The Graphorn was a dangerous and aggressive magical creature, native to the mountains of Europe.


The Graphorn was large and hump-backed, with grayish-purple skin tougher than that of dragons. It could repel most spells, had two golden horns, and walked on large four-thumbed feet. It's mouth was made of tentacle-like appendages, that were used to grab food and put it in it's mouth. It also used these to show affection. It was said to resemble a sabre-tooth tiger.[1]


Newton Scamander had the last pair of breeding Graphorns, along with young Graphorns, in his suitcase during his visit to New York in 1926.[2]

Mountain Trolls were reported to be riding Graphorns through Hungary in 2020.[3]


Its horn was a highly prized potion ingredient, used in potions like the Antidote to Uncommon Poisons.[4] Graphorns were sometimes used as mounts by Mountain Trolls, but the Graphorn did not like it - it was more common to see mountain trolls covered in scars from a Graphorn.

In the Study of Ancient Runes, the Graphorn's two sharp horns were used to represent the number two.[5]


Notes and references

Study of Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes Made Easy
Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin