Veelas were semi-human magical beings that appeared as beautiful women with shining white-gold hair and luminous skin. However, when they became angry their appearance shifted and their faces would sharpen and change into beaked bird heads with long scaly wings bursting from their shoulders. Veelas were chosen as the Bulgarian Quidditch team’s mascots during the Quidditch World Cup, where they revealed their true colours as they attacked Ireland’s mascot leprechauns. Later that year in the Triwizard Tournament, part-Veela Fleur Delacour took the competition by storm, impressing people with her magical ability. Her wand even contained a Veela hair.