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{{Creature infobox
 
{{Creature infobox
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|image = [[File:Lion.jpg|thumb]]
|image=[[File:Lion.jpg|250px]]
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|name = Lion
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|skin = Brown-golden
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|hair = Mane
|sentience=Sentient
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|related = *[[Tiger]]
|skin=Brown-golden
 
|eyes=
 
|hair=Mane
 
|feathers=
 
|related=*[[Tiger]]
 
 
*[[Cat]]
 
*[[Cat]]
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|native = *[[Africa]]
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*[[Asia]]
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*[[India]]
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|mortality = Mortal
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|distinction = Carnivorous
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|affiliation = [[Gryffindor]]
|affiliation=[[Gryffindor]]
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|class = Non-[[magic]]al
|class=Non-[[magic]]al
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|status = Extant
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{{Quote|Heart of a lion, this one|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], sarcastically, after [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] pretends to faint upon seeing the shed skin of the [[Serpent of Slytherin]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)}}
   
{{Quote|Heart of a lion, this one|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], sarcastically, after [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] pretends to faint upon seeing the shed skin of the [[Serpent of Slytherin]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)}}
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A '''lion''' is a carnivorous mammal. It is the second-largest living [[cat]] after the [[tiger]].<ref>{{Wikilink|Lion}}</ref>
   
A '''lion''' is a carnivorous mammal. It is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. <ref>"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion Lion]" on Wikipedia</ref> It is the mascot of [[Gryffindor]] [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] as it represents courage and chivalry, the two most pronounced traits of a Gryffindor. In addition, [[Luna Lovegood]] made [[Luna Lovegood's lion hat|a hat in the shape of a lion's head]], and would wear it at all [[Quidditch]] games between Gryffindor and [[Slytherin]] Houses, to show her support for Gryffindor, over Slytherin.
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==Lions in the wizarding world==
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It is the mascot of [[Gryffindor]] [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]],<ref name="PM">{{PM}}</ref> as it represents courage and chivalry, the two most pronounced traits of a Gryffindor. In addition, [[Luna Lovegood]] made [[Luna Lovegood's lion hat|a hat in the shape of a lion's head]], and would wear it at all [[Quidditch]] games between Gryffindor and [[Slytherin|Slytherin House]]s, to show her support for Gryffindor, over Slytherin.<ref name="OOTP19">{{OOTP|B|19}}</ref>
   
At the [[1994 Quidditch World Cup]], the scarves for those supporting [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]] were adorned with lions that really roared.<ref name="GF7">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 7 - (''Bagman and Crouch'')</ref>
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Many [[magic]]al [[beast]]s have the physical features of lions. [[Sphinx]]es and [[Manticore]]s are magical beasts that have the body of a lion and the head of a [[human]].<ref name="GF31">{{GOF|B|31}}</ref> [[Chimaera]]s have the head of a lion, the body of a [[goat]], and the tail of a [[dragon]]. [[Griffin]]s have bodies that are part lion and part [[eagle]]. [[Kneazle]]s have a lightly plumed tail that resembles a lion's.<ref name="FBR">{{FB|R}}</ref> [[Zouwu]]s have a mane that resembles a lion's.<ref name="COGS">{{COG|S}}</ref>
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It is a possible corporeal form of the [[Patronus Charm]].<ref>{{see image|File:Lion-patronus.jpg}}</ref><ref>{{See image|File:Lioness Patronus.png}}</ref> [[Patricia Rakepick]]'s Patronus took the form of a lioness.<ref>{{HM|6|18}}</ref>
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==History==
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[[File:FBAWTFT_Lion.png|thumb|An escaped Lion from Central Park Zoo]]
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On [[6 December]] [[1926]], a lion escaped from the [[Central Park Zoo]] in [[New York]] as a results of damages done by the [[Erumpent]] set loose from [[Newton Scamander's suitcase]]. It was seen later wandering the streets of the [[Diamond District]] by [[Newton Scamander]], [[Jacob Kowalski]], and the [[New York Police Department]].<ref>{{FB|S|50}}</ref>
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At the [[1994 Quidditch World Cup]], the scarves for those supporting [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]] were adorned with lions that really roared.<ref name="GF7">{{GOF|B|7}}</ref>
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Later [[1994|that year]], while introducing a dance lesson for the [[Yule Ball]], [[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] stated that inside every boy was a lordly lion prepared to prance.<ref name="GOFfilm">{{GOF|F}} - Chapter 16 (''Dancing Mood'')</ref>
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In the summer of [[1996]], when observing him for the first time, the [[Prime Minister]] thought that [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] looked rather like an old lion.<ref name="HBP1">{{HBP|B|1}}</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*One of the many forms a [[Fiendfyre]] can take is a lion.
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*When [[Tom Felton]] was asked about what magical pet he would like to have, he said it would be a pink lion, an animal not featured in canon.<ref>https://www.pottermore.com/news/what-magical-pets-would-the-harry-potter-cast-have-in-the-wizarding-world</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{PS|F}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{PS|G}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{COS|F}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{COS|G}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Statue}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{POA|G}} {{Comment|Statue}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Comment|Lion scarves}}
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*{{GOF}} {{Comment|Lion scarves}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{GOF|F}} {{Mention}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{GOF|G}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Comment|Lion hat}}
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*{{OOTP}} {{Comment|Lion hat}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{OOTP|F}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{OOTP|G}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{HBP}} {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{HBP|F}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{HBP|G}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]'' {{Comment|Hogwarts crest}}
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*{{DH|F2}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{HPPU}} {{Comment|Hogwarts crest}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{LEGO}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*{{LEGO|B}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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*{{LEGO|C}} {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]'' {{Comment|Gryffindor sign}}
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*{{PM}} {{c|Appears as a [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]]}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Cats]]
 
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Revision as of 23:00, May 5, 2020

"Heart of a lion, this one"
Ron, sarcastically, after Gilderoy Lockhart pretends to faint upon seeing the shed skin of the Serpent of Slytherin[src]

A lion is a carnivorous mammal. It is the second-largest living cat after the tiger.[1]

Lions in the wizarding world

It is the mascot of Gryffindor House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,[2] as it represents courage and chivalry, the two most pronounced traits of a Gryffindor. In addition, Luna Lovegood made a hat in the shape of a lion's head, and would wear it at all Quidditch games between Gryffindor and Slytherin Houses, to show her support for Gryffindor, over Slytherin.[3]

Many magical beasts have the physical features of lions. Sphinxes and Manticores are magical beasts that have the body of a lion and the head of a human.[4] Chimaeras have the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. Griffins have bodies that are part lion and part eagle. Kneazles have a lightly plumed tail that resembles a lion's.[5] Zouwus have a mane that resembles a lion's.[6]

It is a possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[7][8] Patricia Rakepick's Patronus took the form of a lioness.[9]

History

FBAWTFT Lion

An escaped Lion from Central Park Zoo

On 6 December 1926, a lion escaped from the Central Park Zoo in New York as a results of damages done by the Erumpent set loose from Newton Scamander's suitcase. It was seen later wandering the streets of the Diamond District by Newton Scamander, Jacob Kowalski, and the New York Police Department.[10]

At the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, the scarves for those supporting Bulgaria were adorned with lions that really roared.[11]

Later that year, while introducing a dance lesson for the Yule Ball, Professor McGonagall stated that inside every boy was a lordly lion prepared to prance.[12]

In the summer of 1996, when observing him for the first time, the Prime Minister thought that Rufus Scrimgeour looked rather like an old lion.[13]

Behind the scenes

  • When Tom Felton was asked about what magical pet he would like to have, he said it would be a pink lion, an animal not featured in canon.[14]

Appearances

Notes and references

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