Descendo (deh-SEN-doe)

Descendo (deh-SEN-doe)

"descendo" L. descend, come down

Causes something to descend or lower itself.

  • Ron used this spell to lower the ceiling hatch and ladder leading to the Burrow's attic (DH6).

  • Crabbe cast this spell on a fifty-foot high pile of junk in the Room of Requirement, to make it fall over (DH31).


Densaugeo (den-sah-OO-gi-oh)

Densaugeo (den-sah-OO-gi-oh)

"dens" L. tooth + "augeo" L. grow

Causes the victim’s teeth to enlarge grotesquely.


defensive charge

defensive charge

no incantation needed; automatic response

A charge like that of electricity runs through the body of a wizard with this automatic defensive spell.

  • When Vernon Dursley tried to hold Harry around the neck, he felt a sudden charge like electricity running through Harry and he had to drop him. This appears to have been an automatic defensive response on Harry's part, since there is no indication that he intentionally cast a spell (OP1).

  • Dumbledore used a similar spell to make Umbridge let go of Marietta, whom she was shaking violently. This may be a different form of the spell, however, since Dumbledore used his wand to perform it (OP27).


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Crucio (KROO-see-oh)

Crucio (KROO-see-oh)
"Cruciatus Curse"

"crucio" L. torment (v.)

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.

conjured items

conjured items

no incantation used

A spell that creates objects out of thin air.


conjured items

conjured items

no incantation used

A spell that creates objects out of thin air.

Confundo (con-FUN-doh)

Confundo (con-FUN-doh)

Confundus Charm

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

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