Rubeus Hagrid is the beloved half-giant in the Harry Potter franchise. He is a character thought up by J.K. Rowling and portrayed by Robbie Coltrane. With his giant bushy beard, many pockets, and love for exotic and dangerous animals, Hagrid is a unique character that managed to capture our hearts with his very first scene. He is one of the few characters who was introduced even before Harry Potter himself, since he was the one who brought Harry to the Dursleys.
Hagrid is a man who is not ashamed to be emotional. He cries many times in the seven books, including when his giant spider friend, the Acromantula, dies. He is also very brave, and does not shy away from confrontation. His extreme loyalty for Albus Dumbledore combined with his strength sometimes causes him to act rashly, such as when Igor Karkaroff insults Dumbledore and Hagrid nearly chokes him to death.
Another positive fact about this lovable giant is that he manages to survive until the end of the series. Even though so many other characters die, he is one of the few who Rowling did not kill off. Hagrid is even in the epilogue, as he is mentioned to have invited the next generation over for tea.
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Which house was Hagrid in?
Hagrid was once a kid who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like any other ordinary witch or wizard. The only difference was that he was unordinary. Hagrid is not fully human, but instead half-giant. His mother is a full giant and his father is a wizard, a story he shares reluctantly with Harry. He does not speak of his mother a lot, since she was not a great maternal figure, but he did love his father. What house was he in at Hogwarts?
What does Hagrid keep hidden under his pink umbrella?
Poor Rubeus Hagrid, expelled from Hogwarts in his third year. This meant that at the young age of thirteen, he was prohibited from performing any magic. At the request of Albus Dumbledore, Hagrid was permitted to remain on Hogwarts grounds to work. His love for animals led him to welcome a dog to his hut and, briefly, an illegal dragon. Even though Hagrid never completed his education, Dumbledore never discriminated against him and even vouched for him in times of need. What did Hagrid hide in his umbrella?
Why was Hagrid expelled from Hogwarts?
Hagrid was expelled from his school in his third year at Hogwarts. It was a very strange year at the magical school that year, as Harry witnesses through other people's memories. The Chamber of Secrets was opened by Tom Riddle that year and the Basilisk killed Moaning Myrtle. Hagrid also bred Acromantulas, since he had a liking for all animals, even unpleasant ones. Since Dumbledore was not yet headmaster, he could not control the actions of the administration when Hagrid was expelled. Why did the expel him?
What is Hagrid's job title at Hogwarts?
Dumbledore always did his best to make sure that Hagrid was taken care of and left unharmed. Despite the fact that Hagrid is an easy target due to his status as half-giant, Dumbledore tried his best to ward off anyone trying to take advantage of this status. One of his ways of doing this was to offer Hagrid a job and place at Hogwarts for as long as he wanted. Hagrid lives on the grounds and enjoys working at his old school. What job does Hagrid have?
How does Hagrid rescue baby Harry from Godric's Hollow?
Harry Potter almost died when he was a baby. On that treacherous night, Voldemort entered his home, killed his parents, and then tried to kill Harry. Thanks to Lily's love for Harry, the curse rebounded and hit Voldemort instead. Harry was left in his crib without a family. Hagrid was sent by Dumbledore to retrieve the infant and bring him to the Durselys. Hagrid did just this, meeting both Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall there. How did Hagrid get from Godric's Hollow to the Dursleys?
How does Hagrid curse Dudley Dursley?
When Hagrid comes to tell Harry that he is welcome to come to Hogwarts, he faces opposition from the Dursleys. Since Harry was not permitted to read his letter and thus never received it, Hagrid makes his way all the way to the hut that the Dursleys are hiding in to deliver it in person. To his shock, he learnes that the Dursleys had hidden Harry's identity from him. He ends up cursing Dudley and terrifying the family. What did he do to Dudley?
What does Hagrid buy Harry for his birthday?
After Hagrid tells Harry that he is a wizard and what this all means, he brings the young boy to Diagon Alley to purchase everything he needs for school. Lots of time is spent purchasing a wand, Harry learns about broomsticks, they eat ice cream, and even run into Draco Malfoy. Harry then gets to visit Gringotts, finding lots of wizarding coins in his vault at the bank. This is Harry's first experience with wizarding society and it is extraordinary. What does Hagrid purchase there for Harry's birthday?
