Curupiras were red-haired, forest-dwelling dwarves native to Brazil. Curupiras were fiercely protective of any other magical creature, and would defend them when they feel they were being harmed by humans. The feet of the Curupiras faced backwards relative to their bodies.
A group of Curupiras are used as the mascot for the Brazilian National Quidditch team. During the opening ceremony of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, the Curupiras believed that the handlers attempting to stop a fight between the Fijian Dukuwaqa and Norwegian Selma were hurting the creatures and thus attacked, adding to the (already extreme) chaos and bloodshed.
Behind the scenes
- The Curupira is a creature from Brazilian folklore. They have backwards-facing feet to confuse hunters into following them the wrong direction and will attack any poachers they feel take more from their forests than necessary.
- Curupiras were not included in the fifty-second edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- Pottermore (First mentioned)