Veela were women … the most beautiful women Harry had ever seen … except that they weren’t -they couldn’t be- human. This puzzled Harry for a moment while he tried to guess what exactly they could be; what could make their skin shine moon-bright like that, or their white-gold hair fan out behind them without wind. But then the music started, and Harry stopped worrying about anything at all.

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire-J.K.Rowling, 2001: 104

Veelas are bewitching semi-human magical beings with white-gold hair and skin that appears so shine but, turn out to be scary when angry. They are stunningly beautiful and magically captivating woman who put men into a trance when singing or dancing and can turn into hideous bird-like creatures capable of throwing balls of fire when anger. They appear to be young, beautiful human woman, and their appearance and especially their dances are magically seductive to almost all males. The interesting fact is Veela’s beautiful voices are as beautiful as the rest of them, and one who hears them loses all thoughts of food, drink or sleep.

The veela had started to dance, and Harry’s mind had gone completely and blissfully blank. All that mattered in the world was that he kept watching the veela, beause if they stopped dancing, terrible things would happen. And as the veela danced faster, wild, half-formed thoughts started chasing through Harry’s dazed mind. He wanted to do something impressive, right now. Jumping from the box into the stadium seemed a good idea. The music stopped. Next to him, Ron was frozen in an attitude that looked as though he were about to dive from a springboard.

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire-J.K.Rowling, 2001: 104

In Harry Potter story, Veelas appeared to accompany the Bulgarian Quidditch team. They are known to take jobs as cheerleaders for leading Quidditch teams including the Bulgarian team during the Quidditch World Cup. They are the mascots at the Quidditch World Cup. These mascots dance to hypnotize the players as well as the fans on the other team. Other hints also point to Veelas being Eastern European origin, although the Delacour sisters, who are from France, are proof that they can be found all over Europe.

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Lisa Ningtyas

just an introvert with the head in the clouds