Harry Potter author JK Rowling has launched the first part of History of Magic in North America, today. The author was reported to have created the story 20 years ago, and it was her first expansion of the magical universe.
The Guardian reports that History of Magic in North America, is a novel written by JK Rowling and it contains a series of short stories telling the magical history of America. The first part of the series is titled as Fourteenth Century ? Seventeenth Century that tells how wizards communicated with North America before non-magical humans or ?No-Maj?(an an American slang for the British term ?Muggle?) took over the entire land.
The publication notes that Rowling has stated in her books that ?the Native American magical community and those of Europe and Africa had known about each other long before the immigration of European No-Majs in the seventeenth century?.
The NPR cited that the author has also explained the “legend of the Native American ‘skin walker’. Skin Walkers are an evil witch or wizards who possess the ability to transform themselves into an animal at will.
She has also stated that the proportion of magic folk among the population is consistent throughout the world and that Native American tribes were ?accepted and even lauded? for their skills in healing and hunting by their people.
These indigenous people were good at making potions and are way better than European wizards. However, they refrain from using wands unlike the wizards in the European countries.
?The magic wand originated in Europe. Wands channel magic so as to make its effects both more precise and more powerful, although it is generally held to be a mark of the very greatest witches and wizards that they have also been able to produce the wandless magic of a very high quality. As the Native American Animagi and potion-makers demonstrated, wandless magic can attain great complexity, but Charms and Transfiguration are very difficult without one,? Rowling writes.