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"Danger lies before you, while safety lies behind,
Two of us will help you, whichever you would find,
One among us seven will let you move ahead,
Another will transport the drinker back instead.
"
—The riddle[src]

The Fire Protection Potion,[2] also known as the Ice Potion,[3] is a potion used to move through flames unscathed. When drunk, it induces a sensation of ice and frigidity in the drinker, and provides protection from most magical fires.

History

In the 1985-1986 school year, the Fire Protection Potion was taught to second years by Professor Severus Snape in Potions.[4]

Severus Snape brew this potion in September of 1991 as part of his protection of the Philosopher's Stone[5]. Quirinus Quirrell and Harry Potter later each took this potion in order to get past the flames and into the deepest room of Underground Chambers, containing the Mirror of Erised and Philosopher's Stone.

Recipe

  1. Slice bursting mushrooms with knife, add to cauldron and stir clockwise until potion turns blue.
  2. Add salamander blood to cauldron, stir anti-clockwise until potion turns green.
  3. Crush Wartcap powder in pestle, add to cauldron and stir clockwise until potion turns red.

Appearances

Ice Potion

Notes and references


Potions (class)
Wideye-or-awakening-potion
Potioneer
Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Zygmunt Budge
Professors
Bartholomew · Horace Slughorn · Severus Snape · Swoopstikes · Vindictus Veridian · Unnamed Professor (16th century) · Unnamed Professor (2021)
Textbooks
Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions · A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery
Potions at Hogwarts
Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potions studied at Hogwarts
Amortentia · Antidotes · Antidote to Common Poisons · Boil-Cure Potion · Doxycide · Draught of Living Death · Draught of Peace · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Fire Protection Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Girding Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Herbicide Potion · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Polyjuice Potion · Shrinking Solution · Strengthening Solution · Swelling Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wideye Potion · Wiggenweld Potion · Wit-Sharpening Potion