Create your own Fantastic Beast contest
Contest sponsored by Alivans, Master Wandmakers and Magical Tours.
Read each entry, then use the poll at the end! Some creatures are totally original, others are inspired by creatures in the series.
1) The Will O the Wisp
They appear in marshes and lonely woodlands, ready to lure a solitary person to their doom. So if you see a golden glow out in the marshy place, it would be wise indeed not to follow the little light in the darkness.
The illumination will sway and steadily go away from you, it will flicker coaxingly; the seemingly friendly light of another forsaken being.
Some say they drown their victims--but no body has ever been found.
We do not know what happens to the wanderers--and you better hope you never find out.
2) Garden Gnome
The Weasley kids and Harry of course entertain themselves with these dizzying garden gnomes. These are not the classical version that we muggles know, but chubby looking magical creatures that infest The BurrowÕs garden. They have potato looking bodies, sharp claws, scrawny feet and not the brightest mind. When itÕs time to get rid of the pest, dealing with it gets a little vicious.
3) The Xenia
All that we know of the Xenia was written by Ashebrook Bastian, who domesticated one of the beasts in 1763. According to his journal, the Xenia has the ability to camouflage itself in an effort to avoid detection. Furthermore, if touched, the animal provides its contact with a vision of their death. Standing 3-4' tall in adulthood, the animal is gray-blue, has red eyes, stiff bristles down its back, and looks like a giant seahorse with bat wings. A life-long vegetarian, this gentle creature eats kelp, eucalyptus leaves and similar plants.
Fairies are woodland creatures that resemble humans but are less than six inches tall and have insect-like wings.They have weak magical powers that they use for defense. They have a testy nature yet their vanity allows them to be docile when asked to act as ornament. That is why this fairy allowed Harry to take a photo of her when he discovered her making a mess of his letter.
Nifflers are burrowing creatures that are attracted to anything shiny. They are small, fluffy, and black with long snouts. They are gentle and affectionate yet can be very destructive in their pursuit of glittery objects. Goblins often use them to dig for treasure.
This niffler got into my house and stole a few pieces of jewelry and some change. I thought he was so cute that I let him in again, and luckily this time he just crashed on our couch.
6) The Fairy
The fairy is one of the most widely known magical creatures. It is a small human-like creature with large see-through wings, and is commonly seen in greenery areas, such as fields, and woodland areas. Although the creature is human-like in many ways, an attribute which sets them apart is that they cannot speak, but instead emit high buzzing sounds. Fairies are not only known throughout the wizarding world, but also in the Muggle world, thus adding itself to the name of the series of Muggle stories called "Fairytales."
Although the Nogtail may look like a pig, it is actually classified as a demon! What distinguishes this dark creature from its mud-wallowing counterpart are its dark narrow eyes, thick stubby tail, and long fast-running legs. Nogtails live in the rural parts of America, Europe, and Russia. They will sneak into a pigsty and suckle on a sow, placing a curse upon the farm. The longer the Nogtail remains undetected, the longer the blight shall last.
8) Fire Crab
According to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a fire crab actually resembles a tortoise with a heavily jeweled shell. Its primary defense mechanism is the ability to shoot flames out its rear end. This version shows a fire crab under attack and imagines that in addition to the flames, the threatened crab's shell will turn fiery colors.
Fire crabs also appear briefly in Prisoner of Azkaban; they are one of the creatures described in the window of the Magical Menagerie when Hermione goes in to choose a pet.
9) Mountain Weregaro
The Moutain Weregaro is a very rare and elusive creature. It can only be found in high moutain reigions. It is known to be extreamly intelligent and rarely aproaches humans. It has the unusual ability to to liquify rock. It uses this ability to trap its prey. It waits for an animal (usually a goat) to step on the rock, and then it liquifies and rehardens the rock, imobilizing it. It can also use this ability to hide, by jumping straight into a boulder. Its various horns are sought after for use in powerful potions.
The perdulopteryx is a small creature with the appearance of a bright blue seahorse with dragonfly-like wings and crab-claws on the top of its head. Just like moths are drawn to light, perdulopteryxÕs are drawn to objects that humans have lost, which they locate with the sensitive light at the end of their tails. They are very rare except for some parts of Southern Africa. Attempts to train them to find wizardsÕ lost glasses, galleons and socks have failed because of their perception that objects found by them are rightfully theirs and donÕt have to be returned.
The Kappa is a scaly monkey-like creature that dwells in water. It has webbed-hands designed not to catch small creatures but to grab travelers passing by. They feed on human blood.
In Harry's third year, professor Snape pointed out that kappas are mainly found in Mongolia but he was wrong. Kappas live in Japan, at least that's what it said in Harry's copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Magical creature, native to Central Africa, that resembles a butterfly - but it is not.
It has two heads with a long neck, and it can ingest clouds, steam or any source of water. Some people think they are responsible for droughts and are considered a bad omen.
It has strong wings and the skin is covered with some kind of leaves; each leaf retains water with magical properties, that can be used for health potions.
They have a long lifespan and may reach a gigantic size.
13) Feras Doloras
Feras Doloras, most fearsome and obnoxious of beasts, is closely related to the dragon. Average height of the Feras Doloras is roughly 40 feet tall and 9 feet wide (Approximate guess, nobody's ever gotten close enough to one to measure it without being swiftly killed by either her massive fangs, a swarm of kittens, or, miraculously, being so excessively annoyed that they actually commited suicide.) They feed only on half-bred creatures, but their main prey consists of Centaurs and "vegetarian Vampires".
