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Unicorns

Hogwarts students learn about unicorns in Care of Magical Creatures

Beautiful, pure-white horned horses with highly magical properties


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It’s not easy ter catch a unicorn, they’re powerful magic creatures. I never knew one ter be hurt before.


Rubeus Hagrid
Unicorn tail hair, which has highly magical properties

Unicorn tail hair


The unicorn is a beautiful beast found throughout the forests of northern Europe...


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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wands Cores

Wand Cores

By J.K. Rowling


Professor Grubbly -Plank's lesson on unicorns

A lesson on unicorns


The centaur didn’t answer. He had astonishingly blue eyes, like pale sapphires. He looked carefully at Harry, his eyes lingering on the scar


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

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They prefer the woman’s touch, unicorns. Girls to the front, and approach with care.


Professor Grubbly-Plank
The Forbbiden Forest at night.

First foray into the forest


Unicorns fact file


Appearance

Pure-white horned horse, foals are golden and then turn silver before reaching adulthood

Magic Abilities

The horn, hair and blood all possess highly magical properties

Dangers

Not aggressive without cause, but should be treated with great respect

Typical Habitats

Usually found in forests throught northern Europe

Allegiance

Generally avoids human contact, but has a stronger affinity with witches than wizards