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(Changed "beast" to "being", since a hag IS classified as a being and not a beast, as noted under "Ministry classification")
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{{quote|They say he met vampires in the Black Forest, and there was a nasty bit o' trouble with a hag -- never been the same since. Scared of the students, scared of his own subject now, where's me umbrella?" Vampires? Hags? Harry's head was swimming.|Hagrid explains Quirrell's fear of hags.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{quote|They say he met vampires in the Black Forest, and there was a nasty bit o' trouble with a hag -- never been the same since. Scared of the students, scared of his own subject now, where's me umbrella?" Vampires? Hags? Harry's head was swimming.|Hagrid explains Quirrell's fear of hags.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
A '''hag''' is a savage [[Being|being]] that looks like an ugly, old [[witch]] but has more warts.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref> They possess rudimentary magic, similar to that of a [[troll]].<ref name=wombat>''[[J. K. Rowling's Official Site]]''</ref> Little is known of them, though it is thought that they are what [[Muggles]] think are [[witches]] and are therefore popular in [[Muggle]] literature.
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A '''hag''' is a savage [[being]] that looks like an ugly, old [[witch]] but has more warts.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref> They possess [[rudimentary magic]], similar to that of a [[troll]].<ref name=wombat>''[[J. K. Rowling's Official Site]]''</ref> Little is known of them, though it is thought that they are what [[Muggle]]s think are [[Wizardkind|witches]] and are therefore popular in Muggle literature.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]] supposedly had a "nasty bit o' trouble" with a hag sometime in [[1991]] during his [[Grand Tour]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
 
*[[Quirinus Quirrell]] supposedly had a "nasty bit o' trouble" with a hag sometime in [[1991]] during his [[Grand Tour]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
*Sometime in or before [[1992]], [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] published a book called ''[[Holidays with Hags]]''; the book probably doesn't contain any useful information on them, though.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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*Sometime in or before [[1992]], [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] published a book called ''[[Holidays with Hags]]''; the book probably does not contain any useful information on them, though.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
 
*In [[1993]], [[Harry Potter]] thought he saw a hag ordering a plate of raw liver from behind a thick balaclava.<ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
 
*In [[1993]], [[Harry Potter]] thought he saw a hag ordering a plate of raw liver from behind a thick balaclava.<ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
 
*A hag sent in "A Word in Support of Hags" to the [[Daily Prophet]], offering babysitting services.<ref name="LETTER">''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref>
 
*A hag sent in "A Word in Support of Hags" to the [[Daily Prophet]], offering babysitting services.<ref name="LETTER">''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*The {{wplink|hag}} is a creature from [[England|English]] folklore. Originally used a way to explain the then-unknown condition of {{wplink|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.
 
*It is possible that [[Honoria Nutcombe]] is a hag, given that she founded the [[Society for the Reformation of Hags]] in the [[17th century|seventeenth]] or [[18th century|eighteenth century]].<ref name="LETTER"/>
 
*It is possible that [[Honoria Nutcombe]] is a hag, given that she founded the [[Society for the Reformation of Hags]] in the [[17th century|seventeenth]] or [[18th century|eighteenth century]].<ref name="LETTER"/>
 
*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T]], hags might only have four toes on each foot.<ref name=wombat />
 
*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T]], hags might only have four toes on each foot.<ref name=wombat />
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Hag
Hag
Species information
Sentience

Sentient[1]

Skin colour

Pale[2]

Related to

Human[2]

Native range
Affiliation

Magical community[1]

Status

Being[3]

"They say he met vampires in the Black Forest, and there was a nasty bit o' trouble with a hag -- never been the same since. Scared of the students, scared of his own subject now, where's me umbrella?" Vampires? Hags? Harry's head was swimming."
—Hagrid explains Quirrell's fear of hags.[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.

HistoryEdit

Ministry classificationEdit

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

Known hags[2]Edit

HabitatsEdit

Hags can occasionally be encountered in Diagon and Knockturn Alleys, as well as Hogsmeade[8]; however, some hags like Annis Black live in caves.[2]

DietEdit

Hags eat children[2] and raw liver are part of their diets.[8]

EtymologyEdit

From hægtesse, meaning witch.

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AppearancesEdit

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