At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
Description and traits
It resided in valleys, which was unusual as dragons typically resided on mountains. It was generally considered one of the most beautiful dragons, with pearly scales that lined its body, and glittering multi-coloured eyes that had no pupils. The Opaleye's eggs were pale grey and had been known to be mistaken by Muggles for fossils, and its flame was vivid red.
The Opaleye was not particularly aggressive, rarely killing unless it was hungry. Its prey of choice was sheep, but it had been known to attack larger animals. In the 1970s, several kangaroo killings were thought to have been caused by a male Opaleye that had been ousted from its territory by a dominant female.
Behind the scenes
- The dragon that was chained in the Gringotts vault shares the same characteristics as an Opaleye, although the dragon is believed to have become pale due to a lack of sunlight. It is revealed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, however, that the dragon guarding the Lestrange Vault is actually a Ukrainian Ironbelly.
- It is possible this breed was somewhat inspired by both the Taniwha and the Rainbow Serpent, New Zealand Māori, and Australian Aboriginal deities with high cultural impacts.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (First appearance)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Notes and references
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