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Rubeus Hagrid

The half-giant Hogwarts gamekeeper loves all creatures and is a tirelessly loyal friend to Harry and Dumbledore

Harry and Hagrid enter Gringotts for the first time.

Harry’s first visit to Gringotts

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Ah, go boil yer heads, both of yeh. Harry - yer a wizard.

Rubeus Hagrid
The exterior of Hagrid's Hut.

Hagrid’s hut

The Gryffindor and Slytherin students learn about Hippogriffs.

Hagrid’s first lesson

Inside Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes


By J.K. Rowling

Professor McGonagall opened her mouth, changed her mind, swallowed and then said, ‘Yes – yes, you’re right, of course. But how is the boy...


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

Pottermore illustrations Hagrid in Azkaban

Hagrid in Azkaban

Hagrid, Slughorn and Harry at Aragog's Funeral.

Mourning Aragog

Hagrid illustration by Jim Kay

Rubeus Hagrid

Professor Grubbly -Plank's lesson on unicorns

Professor Kettleburn

By J.K. Rowling

An illustration of Hagrid when he was a student.

Young Hagrid

Rubeus Hagrid fact file

Full Name

Rubeus Hagrid


6 December 1928


Sixteen inches, oak (it was broken in his third year - repaired and presumably kept in a pink umbrella)




Mr Hagrid (human) and Fridwulfa (giantess)


Resistant to stunning spells, above average strength, crossbowmanship


Gardening, cooking, care of magical creatures