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Native to Sweden
Creatures found throughout Scandinavia:
The following creatures are found in certain regions of Europe that Sweden falls under:
The following creatures are found throughout the North Sea:
The following creatures are found throughout the Atlantic Ocean:
The following creatures are all found worldwide:
Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood believe that Crumple-Horned Snorkacks are native to Sweden and went on an expedition to find them there in the summer of 1996, using the money the Daily Prophet paid them in order to re-print Harry Potter's account of Lord Voldemort's return.
The Swedish Short-Snout is a dragon native to the country. In Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts, Cedric Diggory tried to steal a golden egg from a Swedish Short-Snout during the first task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
Behind the scenes
- It is possible that the annual broom race is a nod to the Swedish national tradition called "Vasaloppet" (lit. The Vasa race). The name come from King Gustav Vasa. Before he became king, he was trying to start a riot to overthrow the Danish King Kristian II who ruled Sweden at this time. One day he thought he was being followed by the Danes and fled on skis from Sälen to Mora, a distance of 90 km, before his followers caught up with him and turn out to be Swedes who wanted to tell him he was getting their support in the quest for the crown. Today the race is held annually on the first Sunday in March.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Mentioned only)