What does Dumbledore ask Hagrid to pick up from Gringotts Vault 713?
When Hagrid brings Harry to Gringotts, the wizarding bank, Harry learns that his parents left him money. The boy had never had any of his own money before, and is very intrigued by the foreign currency. However, what interests him more is the secret package that Hagrid picks up for Albus Dumbledore. Hagrid refuses to reveal what is inside the package and says that is top secret. Harry, Ron, and Hermione only discover what it is later in the book. What was in Vault 713?
What is Hagrid's dog's name?
Hagrid is well known for loving animals of all shapes and sizes. He has had a giant spider and a dragon, believing that both are adorable and kind. He even named a vicious three-headed dog "Fluffy." Contrary to all of these terrifying creatures, Hagrid also owns a sweet dog. The dog is an adorable pet who enjoys company and never tried to eat anyone. He is the least threatening of all of Hagrid's pets, yet he has a scary name. What is the dog's name?
What food is Hagrid terrible at making?
Hagrid's position as Gamekeeper at Hogwarts means that he has enough time to relax in his hut with his dog. He likes to invite Harry over often, who brings along his friends, Ron and Hermione. When they all get together, either for a social call or because the trio is grilling Hagrid for information, Hagrid always offers them tea and snacks. However, there is one food that Harry says could break his teeth. Which food is it that Hagrid makes imperfectly?
What does Hagrid name the dragon that he hides in his hut?
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Hagrid acquires a dragon egg and puts it in his hut. He keeps it warm with fire and it remains a secret until the trio realizes what is going on. They are present while it hatches, and while it is young and weak at first, it quickly learns how to breathe fire. Since Hagrid lives in a wooden hut, this is an obvious hazard and Ron arranges for his brother to come pick the dragon up. What was this dragon's name?
What does Hagrid tell Harry and Ron to do to find information about the Chamber of Secrets?
When the Chamber of Secrets is reopened and many Muggle-borns are harmed, Harry and Ron come to Hagrid with many questions. Since Hermione is one of the victims, it is up to them to solve the problem. When authority figures show up, Harry and Ron hide beneath the Invisibility Cloak. Hagrid calls out discreetly to them and tells them how to find more information. When they follow through with his directions, they discover something important. What does Hagrid tell them to do?
Why is Hagrid brought to Azkaban in book two?
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Chamber of Secrets is opened for the second time. This means that Muggle-borns are in danger and many of them are Petrified by the Basilisk. All year, they are stuck like statues in the hospital wing waiting for the Mandrakes to be ready to cure them. Not only is there a Basilisk on Hogwarts grounds that year, but a dragon and Acromantulas too, thanks to Hagrid. Why is he arrested in this book?
What subject does Hagrid teach?
In Harry, Ron, and Hermione's third year at Hogwarts, Hagrid gets hired to teach a class. He sometimes teaches them things that are illegal, and so Hermione makes it her responsibility to help Hagrid plan classes that will not get him fired. Hagrid enjoys teaching, even though the Slytherins make it difficult for him. Harry, Ron, and Hermione always make sure to be attentive and kind, since Hagrid is more of a friend to them than an authority figure. What subject does he teach?
What animal does Hagrid introduce to his class that harms Draco?
Hagrid is a very eager individual who introduces animals to his class that are not always the friendliest. He brings one animal in particular that is friendly as long as you are polite to it. Draco Malfoy, wanting to ruin Hagrid's lesson, insults the beast and is harmed. This puts Hagrid under a great deal of stress, but of course he keeps his job. He starts bringing more docile animals for his students to learn about after this. What animal attacked Draco Malfoy?
Who does Hagrid develop a crush on in the fourth book?
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hogwarts hosts the Triwizard Tournament. The competition brings new wizards and witches into the Hogwarts grounds for everyone to mingle with. One of these people is Madam Maxime, the headmistress of Beauxbatons and another is Victor Krum. Even Rita Skeeter is a new character, the reporter who twists people's words with her magical quill. During all of the drama, Hagrid develops a crush on a certain lucky woman. Who does he have feelings for?
