Episode 25 of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” examines the role of myth in the magic of “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts”, as well as the “Strike” novels, through literary alchemy and symbolism.
Explore the historical relationship between the characterization of Nagini in “Fantastic Beasts” and the way that serpents have been depicted in mythology.
The mythology of “Harry Potter” is rich and colorful, but it’s also fun to compare it to older mythologies and see what’s similar.
Each of the Hogwarts Houses is associated with an animal emblem along with its colors. While the similarity between Gryffindor’s values and the bravery of lions is one of the more obvious connections when it comes to these mascots, I wanted to explore how all of the Houses’ traits are represented through the emblems they were assigned. I’ve already posted my research about Gryffindor’s lion and Ravenclaw’s eagle, so up next is Hufflepuff’s badger. I myself am a good old loyal Hufflepuff, so I will try to refrain from writing a novel about this fantastic house and its mighty badger.