What is a Hodag?

How Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them author, Newt Scamander, classifies the Hodag

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by Newt Scamander

The Hodag is horned, with red, glowing eyes and long fangs, and the size of a large dog. The Hodag’s magic resides largely in its horns which, when powdered, make a man immune to the effects of alcohol and able to go without sleep for seven days and seven nights. Like the Snallygaster, the Hodag is a North American creature whose antics have excited considerable Muggle interest and curiosity. It feeds largely on Mooncalves and is consequently attracted to Muggle farms at night. MACUSA’s Department of No-Maj Misinformation has put in considerable work to successfully convince Muggles that sightings of Hodags have been hoaxes.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J.K. Rowling