First Years Guide to Ace Defense Against the Dark Arts: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for DADA-101. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

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Lesson Six: Gargoyles & Hags Study Guide

Chapter 7


Gargoyles were created to protect structures from being destroyed by the rain. Grotesques are just for decoration, but it is believed that Gargoyles scared away evil spirits from buildings such as older churches. In the wizarding world, witches & wizards will put a Gargoyle at the front door with a password. The Gargoyle will only let you & others who have the password through. The person who charmed the Gargoyle does not need to say a password.


Hags are ugly living creatures that are human-like with only four toes. They can make potions, but that's all. Hags don't have a classification due to them being as beings. Hags love to eat children & raw liver. Annis Black is well known for a letter she wrote to The Daily Prophet. She made a complaint saying that they shouldn't depict hags as cannibal eating barbarians. Cordelia Misericordia lived from 1298-1401 & was the elected person on the Wizard's Council for all hags.

Fun Facts
Gargoyles are just simple statues in the Muggle world & take after the features of life in the wizarding world.
Hags can't survive on eating other types of meat.
Muggles get the idea of witches from hags.
Centaurs & merpeople don't want to be associated with creatures such as hags.

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