Harry Potter Wiki


14,012pages on
this wiki

The thunderbird was a large, regal avian creature native to the arid Arizona climate in the United States.[2][3] It was closely related to the phoenix.[3] An Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry house was named after this creature. It can create storms as it flies and can sense danger.[1]

The famous wandmaker Shikoba Wolfe used Thunderbird tail feather as a wand core in the early 20th century.[3]

After rescuing a Thunderbird from traffickers in Egypt, Newton Scamander named him Frank and promised to return him to his natural habitat in Arizona.[2]

Physical description

It is described as having a head that is similar to that of an eagle or, in the wizarding world, a Hippogriff. Its multiple powerful wings shimmer with cloud-and sun-like patterns and their flapping can create storms.[2]


Behind the scenes

  • The thunderbird is a legendary creature which features in the mythology of certain indigenous peoples of North America.[4] It is especially prominent within the cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, and is frequently featured in their art, songs, and stories.[4] However, versions of the thunderbird are also found in the traditions of peoples of the American Southwest, Great Lakes, and Great Plains regions of the continent.[4] Accounts of the thunderbird and its characteristics vary, but it is often described as a very large bird, capable of generating storms and thunder as it flies.[4]


See also

Notes and references

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki