintentionally by Voldemort during his failed attempt to kill baby Harry, and in turn unintentionally destroyed by Voldemort when it rails against the killing curse in the Forbidden Forest. Dumbledore states that if any other magician had thrown the Avada Kedavra curse on Harry, this would be completely dead. In fact, only Voldemort would kill the Horcrux, leaving Harry unharmed.
NAGINI
It was created by the murder of Bertha Jorkins. Is destroyed by Neville Longbottom beheaded with the sword of Godric Gryffindor. Dumbledore states that it is not advisable to create a Horcrux with something that already works with his head, like an animal, although he admits that Voldemort has no control over the serpent also common to Parselmouths.
VANISHING CABINET
At the end of the sixth book, Hogwarts is invaded by Death Eaters despite its magical defenses against intrusions through the Closet Vanishing (Vanishing Cabinet). It is a big wardrobe with two doors capable of transferring an object to enter the cabinet itself in a closet twin. One of them was already in the room needs to Hogwarts and had been repaired by Draco Malfoy. At the beginning of the sixth book of the boy had been seen by Borgin, a store that sells obscure objects in Knockturn Alley, while purchasing an item, but Harry, Ron and Hermione were not able to see him due to a cabinet that stood before him. Draco also asked Sinister (the owner of Borgin) aid to repair something. Probably the Vanishing Cabinet is broken in the second book, when Pix drop it onto the office of Gazza as a diversion to save Harry from a free kick for sure, on the advice of Nick Nearly Headless.
The Vanishing Cabinet is mentioned several times in previous books, including precisely when Harry hides within it in Borgin not to be seen as Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and in the same book, when one of the ghosts of the castle Hogwarts, Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, convinces Peeves to drop it on the ceiling of the office of the caretaker Argus Filch in Harry to distract and avoid punishment. This same cabinet was used in the fifth book by Fred and George Weasley when you enclose in Montague, captain of the Quidditch team and a member of the house of Slytherin Team of inquisition of Professor Umbridge, because he wanted to remove points to Gryffindor house without a real reason. It is thanks to this episode that Malfoy is aware of the peculiarities of the cabinet, as Montague claimed to be stuck, because the cabinet still defective, in a kind of limbo in which sometimes distinguish the voices of Hogwarts and sometimes could hear what was going on in the shop Borgin. At the end of Montague wriggle out of materializing, even if he had never taken the exam.
AUTO WHEEL
In the second book Ron Weasley and his brothers Fred and George use the machine on which your father has a big spell to make it able to fly and be invisible. Arthur Weasley got the car working at the Ministry of Magic.
The three brothers save Harry from his uncles Muggles secretly using the machine (an old Ford Anglia flying turquoise), infuriating heavily Molly's mother, concerned about their sudden absence.
With the flying car coming directly at the Burrow, the home of the Weasley family.
Later, Harry and Ron are unable to take the Hogwarts Express because of a spell that domestic elf Dobby (to avoid that something happens at school, since the Chamber of Secrets is going to be re-opened), and then decide to use it to get to school, but are seen by some Muggles.
Once in the castle grounds, the Whomping Willow seriously damages the car, who flees into the Forbidden Forest.
The two end up in big trouble because they arrived at school are discovered by Argus Filch it relates to Professor Severus Snape. Very big risk but fortunately are not only punished and expelled, and are not removed points to Gryffindor.
During the year, Harry and Ron escaped from the Acromantule (giant spiders and speakers, children of Aragog) in the Forbidden Forest with its arrival.
Enchant an object babbano is extremely illegal, and it is accordingly the car steering wheel. Mr. Weasley, who works for the Office for Misuse of Muggle Artifacts at the Ministry of Magic, he is fully conscious, but apparently no one cares at all, even if he was the one to make that law.
TURNER
The Turner is a tool with which you can travel in time advancing or retreating a few hours. Hermione he received a third book by Professor McGonagall in order to attend more than ten courses of study, due to overlapping schedules. Since McGonagall made ​​her swear not to tell anyone about the Turner, she did not mention either Ron or Harry until the end of the book, along with Harry when using this tool to travel back in time and save Sirius Black, who was sentenced Azkaban, and Buckbeak, who was sentenced for assaulting Draco Malfoy (even though it was because Draco had caused, what not to do with Hippogriffs). Other Turner are present in the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but they no longer had a key role in the adventures of Harry Potter.
