An Abraxan is a breed of Winged horse. An Abraxan is a rare possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm. Abraxan hair is used as an ingredient in potion-making.
They are gigantic and extremely powerful and had an appearance akin to that of a palomino horse.
Their name is probably derived from Abraxas, one of the horses of Aurora, the Dawn, in Roman mythology.
Behind the scenes
- Rubeus Hagrid once claimed to have a friend who bred Abraxan horses, though this was likely only part of a story that he made up to distract Dolores Umbridge. Alternatively, he may have been referring to Olympe Maxime.