Re: hagrid back at hogwarts
- From: richard e white <chiphead@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 02:00:27 -0700
Richard Eney wrote:
In article <4451BD0B.58BA7864@xxxxxxx>,
richard e white <chiphead@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Hagrid is a half giant that happens to be a wizard as well. And the giants do
have magic. HG mentions that it is the magic in Hagrid's half giant blood that
makes him so hard to stun.
But full-blooded giants don't _use_ magic,
They do use magic. take the ever burning branch. But I think you meant they don't
cast spells. and as far as we know that is true. However with the band on wand use we
don't know if the giants could use magic if they where shown how.
they _are_ magical. They don't have
to learn to be impervious to most magic, it just is part of their essential nature.
Yes it seams to be automatic. But the magic is said to be there. As for a giant with
out magic being born, much like a squib, we don't realy have any prof one way or the
other. Tho even if it could happen in JKR's world I don't think it would live long
with the way giants seam to live together.
I think it is likely that giants can't learn to use a wand to do magic the way
human wizards do.
I wouldn't bother makeing a guess other then what I listed above. As it really is a
call for the writer who came up with the world. All we know so far is that the human
magical people don't want any non human to try. Though I do wounder at what point they
stop them from having a chance to try. we know half blooded can. But what about a
threequarter giant? would it be able to try?
There are no giant equivalents to a muggle-born wizard.
That is a guess about some one else world. I think it may be a correct guess but I
don't know of anything that points to that anser.
I think it's the same with all magical beings, veelas and the like - their only
magic is in what they are. House-elves and goblins come the closest to wizards
in how they use magic, but they don't need a wand and are prohibited from using
them. (Considering how powerful they are without wands, I think for a goblin or
a house-elf to use a wand would be like a marathon runner using a crutch, unless
the wand would somehow let them cast spells that would otherwise hurt them in
the act of casting them.)
No way to tell at this point.
Richard The Blind Typer
Lets Hear It For Talking Computers.
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