Harry Potter Wiki


13,382pages on
this wiki
"The hag is a child-eating creature of human appearance, though likely to have more warts than the average witch."
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection[src]

A hag is a savage being that looks like an ugly, old witch but has more warts.[4] They possess rudimentary magic, similar to that of a troll.[5] Little is known of them, though it is thought that they are what Muggles think are witches and are therefore popular in Muggle literature.


Ministry classification

The Ministry of Magic classifies hags as beings, a fact that causes centaurs and merpeople to desire the classification of beast.[3]

Known hags


Hags can occasionally be encountered in Diagon and Knockturn Alleys, as well as Hogsmeade[10]; however, some hags like Annis Black live in caves.[2]


Hags eat children[2], and raw liver is part of their diets.[10]

Behind the scenes


The Harry Potter Wiki has 8 images related to Hag.

Notes and references

  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Famous Witches and Wizards Cards
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)
  4. Pottermore
  5. 5.0 5.1 J. K. Rowling's Official Site
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  9. 9.0 9.1 Daily Prophet Newsletters
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named POA

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki