Lessons from a Centaur?

How could it be that children could lessons from a centaur? Is he not to big for the door in the divination class? And why except M.O.M well a centaur and not Sybill?--Station7 22:04, November 29, 2009 (UTC)

Centaurs can speak English and communicate with humans and they may have allowed Firenze to teach because it is widly known that centaurs are very good at Divination. When Dolores Umbridge left the school Sybill and Firenze taught Divination togther. --Joe.Blanchard4 02:29, June 14, 2012 (UTC) 22:29, June 13, 2012 (UTC)

Plus, let's face it, Sybil was a lousy Divination teacher! Dumbledore only hired her because she had that one vision of Harry beating Voldemort (one of the two visions she ever had in her whole life). I still can't believe he would let her teach just because of that. The woman was completely useless. As for the doors; don't forget Hogwarts is a magical school. They have doors that appear and disappear at will, stairways that move, not to mention additional rooms that keep popping up every now and then. It's not hard to believe that the doors will grow and/or widen to allow those of a larger stature to enter. Storyseeker1 (talk) 12:46, August 12, 2012 (UTC)


Having just finished my OP audiobook again, I´m very sure that he is never refered to as "Professor" Firenze. Both the students (including Parvati, who, unlike Harry, did not know him before) and Professor Dumbledore (when introduving him to Professor Umbridge) just refer to him as Firenze. Couldn't it be that, being a centaur, he did not like beinmg adressed with academic titles?--Rodolphus (talk) 19:26, August 4, 2016 (UTC)

Did a quick search through all the ebooks and Firenze is never called Professor (Dumblesore even seems to avoid the term saying "I have already found us a new Divination teacher"); however, as the teacher of Divinations is Professor a correct title because of his occupation? Are there other teachers who are not called Professor? --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:42, August 4, 2016 (UTC)

Madam Hooch, and if we take other schools into consideration, Madame Maxime.--Rodolphus (talk) 19:47, August 4, 2016 (UTC)