I'm sure there are many of you who recognise the title as a quote from the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, where we are introduced to the Thestrals. This brings me to my next Art Feature - The Horses of Harry Potter. I use the term 'horses' loosely, after-all, we are dealing with things of magic .
My search results were fascinating. There was hardly anything of the winged horses pulling the Beauxbatons Academy carriage and the unicorns in the Forbidden Forest. The most popular submissions are the real-life horses/ponies that are named after the characters -- I did it too, Harry and Ron the rat brothers - and digital art horse characters that follow in their namesake's footsteps. However, with a lot of scrolling, I was also able to find a good variety of equine type creatures and magic. You will see The Patronus Charm, where each one is unique to the witch or wizard who conjures it. The Thestral, a skeletal winged horse type creature with reptilian features and le