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c canary transfiguration hex - candle magic - Caterwauling Charm - Cave Inimicum - chains, magical - Cheering Charm - Colloportus - Colour Change - Confringo - Confundo - Confundus Charm - Conjunctivitis Curse - conjured items - Conjuring Spells - contract, binding magical - crop-related charms - Cross-Species Switches - Cruciatus Curse - Crucio - Curse of the Bogies - curses - Cushioning Charm

canary transfiguration hex

incantation unknown

A temporary hex to change someone into a giant canary. After a few moments, the Transfigured person molts back into themselves.


candle magic

no incantation used

This minor spell ignites candles and can make them float in midair.

See also EVERLASTING CANDLE, INCENDIO, POISONOUS CANDLE, WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA.


Caterwauling Charm

incantation unknown

"caterwaul" Eng. to make a screaming noise like that of a cat during mating season

When an unauthorized person enters the target area while the effect is running, a caterwauling noise will be set off.


Cave Inimicum (KAH-vay i-NI-mi-kum)

spell name unknown

“cave” L.: beware + “inimicum” L.: enemies

Defensive spell to keep enemies away.


chains, magical

magical effect, spell name unknown

incantation for rope version: Incarcerous (OP33)

This spell causes magical chains to snake out of a chair and bind a person to it.

Similar to MAGICAL ROPES.

See also BINDING/FASTENING MAGIC.


Cheering Charm

incantation unknown

A charm that cheers a person up, makes them happy.


Colloportus(co-lo-POR-tus)

incantation

See Locking Spell


Colour Change

incantation unknown

A Charm that is required during the practical portion of the Charms O.W.L. Possibly the same as the flashing paint charm.

This was an ironic test question, considering that Ron's attempt to turn Scabbers yellow during his first train ride with Harry was one of the earliest attempted uses of magic in Harry's experience (PS6).

In U.S. editions, this spell is given as Color Change.


Concealment Charm

incantation unknown

A charm used to hide an object.

Similar to Disillusionment Charms (OP3, OP4, HBP3, DH4, DH15, DH16, DH21, DH22, DH24, FB, JKR: WOMBAT1, TBB: TTB)

c.f. "charms of concealment" (TBB: WHP, TBB: TTB), "spells of concealment" (DH26, Pm: Remus Lupin), "magical concealment" used by Voldemort to hide the ring Horcrux in the Gaunt hovel (HBP23) and mentioned as being able to be defeated by the Thief's Downfall (DH26)


Confringo(con-FRIN-goh)

Blasting Curse

"confringo" L. to smash, crush; to ruin, undo

Causes the target to explode.


Confundo

incantation

See Confundus Charm


Confundus Charm

Confundo (con-FUN-doh, con-FUN-dus)

"confundo" L. to mix up, jumble together, confuse, bewilder, perplex

Source: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection

Causes confusion. A person who is affected by this Charm is said to be Confunded.


Conjunctivitis Curse

incantation unknown

"conjunctiva" L. connecting (as in membrane of the eye) + "-itis" L. inflammation

A spell that affects the eyes and vision of the target.


conjured items

no incantation used

A spell that creates objects out of thin air.

See ARROWS, WAND, CHAINS, MAGICAL, FERULA, ROPES, MAGICAL.


Conjuring Spells

incantation unknown

A type of magic that creates objects out of thin air.

See AGUAMENTI; ARROWS, WAND; AVIS; CHAINS, MAGICAL; FERULA; FOUNTAIN OF WINE; INANIMATUS CONJURUS; INCARCEROUS; LEEK JINX; ORCHIDEOUS; ROPES, MAGICAL; SERPENSORTIA

See CONJURED ITEMS


contract, binding magical

incantation unknown

This spell or spells makes a contract magically unbreakable.

See also UNBREAKABLE VOW.


crop-related charms

various

Various effects on crops depending on the specific charm in question.


Cross-Species Switches

various

Classification of Transfiguration magic in which one type of creature is Transfigured into another.


Cruciatus Curse (KROO-see-AH-tus)

Crucio (KROO-see-oh)

"crucio" L. torment (v.), "cruciatus" L. torture (n.)

One of the "Unforgivable Curses," this spell causes the victim to suffer almost intolerable pain. Some victims of prolonged use of this curse have been driven insane. A victim of this curse is said to have been Cruciated.


Crucio

See Cruciatus Curse


Curse of the Bogies

Mucus Ad Nauseam (MYOO-kus ahd NOU-see-um)

"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" fear

Yeah, maybe. But more likely:

"bogey" British slang: booger

Source: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection

Effect unknown.

see BAT-BOGEY HEX.


curses

various

The following spells are known as curses.


Cushioning Charm

incantation unknown

The Cushioning Charm creates an invisible "pillow" on the handle of a broom to make flying more comfortable.

Note: In the film, Hermione uses the incantation Arresto Momentum to save them when they fell from the Gringotts cart. Since that's only in the film, however, we can't consider it to be canon.


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