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Encyclopedia of spells


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Encyclopedia of spells

  1. 1. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SPELLSAccio (AK-see-oh or A-see-oh)"Summoning Charm""accio" L. send for, summonCauses an object to fly to the caster, even over quite some distance. It wouldseem that the caster must know at least the general location of the objectSummoned. · Mrs. Weasley used a series of Summoning Charms to find the magical items Fred and George were trying to sneak out of the house with (GF6). · Harry learned the Summoning Charm to use the the First Task, when he Summoned his Firebolt to him so he could fly around and past the dragon (GF20). · Harry used this charm to call the Triwizard Cup to him while escaping Voldemort and the Death Eaters (GF34). · Moody used the Summoning Charm to grab the Marauders Map off the stairs (GF )Age Lineno incantation givenA thin golden line drawn on a floor, which affects anyone who crosses it if theyare too young (Presumably, the Age Line could also be set up to preventsomeone to cross who was older than a given age.) 1
  2. 2. · Dumbledore drew an Age Line around the Goblet of Fire to keep away anyone who was not yet seventeen years old. · When the Weasely twins, who had taken an Aging Potion to try to fool it, crossed over the Age Line, they were thrown back and sprouted long white beards. (GF12)Alohomora (AL-o-ho-MOR-ah)"aloha" Haw. farewell + "mora" L. obstacleCharm which causes a locked door to open. · Hermione uses this spell to let herself and Ron and Harry into the forbidden third floor corridor (SS9, also PA21), · but it wouldnt work on the door which required the winged key in the chamber guarding the Sorcerers Stone (SS16)Animagus(an-i-MAH-jus OR an-i-MAY-jus)"animal" L. animal + "magus" Pers. magic userA Wizard or Witch who can transform themselves into an animal; very rare.Plural: Animagi (an-i-MAH-jye OR an-i-MAH-gee) · McGonagall transforms into a cat (SS1, PA6). · Sirius Black, James Potter, and Peter Pettigrew become Animagi while students at Hogwarts (PA). 2
  3. 3. · Animagi are supposed to be registered with the Ministry of Magic (PA, ) but there are unregistered ones around, for example Rita Skeeter (GF).anti-cheating spellsno names or words givenCast on quills before exams. · Used before exams at Hogwarts (SS16)anti-gravity mistno incantation givenCharm which creates an innocent-looking mist which hovers above the ground. Aperson stepping into this mist immediately finds that up and down have reversedand they are hanging from the ground over the endless sky. · Harry encounters this mist in the maze of the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament. (GFAparecium (a-par-EE-see-um)"appareo" L. to appearMakes invisible ink become visible. · Hermione tried this on Riddles diary, but no words appear (CS13)Apparition (A-pa-RI-shun) 3
  4. 4. Apparate, Disapparate"appareo" L. to appearAdvanced spell used by fully trained wizards to disappear from one place andappear almost instantly somewhere else. · Very difficult spell. · Wizards must pass a test in order to be allowed to perform it. · Done incorrectly, apparition can result in the caster being "splinched," which refers to part of the casters body being left behind. · Apparition becomes more difficult as distance increases. Only highly trained wizards would try intercontinental Apparating ( ).armor-bewitching charmno incantation givenEnchants a suit of armor to sing Christmas carols. · This charm was used as part of the Christmas decorations in 1994. Unfortunately, a suit of armor so enchanted is still not a particularly clever thing, so many of them didnt know all the words to the songs. Peeves took to hiding inside the armor and filling in the gaps with lyrics of his own invention, usually very rude ones (GF22).Avada Kedavra (uh-VAH-duh kuh-DAH-vruh )"Killing Curse" 4
  5. 5. Aramaic: "let the thing be destroyed".NOTE: Abracadabra is a cabbalistic charm in Judaic mythology that is supposed to bring healing powers. One of its sources isbelieved to be from Aramaic avada kedavra, another is the Phoenician alphabet (a-bra-ca-dabra).Causes instant death in a flash of green light. · One of the Unforgivable Curses · This is the spell Voldemort used to kill Harrys parents. · Harry is the only person to survive the Killing Curse (esp. SS1, GF14, also GF34). · This spell produces a glare of green light. · Wormtail, on orders from Voldemort, used Avada Kedavra to kill Cedric Diggory (GF32). · It was also used to kill Frank Bryce (GF1) and Bertha Jorkins (GF1, 33).Avis (AH-vis)"avis" L. birdConjures a flock of small, twittering birds. · Mr. Ollivander, to test Viktor Krums wand during the Weighing of the Wands, used this spell, sending the birds out the window (GF18)Babbling Curse 5
