This bachelor thesis deals with selected supernatural creatures of Harry Potter?s series. It is primarily focused on a dragon, basilisk, phoenix, unicorn, merpeople, werewolf, giant and wizard. Each of these creatures is depicted from author?s point of view at first, then it is compared with its original depiction and finally it draws a comparison between itself and its fairy tale?s portrayal. The emphasis is put on comprehension of the chosen creature?s main meaning, its role and functioning through the story. The aim of this thesis is to find identical elements or alternatively to show differences of inspirational sources.
free text keywords: Harry Potter; fénix; pohádka; vlkodlak; obři; fantasy; čaroděj; mořští lidé; bazilišek; drak; jednorožec