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Introduction/Basics


The subject Care of Magical Creatures can be a very interesting topic, but it can also be one of the most challenging to learn. One of only two subjects that delve in to magical living things, I hope you find this book very helpful to your studies.

Let's start with the basics. There are three types of magical creatures in the magical universe. They are Beasts, Beings, and Spirits. Beasts are magical animals that cannot influence magical laws, while Beings are magical animals that can influence magical laws passed by a countries' magical government.(For example, Britain's magical government would be their Ministry of Magic and Wizengamot.)Spirits are magical creatures that are not living , but can influence the passing of magical laws. An example of a beast is a Phoenix, an example of a being is a House-Elf and an example of a spirit is a ghost . Though this method is inadequate as creatures that are supposed to be in one group are instead placed in another group. An example of this is that centaurs and merpeople are supposed to be in the category "Beings", but they both wish not to be in the same group as Vampires which are beings so are furthermore put into the category"Beasts".

Now we will focus on important figures in Magical Creature History. We will begin with Grogan Stump ,a very fascinating person. Grogan Stump was born in 1770 in Ireland or Great Britain .He was Pure- Blood or Half- Blood. He was at Hogwarts from 1781 through 1788 and was sorted into Hufflepuff House. He was Minister of Magic twice and is known for creating the Beast, Being, and Spirit divisions of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.He was also credited for establishing the Department of Magical Games and Sports.He was famous for this important saying " [A being is] any creature that has sufficient intelligence to understand the laws of the magical community and to bear part of the responsibility in shaping those laws."
—Grogan Stump.