6. The skin walker legend (“an evil witch or wizard that can transform into an animal at will”) was actually based on Native American Animagi.
7. Many of the negative rumors surrounding Native American Animagi came from No-Maj medicine men, some of whom pretended to be magical and were afraid of being found out.
Some people believed that the Native American Animagi had killed their family members as sacrifice in order to gain their powers.
12. Because of this, high quality wandless magic is considered the mark of a great witch or wizard.
You can read J.K. Rowling’s new piece on Pottermore here.
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