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Horned Serpent

Photograph of a paper model of a Horned Serpent, by artist Andy Singleton

A large, horned snake with numerous magical properties. Ilvermorny's founder Isolt Sayre befriended one and named a school house after it

Horned Serpent fact file




Has a horned head. Certain American species also sport a jewel in the forehead

Magic Abilities

Emits a low musical note to sound danger. Shavings from its horn can be used as wand cores. Its jewel is said to grant powers of invisibility and flight.

Typical Habitats

Various species can be found globally. The largest group belongs to North America


A Horned Serpent was said to have bonded with Ilvermorny founder Isolt Sayre

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The Horned Serpent crest

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Madam Picquery of Horned Serpent house

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Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

By J.K. Rowling

A legend exists concerning the founder of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Isolt Sayre, and a Horned Serpent.


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Friend of the Serpent

Wands Cores

Wand Cores

By J.K. Rowling