Goblins are magical creatures (defined as beings, rather than beasts), chiefly involved with metal work and the running of Gringotts bank. They are represented by the Goblin Liaison Office in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Goblins are described as having long, thin fingers and feet, black eyes, and domed heads that are much larger than human heads. Goblins eat a diet of largely raw meat, roots, and fungi. Goblins converse in a language known as Gobbledygook. Goblins harbour very different feelings about ownership than Wizards: they consider the true owner of an object to be its maker, invariably, rather than its purchaser, whom they see as simply renting the object until their death, and resent the passing of goblin-made heirlooms through Wizarding families without further payment. As seen through the goblin Griphook, goblins can be bloodthirsty and cruel, especially towards Wizards. Wizarding Law prohibits the ownership of wands by goblins. Goblins are capable of using goblin magic which (like elf magic) is independent of Wizarding magic.
Relations between goblins and wizards have been strained for centuries from misunderstandings on both sides, sometimes leading to violence in the form of goblin rebellions and riots. Students at Hogwarts study the Goblin Wars fought between wizards and goblins in their History of Magic class. Along with house-elves, goblins seem to occupy positions as second-class citizens in the Wizarding world. Goblins consider wizards to be arrogant.The goblins remain a neutral force during the Second Wizarding War, siding with neither Lord Voldemort or the opposition to him, claiming that it is "a wizard's war". In some cases, a state of friendship exists between certain wizards and goblins (particularly Bill Weasley, who works as a Curse Breaker for Gringotts Bank), and there have even been some instances of goblin-wizard interbreeding (Professor Flitwick has distant goblin ancestry, which likely accounts for his small size).
Named Goblin characters:


Gornuk, an associate of Griphook


Ragnuk the First: Supposedly the creator of the sword of Godric Gryffindor



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