Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Witherwings

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Character
Gender Male
Hair color Stormy grey
Eye color Orange
Related Family Unknown
Loyalty Rubeus Hagrid

Overview[edit | edit source]

Witherwings is an alias for Buckbeak, Hagrid's pet Hippogriff.

Role in the Books[edit | edit source]

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

Half-Blood Prince[edit | edit source]

When Sirius Black dies at the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, he leaves behind several survivors, notably the house-elf Kreacher and his pet Hippogriff, Buckbeak. While Kreacher was taking care of himself for several years while Sirius was incarcerated, and so is not much of a concern, Buckbeak has no such resources and must be cared for by someone... and who better than Rubeus Hagrid, who had been caring for him originally? Of course, Buckbeak was supposed to be executed, so he cannot return under that name; Hagrid renames him to keep the Ministry from trying again.

While he is referred to as Witherwings a few times in the book, the deception is very thin; people don't seem to be able to remember that he is no longer called Buckbeak. Thus, all the events that occur to Witherwings are cataloged under the character entry for Buckbeak.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Relationships with Other Characters[edit | edit source]

Witherwings is treated as a pet by Hagrid, sharing his hut much the way that Fang, Hagrid's boarhound, does.

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Questions[edit | edit source]

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

Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

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