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Harry Potter's Spells Explained

by Mason


Harry Potter's Spells Explained
by Mason
Dedicated to Maya for helping me make this book
Table of Contents

Spells and Charms
Wingardium Leviosa 4-5

Reducto 6-7

Expelliarmus 8-9

Crucio 10-11

Avada Kedavera 12-13

Portaberto 14-15
Wingardium Leviosa

Background: Jarleth Hobart invented this spell.

What It Does: This spell only makes objects go up, but not people. If people do levitate it is because the spell was cast on their clothes. When the spell is taken off, the object falls down. 

Etymology: The  <levi> in Leviosa is borrowed from the Latin word for ‘levitate’ which is levitatem, but the rest of the spell is made up by J.K. Rowling probably because Wingardium has <wing> in it
What It Does: This spell can break anything down into nothing.

Background: Harry Potter taught this curse to Dumbldore’s army during the 1995-1996 school year according to

Etymology: Reduco means bring back, reduce, or restore in Latin. J.K. Rowling added a <t> to the word.