The Zombie was a creature living only in the United States of America. 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.
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. Zombies were among the topics covered in The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Professor Quentin Trimble.
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.