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Can you pick the magical people, places and things that are named based on these sources?
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Harry Potter Words by Meaning
These creatures, long in British legends, are so named because they store the blood of their victims in their hats.
This character is named for a small amphibian and a verb meaning 'wandering in a winding way'.
This thief gets his first name from foul smelling tobacco.
Although Rowling uses pixies, she transfers their mythological habit of disappearing when given clothing to this race of creatures instead.
This spell translates from the French 'take a bite out of death.'
This character draws her name from cakes made of discs of licorice that were first cultivated for medicinal purposes.
This character gets her name from the most famous seer of Greek legend whose skills were bestowed by Apollo.
This character's name literally translates from Latin and Old English to 'white bumblebee.'
This place is a play on the German phrase for 'Storm and Stress'.
This fan of Harry is named for a 16th C. Englishman who tutored Elizabeth I and enforced early witchcraft laws.
Much to Hermione's chagrin, this spell comes from the Latin for 'I make teeth grow'.
This spell arises from the Latin for 'I await a guardian'.
This place cames from the French for 'beautiful wands.'
This character's name comes from the Roman goddess of wisdom and an awful Scottish poet.
This character is named for a German saint- the patron saint of orphans.
This character's name is French for 'flower of the court'.
This character's name translates to a reddish person who looks worse for the wear.
This creature's name is from the Gaelic for 'dirty woman'.
This character's name translates to 'painful resentment'.
These creatures arise from a Serbian fairy tale and tell the fortune of newborn children.
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