7 “Myths” Made By Medieval Muggles

Yellow,  it’s Sergos again, back with another Top 7 list. This is a nod to those Muggles who got those wheels turning in J.K. Rowling’s head for her Wizarding World. Each will have a description of a Medieval Muggle, a Wizarding Version, and a Modern Muggle.

Centaur

The Greeks believed them to be children of Ixion (king of Lapiths) and Nephele (a cloud created by Zeus). Often described as wild, lustful beasts. Witches and wizards know them to be quite different. While their origin is unclear, they are not known to be “wild, lustful creatures”. Rather intelligent, they have a knack for Divination (reading the future), Astronomy, and archery. Not fond of humans and very territorial, should always be shown respect. Modern Muggles think that early people who had never seen a person riding a horse, and saw this at a distance and believed it to be a Mythical Creature.

Merpeople

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Females of the kind were usually depicted as beautiful, and greatly desired by sailors, their upper torso was that of a human and the bottom was that of a fish. Often considered bad luck because they lured sailors to their doom. Witches and wizards describe them to be a lot scarier, with grey skin, yellow eyes, and wild green hair. They have “warlike tendencies” and have been known to drag down people to their doom. Modern muggles believe that early people mistook these creatures for manatees and dugongs.

The Loch Ness Sea Monster

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More commonly called “Nessie”, this sea monster is believed to reside in the Scottish Highlands. Believed by locals to be one of the few surviving plesiosaurs. Witches and wizards know it to be a very large kelpie, a shapeshifting water demon, who happens to prefer the form of a sea serpent. Magical law enforcement has had quite a job keeping Nessie under the radar, leading Muggles to believe Nessie is just a hoax.

Fairies

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Often described as a tiny human with magic. Usually depicted with wings of an insect, have personalities similar to that of humans. Witches and wizards know them as very annoying and extremely vain. With a very weak brand of magic, it can’t speak, making high pitched noises to communicate. Modern Muggles believe that the “fairies” seen by ancient European muggles were insects.

Leprechaun 

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Described as little people all dressed in green. These “little people” are highly intelligent and try to keep out of sight of humans. If caught by a human they will grant 3 wishes in return for their release, however, a bad wish may cause bad luck. Witches and wizards know them as mischievous little creatures, who are quite intelligent. These leprechauns are known to make “a realistic gold-like substance” which vanishes after a few hours. Most modern muggles believe these stories to be drunken tales.

Sphinx

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The Sphinx is portrayed in Egyptian Mythology as a creature with the head of a woman and the body of a lion, occasionally with wings. It was located outside Thebes were it asked a riddle, those who failed were eaten and those who succeeded passed. In some stories, it is said to have another second riddle. Witches and wizards themselves use them to “guard valuables and secret hideaways”. Highly intelligent they present only one puzzle or riddle in order to pass, else you be devoured.

“What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?”

Man

“There are two sisters: one gives birth to the other and she, in turn, gives birth to the first. Who are the sisters?”

Day and Night

Unicorn

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With this we conclude that unicorns do exist and that they have now evolved to be hornless. Muggles knew this all along and the scientists are afraid of unicorns and their magical horns. If you liked the post comment, like, and if you want to see more subscribe!

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