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fairy and fairy-like creatures creature from Muggle legends or mythology more info in Fantastic Beasts - click here to order

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Tiny creatures that look like perfectly formed humans with insect wings. They are extremely vain and quarrelsome, liking nothing better than to serve as decoration (see CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS). Fairies have their own weak form of magic, which they use primarily to avoid being eaten by predators. According to Scamander, fairies are held to have very limited intelligence, and they do not use any form of language that humans understand (but see languages) (FB).

Fairy-like creatures

Fairies are common in folklore the world over, usually depicted as small ethereal beings which live out of sight of humans, often in woodlands. Fairies have magical powers to fly, cast spells, and predict the future. They can be friendly but are sometimes depicted as mischievous or even malevolent. Ms. Rowling’s version of fairies is quite different from the traditional type, more like insects than intelligent nature spirits. (The Lexicon page 109).


ferret Muggle


Fireball, Chinese creature from Muggle legends or mythology more info in Fantastic Beasts - click here to order

XXXXX - China

See DRAGONS - CHINESE FIREBALL


Firecrab © by Vic Xntric

fire crab more info in Fantastic Beasts - click here to order

XXX - Fiji

Also written fire-crab (OP31)

The fire crab looks like a tortoise with a jewelled shell which can shoot fire out of its rear end. It is constantly in danger of being killed for its shell, which unscrupulous wizards will use as cauldrons. The fire crab is native to Fiji, where there is a coastal reserve set aside for its protection (FB). Fifth years, for their Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L., had to demonstate how to feed and clean out a fire crab without sustaining serious burns (OP31).

See also BLAST-ENDED SKREWT (GF24).


fire slug

Brazil

Creature that lives in the Brazilian rainforests. Newt Scamander is currently studying fire slugs (fw73).


fish and other water creatures Muggle


Flesh-Eating Slug

Apparently a frightening creature, since someone was scared enough of them to turn a Boggart into one (PA7). Hagrid once needed a repellent for Flesh-Eating Slugs that were getting into the cabbages, and went shopping for it in Knockturn Alley (CS4).


Flobberworm more info in Fantastic Beasts - click here to order

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A ten-inch, toothless brown worm which eats vegetation, especially lettuce. Hagrid, after losing his nerve with the hippogriff debacle, had his third year students raise these for a semester, which was completely pointless as they prefer to be left alone and to do nothing (PA6, FB).

See also FLOBBERWORM USE IN POTIONS.


forest troll more info in Fantastic Beasts - click here to order creature from Muggle legends or mythology

XXXX

See TROLL.


frog Muggle

Ron has a big one in a tank in his room (was filled with frog spawn before). They also live in the Weasleys' garden pond. Frogs are used in potion-making.

See TOADS AND FROGS.


"furballs"

These creatures, described as the color of custard, were available for sale in the Magical Menagerie (PA4). They are probably Puffskeins.


Fwooper © by Vic Xntric

Fwooper

XXX - Africa

African bird with brightly-colored feathers. A Fwooper's song will drive the listener insane, so each bird must be sold with a Silencing Charm on it (FB).


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