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Acromantula

Ron and Harry are surrounded by giant spiders in Aragog's nest

Highly dangerous giant spiders, of whom Hagrid is rather fond


Acromantula fact file


Appearance

Thick black hair-covered bodies, with a legspan reaching up to fifteen feet

Magic Abilities

Capable of human speech, and possess near-human intelligence

Dangers

Untrainable, man-eating and highly dangerous

Typical Habitats

Originating in Borneo, the Acromantula usually inhabits dense jungle

A spider in the Triwizard Maze with Harry and Cedric.

Teaming up


Aragog's nest in the Forbidden Forest

An Acromantula’s nest


The Acromantula is a monstrous eight-eyed spider capable of human speech. It originated in Borneo, where it inhabits dense jungle...


Extract

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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It would have been my instinct, but from respect of Hagrid, I never harmed a human.


Aragog
Ron and Harry are surrounded by giant spiders in Aragog's nest

Ron’s worst nightmare


Hagrid, Slughorn and Harry at Aragog's Funeral.

Mourning Aragog


‘Well, it’s this giant spider, he’s had it for years ... it lived in the Forest ... it could talk and everything –’


Extract

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Hagrid, Slughorn and Harry at Aragog's burial

Aragog's burial