  6. 6. no incantation givenExact effect not mentioned, but one can assume it causes the victim to babble. · Lockhart supposedly cured a simple Transylvanian villager of this affliction (CS10).Banishing Charmreverse of "Summoning Charm"no incantation givenSends an object away from the caster. · Harry and his classmates practiced this spell in their fourth-year Charms class. Flitwick found himself being "banished" around the room by Neville, whose aim wasnt very good (GF26)Bewitched Sleepno incantation givenPuts someone into a deep sleep; subjects are in a state almost like suspendedanimation and do not breathe for the duration of the spell. · Dumbledore placed Cho, Ron, Hermione, and Gabrielle Delacour into this kind of sleep while they were "captured" by the merpeople in the lake (GF27)Binding/Fastening magicno incantation givenSpells which fasten chains or ropes to restrain someone or something · 6
  7. 7. Dragon keepers use this magic to drive stakes into the ground to fasten the dragons to (GF19) · the chair in the Court of Magical Law magically restrained the accused using ropes (GF · Snape fired ropes from his wand to bind Sirius Black (PA · Pettigrew bound Harry to the tombstone of Tom Riddle Sr. with a binding spell (GFsee also Ropes, magicalBluebell flames"bluebell" flower with blue blossomsCreates a quantity of blue flame which can be directed to a specific place. · Hermione casts a bluebell flame that can be carried around in a jam jar, sent out a short distance, then retrieved into the jar (SS11) · She sends the flame onto Snapes robes (SS11) and against the Devils Snare plant (SS16). · Portable, waterproof fires are a speciality of hers (CS11).Bogies, Curse of thesee Curse of the Bogies 7
  8. 8. Braking Charmno incantation givenCharm used on a broomstick to allow it to stop effectively. · The Firebolt has an "unbreakable Braking Charm" on it. (PA · the Horton-Keitch Braking Charm is a patented form of the Braking Charm, named after the founders of the Comet Trading Company, which makes the Comet Racing Broom (QA)Bubble-Head Charmno incantation givenEncloses the head of the caster with a bubble of breathable air. · Cedric used this spell to travel underwater and rescue Cho in the Second Task (GF26)candle magicno incantation usedThis minor spell ignites candles and can make them float in midair. · Rita Skeeter uses this magic when shes trying to arrange an interviewCheering Charmno incantation given 8
  9. 9. A charm that cheers a person up, makes them happy. · Cheering Charms were part of the Charms curriculum for the Third Years. They were included in the final exam for that term. (PA15)Confundus Charm (con-FUN-dus)"confundo" L. to perplexCauses confusion. A person who is affected by this Charm is said to beConfunded. · Crouch Jr. used this charm to fool the Goblet of Fire into accepting Harrys name under a fourth school (GF17) · Snape suggested that Harry, Ron, and Hermione were Confunded by Sirius Black into believing him innocent (PAConjunctivitis Curse"conjunctiva" L. connecting (as in membrane of the eye) + "-itis" L. inflammationA spell that affects the eyes and vision of the target. · Sirius was going to suggest this spell to use against the Horntail dragon (GF9)Cross-Species SwitchesvariousClassification of Transfiguration spells in which one type of creature istransfigured into another. 9
  10. 10. · The fourth years had to write an essay about using these after practicing transfiguring guinea fowl into guinea pigs (GF22). Apparently its easier to do the spell when the creatures have similar names...Cruciatus Curse (KROO-see-AH-tus)"cruciatus" L. torture (n.)See CRUCIOCrucio (KROO-see-oh)"Cruciatus Curse""crucio" L. torment (v.)One of the "Unforgiveable Curses," this spell causes the victim to suffer almostintolerable pain. Some victims of prolonged use of this curse have been driveninsane. · Used by Voldemorts followers during his years of power, both on Wizards and Muggles. Voldemort used it on Wormtail, Avery, and Harry (GF14, 17, 21, 29, 31, 33).See LONGBOTTOM FAMILY.Curse of the Bogies"bogy" uncertain origin: "Old Bogey" = The Devil c. 1836; "bogle" Scottish phantom or goblin c.1505 and "bogge" terror, possibly from "bwg" Welsh ghost and "bwgwl" fearYeah, maybe. But more likely:"bogey" British slang: boogerEffect unknown. · 10
