The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is filled with some of the most memorable and unique creatures of the entire fantasy genre. So, today we have brought you the top 7 such creatures of that world based on how fondly people love and remember them.
The herd of Centaurs lives in the Forbidden Forest, away from the wizarding affairs, and are on reasonably friendly terms with Hagrid, the groundskeeper. But their friendship is only limited to him as Centaurs are reserved and rather conceited creatures. However, in the first Harry Potter film, Harry is saved from a monster drinking the unicorn’s blood by a centaur named Firenze.
Fans love boggart because of the message he represents. The creature was introduced in the third film during a class conducted by Remus Lupin. The boggart is a shape-changing creature that likes to hide in small and dark corners until threatened by a human. When threatened, it appears before them in the shape of their worst nightmare. It takes a lot of willpower to fight your worst nightmares, and this creature taught that to kids.
The Harry Potter world gave a sympathetic twist to a mythological beast. Hogwarts professor Rumes Lupin was bit by another werewolf when he was a kid, and despite this, Dumbeldore allowed him to attend school. Despite the confidence this gave him, Lupin never stopped seeing himself in a negative light. He was even terrified of the passing of his crooked genes to his potential kids. Unfortunately, other werewolves didn’t share the same belief.
The hippogriff was a weird but cute creature that was an odd mix of an eagle and a horse. Despite their scary appearance, they were more loyal as a horse than menacing like an eagle. Buckbeak, the hippogriff, won the viewers’ hearts by attacking Draco Malfoy and scaring other Slytherins in the process. Can’t forget how majestically it flew in the air.
These creatures look like winged horses but with scaly reptilian skin, making them kind of intimidating. Moreover, they can only be seen by people who have witnessed death first-hand. Harry finally saw them at the end of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. They are of no harm to humanity and even helped Harry and his friends escape from Hogwarts to save Sirius from death-eaters.
Elves have been a part of the fantasy genre for time immemorial, but the Harry Potter world put a heartbreaking turn on the little creatures. Dobby was a house-elf bound to the Malfoy family, but his appreciation towards Harry Potter made him his ally. Unfortunately, for helping Harry with his problems, Dobby usually got punished by the Malfoys Still, he never stopped until the very end, when he eventually died saving Harry and his friends.
Phoenix holds a powerful message not only in Harry Potter’s Wizarding World but in the entire fantasy-fiction world. During the first introduction with Harry, Fawkes, the old pet Phoenix of Dumbledore, burst into flames only to be reborn as a young chick. This message of “rising from the ashes” in the fantasy genre has fascinated people for a long time. Fawkes in the movies was quite helpful as well as he saved Harry Potter and helped Dumbeldore teleport when in problem.