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Magorian Character Analysis: Centaur Leader

Magorian Character Analysis: Centaur Leader

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Magorian was one of the Centaurs that lived in the Forbidden Forest near Hogwarts.

He was often treated as the leader of the group.

About Magorian

Blood StatusCentaur
Zodiac SignCancer (speculative)

Magorian Biography

Magorian was one of the Centaurs that lived in the Forbidden Forest near Hogwarts.

At some point in the 1990s he was treated as the leader of the group, but it is unclear how Centaur group dynamics work.

When Hagrid was in the Forbidden Forest in May 1996, introducing Harry Potter and Hermione Granger to his brother Grawp, they encountered a group of Centaurs.

It was Magorian who reminded Hagrid that he was no longer welcome in the Forbidden Forest because he helped protect Firenze, a Centaur that had been expelled from the pack.

On June 18 of the same year, Hermione Granger with Harry Potter led Dolores Umbridge into the Forbidden Forest under false pretenses.

They were trying to escape imprisonment in her office, and Hermione hoped that Grawp would deal with Umbridge for them. Instead, they encountered the Centaurs.

Magorian and the other Centaurs were greatly offended when Umbridge called them filthy half breeds.

Umbridge assaulted Magorian with an Incarcerous Spell which caused thick ropes to strangle the Centaur. This angered the herd and they forcibly removed her from the forest.

In May 1998, Magorian led the charge of the Centaurs to help defend Hogwarts in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Magorian Personality Type & Traits

Magorian was the leader of the Centaurs but seemed to rule by consensus rather than force or charisma.

He strongly believed in Centaur tradition and resented Centaurs such as Firenze who abandoned or undermined that tradition.

While Magorian threatened Hagrid and said that the only reason they did not kill him was that he was accompanied by young, this was probably an empty threat.

The Centaurs did not kill Umbridge, despite her egregious behavior.

Magorian Zodiac Sign & Birthday

We do not know anything about Magorian’s birth, but his personality suggests that his zodiac sign could be Cancer.

People born under this sign are very tied to tradition and can be rigid in their views.

But they also tend to be more empathetic than they let on, and they are good at convincing other people of their point of view.