Top 15 Spells For Every Potterhead

“Spells For Every Potterhead” is a whimsical and imaginative collection inspired by the enchanting world of Harry Potter. In this delightful compendium, Potterheads and magic enthusiasts alike will discover a treasure trove of incantations designed to infuse a touch of wizardry into their everyday lives.

Top 15 Spells For Every Potterhead

1. Tarantallegra

The Dancing Jinx was first used in the duelling club against Harry Potter by Draco Malfoy. It causes uncontrollable jerking and twitching of the feet. It can be stopped by Finite Incantatem Charm. Origins – Italy

2. Crucio

The Torture Curse is one of the most popular curses in the Wizard world and one of the three Unforgivable Curses. It causes excruciating pain on the victim, nevertheless not causing any physical harm. Nothing can stop a Cruciatus curse unless dodged or interrupting the caster before finishing the curse. Famous victims of the curse are Alice and Frank Longbottom who were driven to insanity and parents of Neville Longbottom.

3. Obliviate

The Forgetfulness Charm is used especially by the Ministry of Magic on Muggles if they see anything related to the Wizarding world. It used to erase specific memories from an individual’s mind. Gilderoy Lockhart was a famous caster of the spell that the end of Chamber of Secrets, it did damage to him when he attempted to erase memories of Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley. Hermione Granger casted this spell on her parents in a painful tear-jerker scene so as to erase the memories of her as their daughter.

4. Expecto Patronum

Patronus Charm is an advanced defensive charm. It channelizes happiest memories of the caster to repel Dementors who feed on every good feeling of the caster. Every wizard has a unique Patronus even the identical twins. Corporeal Patronus takes a particular shape whereas incorporeal Patronus has no shape.

5. Accio

Summoning charm is one of the oldest spells, used to summon an object towards the caster. It can’t be used on livings beings or immovable objects. Banishing Charm is the opposite of Summoning charm.

6. Expelliarmus

The Disarming Charm is said to be Harry Potter’s Favourite spell. It is used commonly in duels where the caster forces any object present in the hand of victim usually a wand. In the movies, it has the colour red. Harry Potter learnt the spell from his least favourite teacher, Snape in a short-lived Duelling Club.

7. Lumos

One of the simplest spells taught in the first year of Hogwarts is the Wand-Lightning Charm. Counter-spell is Nox (You can try it with Google Assistant). It magically reveals hidden architecture such as doorways. It has three variations – Lumos Duo, Lumos Maxima, Lumos Soleum.

8. Avada Kedavra

It is the strongest of the three Unforgivable Curses. The Killing curse has no counter-spell except for sacrificial protection, which uses the power of love. It is green in color. Harry Potter was the only person who was not killed by the caster, Voldemort whose body was destroyed due to backfiring.It comes from the famous muggle word “abracadabra”.

9. Sectumsempra

It was invented by Severus Snape when he was a student in Hogwarts to get protection from his enemies, Marauders.It causes severe lacerations and painful physical harm.Counter-spell is a song-incantation known as Vulnera Sanentur. Permanent damage can be caused as irreversible loss of body parts (one of the traits of Dark Arts)

10. Imperio

It is the least dangerous of the three Unforgivable Curses. The caster gets full control of the victim. It requires a strong will power and determination to sustain the curse. Enough evidence against the caster can land him/her in Azkaban Prison for an entire lifetime.

11. Protego

The Shield Charm could protect the caster forming an invisible shield from physical hindrances, minor curses, hexes, jinxes. Its origins are unknown. It has many variations such as Protego Duo, Protego Totalum, Protego Horribilis. It was believed that wizards in the Ministry of Magic couldn’t cast a shield charm properly, even though it was moderate.

12. Wingardium Leviosa

The Levitation Charm is used to make objects fly. Hermione Granger was the first student in the charms class to use this spell successfully in her first year in Hogwarts. It does not work on human beings. It has variations such as Hover Charm, Rocket Charm and Floating charm.

 13. Apparition

It is one of the popular and fastest modes of transportation in the magic world. A loud pop or cracking sound is accompanied by the non-verbal spell. It causes “Splinching” or failure of somebody parts to arrive at the destination with the wizard. In Great Britain, a person must be at least seventeen years of age to obtain a license to apparate.

14. Confundo

It’s a perplexing spell having various degrees of confusion and misdirection on the victim. Shuddering is a sign of a Confunded person. It can be used on inanimate objects. In Goblet of Fire, Barty Crouch Junior Confunded the Goblet to put Harry Potter’s name for the Triwizard Tournament.

15. Riddikulus

The Boggart-Banishing spell was taught by Professor Remus Lupin in the Prisoner of Azkaban. Boggarts are shape-shifters and assume the shape of the caster’s worst fears. Riddikulus is self-explanatory by name helps the caster to lose his/her fear by causing the creature to assume a form that is humorous to the caster.

Embark on a journey of imagination and wonder as you delve into the pages of “Spells For Every Potterhead,” where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and the mundane is transformed into magic.

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