A list of supernatural beings in the British Isles, from the Denham Tracts, 1892-5 (pictured).
~from The Penguin Book of English Folktales, Neil Philip, 1992
The author notes that this is where Tolkien found the creature name: Hobbits. I also see Fire Drakes. And I’d add that since this was published, there are at least two recognizable creature/character names J.K. Rowling may have gotten from it.
Teddy’s birth as seen by Lily, James and a very jealous Sirius
Sirius: I don’t like babies.
Lily: You almost died of happiness when you first held Harry. You even cried.
Sirius:*hissing* I did no such thing because I don’t like babies.
James:*grinning* Maybe it’s just this one baby Pads.
Sirius: Shut it, Prongs.
Lily: Another war baby, I hope his fate will be different.
James: It will be because this time the war will end, Lils.
Sirius: Tell me when it’s over.
James: You had begged to be there when Evans gave birth?
Sirius: I was young and stupid.
Lily: Aren’t you being a little bit too dramatic? You should be happy. It’s Remus for heaven’s sake.
Sirius:*sarcastically* I’m so happy that the love of my life is having a baby from my cousin’s daughter.
Lily: When you say it like that..
Sirius: *impatiently* Well, that’s how it is.
James:*excited* He is here and he looks like a handsome potato.
Lily: Oh this is weird.
Sirius: What is weird?
James: Let’s just say all those cousin marriages took it’s toll on your gene pool Pads.
Sirius: What the fuck are you talking about?
Lily: *quietly* He looks like you.
Sirius: You have got to be fucking kidding me.
James: Um, yeah, no.
Lily: Can I ask something? How will they know if he’s a werewolf or not?
Sirius: Full moon, there’s no other way to know. *pauses, stares at the baby* He really looks like me.
James: I think there’s another way.
Sirius: No, there i–
Lily: His hair is becoming ginger?
Sirius:*relieved* IS HE A METAMORPHMAGUS?
Sirius: It’s impossible to dislike him and I’m trying really hard.
Lily: His name is Teddy Remus.
James:*laughing* Oh, now that’s cheating. Harry James, Teddy Remus I mean, come on Moony.
Sirius: He always thought he couldn’t ever have a child because he wasn’t entitled to it being the monster he is. I tried to tell him maybe thousand times, look at his face.
Lily: You like Teddy, don’t you?
Sirius: Of course I like him, I love him even. Look at how Moony’s face lit up, I haven’t seen his eyes glow like that in years.
James: Now, he has a reason to survive.
Lily: Did Remus just apparate from the side of his new born baby and wife?
James: He did, where is he Pads?
Sirius: He’s at the Weasley cottage where Harry’s hiding.
James: He is scaring the living shit out of them.
Lily:*smiling* Ah, I missed excited Remus.
Remus hugs Harry.
James:*longingly* Hug him for us, too, Moony.
“You’ll be godfather?” he said as he released Harry.
Lily: *starts crying* Merlin, Remus must you make me cry?
James:*his hands in his hair* My son is the godfather of my best friend’s boy. I never knew I wanted this until this moment.
Sirius:*sadly* He will be a better godfather than I ever was.
James: Pads. we chose you. Me and Evans. We chose you because we knew you were perfect for it and you did everything you could.
Sirius: Yeah, I got myself locked up in Azkaban.
Lily: No one is blaming you for that, not us, not Harry.
James: Harry loved you even though you had two years together, you were his Paddy and he was your fawn. I wouldn’t have even dreamed of making another person the godfather of my first child.
Lily:*staring into distance* We were going to have enough kids for each one of you to become godfathers but you, you were the obvious first choice. You are James’ brother, please stop feeling guilty about this.
James:*trying to cheer Sirius up* Let’s enjoy this moment mate, imagine how punk rock this kid would be.
Sirius:*softly smiling as he’s staring at his hands* Very.
Lily: Come on let’s just watch Remus before the dark times start again.
so um... harry isn't the whole malfoy thing a bit too much? You're practically obsessed with him
what? oh sorry i wasn't listening i was watching draco on the marauders map he should be entering the great hall any secon- oh fuck there he is okay guys try to act naturally, ron could you move a little bit to the left you're blocking my view