Some of the most hilarious moments in the Harry Potter series and movies have had to do with Hagrid’s exotic collection of “pets.” The Pottermore Insider is asking fans to vote on which creature has been their favorite.
Happy Birthday TOOO YOOOU!!!! Happy Birthday TOOOO YOOOOOU! Happy BIRTHDAY dear HAAAAGRRRIDDD! HAAAAAPPPY BIIIRTHDAAAAAY TOOOOO YOOOOOOU!!!!!
Seriously, though, have a very Happy Hagrid’s Birthday!!
He was the character that brought Harry Potter into the wizarding world. He acted as a mentor, friend, and protector in countless situations. We know him as Hagrid, and it’s obvious why the Pottermore Insider chose to honor him with a fantastic post filled with fan art.
Hagrid is the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts but is also entrusted with the tasks of delivering Harry to the Dursleys and later, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, informing him that he is a wizard.
As Harry settles into his life at Hogwarts, he, Ron and Hermione become very good friends with Hagrid. They often visit the gamekeeper in his wooden house on the edge of the Forbidden Forest where they sample inedible rock cakes and drink tea.
Hagrid’s love of dangerous creatures is well-known at Hogwarts, and his pets have included Norbert, an illegal Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, and Fluffy, a frightening three-headed dog.
Being the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts also means that Hagrid is responsible for looking after the grounds from the foreboding Forbidden Forest to the great black lake, as well as contributing towards Hogwarts’ festive decorations, with giant pumpkins and Christmas trees.
These were my personal favorites from the collection of fan contributions about Hagrid, but be sure to check out the link for more!
Now here’s some really amazing Harry Potter fan art for you! These cartoon styled drawings are fun, lighthearted and are making some folks long for a Harry Potter animated series. They are the work of the brilliant TwiggyMcBones on Deviant art who has even more great drawings you need to check out. Not only has she created art using many of the characters we know and love, but she has also gone one step further and added some characters from the next generation. Make sure you scroll down to the final image to see her piece titled Rose and Scorpius Commission where she has imagined the daughter of Ron and Hermione as Draco’s son’s classmate!
Please visit TwiggyMcBones page on DeviantArt HERE to see more or her amazing Harry Potter Fan Art!
Come on. Do it. I DARE you!!!!
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Harry is not your typical boy. As a baby his parents were murdered by a Dark Wizard named Lord Voldemort. Lord Voldemort was trying to gain followers and if anyone was against him, he would kill them on the spot. He went to James and Lily Potter’s home to try to change their minds to join his cause. When they stood against him, he killed them with the strongest killing curse, Avada Kedavra. Lily gave her life for her son and in doing so when Voldemort tries to kill him the curse rebounded. When this happened, it left but a mere scar on Harry’s head. As soon as the Magical world heard the news that the Potter’s murder Professor Albus Dumbledore sent the half giant Hagrid to retrieve Harry from the house. Professor Dumbledore took Harry to his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon Dursley’s home. They were the ONLY family he had left. Granted they were not a magical family, quite the opposite actually. They were a Muggle family; they hated the Magical kind. They too had a son, Dudley, the most spoiled and rather plump child.
Professor Dumbledore left Harry and a note on the door step of the Dursley’s home on Number 4 Privet Drive. Harry’s life was not the happy life that most children had. He lived in the cupboard under the stairs. He wore Dudley’s hand-me-downs that were several sizes too big. Little did Harry know, but he was no ordinary boy. He was a wizard. The Dursleys had told him that his parent’s died in a car crash. He was never allowed to ask too many questions. One day months before his 11th birthday he had received his first letter. This was no ordinary letter and Vernon knew this. When he took the letter, he thought that would have been the end out it. But day by day letters began to appear more and more each time. They came in such great numbers that Vernon knew that they needed to leave and go as far away as they possibly could so that no one would no where they were. When he found the perfect place, it was on it’s own island.
No one would be crazy enough to bring letters to them, or so he thought. That night there was a knock, to say in the least, at the door. The door came flying off it’s hinges! A huge man walked through the door with very wild hair and beard. This man was Hagrid! This was the night that Harry learned the truth about who he was. He was the son of two outstanding Magical people. He learned of a school where he would be taught how to become a Wizard. That night Harry’s life changed! From then on Harry was no longer a no name. Everyone in the Wizarding world knew who he was! In his life time he fought off the great Dark Lord 8 times. He had help of some of the best friends anyone could have asked for Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The trio spent year after year fighting the Dark Lord. And together they set the world right. This was the beginning of an amazing life….
Keep a look out for more on “Getting to know Harry Potter.”