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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Hippocampus

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Hippocampus
Type Magical Creature
Features Head, forequarters horse, hindqaurters, tail giant fish
First Appearance Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Contents

OverviewEdit

Hippocampi are the equine equivalent of Muggle "mermaids": forequarters and head of a horse, and tail of a fish.

Extended DescriptionEdit

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The Hippocampus is largely a Mediterranean beast, though a single example was caught off the coast of Scotland by Mermen in 1949.

AnalysisEdit

While the Hippocampus does not appear in the main story, it does appear in the stated from in Muggle mythology. The name has also been used to identify a part of the structure of the brain which is apparently somehow involved with the creation and storage of memories.

QuestionsEdit

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater PictureEdit

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