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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 [[beast]] 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|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.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==

Revision as of 21:44, February 3, 2013

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.

History

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[2]

Habitats

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]

Diet

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

Etymology

From hægtesse, meaning witch.

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