There is no known way to kill this evil beast, but Centaur hordes seem to show some promise. She seems to dreadfully afraid of the sounds of Centaur's hooves. Her heart is too small to strike with an arrow, though, so there has been no actual damage to her. She has most of the traits of a Dragon, such as extremely good eyesight, flight, and and an irrational ferocity. They normally live in dark secluded caves that are located across Eastern Europe. There has only been four beasts in known existance, all of which are females. Wizarding explorers and journalists assume that all the males either killed each other in the first mating season or they were simply bored and annoyed out of existance by the females. The average lair of a Feras Doloras is equipped with an average of 42 kittens and massive piles of varied objects that are pink.
A plimpy is a round fish with long legs and webbed feet. It lives in deep lakes and likes to eat water snails. They are not dangerous but they are very annoying to merepeople. To get rid of them they tie the plimy's legs up and throw them away. It doesn't hurt them but it takes them a long time to get untied.
15) North Carolina Cauldron Creepers
Small, sneaky critters that have haunted cooking pots, cauldrons, and kettles of Magical folks and Muggles alike since the state was first colonized by the English in 1585. Distant relatives to Hissing-Highland Gnomes and Norwegian Nisse(n), Cauldron Creepers are masters of jinxes and sticking charms. They are territorial, claiming any empty, but well-used warming vessel for home. Once inside, they demand pumpkin juice and daily portions of family meals. If they are not appeased, they create kitchen chaos including but not limited to burnt bread, spoiled soups, petrified potatoes, and morphing meat.
16) The Toxendti
This rare creature is born from a phoenix egg hatched by a salamander. It has the body of a lizard with feathered wings and mane. Capable of breathing fire, and possessing poisonous feathers, toenails, and back-spikes, the toxendti is one of the most dangerous creatures in our world. They prefer to be hidden from view, residing in dark caves and large crevices with a diet consisting of various large mammals. They are known for giving the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures trouble for devouring muggles who wanders too near the toxendti.
17) The Winged Billyglow
The Winged Billyglow is a very rare, colourful creature with fast fluttering wings. No one is sure how the Billyglow got its name. Some say that a wizard named Billy found the creature when he was looking for a place to hide his treasures. He named the creature Billyglow after his own name and because of the light the Billyglow emits in total darkness. Billyglows live in caves and make sticky pink cobwebs to catch their food. They lift your spirit and look cute, but donÕt be fooled by their appearance: some people have tried to keep them as pets with disastrous consequences!
18) The Ashwinder
The Ashwinder is a rare creature that is found worldwide. It has ember-like eyes and a thin, charcoal gray serpent body. It will emerge from the dying flames of a magical fire, such as floo powder that has burnt for too long unchecked. It only lives for one hour, so it lays its eggs in a dark and lonely spot and then turns into dust. The eggs are very hot. If not found and frozen, then the ashwinder eggs will burst into flames. When they are frozen, they can be used as ingredients in love potions.
A large albino winged creature, with a pair of frog-like legs. Resembles a fish, and can become invisible at will. It is a peaceful and lonely creature. It can be found all over the world, but sightings are rare, since it only likes to become visible under the moonlight. Sileno«s feathers are used in invisibility potions and the scales are useful against anxiety or sadness.
20) Ring Horned Lequark
Found in the deepst darkest parts of the Amazon Rainforest, the Ring Horned Lequark is a very valuable creature to native wizards. It's sleek fur acts as a magical dampener to all spells cast in it's general direction. It is able to sniff out rare magical herbs from miles away. Domestication is hard due to the fact that males tend to butt their horned heads together, causing magical backlash, which can interfere with nearby spells.
Veelas usually look like beautiful young women and when they dance, they magically seduce males around them. When angry, VeelasÕ faces turn bird-like and they grow wings from their shoulders. They can also throw fireballs from their hands.
I decided to draw a Bowtruckle. The Bowtruckle is a creature that looks a bit like a twig (or several twigs put together). They are tree guardians and are known to live in trees that have wood of want quality. They have two long fingers, razor sharp fingers on each hand, which are quite useful to defend their property. They are mostly peaceful, but if someone threatens them or their property or provokes them they, will attack. They are mentioned in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
This is the creature Luna refers to on the Hogwarts Express to Harry and Neville as the creature that flies in through your ears and screws up your brain making your mind all fuzzy. Their Magical attributes are mind illusionments, distractive charms and dumbness encantations. These creatures, though rarely seen due to their size, are massively populated throughout the world traveling from one brain to the next like the common flea. This little guy was hard to capture, but as you can tell he is a great speciment!
The Verlag is a beast-like creature which can be found living in rock formations located at the base of mountains.
They possess sharp pointed teeth and razor-like claws. Verlg are extremely strong and can crush rocks and bones with very little effort. Their skin is resilient and is renowned to repel most spells and charms. It is believed that their blood and horns contain magical properties.
The Verlg are known to be intelligent and can understand the basic human language, nevertheless, it is not sensible to approach them as they are vastly dangerous and will attack if provoked.
This, of course is the recovered field journal of the late great Prof. Chas Toffingston III, great adventurer, scientist and mentor to the famous Newt Scamander (author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) As you know, the Prof went missing many years ago, along with his field journal. It was through great pain, suffering and fiendish acts that I finally recovered it for the world to see.