  11. 11. Ron threatened to learn this curse and then use it on Hermione and Neville if they all got caught roaming the school at night on their way to a duel with Malfoy (SS9)Cushioning Charmincantation unknownThe Cushioning Charm creates an invisible "pillow" on the handle of the broom tomake flying more comfortable. · Invented by Elliot Smethwyk in 1820. (QA)See MORSMORDE (GF9)Deletrius ( deh-LEE-tree-us )"deleterius" L. detroy, eradicateErases the ghost images of spells revealed by the Priori Incantatem spell.Possibly can be used to remove other spell effects as well. · Amos Diggory uses the Deletrius spell to erase the ghost image of the Dark Mark he had caused to be emitted from Harrys wand (GF9).Densaugeo ( den-sah-OO-gi-oh )"dens" L. tooth + "augeo" L. growCurse which causes the victims teeth to enlarge grotesquely. · Hermione was hit by this curse from the wand of Draco Malfoy. Malfoy and Harry Potter had started fighting in the corridor, but the curses missed and hit Hermione and Goyle (GF18) 11
  12. 12. Diffindo (dih-FIN-doe)"diffindo" L. cleave, openSpell that cuts something open. · Harry uses this spell on Cedrics book bag to slow him down so Harry could tell him about the dragons (GF9)Disapparate (dis-AP-a-rate)"dis-" opposite of, from L. "apart" + "appareo" L. to appearApparition, as seen from the place a wizard is leaving.See APPARITIONDissendium (dis-EN-dee-um)uncertain: "dissocio" L. to sever or divide? Possibly similar in sound to "descend."Opens the secret door in the statue of the humped witch. · Harry learns this word from the Marauders Map. It is said aloud while the statue is tapped with the casters wand (PA10)Drought Charmno incantation givenDries up water. · Harry briefly considerd this as a method of getting to the bottom of the lake, but realized he couldnt dry up that much water with it (GF26) 12
  13. 13. Engorgio (en-GOR-gee-oh)"Engorgement Charm""engorger" Fr. swallow greedilySpell which causes the target to swell in size. · The twins placed an Engorgement Charm on the Ton Tongue Toffee that they "accidentally" dropped in front of Dudley (GF4) · Kevin, the little Wizard boy in the campground, was casting an Engorgement Spell (or something very similar) on a slug (GFEnnervate (EN-er-vayt)"en-" Old French from "in-" L. cause to be + "nerves" Eng. c.1603 strength, from "nervus" L. nerveSpell used to revive a person who has been hit by a Stunner. · Amos Diggory woke up Winky with an Ennervate spell · Dumbledore used it to revive Barty Crouch Jr. (GF9, 35)Entrancing Enchantmentsno incantation givenSpells that cause someone to fall in love with the caster. · Lockhart suggested that Flitwick was an expert in these, much to Flitwickss embarassment (CS13) 13
  14. 14. Expecto Patronum (ex-PEK-toh pa-TROH-num)"Patronus Charm""expecto" L. expect or look for + "patronus" Medieval L. patron saint, symbolizing a patron orassistantALTERNATE ETYMOLOGY: "expecto" L. to expel from the chest, send forth from onesself.Conjures a Patronus, a silvery phantom shape, usually that of an animal, which isthe embodiment of the positive thoughts of the caster. A Patronus will drive awayDementors. · Lupin teaches Harry to cast this spell, which he does with minor success until he faces a large group of Dementors who are trying to attack Sirius Black. Harry sees a Patronus come charging across the lake and later realizes that he himself cast it. (PA12, GF31)Expelliarmus (ex-pel-ee-AR-mus)"Disarming Spell""expelo" L. to drive out + "arma" L. weaponCauses opponents weapon to fly out of their hand. · Basic defensive spell, taught at the Dueling Club (CS10) used frequently thereafter. If the exact nature of the opponents weapon is uncertain, the spell can have unexpected results. If several people cast the spell simultaneously, the target may be rendered unconscious (PA, GF31, 34)Extinguishing Spellno incantation givenSpell that puts out fires. · 14
