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Ronan was a male centaur who lived in the Forbidden Forest.[1]


On the night of 26 May 1992, Ronan along with fellow centaur Bane met Rubeus Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest, who was investigating that night why unicorns in the forest were being slaughtered, although the two centaurs could not explain why and thus were unable to help him.[1]

He was distrustful of humans, although he tried to protect Harry Potter and Hermione Granger from the other centaurs in 1996, pointing out that they were "foals", during the Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest involving Dolores Umbridge. He was described as speaking with a doleful tone, and seemed rather peaceful compared to other centaurs.[3]

He led the charge of the centaurs from the Forbidden Forest during the Battle of Hogwarts, breaking through the Death Eater ranks into the Great Hall. It is likely that he witnessed the final battle between Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter.[2]

Physical description

He was described as having red hair, and a red beard. Below the waist, he had a horse's gleaming chestnut body with a long and reddish tail.[1]


Rónán (anglicized Ronan) is an Irish male given name meaning "little seal", Rón meaning "seal", and -án being a diminutive suffix in Irish Gaelic).

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 15 (The Forbidden Forest)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 33 (Fight and Flight)