At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
The Bicorn was a dangerous cow-like magical beast possessing two horns that shed annually. Their horns were used as an ingredient in potion, including the Polyjuice Potion. Their horns were thus gathered after it had shed when the Bicorn wasn't looking.
Behind the scenes
- In mythology, the Bicorn (also known as the Bicrone or Bulchin) was a creature with two horns. It has the reputation of devouring kind-hearted and devoted husbands. It is described as very fat and good-natured. There was another beast called the chichevache which fed on obedient wives, but it was said that the "famished beast" was thinner than the bicorn, for "its food always fell short."
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, "Bicorn" is misspelled "Bihorn" in Moste Potente Potions.
- Bicorns were not covered in the fifty-second edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - (Game Boy Color version)
- Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894