An Abraxan is a breed of Winged horse. An Abraxan is a rare possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[2]


They are gigantic and extremely powerful and have an appearance akin to that of a palomino horse. Abraxan hair is white in colour, and is used as an ingredient in potion-making.[3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[3]


Their name is probably derived from Abraxas, one of the horses of Aurora, the Dawn, in Roman mythology.

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Maxime's Abraxans on the grounds of Hogwarts

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.[6] Alternatively, he may have been referring to Olympe Maxime.
  • In the film adaptation, they had grey coats instead of palomino coats.


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An Abraxan as depicted on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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