Find out about the origins of many “Harry Potter” names without having to dig out your Latin dictionary.
Some of the fantastic beasts of the wizarding world can be found in Asian folklore and mythology. Do you know which ones?
By its prevalence in ancient mythology as well as modern stories, sacrifice is a widely appealing concept. Thus, it comes as no surprise that it not only appears in “Harry Potter” but plays a crucial role.
What do you think about Ilvermorny’s roots being in Native American mythology? Journey to America with us as we guess the future of Ilvermorny in Rowling’s writing.
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.
Legends of merpeople are found all throughout history. Will they be found in “Fantastic Beasts”?
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.