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{{Quote|Easily offended, hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do.|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] talking to the class about Hippogriffs|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|Easily offended, hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do.|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] talking to the class about Hippogriffs|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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A '''Hippogriff''' is a magical creature that has the front legs, wings, and head of a giant [[eagle]] and the body, hind legs and tail of a [[horse]]. It is very similar to another mythical creature, the [[Griffin]], with the horse rear replacing the [[lion]] rear. Hippogriffs have cruel, steel-coloured beaks and large, brilliantly orange eyes. The talons on their front legs are half a foot long and appear deadly.
 
A '''Hippogriff''' is a magical creature that has the front legs, wings, and head of a giant [[eagle]] and the body, hind legs and tail of a [[horse]]. It is very similar to another mythical creature, the [[Griffin]], with the horse rear replacing the [[lion]] rear. Hippogriffs have cruel, steel-coloured beaks and large, brilliantly orange eyes. The talons on their front legs are half a foot long and appear deadly.
   
==Etiquette==
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The breeding of fancy Hippogriffs is an established wizarding career, with known breeders including [[Newton Scamander's mother]]. Images of said fancy Hippogriffs are sometimes put onto [[Fancy hippogriff calendar|calendars]].
{{Quote|Now, firs' thing yeh gotta know abou' hippogriffs is, they're proud. Easily offended, hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do. Yeh always wait fer the hippogriff ter make the firs' move. It's polite, see? Yeh walk towards him, and yeh bow, an' yeh wait. If he bows back, yeh're allowed to touch him. If he doesn' bow, then get away from him sharpish, 'cause those talons hurt.|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] teaches his first class about hippogriffs.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
   
When [[Human]]s approach Hippogriffs, a proper etiquette must be maintained to avoid danger.
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== Physical appearance ==
Hippogriffs are intensely proud creatures, and an individual must show proper respect by bowing to them, and waiting for them to bow in return before approaching. Eye contact should be maintained at all times, without a single blink. The Hippogriff should be allowed to make the first move as this is polite. If offended, it may attack. Hippogriffs are tameable, but only by experts in their care (such as Rubeus Hagrid, [[Care of Magical Creatures]] [[Professor]] and [[Gamekeeper]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]).
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Hippogriff's had the bodies, hind legs, and tails of horses, but the front legs, wings, and heads of what seemed to be giant eagles, with cruel, steel-colored beaks and large, brilliantly, orange eyes. The talons on their front legs were half a foot long and deadly looking.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref>
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 It is stated that once you got over the first shock of seeing something that was, half horse, half bird, you started to appreciate the hippogriffs' gleaming coats, changing smoothly from feather to hair. Hippogriff's also come in different colours: stormy gray, bronze, pinkish roan, gleaming chestnut, and inky black.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref>
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==Etiquette==
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{{Quote|Now, firs' thing yeh gotta know abou' hippogriffs is, they're proud. Easily offended, hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do. Yeh always wait fer the hippogriff ter make the firs' move. It's polite, see? Yeh walk towards him, and yeh bow, an' yeh wait. If he bows back, yeh're allowed to touch him. If he doesn' bow, then get away from him sharpish, 'cause those talons hurt.|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] teaches his first class about hippogriffs|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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[[File:Buckbeak Harry.gif|left|thumb|245x245px|Harry approaching [[Buckbeak]] the Hippogiff slowly and carefully]]
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When [[Human]]s approach Hippogriffs, a proper etiquette must be maintained to avoid danger.Hippogriffs are intensely proud creatures, and an individual must show proper respect by bowing to them, and waiting for them to bow in return before approaching. Eye contact should be maintained at all times, without a single blink. The Hippogriff should be allowed to make the first move as this is polite. If offended, it may attack. Hippogriffs are tameable, but only by experts in their care (such as Rubeus Hagrid, [[Care of Magical Creatures]] [[Professor]] and [[Gamekeeper]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]).
   
