Madame Olympe Maxime, Headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, bred them and used them to pull her carriage in 1994. Her horses drink only single malt whiskey and required forceful handling, it is unknown if this is true for the entire breed.
In 1997 after the death of Albus Dumbledore the Abraxans returned to Hogwarts flying their powder-blue carriage with them, in which Olympe Maxime was travelling in to attend the Funeral of Albus Dumbledore.
During the Calamity which affected the Wizarding world in the 2010s, Abraxans were some of the magical creatures caught up and turned into Foundables, guarded by Confoundable, which had to be overpowered and the Foundables freed returned to their place of belonging, by volunteer wizards and witches of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force.
Their name is probably derived from Abraxas, one of the horses of Aurora, the Dawn, in Roman mythology.
Behind the scenes
- Rubeus Hagrid once claimed to have a friend who bred Abraxan horses, though this was likely only part of a story that he made up to distract Dolores Umbridge. Alternatively, he may have been referring to Olympe Maxime.
- In the film adaptation, they had grey coats instead of palomino coats.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game) (Seen on Game Cover)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- Pottermore (Appears as a Patronus)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Notes and references
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Winged horse
- ↑ (see this image)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15 (Beauxbatons and Durmstrang)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 30 (The White Tomb)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 20 (Hagrid's Tale)
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