The horned toad was a creature used in the brewing of certain potions.

Modesty Rabnott thought Barberus Bragge may turn her into a horned toad, or worse, for rescuing the first Golden Snidget released during a Quidditch match.[1]

In the 1994–1995 school year, Professor Snape assigned Neville Longbottom the task of disembowelling a barrel full of horned toads as punishment for melting his sixth cauldron in Potions class.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • It is unclear if the horned toad is in fact a toad, or a lizard such as the Hornedtoad Lizard.


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 4 (The Arrival of the Golden Snitch)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)