  15. 15. Used by dragon keepers; they kept them at the ready when handling the dragons for the first task (GF14)Ferula (feh-ROO-lah)"ferule" alt. spelling of "ferrule" Eng. wooden handle for strength or protection, from "ferula" L.fennel plantSpell that conjures a wooden rod. · Lupin uses this spell to conjure a splint and bandages for Rons broken leg (PA19).Fidelius Charm (fih-DAY-lee-us)"fidelis" L. trusty, faithfulComplex and powerful charm that hides a person or persons completely; theirlocation is known only to their designated "Secret Keeper." · Used to try to protect Lily and James Potter from Voldemort. "An immensely complex spell involving the magical concealment of a secret inside a single, living soul. The information is hidden inside the chosen person, or Secret-Keeper, and is henceforth impossible to find -- unless, of course, the Secret-Keeper chooses to divulge it. As long as the Secret-Keeper refused to speak, You-Know- Who could search the village where Lily and James were staying for years and never find them, not even if he had his nose pressed against their sitting room window!" Unfortunately, Peter Pettigrew was chosen as Secret-Keeper, and he betrayed James and Lily (PAFinite Incantatum (fi-NEE-tay in-can-TAH-tum)"finio" L. settle, end, die + "incantationem" L. the art of enchantingStops currently operating spell effects. · 15
  16. 16. Snape uses this spell to end the various unfortunate spells that were affecting members of the Dueling Club when things got a little out of hand (CS10)Fire Magic · See FIRE TALKING · See FLAME FREEZING CHARM · See BLUEBELL FLAMES · See INCENDIO · See EXTINGUISHING SPELLS · c.f. Hagrid starts a roaring fire in the hut on the rock without wand (SS4) · c.f. WAND EFFECTS · c.f. FLOO POWDER · c.f. Wormtail starts a fire under the cauldron in which Voldemort is rebornFire Talkingno incantation given 16
  17. 17. Using a Wizards fire, a person can communicate with another over distance. Thehead of the person making contact appears in the midst of the flames and theycan hold a conversation and even interact physically with the person they areconnecting to. · Amos Diggory used this method of contacting Rons dad when Mad-Eye Moody reported being attacked. (GF10) · When he was in hiding,Sirius Black talked to Harry by means of a Wizard fireplace. · Snape used a powder thrown into the fire to contact Lupin and ask to speak to him (PAFlame Freezing Charmno words givenChanges the properties of fire so that its heat feels like a warm breeze. · Spell used by witches and the wizards in Medieval times who were burned at the stake. They would then scream and pretend to be burning up (PA1)Flashing Paint Charmno incantation givenThis "tricky little charm" makes the paint on a banner flash different colors. · Hermione uses this charm on the banner that the Gryffindors had painted on one of the sheets Scabbers had ruined. It said Potter for President, and Dean, who was good at drawing, had drawn a Gryffindor lion under the words. (SS11) 17
  18. 18. Four-Point Spell"point me"A simple spell, performed with the wand laying flat on the open palm of thecaster. When the words are spoken, the wand rotates to point north. · Harry uses this spell to good advantage in the maze of the Third Task, keeping himself walking in more or less the right direction (GF31).Freezing Charm · See PESKIPIKSI PESTERNOMI · See FLAME FREEZING CHARMFurnunculus ( fur-NUN-kyoo-lus)related to "furnus" L. oven?Curse that causes boils to break out all over the victim. · Harry casts this spell on Malfoy, but it is deflected and hits Goyle in the face (GF18, 37)Hex-DeflectionA form of magic or class of spells that defend the caster against hexes. · 18
  19. 19. Moody included Hex-Deflection in his fourth year Defense Against the Dark Arts classes (GF28)Homorphus Charm"homo" Gr. the same + "morph": Eng. change shape [force a werewolf NOT to change]OR"homo" L. man + "morph": Eng. change shape [force werewolf into human shape]A good Charm to use against a werewolf. Its exact effects arent given. · Lockhart supposedly used this Charm to defeat the Wagga Wagga werewolf and demonstrated the feat in Defense Against The Dark Arts class (CS10).Horn Tongueno incantation givenConjures a horn on the targets tongue. What good this would do anyone is unclear.... · Harry, looking for spells to help him combat a dragon, wisely decided not to use this one as it would just give the dragon one more weapon (GF20)Hover Charmno incantation givenMakes an object float in the air. · Dobby uses this spell (without wand or incantation) to float Aunt Petunias violet pudding in the air (CS2) 19
