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Encyclopedia of Spells

Pack

"pack!"

A spell that causes items to assemble themselves into a trunk.


Patronus

magical effect

A silvery-white, conjured creature created by using the Patronus Charm. The Patronus is used against Dementors and Lethifolds.

A Patronus can be commanded by the caster to attack. Harry controlled his and told it to attack each Dementor in turn when they attacked him and Dudley in the alley near Privet Drive (OP1). Members of the Order of the Phoenix used their Patronuses to communicate with other Order members (HBP8, DH8, etc.)

See EXPECTO PATRONUM.


Patronus Charm (pa-TROH-nus)

"patronus" Mediaeval L. patron saint

See EXPECTO PATRONUM.


pepper breath

no incantation given

This charm gives the target person fiery hot breath.


Permanent Sticking Charm

no incantation given

Spell that magically fastens one thing to another. It is extremely difficult to remove anything fastened with a Permanent Sticking Charm.

See FIXING CHARM


Peskipiksi Pesternomi (pes-kee PIK-see pes-ter-NO-mee)
"Freezing Charm"?

"pesky" + "pixie" + "pester" + "no" + "me"

Lockhart's version of a Freezing Charm.


Petrification

"petrificare" L. to make into stone, from "petra" L. rock

Not a spell so much as a magical effect, caused by seeing the reflected eyes of a basilisk.


Petrificus Totalus

incantation

See Full Body-Bind


Piertotum Locomotor (pee-air-TOH-tum lo-co-MO-tor )

incantation

"pier" = ? + "totum" L. total, all
"loco" L. from a place + "motionem" L. motion

A variation of the Locomotor spell, used to animate statues and armour.


Placement Charm

no incantation given

Spell that magically positions something in place.

See Binding/Fastening magic


Point Me
"Four-Point Spell"

A simple spell, performed with the wand laying flat on the open palm of the caster. When the words are spoken, the wand rotates to point north.


Portus (POR-tus)

"porta" L. gate, entrance

Turns the target object into a Portkey.


possession

no incantation given

Dark Magical effect of one person's spirit inhabiting or taking over the body of another.

The only examples of possession are the actions of Voldemort, the greatest Dark wizard of the age.


Prior Incantato (prye-OR in-can-TAH-toe)
also: Priori Incantatem
"Reverse Spell Effect"


"prior" L. former, earlier, preceeding + "incantatare" L. to bewitch or enchant

Can be cast as a spell, ("Prior Incantato"), in which case it forces the target wand to emit a ghost image of the last spell it cast. The images can be dispelled using Deletrius.

When two wands are forced to duel that have core material from the same single creature, the result will be "Priori Incantatem," a display in sequence of the last spells one of the wands cast. Which wand will show the spell effect depends on the willpower of the two wizards involved.


Protean Charm (PRO-tee-an)

"protean" Eng. able to readily assume a different form, from Proteus, a sea god from Greek mythology who could change his shape rapidly

Complex spell that makes something change form.


Protego (pro-TAY-go)
"Shield Charm"

"protego" L. to defend

This spell creates a magical barrier that will deflect hexes thrown at the caster.


Protego horribilis (pro-TAY-go ho-RIB-i-lis)

"protego" L. to defend + "horribilis" L. "horrible, terrifying"

Presumably a variation of Protego.


Protego totalum (pro-TAY-go TOH-tah-lum)

"protego" L. to defend + "totalum" mediaeval L. "the whole"

Presumably a variation of Protego.

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