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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', [[Severus Snape]] describes the [[Dark Arts]] as though they were a creature similar to the classical depiction of a hydra: one that regrows two heads for every one that is cut off.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', [[Severus Snape]] describes the [[Dark Arts]] as though they were a creature similar to the classical depiction of a hydra: one that regrows two heads for every one that is cut off.
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*It's unknown whether or not hydras actually exist in the Harry Potter Series as they aren't mentioned in [[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]. It's possible that they are mythical, however as [[Cockatrice|Cockatrices]] are also omitted, it is certainly possible that hydras do exist.
 
 
 
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[[fr:Hydre]]
 
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[[Category:Creatures with multiple heads]]
 
[[Category:Creatures with multiple heads]]

Latest revision as of 17:37, November 7, 2015

Hydra
Hydra
Species information
Distinction(s)

Nine heads

Status

Extinct/Mythical (possibly)[1]

The Hydra is a serpent-like beast with nine heads. The Hydra's nine heads are used to symbolise the number nine in the runic alphabet. [2]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. As they aren't mentioned in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real), it is likely they are quite rare or are extinct. Alternatively, the Hydra may be a mythical creature.
  2. J. K. Rowling's Official Site


Study of Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes Made Easy
Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin

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