'Zombie names either an animated corpse resurrected either witchcraft or some unknown plague, or a drugged living person who was buried but returned form the dead. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore.

late 20th century interest in zombies may be traced to George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.

Zombies in the Harry Potter are presumably similar to those found in contemporary mythology.

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