Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Hippocampus

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Hippocampus
Type Magical Creature
Features Head, forequarters horse, hindqaurters, tail giant fish
First Appearance Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Overview[edit]

Hippocampi are the equine equivalent of Muggle "mermaids": forequarters and head of a horse, and tail of a fish.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

The Hippocampus is largely a Mediterranean beast, though a single example was caught off the coast of Scotland by Mermen in 1949.

Analysis[edit]

While the Hippocampus does not appear in the main story, it does appear in the stated from in Muggle mythology. The name has also been used to identify a part of the structure of the brain which is apparently somehow involved with the creation and storage of memories.

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.