Which task does Hagrid help Harry with in advance?
The Triwizard Tournament is made up of three tasks. The first forces the competitors to steal an egg from a live, fully-grown dragon. The second has them swim into the Lake and rescue their friends, all the while battling the creatures in it. The third has them trying to get through a maze filled with magical creatures, a riddle, and other magical obstacles. Harry has help with several parts of the tasks, even when he is meant to work alone. Which part does Hagrid help him with?
What is the name of Hagrid's half-brother?
Hagrid had been abandoned by his mother as a child since he was too small. The reason for this is that he is a half-giant. His mother rejoined her group of giants and found a new mate, but her child was too small again, despite him being a full-blooded giant. She abandoned him, too. In the fifth book, it is revealed that Hagrid has been hiding his half-brother in the Forbidden Forest, since he'd been bullied in his old home. What is his name?
Why does Dolores Umbridge constantly try to fire Hagrid?
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge joins the Hogwarts staff as the professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts. When she ascends to the position of High Inquisitor, she begins monitoring the other classes and giving criticism. She uses her power to punish the students and invent new rules. She even fires Professor Trelawney and annoys the other teachers. She tries to fire Hagrid, but Dumbledore prevents it while he is at the school. Why is she so intent on firing Hagrid?
What is the name of Hagrid's Acromantula?
Hagrid raised his Acromantula when he attended Hogwarts as a student. The Acromantula's family nearly eats Harry and Ron in the second book, then makes a return in the sixth. When the Acromantula dies, Hagrid invites Harry to the funeral. He goes because he drinks a luck potion that makes him feel like he should. It ends up being very useful for him, since he encounters an inebriated Slughorn who he gets important information from. What is the Acromantula's name?
When is Hagrid's hut set on fire?
Hagrid's hut is a home full of warmth and good memories. Harry, Ron, and Hermione spend a lot of time there, both when they are permitted to and when it is prohibited. They often use the Invisibility Cloak to sneak over and grill Hagrid for information that he unwillingly he gives up. Hagrid brews tea for them, feeds them treacle tart and rock cakes, and lets them pet Fang. At one point in the series, it nearly burns to the ground. When does this happen?
How does Hagrid transport Harry in "The Seven Potters?"
In the seventh book, a bunch of Harry's friends use Polyjuice Potion to change their appearances and look like Harry. They do this so that Harry can safely be moved to the Weasleys without the Death Eaters knowing who he is. They are all partnered up with someone who does not look like Harry, and the real Harry is with Hagrid. During their flight, Hedwig dies, Hagrid passes out, and Harry faces Voldemort. How does Hagrid fly Harry to the Weasleys?
What does Hagrid give Harry for his seventeenth birthday?
Harry's birthday is July 31. On his seventeenth birthday, he is at the Burrow with the Weasleys and other close friends. Since it is the day before Bill and Fleur's wedding, Harry insists that they don't make it into a big deal. Of course, they don't listen and celebrate it anyway. Molly Weasley makes him a cake shaped like a Snitch and Harry feels the love of a family. Hagrid gets him a very special, magical gift. What does he get for Harry?
Why is Hagrid almost arrested in the seventh book?
Unlike the previous years, Harry does not see Hagrid during the school year in the seventh book. Usually, they are together during the duration of the school year and apart in the summer. Instead, Harry is off hunting Horcruxes while school is in session and only sees Hagrid in the summer and at the end of the book. He hears about Hagrid's near arrest on the radio and worries about his friend. What does Hagrid do that causes him to nearly be arrested?
Which Death Eater does Hagrid fight in the Battle of Hogwarts?
During the Battle of Hogwarts, everyone duels someone. There is fighting going on all around, spells whizzing through the air and bodies dropping to the ground. Harry has the most difficult job of all: battling Lord Voldemort. Although there are so many tragedies that occur on the good side of the war, the Death Eaters suffer as well. They are defeated by the members of the Order of the Phoenix, Hogwarts students, and others. Who does Hagrid defeat in this war?