The timeturners Hermione has the form of a necklace with a small hourglass. To travel back in time you have to wear the necklace and turn the hourglass as many times as the hours that you want to move back. The book also mentions other that would allow Turner to travel even further back in time or even in the future. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince we learn that were all destroyed during the raid of Hermione, Harry, Ron, Ginny, Neville and Luna the Department of Mysteries of the Ministry.
In the third book, when he uses the Time-Turner, Hermione creates a sort of time paradox similar to cd grandfather paradox. In fact, Harry and Hermione go back in time by three hours, and Harry is "the future" to save Harry and Sirius Black "three hours before" attack by the Dementors. But if it had survived, could never go back in time to throw the Patronus which saves them from the dementors.
L'ESPRESSO DI HOGWART
The Hogwarts Express (Hogwarts Express) is the name of the magical train that takes students from London to Hogsmeade. The train leaves from platform Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross without any intermediate stop.
MOTORCYCLE OF SIRIUS BLACK
Sirius owned a flying motorbike, which, according to Hagrid, was extremely fond of, who served at the same Hagrid the night Harry's parents died: the bike appears for the first time when Hagrid brings Harry newborn at number four, Privet Drive in first book and again when Hagrid escort the boy, seventeen years old, at the Burrow the Weasley in the seventh book. In this appearance, the motorcycle has undergone various changes from Mr. Weasley, so that can spit out of the tailpipe of a brick wall, a network or fire dragon (which gives a very strong acceleration). The bike is severely damaged when it crashed into the garden of Ted and Andromeda Tonks, but later Mr. Weasley declares his intention to repair it. Rowling has revealed that the motion of Sirius will actually be adjusted and will go to Harry as an adult.
KNIGHT BUS
The Knight Bus is a medium that witches and wizards can be used to navigate on the road. It is a huge bus with three floors of dark purple color (blue in the film) that has within it the day of mismatched chairs and bunk beds at night.
Harry takes it for the first time in its third year running uncles after inflating Marge Dursley Dursley's sister, his uncle Vernon, however, will be used at other times in the books.
The conductor of the Knight Bus is Stan Shunpike (future suspected Death Eaters), while the driver is Ernie Shock (Prang, said Ern).
To arrive at night you need to point the wand at the road saying Nottempo.
BROOMSTICKS
The Broomsticks are the most used for the transport of wizards and witches, as well as tools for the game of Quidditch. There are several models of flying brooms, the most important, as regards the speed and ease of handling, are sports models Nimbus 2000 Nimbus 2001 and the Firebolt (the latter is the model of broom faster and aerodynamic in the world). Other brooms mentioned in the series are the various versions of the Comet (citing Two hundred and sixty), the Stellasfreccia and StellaCadente (old and the yield poor), the Cleansweeps (cited 7), the Tornado (various versions including the 6, the 7 and 11) and bluebottle, which is a broom for the whole family; finally exist brooms flying toy, which are raised about sixty centimeters, which can be used by small children. There are also many commercial kits for the care and maintenance of the scope, equipped with creams for polishing handles and small scissors for the care of the tail of the broom. One of these kits is given to Harry for his thirteenth birthday by Hermione.
GODRIC GRYFFINDOR'S SWORD
The Sword of Gryffindor is a sword forged by the elves, adorned with large rubies on the hilt. It was once owned by Godric Gryffindor, one of the founders of Hogwarts. In Chamber of Secrets, Harry draws his sword from the Sorting Hat to kill the basilisk. The sword also plays a role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which turned out to be steeped in the poison of the basilisk, and is used to destroy one of the three of Voldemort's Horcruxes, the Medallion. On several occasions, it is shown that only one who is really a member of the Gryffindor - he shows his courage in dangerous situations (like Harry) - can pull the sword from the hat. Having been forged by the elves is indestructible and according to Griphook the goblin, the Sword was originally forged Ranci Prime and was "stolen" from Gryffindor. The sword is stolen by Griphook when Harry, Ron and Hermione are penetrated with Griphook in the armored vault of Bellatrix Lestrange, in the seventh book. However, it is back again in human hands later in the book, when Neville has extracted from the Sorting Hat to decapitate Nagini, Voldemort's snake. In both cases in which it has been extracted from the hat, has been used to kill a snake, a symbol of Slytherin. This shows that, even if the sword is located outside the Sorting Hat, it can still be extracted from a true Gryffindor.
