[<< wikibooks] Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Hippocampus
== Overview ==
Hippocampi are the equine equivalent of Muggle "mermaids": forequarters and head of a horse, and tail of a fish.


== Extended Description ==

The Hippocampus is largely a Mediterranean beast, though a single example was caught off the coast of Scotland by Mermen in 1949. 


== Analysis ==
While the Hippocampus does not appear in the main story, it does appear in the stated from in Muggle mythology. The name has also been used to identify a part of the structure of the brain which is apparently somehow involved with the creation and storage of memories.


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== Greater Picture ==