A hag is a savage being that looks like an ugly, old witch but has more warts. They possess rudimentary magic, similar to that of a troll. Little is known of them, though it is thought that they are what Muggles think are witches and are therefore popular in Muggle literature.
Sometime in or before 1992, Gilderoy Lockhart published a book called Holidays with Hags; whether the book was one of Lockhart's fictions, in which case it would be useless, or one of the stories he stole from other, memory-charmed wizards, is unknown.
Behind the scenes
- The hag is a creature from English folklore. Originally used a way to explain the then-unknown condition of sleep paralysis, the "Old Hag" was a spirit that sat on a person's chest while they slept and gave them nightmares. The concept later evolved to be used for any malevolent and ugly old woman.
- According to W.O.M.B.A.T, hags might only have four toes on each foot.
- Whether any male hags exist is unknown.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Disc 2) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
- The Queen's Handbag (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 If Quirrell really did have a run-in with one, it must have some sentience, and must be partially part of the magical community.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Famous Witches and Wizards Cards
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (companion book)
- ↑ Pottermore
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 J. K. Rowling's Official Site
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - What is a Beast?
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- ↑ Daily Prophet Newsletters