Rubeus Hagrid

  The last name of the lovable Hogwarts groundskeeper originates from the old English word "hagridden" which means to have had a nightmarish night. According to an interview with J.K. Rowling, Hagrid is "a big drinker" and "[h]e has a lot of bad nights" (

His first name Rubeus stems from the Latin word of the same name meaning to be of a prickly shrub. Hagrid's brambly beard fits the description.
  Rubeus Hagrid  
Since Hagrid is friendly and kind, he breaks the common stereotype that giants are mean. He parallels Roald Dahl’s character, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) since both giants are aimiable, and are considered runts by the other giants. Also, both the BFG and Hagrid save the child protagonist, Sophie and Harry Potter respectively, from a miserable life as an orphan.
 Appears in the Following Films
  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)


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