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- "The first recorded Basilisk was bred by Herpo the Foul, a Greek Dark wizard and Parselmouth, who discovered after much experimentation that a chicken egg hatched beneath a toad would produce a gigantic serpent possessed of extraordinarily dangerous powers."
- —Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[src]
Behind the scenes
- Ironically, Herpo the Foul was also responsible for creating the first Horcrux which are known to be vulnerable to Basilisk venom. It is unknown if there is any further connection.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card) (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Mentioned only)
- Wizard of the Month (Herpo the Foul) (Mentioned only)