  20. 20. Hurling Hexno spell words givenA nasty kind of curse that could be placed on a broom which would cause the rider to be thrownoff, presumably. · When Flitwick was going to strip down Harrys Firebolt to check for curses, this was one of the things he was looking for (PA )Impediment CurseSee IMPEDIMENTAImpedimenta (im-ped-ih-MEN-tah )"Impediment Curse""im-" prefix from L. not +Stops an object or slows it down. · Harry learns this spell to use in the Third Task. Ron also learns it, using it to stop a bee in midair. Harry uses it to good effect on the giant spider and on the huge Blast-Ended Skrewt. (GF29, 31Impervius (im-PER-vee-us)"im-" prefix from L. not + "pervius" L. letting things throughMakes something waterproof or water repellent. · 20
  21. 21. Hermione uses this spell to make Harrys glasses repel water during a rainy Quidditch match (PA9)Imperio (im-PAIR-ee-oh )"Imperius Curse""impero" L. order, govern, commandOne of the "Unforgiveable Curses," this spell causes the victim to be completelyunder the command of the caster, who can make them do anything they wish. · (GF14)Incendio (in-SEN-dee-o)"incendo" L. to set fire toStarts a fire. · Mr. Weasley uses this charm to start a fire in the Dursleys fireplace (GF4)Instant Scalpingno incantation givenAs the name suggests, this hex removes hair. · This spell appears in the book Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed, which Harry consulted to find a spell to work against dragons. (GF20) 21
  22. 22. Jelly-Legs Jinxno incantation givenCauses the targets legs to wobble uncontrollably. · Hermione used the spell to break Harrys Shield Charm as they were practicing for the Third Task. · Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle were hit with this Jinx (along with a few other hexes and curses) on the train (GF31, 37)Leek Curseno incantation givenResults in leeks growing out of the targets ears. · During the tension-filled week leading up to the Gryffindor-Slytherin Quidditch match in the spring of 1994, a nasty incident in the corridors resulted in a Gryffindor fourth year and a Slytherin sixth year going to the Hospital Wing with leeks sprouting out of their ears.Light Spellno incantation usedAppearing with a soft, crackling sound, this spell creates a handful of shimmeringlight. · Lupin used this spell while on the Hogwarts Express. It lit the compartment and the form of the Dementor which was searching the train. (PA5)see also LUMOS, BLUEBELL FLAMES 22
  23. 23. Locomotor Mortis (lo-co-MO-tor MOR-tis)"Leg-Locker Curse""loco" L. from a place + "motionem" L. motion + "mortis" L. deathLocks together the legs of the victim, making him unable to walk. · Draco casts this spell on Neville just for kicks; Neville must then hop back to the common room (SS13)Lumos (LOO-mos)"lumen" L. lightCauses a small beam of light to shine from the end of the casters wand. · This spell is used frequently as people skulk about the castle or the Forbidden Forest. · Dumbledore even used one when looking for Mr. Crouch (GF28), and his beam of light was just as narrow and flashlight-like as Harrys usually is. Youd think Dumbledore would have been able to summon up something a little brighter. · The spell to turn the light off is "Nox."Memory CharmSee OBLIVIATEMessenger Spellno incantation used 23
  24. 24. Sends a magical messenger to someone in the form of a silvery dart, rather like asmall, ghostly bird. · Dumbledore sent a message to Hagrid using this spell. He simply pointed his wand in the direction of Hagrids hut and sent the messenger without saying a word. Hagrid came directly to Dumbledore, which suggests that it is possible to retrace the flight of the dart. (GF28)Mobiliarbus (MO-bi-lee-AR-bus)"mobilis" L. movable + "arbor" L. treeMoves a tree. · The basic spell for moving something starts with the "Mobili" prefix. It is up to the caster to be able to tack on the correct Latinate word for the object to be moved, in this case a tree. Certainly there cannot be a "standard" spell for moving a tree to one side!Morsmorde (mors-MOR- duh )"The Dark Mark""mors" L. death + "mordere" L. to biteConjures an immense glowing skull in the sky, comprised of green sparks. Thereis a snake coming out of the skulls mouth. · This spell is known only to Death Eaters, who send it up in the sky when they kill. The Dark Mark is seen at the Quidditch World Cup in 1994, conjured up by Barty Crouch Jr. using Harrys wand. (GF9)Muggle Repelling Charms 24