Rowling has confirmed that he never stole the Gryffindor sword Ranci the first and that this "rumor" comes from the distrust of Griphook and the other elves against the magicians.
GOBLET OF FIRE
The Goblet of Fire (Goblet of Fire) is the object that will decide, in the fourth book, the sample of each school of magic (Hogwarts, Durmstrang, Beauxbatons), which will then take part in the Triwizard Tournament.
Described as a crudely carved wooden cup from which flames come out of the blue (which turn red at the time of the expulsion of the names chosen), the Goblet of Fire is a magical item of extraordinary power, and to deceive (for example to force him to choose four samples instead of three, as happens in the fourth book) need a Spell Confundus of extraordinary effectiveness.
Put your name in the goblet constitutes a binding magical contract: Once a sample is selected, he or she can no longer stand back, and this has happened to Harry that he could not refuse, so he became the fourth sample. If you are unaware of its origins.
SORTING HAT
The Sorting Hat is a sentient magical object used to route to Hogwarts students in their first year in the four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.
Each student at the beginning of the first year at Hogwarts is subjected to the sorting. The hat is placed on the head and, after a short reflection, announces its choice. As explained by Dumbledore to Harry, the Hat can adapt to the requirements of the students on the choice of your own home. Harry wanted it and thought very hard not to be put in Slytherin, and so the Sorting Hat thought it wise to put Gryffindor even if it was suitable for both homes. This is because, says the principal, the thing that matters most is the choice that operates the person himself and his will to do something.
Originally it was the hat of Godric Gryffindor. He was bewitched because the founders of Hogwarts were used to select students based on the characteristics that each of them preferred, but they wanted these criteria were carried out even after their death. The hat seems to be able to read, at least in part, in the mind of the wearer, thus identifying the features that allow you to assign it to the most suitable home. Is assigned to Gryffindor who is full of courage, a Ravenclaw who has a keen mind and wise, a Hufflepuff who prefer loyalty, commitment and hard work, and we end up in Slytherin ambitious individuals. These are the same characteristics that the four founders favored in their respective students.
Before sorting the students, the Sorting Hat sings a song of openness, different every year. These songs may occasionally warn against any dangers that are presenting themselves as in the fifth book.
In the second book, the hat has a central role in the story when it comes to providing aid to Harry the sword of Godric Gryffindor. It is said that only a true Gryffindor could pull the sword from the hat, thereby reassuring Harry on the choice of hat assign it to that house.
It is also important in the seventh book where it provides the sword of Gryffindor Neville Longbottom, who manages to kill Nagini, the last Horcrux of Voldemort. At the same time the cap is set on fire by Voldemort, but he is destroyed, in fact, in the epilogue of the novel we learn that is still used for sorting.
THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
The Deathly Hallows are three magical items described in the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Xenophilious Lovegood, Luna's father, reveals to Harry, Hermione and Ron the possible existence of these objects, created, according to legend, by Death itself, through which the possessor of all three would become the "Lord of Death." The three Deathly Hallows are described in "The Tale of the Three Brothers" in the book "The Tales of Beedle the Bard." Harry believe for a moment that Dumbledore wants Harry to become the possessor of the three gifts in a fight between them and the Horcruxes
WAND SANBUCO
The Elder Wand (Cue Death or Wand of Destiny) (Elder Wand) is a magic wand invincible acting as such in the hands of a rightful owner: you can use it to conquer and must defeat its owner. However, the peculiarity of the wand required that a person could become owner only after killing the previous owner, and not disarmed or defeated, as it was for the other rods. This legend was denied by Dumbledore, reiterating that the Elder Wand was inherited in the same way as the other. The wand has been donated by the greater of Death Peverell brothers, identified in Antioch, "a belligerent man" who "asked for a wand worthy of a wizard who had beaten Death." Changed hands many times, it belonged to Gellert Grindelwald, then Albus Dumbledore, who defeated him in a duel, then Draco Malfoy, who has disarmed Dumbledore before Severus Snape to kill him, and finally to Harry, following his victory over Draco Malfoy Manor: neither Severus Snape or Voldemort, who have owned the wand for a certain period of time, were its rightful owners, so the wand was not really invincible in their hands. Harry will then decide not to use it: if he dies a natural death, the history of the wand will end.
STONE OF RESURRECTION
The Resurrection Stone (Resurrection Stone) is a stone able to recall the dead in a state of half-life. It belonged to the second brother, Cadmus Peverell, and was inherited by the Gaunt family, which was set in a ring. It works by rotating the palm of your hand: the people are brought to life in a state located halfway between that of ghosts and that of people living and are unhappy because the Earth is not the place you should live. The stone, unable to give true happiness, Cadmus led to suicide.
CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY
The Cloak of Invisibility (Invisibility Cloak) does not wear out over time and is immune to any kind of spell, unlike the common garments, says in fact Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna's father, Harry, Ron and Hermione:
"The third gift is a true Cloak of Invisibility is not a traveling cloak imbued with a Disillusionment Charm, or covered with a dazzling Invoice, or fabric with wool Camuflone​​, which initially will be able to conceal the wearer, but fade over the years to become opaque. We are talking about a cloak that makes the wearer completely, truly invisible, and endures forever, providing a constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells that are cast against. »
The coat was donated by Death to Ignotus Peverell, distant ancestor of Harry, buried in Godric's Hollow, who later gave it to his son. Harry will inherit from his father and, following the succession, I will donate to his son.
HOUSE ELVES
The elves appear for the first time in the second volume, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They are creatures keepers at home, they can wear only clothes arranged that should not have been made to be used as actual clothing, such as pillowcases, placemats tea, etc., and this is the sign of their belonging to a family of magicians. If you receive the gift of a real dress, their status dependent on their master decade, but until they receive the gift of a real garment are obliged to carry out the orders of their master, even if they consider unjust (the latter in what actually very rare). They have the universal habit to always talk with the verbs in the third person singular.
In the saga known four-elves, which are: Dobby, Winky, Hokey and Kreacher.
The elves have large bat-like ears, a nose or snout straight and aquiline and are very low in stature, almost like Goblins. Generally feel disgust for what their master hates adore what their master loves and think what is being taught, but if they are treated particularly badly, they can find loopholes to obey only in a nominal orders that are imparted. The elves can not reveal the secrets of their masters, and if they do it without a specific order are forced to violently punish himself (alone). An important feature of these creatures is that they do not accept wage for their services and that they can not bear that you speak ill of the masters, and which in turn are not able to do it with the old men, always assuming that these have not been particularly evil against them. Other features consist of the ability to dematerialize even where it has been imposed by the prohibition of magic materialization, reach their master at any time as soon as he calls them, and mastered powers wizards have not.
GOBLIN
The Goblins (in the original and in some parts of the Italian version Goblin) appear multiple times in the saga. Are the directors of Gringotts, the wizarding bank based in Diagon Alley, which consider almost impenetrable. It is against the law to talk about their secrets and treasures of the bank to which they are custodians and to which they have obligations. They are incredibly greedy, lovers of money, and attached to the treasures; also believe, everyone but especially those of Gringotts, that we can trust the wizards in the field of gold and treasures and Carriers Chopsticks do not have respect for their property. They have some strange notions of ownership, payment and reward other than human: an elf for the true and legitimate owner of any object is the maker, not the purchaser, then according to these criteria all the objects they are made in its own right their property, and if something was bought consider chartered, can not accept the idea that the magicians tramandino objects made from them, on the death of the original object in question should be returned, and the habit of passing objects no further payments to the manufacturer is less than a theft. They claim, for example, that the sword of Godric Gryffindor Ranci belonged to the First, ancient king of the Goblins, and therefore is owned by the Goblins.
