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Date of birth: Between 1940 and 1943
Place of birth: Hogwarts, U.K.
Date of death: April, 1997
Place of death: The Forbidden Forest, U.K.

Eyes: Milky white from being blind
Hair: Gray
Race: Spider

Known relatives: Mosag (wife)
Several thousand children.
Base of operations: The Forbidden Forest, U.K.

Story: Aragog was given to Rubeus Hagrid while Hagrid was still attending school. He was hatched in a cupboard where he lived on scraps provided by Hagrid for some time. Though his natural instinct was to feed on humans, he never touched humans while living on Hogwarts, out of respect for Hagrid [1].

When the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets was released and attacked a student, Hagrid and Aragog were framed by Tom Riddle. Aragog was believed to be the creature which had attacked the studentand he was forced to flee into the Forbidden Forest, and Hagrid was expelled [1].

Out in the forest, Aragog lived on the creatures he found, and he and Hagrid remained in contact. Hagrid also found a wife for Aragog with which he started a family [2]. He died of old age in 1997 after being sick for almost a year. Hagrid took care of him while he was sick, and gave him a proper burial (after escaping his offspring who tried to kill him when Aragog died) [2].

Aragog's offspring fought on Lord Voldemort's side at the battle for Hogwarts [3]. After the battle the surviving members presumably retreated to the Forbidden Forest.

Continuity: Harry Potter
Company: Bloomsbury
First app.: Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Movies: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Creator(s): J.K. Rowling
Country of origin: United Kingdom UK

Background notes: In the movie adaption of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets from 2002, Aragog was made by CGI and his voice was done by Julian Glover.

Related links/characters:
- Harry Potter
- Hermione Grainger
- Ron Weasley
- Rubeus Hagrid

References: 1: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2: Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
3: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows