The Harry Potter Lexicon Link to Main page of the Harry Potter Lexicon.

HPL Bestiary This page has been updated for Book 7.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - named


V

vampire - Veela - Vipertooth, Peruvian


vampire creature from Muggle legends or mythology

Vampires are similar to humans except that they feed on blood. Though not wizards themselves, vampires are able to mix somewhat in the Wizarding world – they occasionally attend social events (HBP16) and products like blood-flavoured lollipops are marketed for them (PA10) – but a close watch has to be kept to ensure they don’t attack innocent bystanders (HBP16, DP2, DP3, DP4). Generally speaking, though, they seem to be feared by wizards. Lockhart bragged about subduing a vampire in one of his books (CS10), for example. Vampires are studied in Defence Against the Dark Arts (CS10, PA3, PA14, GF10). (from The Lexicon page 317).

Thanks to Pippin for help with this list.



Veela creature from Muggle legends or mythology

Female magical beings that have the ability to drive men uncontrollably wild, especially when they ‘turn on’ their charm or perform the sensual dance for which they’re known (GF8, GF22). However, when they get angry, they turn into bird-like creatures which throw fire. A group of veela served as the mascots for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team at the Quidditch World Cup, though they were kicked out when they distracted the referee (GF8). Veela hairs can be used as wand cores (GF18). Fleur Delacour is part veela; her wand's core is a hair from the head of her grandmother, a veela. There are no male veela (JKR). (from The Lexicon page 319).

The veela are based on a number of sources that describe Eastern European nature spirits of legend:


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

XXXXX - Peru

See Dragons - Peruvian Vipertooth.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - named

Harry Potter Lexicon logoAbout Us | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Copyright | ©2000 - 2014 The Harry Potter Lexicon.
NO PART OF THIS PAGE MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY MANNER WITHOUT PERMISSION.
HARRY POTTER, characters, names, and all related indicia are trademarks of Warner Bros. ©2001-2014.

Page layout by Lisa Waite Bunker and Steve Vander Ark, banner graphics by Camilla Engelby © 2007.

Primary editor: Steve Vander Ark. Assistant editor(s): John Kearns, Michele Worley.
Original page date 25 February 2001; Last page update July 12, 2012 SVA