Mediterranean Sea
Location information

Between Europe and Africa

Permanent residents

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea that runs between Europe and Africa. It is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow channel called the Strait of Gibraltar.[1]


The island nation of Cyprus is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.[2] Minas, a wizard or witch who worked for the British Ministry of Magic, was given a high-profile job in this country in 1995.[3]

Flora and faunaEdit

Magical creatures which lived in the Mediterranean Sea included the hippocampus, the sea serpent, and merpeople. The merpeople found off Greece were the first to be mentioned in historical records and were called sirens. They, along with merpeople from other warm-water regions, were noted for their physical beauty, and inspired the popular depiction of the species in Muggle art and literature.[4]

Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean was a book that covered the sea's native flora. One species it discussed was gillyweed, which caused a person to grow gills and webbing between their feet when eaten, allowing them to breath underwater and swim more easily.[5]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. "Mediterranean Sea" on Wikipedia
  2. "Cyprus" on Wikipedia
  3. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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