 
Although proud, Hippogriffs can also be fiercely loyal and protective of those who have earned their trust, as demonstrated by [[Buckbeak]] on at least two occasions; when he attacked [[Severus Snape]] in defence of [[Harry Potter]] during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and again when he led Hogwarts' [[Thestral]]s in attacking [[Voldemort|Voldemort's]] [[giant]]s during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
Although proud, Hippogriffs can also be fiercely loyal and protective of those who have earned their trust, as demonstrated by [[Buckbeak]] on at least two occasions; when he attacked [[Severus Snape]] in defence of [[Harry Potter]] during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and again when he led Hogwarts' [[Thestral]]s in attacking [[Voldemort|Voldemort's]] [[giant]]s during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
   
==Diet==
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==Behaviour==
The diet of the Hippogriff consists mainly of insects, birds and small mammals such as [[ferret]]s. When breeding, Hippogriffs build nests on the ground, and lay only a single, fragile egg. The egg usually hatches in twenty-four hours. Infant Hippogriffs are capable of flight within a week, but it takes many months before they are strong enough to accompany their parent on long journeys.
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The diet of the Hippogriff consists mainly of insects, birds, and small mammals such as [[ferret]]s. They will sometimes paw at the ground for worms if no other food is readily available.<ref name="PA21">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 21 - (''Hermione's Secret'')</ref> When breeding, Hippogriffs build nests on the ground, and lay only a single, fragile egg. The egg usually hatches in twenty-four hours. Infant Hippogriffs are capable of flight within a week, but it takes many months before they are strong enough to accompany their parents on long journeys.
   
 
==Protection from Muggles==
 
==Protection from Muggles==
Owners of Hippogriffs are required by law to cast a [[Disillusionment Charm]] on the creature every day to prevent it from being seen by [[Muggle]]s.
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Owners of Hippogriffs are required by law to cast a [[Disillusionment Charm]] on the creature every day to prevent it from being seen by [[Muggle]]s. Using Hippogriffs for personal transportation is also illegal under the [[International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy]].<ref>''[[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test]] - Grade 1, Question 11''</ref>
   
 
==Hippogriffs at Hogwarts==
 
==Hippogriffs at Hogwarts==
A [[Hogwarts Hippogriff heard|herd]] of Hippogriffs are kept at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Rubeus Hagrid used them in his first Care of Magical Creatures class in [[1993]].{{HP3}}
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[[File:Hip_lesson.jpg|thumb|251x251px|Hippogriff Lesson in 1993]]A [[Hogwarts Hippogriff heard|herd]] of Hippogriffs are kept at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Rubeus Hagrid used them in his first Care of Magical Creatures class in [[1993]].{{HP3}}
   
 
===Hippogriff-related at events at Hogwarts===
 
===Hippogriff-related at events at Hogwarts===
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*Buckbeak injured [[Draco Malfoy]] in 1993.
 
*Buckbeak injured [[Draco Malfoy]] in 1993.
 
*During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]], Thestrals were led into battle against the [[Death Eaters]] by Buckbeak, a Hippogriff once owned by [[Sirius Black]].{{HP7}}
 
*During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]], Thestrals were led into battle against the [[Death Eaters]] by Buckbeak, a Hippogriff once owned by [[Sirius Black]].{{HP7}}
 
[[File:WeirdSisters.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Weird Sisters|The Weird Sisters]] singing [[Do The Hippogriff]].]]
 
   
 
===Other appearances===
 
===Other appearances===
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[[File:WeirdSisters.jpg|thumb|241x241px|[[Weird Sisters|The Weird Sisters]] singing [[Do The Hippogriff]]]]
   
 
*During the [[Yule Ball]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in [[1994]], Hippogriffs are mentioned in the [[Weird Sisters]] song, [[Do The Hippogriff]]. The song encourages listeners to do a dance that draws its inspiration from this creature, "flyin' off from a cliff" and "swooping down to the ground..."
 
*During the [[Yule Ball]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in [[1994]], Hippogriffs are mentioned in the [[Weird Sisters]] song, [[Do The Hippogriff]]. The song encourages listeners to do a dance that draws its inspiration from this creature, "flyin' off from a cliff" and "swooping down to the ground..."
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Hippogriff}}
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Hippogriff}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[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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*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
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[[Category:XXX Creatures]]
 
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Hippogriff
Species information
Sentience

Sentient

Eye colour

Orange

Related to

Griffin

Native range

Europe

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXX

Status

Beast

"Easily offended, hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do."
Rubeus Hagrid talking to the class about Hippogriffs[src]

A Hippogriff is a magical creature that has the front legs, wings, and head of a giant eagle and the body, hind legs and tail of a horse. It is very similar to another mythical creature, the Griffin, with the horse rear replacing the lion rear. Hippogriffs have cruel, steel-coloured beaks and large, brilliantly orange eyes. The talons on their front legs are half a foot long and appear deadly.