  25. 25. no incantation givenSpells cast to keep Muggles away from a place or object. · The Quidditch World Cup Stadium had Muggle Repelling Charms all over it; if Muggles got anywhere near it, they would suddenly remember some appointment they were late for and hurry off (GF8)Nox (noks)"nox" L. nightTurns off the light from a "Lumos" spell.Obliviate (oh-BLI-vee-ate)"Memory Charm""oblivisci" L. forgetModifies or erases portions of a persons memory. · These spells are used routinely by the Ministry of Magic as they work to keep the Wizarding World a secret from the Muggles. · They are used if a Muggle sees a dragon (SS ) and after an enchanted item falls into Muggle hands (CS3). · Memory Charms were used on the witnesses to Peter Pettigrews murder of thirteen Muggles and subsequent escape as a rat (PA10). · Bertha Jorkins had had a Memory Charm placed on her by Crouch Sr. after she discovered Barty Crouch Jr. at the Crouch home (GF33). Voldemort broke through it, but the process left her mind damaged and he killed her (GF1). · 25
  26. 26. Mr. Roberts, the campground manager near the Quidditch World Cup, needed ten Memory Charms a day or he started noticing odd things going on. Later, after he and his family had been attacked by the Death Eaters, they all received Memory Charms (GF7, 9). · Lockhart used Memory Charms on those whose adventures he claimed as his own. Hed interview someone who battled some creature or conquered some dark foe, then write the story as if he did it himself and give a Memory Charm to theperson so theyd forget it was really them. He tried to do the same to Harry and Ron, but it backfired onto him instead. (CS16) · A Ministry Wizard whose job it is to cast Memory Charms is called an Obliviator (GF7).Orchideous (or-KID-ee-us )"Orchideae" L. name for the orchid plant familyConjures a bouquet of flowers out of the end of a wand. · Mr. Ollivander used this spell to test Fleurs wand at the Weighing of the Wands (GF18)Patronus Charm (pa-TROH-nus)"patronus" Medieval L. patron saint.See EXPECTO PATRONUMPepper Breathno incantation givenThis charm gives a person firey hot breath. · 26
  27. 27. Harry, when researching spells to use against a dragon, decides against this one (GF20).Peskipiksi Pesternomi (pes-kee PIK-see pes-ter-NO-mee)"Freezing Charm"?"pesky" + "pixie" + "pester" + "no" + "me"Lockharts version of a Freezing Charm. · Lockhart tries this spell on the escaped Cornish Pixies. It has no effect. The spell words certainly dont fit the usual format, so it seems likely that Lockhart was making the whole thing up on the spot. (CS6)Petrification"petrificare" L. to make into stone, from "petra" L. rockNot a spell so much as a magical effect, caused by seeing the reflected eyes of aBasilisk. · The Petrification effect resembles death, except that the victim is still alive, as if in suspended animation. It takes careful examination to discern whether a victim is in fact Petrified instead of dead. If a ghost is Petrified, is turns a dark smokey gray and can only be moved by the use of a fan. The antidote is made from mandrake roots (CS9).Petrificus Totalus (pe-TRI-fi-cus toe-TAH-lus)"Full Body Bind""petrificare" L. to make into stone + "totalis" L. entireTurns the entire body of the victim rigid. · 27
  28. 28. Hermione casts this spell on Neville with profuse apologies when he tried to stop them from going after the Sorcerers Stone (SS16)Prior Incantato (prye-OR in-can-TAH-toe)also: Priori Incantatem"Reverse Spell Effect""prior" L. former, earlier, preceeding + "incantatare" L. to bewirtch or enchantCan be cast as a spell, ("Prior Incantato"), in which case it forces a wand to emita ghost image of the last spell it cast. The images can be dispelled using theDeletrius spell.When two wands are forced to duel which have core material from the samesingle animal, the result will be "Priori Incantatem," a display in sequence of thelast spells one of the wands cast. Which wand will show the spell effect dependson the willpower of the two wizards involved. · Amos Diggory cast the Prior Incantato spell on Harrys wand to find out if it had cast the Dark Mark (GF9) · When Harry and Voldemort dueled, their wands, which share a core of a feather from the same phoenix, were linked in the Priori Incantatem effect. (GF36)Quietus (KWY-uh-tus)reverse: Sonorus"quietus" L. quiet, peacefulReverses the effect of the Sonorus spell, making the casters voice normal involume. · Bagman used the Sonorus and Quietus spells to allow himself to speak to a large crowd at the World Cup and at the Triwizard Tournament (GF8) 28
