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Arachnids, eight-legged creatures similar to insects. Magical spiders can be quite terrifying.

  • The cupboard under the stairs was full of spiders (PS2).
  • Ron Weasley’s greatest fear is spiders, ever since the twins turned his teddy bear into a giant spider when he was little. He can work with dead spiders as potion ingredients without difficulty, however (CS9, PA7).
  • acromantula (FB, CS15, GF31, OP16)
  • The fake Moody used three spiders to demonstrate the Unforgivable Curses (GF14).
  • Lee Jordan had a giant tarantula¬†in a box (PS6)
  • Harry encountered an acromantula in the maze of the third task. He and Cedric defeated it together (GF31, (OP16).
  • Spiders the size of saucers infested a dresser at number twelve, Grimmauld Place (OP6).
  • The Weasleys’ broom shed, where Dumbledore talked with Harry after recruiting Slughorn, is full of spiders (HBP04).


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