They are described as being small, stocky, dark-skinned and very long fingers. Their language is the goblinese and they seem to have had several frictions in history with the magicians, the tensions that led to wars with losses on both sides, but according to Hermione are not as helpless as elves and know how to defend well. In the history books of magic the numerous wars between wizards and elves are called "Revolt of the Goblin." It is the opinion of the most literate and intelligent wizards that both races have had their faults in these wars, while the other, goblins and wizards, believe that the blame belongs entirely to another breed. It seems that at the center of much of the controversy there was the will of the elves to get the magic wand. Mastered spells that wizards do not understand, such as the secrets of their magical weapons, which absorb only what strengthens and repel dust and other stains, while envy and hate mages because they do not allow them to expand their power revealing the secrets of magic wands. The goblins are not used to protect and respect the bearers of his wand, says Griphook, and for this they are surprised when they receive. Some goblins are present in the known figurines of chocolate frogs.
In addition to Griphook, in the seventh book Gönci meet the elves, who fled from the persecution of the Death Eaters along with Griphook, Dean Thomas and Ted Tonks, but then captured and killed by the same Death Eaters, and Bongi, a Gringotts goblin, which realizes the deception hatched by Harry and his friends to break the vault of Bellatrix Lestrange and gives the alarm.
In the first three books in the series are called Goblins, while in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix retain the original name of Goblin, then return in the sixth book in Goblins.
GIANTS
The Giants are highly intelligent beings similar to humans, but in size and strength much higher (are high on average about six or seven yards, but the highest reach up to eight). Can mate with humans, giving rise to Mezzigiganti as Hagrid and Olympe Maxime. They are accused of being violent murderers and are driven to this, they also had the reputation of being allies in the past of Lord Voldemort, again passed through on his side in the fifth book. The Giants need a lot of space for each individual, it is not in their nature to live grouped in tight spaces with each other or with other creatures. From this derives their violence. Currently, most of the giants sits nestled between mountains inaccessible as possible away from the men. Although reduced to a handful of individuals, the Giants are continually decimated by the struggles that take place between them, also due to lack of space, food and the like. In Britain have totally disappeared. The giants accept contacts by magicians, provided that they comply with their rules, which include a ban on use magic against them and the delivery of gifts appropriate to the heads of the tribes, known as Gurg. Some well-known giants are present in the figurines of chocolate frogs.
In the saga are mentioned in the fourth book in then and you know only one, Grawp. Two other giants, hired by Lord Voldemort, make their appearance in the seventh book and the eighth film during the Battle of Hogwarts.
AGROMANTULA
The Acromantula is a very strong black spider that can reach enormous size, a specimen of this species is Aragog, the ancestor of a colony of Acromantule who settled in the Forbidden Forest at Hogwarts. They are "beasts" so do not trainable. The Acromantule, unlike spiders, they speak the language of humans.
The term Acromantula appears for the first time in the fifth book, when the meeting is in progress at the Hog's Head to recruit students, Harry and Cho Chang praises saying "Just think of all that he has had to deal with last year ... Dragons , sphinxes, Acromantula and everything else ... ".
As stated by Professor Horace Slughorn in the sixth book, the poison of Acromantula would be invaluable and very difficult to find, so that a pint of this poison is worth about one hundred galleons. In the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, where they appear for the first time these particular spiders, it turns out that one of the few magical animals whose Acromantule they really fear is the dreaded Basilisk. It is native of Borneo, the openings of the legs measuring 4m, the hair is gray and are carnivorous. Those who trade their eggs (it produces up to 100 per hour) is heavily sanctioned by the Ministry of Magic. The Acromantula is identified as the number eight in Ancient Runes by the number of eyes or legs.
