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The title of this article is conjectural. Although it is based on canonical information, the actual name is conjecture and may be supplanted at any time by additional information released from canonical sources. If this occurs, please move this page to the appropriate title.
This unnamed Greek man met Rubeus Hagrid in the Leaky Cauldron in 1990. He sold Hagrid the three-headed dog he owned. Hagrid named this dog Fluffy, and, the following year, lent him to Albus Dumbledore, who used him to guard the Philosopher's Stone.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hagrid states that he bought Fluffy from "an Irish fellow", rather than "a Greek chappie," as he does in the book. This change loses J. K. Rowling's reference to Greek mythology, in which there was a three-head dog, Cerberus, that guarded the gates of Hades. Steve Kloves, the film's screenwriter, stated that he originally used "Greek chappie," but did not know how the line got changed.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Reader's Guide to Chapter 11 of Philosopher's Stone on The Harry Potter Lexicon