Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Winged horse

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Winged horse
Type Creature
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Overview[edit | edit source]

Winged horses are found in a variety of breeds worldwide.

Extended Description[edit | edit source]

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

The owner of a winged horse is required by law to regularly enchant the creature with a Disillusionment Charm to deceive any onlooking Muggles.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them describes the following varieties of winged horse:

  • Abraxan — A powerful and large-sized palomino. In Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts, the Triwizard delegation from Beauxbatons arrives in a carriage drawn by twelve enormous winged palominos that, according to Madame Maxime who breeds them, require "forceful handling" and drink only single-malt whiskey.
  • Granian — A relatively agile breed, grey in color.
  • Thestral — A large, skeletal winged horse, invisible to anyone who has not witnessed death. Thestrals are bred at Hogwarts.

A Hippogriff, while being a winged creature with the body of a horse, is not mentioned as being a variety of winged horse.

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.