BASILISK
The basilisk, also known as the King of Serpents, is a magical creature you meet in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. His fangs contain a powerful poison, and can kill with a single glance. Looking at it through the eyes instead a reflection of you are petrified. The crowing of the cock was fatal, in fact in the second book of the roosters Hagrid are strangled by Ginny Weasley, possessed by Voldemort. The film is introduced variant of the phoenix song Fanny Posted by Albus Dumbledore to rescue Harry. The spiders, including Aragog, flee before him. In the book and in the movie the basilisk petrifies Hermione, Penelope Clearwater, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Colin Creevey, Mrs. Norris and Nick Nearly Headless and had already killed, fifty years before, Moaning Myrtle. In the seventh book, Ron and Hermione fall within the Chamber of Secrets to withdraw some of the teeth of the Basilisk because they are the only ones, in addition to the Sword of Godric Gryffindor (which is still full of poison, since Harry uses it to kill the basilisk in the second book ) and the curse Ardemonio (Fiendfyre), thanks to their venom, which can destroy Horcruxes.
There is another variant of the basilisk, called Coccatrice (Cockatrice), inspired by the eponymous creature. Hermione mentions in the fourth book of a specimen of 1792 which is bolted and injured three headmasters of Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang during a vain attempt to re-establish the Triwizard Tournament. The two species are often confused with each other but the Coccatrice kills with his eyes even after death.
DRAGON
A Dragon is a fantastic animal, a reptile able to fly through the use of wings and breathe fire. There are various types of dragons; each has different physical characteristics. We read of dragons before the first book in the series (see Norberto), then in the fourth volume, when, in the Triwizard Tournament, the four champions have the task of defeating a dragon head, to steal an egg (to prepare for this test Cornelius Fudge had to inform the Muggle Prime Minister of importation of dragons from abroad). Finally, the last dragon, race unidentified, appears in the seventh book, when Harry, Ron and Hermione go to Gringotts to steal Hufflepuff's cup and then escape the Death Eaters and the goblins on the back of the old blind dragon guarding the endless tunnels bank of Wizards and Witches.
PHOENIX
The Phoenix is an extremely rare animal. It appears for the first time in the second book in Dumbledore's office. In fact, this practical magician has one named Fanny (Fawkes). In the sixth book Fanny fly away forever immediately after Dumbledore's funeral, no longer having his master. These legendary creatures are birds of golden and red color fire, living in particular on the tops of high mountains. They are equipped with amazing powers: they can, in fact carry large and heavy objects and heal the wounds with their tears, which have healing powers. Once you have reached the end of their lives, phoenixes burn, and was reduced to a pile of dust, which then are reborn. The song of a phoenix, finally, is magical: soothes the soul pure, induces terror in the wicked people.
HIPPOGRIF
The hippogriff (hyppogrif) we meet in the Harry Potter books is called Buckbeak (Buckbeak), and appears to Hagrid's first lesson. His fate is now in the third book tragic because Draco Malfoy, oblivious of the recommendations of the teacher Rubeus Hagrid insults Buckbeak and is attacked. The hippogriff was sentenced to death by beheading, but manages to escape thanks to the intervention of Harry Potter and his friend Hermione Granger, at the suggestion of Professor Albus Dumbledore, who do escape before his execution. Buckbeak the hippogriff become Sirius Black, who ride him to escape from captivity in the tower at Hogwarts. In the sixth book Buckbeak become Alisecco as return to school of witchcraft and Wizardry because his master, Sirius Black die in the fifth book, and all the properties of Sirius will become of Harry. The latter will allow Hagrid to take care of Buckbeak, which will change its name Alisecco (Witherwings) to not be recognized by the Ministry of Magic that had sentenced him to death.
SIRIUS BLACK
Sirius was born in the family of strictly thoroughbred parents Orion and Walburga Black, not because he had an especially pleasant Conflict with his relatives, who supported Lord Voldemort and the superiority of the magical race.
Instead of Regulus, his younger brother, Sirius tried in every way to emphasize his complete detachment from the "Noble and very ancient House of Black" (in his room, for example, had many banners as a provocation of the house of Gryffindor House at which he belonged, and posters of Muggle girls in bikini and motorcycles), only to be hated by the same mother.
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