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Wampus Cat

Photograph of a paper model of a Wampus, by artist Andy Singleton

A fast and powerful cat native to Appalacia. It is one of the four house symbols of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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The Wampus crest

Somewhat resembling the mundane mountain lion or cougar in size and appearance, the Wampus Cat is native to Appalachia.


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Wampus Cat fact file




Similar to a cougar or mountain lion. It has yellow eyes and can walk on its hind legs

Magic Abilities

Exceptionally fast and powerful. Reputed to have powers of hypnosis and Legilimency. Wampus hair can be used as a wand core

Typical Habitats



Shares its native region with the Cherokee, who have successfully managed to procure its hair. One of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's house beasts