Seven Magical Creatures We Haven’t Seen Yet
There were a plethora of creatures featured in both Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them books, but not all of them made it into their respective film adaptations. Here are seven terrifying creatures that we have yet to see on screen.
The Chimaera is a rare Greek monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a dragon’s tail. Vicious and bloodthirsty, the Chimaera is extremely dangerous.” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 7)
With its multi-animal characteristics and murderous nature, this Greek creature would be terrifying to encounter.
The Erkling is an elfish creature which originated in the Black Forest in Germany. It is larger than a gnome (three feet high on average), with a pointed face and a high-pitched cackle that is particularly entrancing to children, whom it will attempt to lure away from their guardians and eat.” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 15)
Although not a particularly large creature, the awful laugh and child-eating creature is definitely one to be avoided.
The Lethifold is a mercifully rare creature found solely in tropical climates. It resembles a black cloak perhaps half an inch thick (thicker if it has recently killed and digested a victim), which glides along the ground at night. The earliest account we have of a Lethifold was written by the wizard Flavius Belby, who was fortunate enough to survive a Lethifold attack in 1782 while holidaying in Papua New Guinea. Since it generally attacks the sleeping, though, its victims rarely have a chance to use any magic against it. Once its prey has been successfully suffocated, the Lethifold digests its food there and then in their bed. It then exits the house slightly thicker and fatter than before, leaving no trace of itself or its victim behind.” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 25-27)
The description vaguely resembles a Dementor, another horrible creature, but the fact that it suffocates its victims while they’re sleeping, somehow makes it worse.
This East African beast is arguably the most dangerous in the world. A gigantic leopard that moves silently despite its size and whose breath causes disease virulent enough to eliminate entire villages, it has never yet been subdued by fewer than a hundred skilled wizards working together.” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 31)
Given that this creature is described as ‘the most dangerous in the world’ and has breath poisonous enough to destroy entire villages, the Nudu is the scariest beast in the wizarding world.
The Pogrebin is a Russian demon, barely a foot tall, with a hairy body but a smooth, oversized grey head. When crouching, the Pogrebin resembles a shiny, round rock. Pogrebins are attracted to humans and enjoy tailing them, staying in their shadow and crouching quickly should the shadow’s owner turn around. If a Pogrebin is allowed to tail a human for many hours, a sense of great futility will overcome its prey, who will eventually fall into a state of lethargy and despair. When the victim stops walking and sinks to their knees to weep at the pointlessness of it all, the Pogrebin will leap upon them and attempt to devour them.” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 33)
The Pogrebin is especially terrifying because they often resemble a very innocuous rock until it’s too late.
The Quintaped is a highly dangerous carnivorous beast with a particular taste for humans. Its low-slung body is covered with thick reddish-brown hair, as are its five legs, each of which ends in a clubfoot. “(Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 34-35)
This spider-like creature has a frightening appearance, which is only heightened by its preferences.
These dwarflike creatures live in holes on old battlegrounds or wherever human blood has been spilled. Although easily repelled by charms and hexes, they are very dangerous to solitary Muggles, whom they will attempt to bludgeon to death on dark nights. Red Caps are most prevalent in northern Europe.” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 36)
As Muggles, this description ensures that we will avoid battlegrounds in Northern Europe at night.
What other terrifying creatures are you intrigued to see on screen? Let us know in the comments!