The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts was a book on fighting the dark arts, written by Arsenius Jigger sometime before 1993. It was used by Professor Lupin as a required textbook for his third-year defence against the dark arts class. It was published by Luca Books.
This book had information on various dark creatures, such as:
Behind the scenes
- It is believed by some (though not proven), due to the similarities in text, that the page on werewolves seen in the films is copied from a website.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Not by name)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)