At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World. Spoilers will be present within the article.
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.
- In the 14th century, hags were "gliding about in search of children to eat" at Burdock Muldoon's failed meeting of the Wizards' Council welcoming any two-legged Creatures as beings.
- Quirinus Quirrell supposedly had a "nasty bit o' trouble" with a hag sometime in 1991 during his Grand Tour.
- 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.
- In 1993, Harry Potter thought he saw a hag ordering a plate of raw liver from behind a thick balaclava.
- A hag sent in "A Word in Support of Hags" to the Daily Prophet, offering babysitting services.
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