21MOST POWERFUL: HIPPOGRIFF
Hippogriffs are magical creatures with the hind quarters of a horse, but the wings, head, and front appendages of an eagle. Hagrid brings Hippogriffs to Harry Potter’s first ever Care of Magical Creatures lesson at Hogwarts. They can make faithful friends to those who earn their trust. However, they are extremely
proud beasts, prone to lashing out at any one who offends them.
Draco Malfoy learned this lesson the hard way. Hagrid warned the students that Hippogriffs may only be approached if a mutual bow is exchanged. However, Draco ignored this and approached Buckbeak the Hippogriff head on. Buckbeak slashed Malfoy’s arm with his massive talons and Hagrid had to end the lesson prematurely to treat Malfoy.