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*The Hippocamp or Hippocampus, like many creatures in the ''Harry Potter'' series, is derived from Greek mythology. A Hippocampus-like creature can be seen in the painting "''The Chariot of Poseidon"'' .<ref>[[Wikipedia:Hippocamp|Hippocamp on Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
*The Hippocamp or Hippocampus, like many creatures in the ''Harry Potter'' series, is derived from Greek mythology. A Hippocampus-like creature can be seen in the painting "''The Chariot of Poseidon"'' .<ref>[[Wikipedia:Hippocamp|Hippocamp on Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
*Hippocampus also refers to a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals. It is what enables the conscious short term memory, and was famously removed from Henry Molaison, when a doctor suspected that removing it would cure his epilepsy. <ref>[[Wikipedia:Hippocampus|Hippocampus on Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
*Hippocampus also refers to a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals. It is what enables the conscious short term memory, and was famously removed from Henry Molaison, when a doctor suspected that removing it would cure his epilepsy. <ref>[[Wikipedia:Hippocampus|Hippocampus on Wikipedia]]</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:HippocampusModel.png|thumb|The unfinished Hippocampus model.]]
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*A Hippocampus model was constructed for [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|the film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', where it was meant to be painted as an ice sculpture and used for decoration in the [[Yule Ball]] scene. However, the resulting model ended up being too large for that purpose, and thus the concept was dropped.<ref>[http://www.moviesculptor.co.uk/gallery.html Official website of Byrn Court]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{C|Cut from final film}}
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
   

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Hippocampus
Species information
Native range

Greece

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXX

Native to Greece, the Hippocampus is a beast with the head and forequarters of a horse, and the tail and hindquarters of a giant fish, making it somewhat similar in appearance to an over-sized seahorse. Although it is generally found in the Mediterranean, a blue roan specimen was caught by Merpeople off the coast of Scotland in 1949 and domesticated.

Hippocampus lay large, semi-transparent eggs through which the young hippocampus, known as a Tadfoal, can be seen.

Etymology

  • Hippocampus is derived from the words "hippos" means "horse" and "kampos" means "sea monster".
  • The Hippocamp or Hippocampus, like many creatures in the Harry Potter series, is derived from Greek mythology. A Hippocampus-like creature can be seen in the painting "The Chariot of Poseidon" .[1]
  • Hippocampus also refers to a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals. It is what enables the conscious short term memory, and was famously removed from Henry Molaison, when a doctor suspected that removing it would cure his epilepsy. [2]

Behind the scenes

HippocampusModel

The unfinished Hippocampus model.

Appearances

Notes and references


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