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A '''cauldron''' is a vessel similar to a bucket or kettle and is used to brew and hold [[potion]]s and also may be used to carry supplies. Cauldrons are heated over an open fire and can be hung over a fire from an [[iron]] handle.
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A '''cauldron''' is a vessel similar to a bucket or kettle and is used to brew and hold [[potion]]s and also may be used to carry supplies. Cauldrons are heated over an open [[fire]] and can be hung over a fire from an [[iron]] handle.
   
 
==Magical cauldrons==
 
==Magical cauldrons==
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* In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', the song [[Something Wicked This Way Comes]] was performed by the Hogwarts Student Choir at the Sorting Feast. The lyrics are taken from the opening scene of [[William Shakespeare]]'s ''Macbeth''. It was by [[John Williams]].
 
* In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', the song [[Something Wicked This Way Comes]] was performed by the Hogwarts Student Choir at the Sorting Feast. The lyrics are taken from the opening scene of [[William Shakespeare]]'s ''Macbeth''. It was by [[John Williams]].
* [[Pottermore]] allows users to brew potions. When making them, ingredients are added to the cauldron, sometimes after being crushed with the pestle and mortar. The cauldron must be kept at the right temperature using the buttons below the cauldron on the brewing page; if the temperature is too high, the cauldron will melt and the potion maker will lose five points. When a cauldron melts, it cannot be reused and the potion maker must replace it with a new one from [[Potage's Cauldron Shop]]. <ref name="pottermore"/>
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* [[Pottermore]] allows users to brew potions. When making them, ingredients are added to the cauldron, sometimes after being crushed with the pestle and mortar. The cauldron must be kept at the right temperature using the buttons below the cauldron on the brewing page; if the temperature is too high, the cauldron will melt and the potion maker will lose five points. When a cauldron melts, it cannot be reused and the potion maker must replace it with a new one from [[Potage's Cauldron Shop]].<ref name="pottermore"/>
 
* Users of [[Pottermore]] are allowed to own only one of every available type of cauldron at [[Potage's Cauldron Shop]] - [[Pewter Cauldron]], [[Copper Cauldron]], [[Brass Cauldron]].<ref name="pottermore"/>
 
* Users of [[Pottermore]] are allowed to own only one of every available type of cauldron at [[Potage's Cauldron Shop]] - [[Pewter Cauldron]], [[Copper Cauldron]], [[Brass Cauldron]].<ref name="pottermore"/>
 
* There exists a [[Cauldron repair|business which fixes cauldrons]].
 
* There exists a [[Cauldron repair|business which fixes cauldrons]].
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* In the wizarding sport [[Creaothceann]], players wear cauldrons strapped to their heads.<ref name="QTTA">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'', Chapter 2 - (''Ancient Broom Games'')</ref>
   
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
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*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
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*''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Latest revision as of 07:50, November 12, 2013

Cauldron
Cauldron
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Usage

Used to brew potions

Owners

A cauldron is a vessel similar to a bucket or kettle and is used to brew and hold potions and also may be used to carry supplies. Cauldrons are heated over an open fire and can be hung over a fire from an iron handle.

Magical cauldronsEdit

Many cauldrons have magical properties. The self-stirring cauldron was invented by Gaspard Shingleton. Bruno Schmidt of Germany once killed an Erkling by striking it with his father's collapsible cauldron. Shops in Diagon Alley sell both self-stirring and collapsible cauldrons. Other cauldrons may have Undetectable Extension Charms placed on them, as students often use them to carry many books and school supplies.

Types of cauldronEdit

Here is a list of known types of cauldrons, including those created as a joke:

Cauldron thicknessEdit

"We’re trying to standardise cauldron thickness. Some of these foreign imports are just a shade too thin — leakages have been increasing at a rate of almost three percent a year"
Percy Weasley's explanation[src]

In general, cauldrons must stand up to great wear and usage. As one of his first assignments with the Ministry of Magic, Percy Weasley worked with the Department of International Magical Cooperation lobbying for a standard for cauldron thickness. Apparently, there was an issue with sub-standard imported cauldrons having defective, thin bottoms.[2] Perhaps this is the cause for Neville Longbottom's knack for melting cauldrons during Potions class. First years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry used pewter standard size 2 cauldrons, as mentioned on the list that accompanied their Hogwarts acceptance letter.[3]

Revolutions in cauldron makingEdit

There are always new attempts to revolutionise the cauldron. Humphrey Belcher theorised "the time was ripe for a cheese cauldron." The fire crab, which resembles a tortoise with a jewelled shell that shoots fire out its back end, is prized for its shell for use as a cauldron. This practise of poaching has lead to protected colonies in its native habitat of Fiji island.

Cauldrons in wizarding cultureEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Melted cauldron

A melted cauldron on Pottermore.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pottermore
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 5 (Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  4. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 2 - (Ancient Broom Games)

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