If you have read Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Joanne Rowling, you see references to Greek/Roman Mythology everywhere. To name a few (or more),
- Hermione, princess of Sparta
- Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom
- Fluffy/Kerberos, three headed guard dog
- Scamander, river god near Troy
- Theseus, Greek hero
But one I never imagined would come up in relation to Greek Mythology was Rubeus Hagrid. I always heard Rowling was struck with the inspiration for this character after she saw a tall biker somewhere.
But, I just came across a Prezi that lists Hagrid as a Greek Mythology inspiration. On slide eleven, it says that Hagrid Rubes, known as the giant of the jewels, was a kind giant, but was framed for murder and banished from Olympus to take care of animals.
After a few searches online, this is all the information that is said about Hagrid Rubes. But what murder did Hagrid Rubes get blamed for? Why was his punishment to take care of animals? Why was he known as the giant of the jewels?