  29. 29. Reducio (re-DOO-see-oh )reverse: Engorgio"redusen" Middle Eng. diminish, from "reducer" Old Fr. bring back to the source, from" reducere"L. bring, leadCauses an object to return to its normal size. · Moody, who had enlarged a spider with an Engorgement Charm, used Reducio to return it to its normal size (GF14)Reductor Cursefrom "redusen" Middle English, borrowed from Old French and Latin, c. 1380: to bring downBlasts solid objects out of the casters path. · Harry learned this spell as part of his preparation for the Third Task. He used it to blast a hole in the hedge (GF31)Relashio"rilascio" It. - to release, to relax, to issueRelases a jet of firey sparks. Underwater, this spell fires a jet of boiling water. · Harry used this spell against the Grindylows in the Second Task. (GF)Reluctant Reversers, A Charm To Cureno incantation givenBroom charm. 29
  30. 30. · This spell is on page twelve of the Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broom Care (PA2).Reparo (re-PAR-oh )"reparare" L. repair, restoreUndoes damage to an object. · Hermione casts this spell to repair the broken glass in the door to a railway carriage compartment (GF8, 11) · Probably the same spell as Mr. Weasley uses to repair Harrys glasses (CS4), Bill Weasley uses to repair the table leg (GF5), and Percy uses to repair his glasses when he bows just a little bit too low (GF8).Restoring Spellno incantation usedForces an Animagus who has transformed into animal form to revert to theirhuman form. The spells effect is a bright blue-white flash of light. · Lupin and Sirius cast this spell together to change Scabbers back into Peter Pettigrew (PA19)Rictusempra (ric-tu-SEM-pra)"Tickling Charm""rictus" L. gaping mouth, grin + "sempra" L. alwaysCauses a person to laugh uncontrollably. 30
  31. 31. · Harry casts this spell on Draco at the Dueling Club (CS10)Riddikulus (ri-di-KYOO-lus)"ridiculum" L. joke, from "ridere" L. to laughDefense against a Boggart, forces the creature to take on a silly appearance. · Lupin taught the third year Defense Against The Dark Arts class to use this spell (PA, GF31)Ropes, magicalno incantation usedSends out magical ropes from a wand which tie up someone firmly. · Dumbledore used magic ropes from his wand to bind Barty Crouch Jr. (GF36) · Wormtail conjured tight cords to bind Harry to the headstone of Voldemorts father (GF32) · Snape used this spell to tie up Lupin. When he did it, there was a loud bang. (PA19) · a similar enchantment is used on the Chained Chair in the Court of Magical Law. When a prisoner sits in that chair, the chain glow gold and encircle the persons arms, binding them to the chair (GF30)Scouring Charm 31
  32. 32. no incantation givenCleans things, fingernails, for example. · Hermione taught Neville a Scouring Charm to clean the frog guts out from under his fingernails (GF14). · A Scouring Charm is required to eradicate an infestation of Bundimuns (FB)Serpensortia (ser-pen-SOR-sha)"serpens" L. serpent + "sortir" Old Fr. to go outCauses a large serpent to burst from the end of an opponents wand. · Draco casts this spell on Harry at the Dueling Club on Snapes suggestion; the serpent moves to attack Justin Fitch-Fletchley (CS10)Severing Charmno incantation givenSpell to cut something. · Ron uses this spell to remove the lace from the neck and sleeves of his used dress robes (GF23)Shield Charmno incantation givenThis spell creates a magical barrier which will deflect hexes thrown at the caster. 32
  33. 33. · Harry learned this spell in his preparations for the Third Triwizard Tournament task (GF31).Slug Curseno incantation givenCauses the victim to belch up slugs. · Ron tried to hit Malfoy with this curse after Malfoy had called Hermione a Mudblood. Unfortunately, Rons wand was damaged and the spell backfired (CS7) · Interestingly, Ron had only a short time before, at breakfast, snapped "Eat slugs, Malfoy!"Sonorus (so-NO-rus )reverse: Quietus"sonorus" L. loudMakes the casters voice carry over long distances. · Ludo Bagman uses these spells to make his voice heard throughout the World Quidditch Cup stadium and over the stands of people watching the Triwizard Tournament (GF8, 31)Stunner"Stunning Spell"See STUPEFYc.f. ENNERVATE 33
  34. 34. Stupefy ( STOO-puh-fye)"Stunner"reverse: "Ennervate""stupefacio" L. to make senseless, from "stupeo" L. stunnedRenders the target of the spell unconscious. · Used by Ministry Wizards to try to stop whomever cast the Dark Mark (GF9) · Used by dragon keepers (a lot of them at once) to manage dragons (GFSummoning CharmSee ACCIOSwitching Spellsvarious, depending on the transfiguration intendedA classification of Transfiguration spells. · Neville wasnt particularly adept at these (GF15)See CROSS-SPECIES SWITCHESTalon-clipping charmno incantation givenA charm used for dragon care. · 34
  35. 35. Harry found this spell in a book in the Hogwarts library when researching ways to overcome the Hungarian Horntail in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. (GF20)Tarantallegra (TAIR-an-tuh-LEG-ruh)"tarantella" It. dance associated with the tarantula, from Taranto, a city in Italy + "allegro" It. fastForces the victims legs to do a crazy dance. · Draco casts this spell on Harry during the Dueling Club (CS10)Tickling CharmSee RICTUSEMPRATransmogrifian Torture"trans" L. across + ?"transmogrify" Eng. verb c.1656, from L. to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque orhumorous effectc.f. Calvin and Hobbes: his "duplicating machine" is called a TransmogrifierSupposedly something which results in a cat being killed. · Lockhart pronounced with certainty that Mrs. Norris was dead, killed by the Transmogrifian Torture. Immediately thereafter, Dumbledore informed everyone that she wasnt in fact dead, rather she was Petrified, and Lockhart pointed out that he knew this all along. Knowing Lockhart, it is distinctly possible that there is no such thing as the Transmogrifian Torture (c.f. PESKIPIKSI PESTERNOMI) (CS9)Twitchy Ears Hexno incantation given 35
  36. 36. Causes the ears of the victim to wiggle and twitch uncontrollably. · Harry was hit with this Hex as they practiced Hex-Deflection in Defense Against the Dark Arts class (GF28)Unbreakable Charmincantation not givenMakes an object unbreakable. · Hermione cast an Unbreakable Charm on the jar in which she captured Rita Skeeter in beetle form. (GF37)Unforgivable CursesThree curses in particular are known as Unforgivable because using them onanother human being can result in a life term in Azkaban. These three curseswere used extensively by Voldemorts followers during his rise to power in the1970s. One, the Killing Curse, was used by Voldemort himself on Harry Potter,but the curse backfired and Voldemort was defeated. The three curses are theCruciatus Curse, the Imperius Curse, and the Killing Curse.See CRUCIOSee AVADA KEDAVRASee IMPERIOUnplottableincantation not givenMagical state of a place; makes it impossible to plot its location on a map. · Hermione suggested that this may have been done to make Durmstrang and Beauxbatons harder to locate by other witches and wizards. (GF10) 36
  37. 37. · Hogwarts also has wards and spells on it to hide its true nature from Muggles, but it is apparently not Unplottable. (SEE Muggle Repelling Charms).Vanishing Spellno incantation givenMakes something or someone disappear. · When Colin was taking his picture and asking him to sign it, Harry wished he knew a good Vanishing Spell to escape the embarassment (CSWaddiwasi (wah-di-WAH-see)"wad" + ?Shoots a wad of gum out of a keyhole. · Lupin considers this to be a useful little spell. He uses it to remove a wad of gum from a keyhole that Peeves was putting there. The gum then shot up Peevses nose. (PA7)Wand effectsno words usedCauses loud booming noises, sparks, or flashes of light, designed to get peoplesattention. · McGonagall creates a loud bang to get peoples attention in the hallway (CS10) · Harry and Ron shot sparks to hold off an advancing skrewt (GF21) 37
  38. 38. · Harry, Ron, Draco, Neville fired red sparks into the air to call for help in the Forbidden Forest (SS · Ollivander casts a stream of silver smoke rings and a fountain of wine during the Weighing of the Wands (GF18) · Purple firecrackers to get everyones attention (SS10)SEE ALSO: Messenger Spell, Four-Point Spell, Wand WritingWand writingno incantation givenEmits an animated ribbon from the tip of the wand that spells words or formsnumbers · Dumbledore uses ribbon from wand to form letters in air (SS7). · The judges of the Triwizard Tournament show scores with ribbons coming from their wands (GFWingardium Leviosa (win-GAR-dee-um lev-ee-OH-sa)"wing" + "arduus" L. high, steep + "levo" L. to raise up, levitateCauses a feather to levitate. · Very simple spell taught to first year Charms students (SS10). · 38
  39. 39. In an excellent example of how intention affects magic, Ron uses this spell tomake a mountain trolls club levitate and then crash back onto its own head, eventhough the "wing" portion of the spell seems specific to feathers. 39