Anteoculatia is a hex that causes the target to grow antlers.


Gilbert Wimple from the Committee on Experimental Charms may have had this spell used on him, as he had large horns growing from his head before the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[1]

In 1996, after Fred and George Weasley's dramatic exit from Hogwarts, Pansy Parkinson was hit with this spell, presumably in retaliation for the fact that she and other members of the Inquisitorial Squad had been helping Argus Filch to crack down on the sudden increase in rule-breaking. The next day, Pansy had to miss all of her classes, which pleased Hermione Granger.[2]

Known users

Behind the scenes

This spell was briefly mentioned on question seven of the WOMBAT Test on what should receive the lightest punishment by the Wizengamot as "horns created on a culprit's mother by a broken wand".


In Spanish "Ante" when used as a noun can refer to "buckskin". It is more commonly known in Latin, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese to mean "before" or "above". "Oculas" in Latin means "eyes" or "to see".

The spell can either refer to "buckskin", or buck-like attributes appearing. Or, more vaguely, refers to something above the eyes- where the spell appears to target.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp)