The Selma was a gigantic serpent native to the icy freshwater lakes of Norway. Unlike the peaceful sea serpent, the Selma was a ferocious and carnivorous beast, consisting on a diet of fish and human flesh.
Rather than their usual group of preforming trolls, the Norwegian National Quidditch team elected to bring a Selma as their mascot for the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, a decision defended by team manager Arnulf Moe as reflecting the "steely determination and ferocity" of his team. The Selma was placed in a magical lake in the Patagonian Desert where it engaged in a fight with the Fijian Dukuwaqa, which eventually escalated into a conflict between many of the team mascots.
Behind the scenes
- The Selma is a cryptid said to live in the Norwegian lake Seljordsvatnet, and could be considered Norway's Loch Ness Monster.
- Curiously, Newt Scamander did not mention Selmas in his sea serpent entry in the fifty-second edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. It is possible that the species had not yet been discovered by 1991.
- Pottermore (First appearance)