Godric's Hollow - Spells and Charms used in the Harry Potter Books

There are many spells, charms, curses, jinxes, hexes and non-verbal spells used in the Harry Potter series.
I have listed some of the more common ones below with a brief explanation.


Accio ........................... Summoning charm
Aguamenti ................... Produces water
Alohomora .................. To open doors and unlock doors
Avada Kedavra ............ The 'Killing Curse'
Confringo ..................... Makes things explode
Confundo ..................... Causes the person to become confused
Crucio .......................... Inflicts excruciating pain
Diffindo ........................ Cutting/Severing charm
Episkey ........................ Heals small injuries
Evanesco ..................... A vanishing spell to makes things disappear
Expecto Patronum ....... Produces a patronus to shield and protect against Dementors
Expelliarmus ............... Disarming Spell. Used to disarm an opponent by making his wand fly out of his hand
Impedimenta ............... Freezes and impedes the opponent by various means
Imperio ....................... Makes the person obey the orders of the wizard inflicting the spell
Legilimens ................... Allows the person casting the spell to see into the other person's thoughts and memories
Levicorpus .................. Person is suspended upside down
Liberacorpus ............... Counter spell for 'Levicorpus'
Lumos ......................... Produces light from the end of the wand
Morsmordre ................ Conjures up the 'Dark Mark' when a Deatheater has killed someone
Muffliato ...................... Prevents others from hearing a conversation
Obliviate ...................... Used to hide a particular memory
Petrificus Totalus ......... Body-Bind Curse
Protego ........................ Shield Charm
Reducto ....................... Blasts objects away
Reparo ......................... Repairs objects
Riddikulus ................... A spell to transform a Boggart into something amusing
Scourgify ..................... Cleans
Sectumsempra ............. Creates wounds as if the person has been slashed
Silencio ........................ Silencing Charm
Stupefy ........................ Stunning Spell
Tarantallegra ............... Victim cannot control the movement of their dancing legs
Tergeo ......................... Takes away something from a surface e.g. spilt blood
Wingardium Leviosa .... Levitates objects



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