The breeding of fancy Hippogriffs is an established wizarding career, with known breeders including Newton Scamander's mother. Images of said fancy Hippogriffs are sometimes put onto calendars.

Physical appearance Edit

Hippogriff's had the bodies, hind legs, and tails of horses, but the front legs, wings, and heads of what seemed to be giant eagles, with cruel, steel-colored beaks and large, brilliantly, orange eyes. The talons on their front legs were half a foot long and deadly looking.[1]

 It is stated that once you got over the first shock of seeing something that was, half horse, half bird, you started to appreciate the hippogriffs' gleaming coats, changing smoothly from feather to hair. Hippogriff's also come in different colours: stormy gray, bronze, pinkish roan, gleaming chestnut, and inky black.[2]

EtiquetteEdit

"Now, firs' thing yeh gotta know abou' hippogriffs is, they're proud. Easily offended, hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do. Yeh always wait fer the hippogriff ter make the firs' move. It's polite, see? Yeh walk towards him, and yeh bow, an' yeh wait. If he bows back, yeh're allowed to touch him. If he doesn' bow, then get away from him sharpish, 'cause those talons hurt."
Rubeus Hagrid teaches his first class about hippogriffs[src]
Buckbeak Harry

Harry approaching Buckbeak the Hippogiff slowly and carefully

When Humans approach Hippogriffs, a proper etiquette must be maintained to avoid danger.Hippogriffs are intensely proud creatures, and an individual must show proper respect by bowing to them, and waiting for them to bow in return before approaching. Eye contact should be maintained at all times, without a single blink. The Hippogriff should be allowed to make the first move as this is polite. If offended, it may attack. Hippogriffs are tameable, but only by experts in their care (such as Rubeus Hagrid, Care of Magical Creatures Professor and Gamekeeper at Hogwarts).

Although proud, Hippogriffs can also be fiercely loyal and protective of those who have earned their trust, as demonstrated by Buckbeak on at least two occasions; when he attacked Severus Snape in defence of Harry Potter during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and again when he led Hogwarts' Thestrals in attacking Voldemort's giants during the Battle of Hogwarts.

BehaviourEdit

The diet of the Hippogriff consists mainly of insects, birds, and small mammals such as ferrets. They will sometimes paw at the ground for worms if no other food is readily available.[3] When breeding, Hippogriffs build nests on the ground, and lay only a single, fragile egg. The egg usually hatches in twenty-four hours. Infant Hippogriffs are capable of flight within a week, but it takes many months before they are strong enough to accompany their parents on long journeys.

Protection from MugglesEdit

Owners of Hippogriffs are required by law to cast a Disillusionment Charm on the creature every day to prevent it from being seen by Muggles. Using Hippogriffs for personal transportation is also illegal under the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy.[4]

Hippogriffs at HogwartsEdit

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Hippogriff Lesson in 1993

A herd of Hippogriffs are kept at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Rubeus Hagrid used them in his first Care of Magical Creatures class in 1993.[HP3]

Hippogriff-related at events at HogwartsEdit

Other appearancesEdit

WeirdSisters

The Weird Sisters singing Do The Hippogriff

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the Greek word "hippos" meaning "horse" and the magical creature known as the griffin. In this case, it has the body of a horse as opposed to a lion, but keeps the head of an eagle.

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 - (Hermione's Secret)
  4. Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test - Grade 1, Question 11


Care of Magical Creatures
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Professors: Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)
Textbooks: The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts: Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom
Creatures studied: Hippogriffs · Flobberworms · Salamanders · Blast-Ended Skrewts · Nifflers · Unicorns · Thestrals · Bowtruckles · Crups · Fire crabs · Knarls · Kneazles · Porlocks



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