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Southern United States of America[2]



The Zombie was a creature[1] living only in the United States of America[2]. It was an example, like the Vampire, of the Living Dead, and could be recognised by its greyish skin and the distinctive rotting smell that accompanied it everywhere[1].

Quirinus Quirrell told his first-year Defence Against the Dark Arts class that his turban had been given to him by an African prince for fighting off a troublesome zombie, but his class did not believe him because he changed the topic abruptly to the weather whenever anyone asked how he had defeated the creature[3]. Zombies were among the topics covered in The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Professor Quentin Trimble[1].

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Zombie is, in Haitian folklore, a reanimated corpse, much similar to an Inferius. Similar creatures exist in other folklores, legends and stories. It is possible that Inferi and Zombies are the same creature given the real-life connection as well as the fact that Rowling mentioned Inferi to have been used as the team mascots of Haiti, the country where real-life Zombies first appeared, although seeing how Zombies have a limited range, this is somewhat unlikely.


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