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An illustration of a Welsh Green

Giant, winged, fire-breathing creatures

Dragons fact file


Differs depending on type

Magic Abilities

The heartstrings of dragons are one of the core substances Ollivander uses in his wands



Typical Habitats

All over the world, especially in wilder regions

The egg Hagrid was given by a stranger sits in the fire in his hut, waiting to hatch

The egg in the fire

‘Hagrid – what’s that?’

But he already knew what it was. In the very heart of the fire, underneath the kettle, was a huge, black egg...


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

Illustration of a young Norbert

Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback

An illustration of a Hungarian Horntail

A Hungarian Horntail

Wands Cores

Wand Cores

By J.K. Rowling

And still they walked, Harry getting more and more irritable as he jogged along in their wake, checking his watch every now and then...


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by J.K. Rowling

Harry battles the Hungarian Horntail in the first task

Face to face with the dragon

People try to restrain the four dragons before the first Triwizard Task

Everything you need to know about dragons

‘Cedric,’ said Harry, ‘the first task is dragons.’

‘What?’ said Cedric, looking up.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by J.K. Rowling

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It's hard to stop Muggles noticing us if we're keeping dragons in the back garden - anyway you can't tame dragons, it's dangerous.

Ron Weasley
escaping from Gringotts on a dragon

Escape from Gringotts

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Crikey, I'd like a dragon.

Rubeus Hagrid