Magical discipline
Dark Magic Spells

Curses, Hexes, and Jinxes

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Curses, Hexes, and Jinxes

Spells that are considered “dark” are of three types: Curses, Hexes, and Jinxes.

References from the canon

  • The author said she used the word "jinx" if a spell effect was "irritating but amusing." Hexes are "slightly worse" (JKR).
  • Curses are "the worst kind of dark magic" (JKR).
  • Curses, jinxes and hexes are actually Dark Charms, according to Miranda¬†Goshawk, Standard Book of Spells Grade 1 (Pm)


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