Glacius is a freezing charm used to put out fires and create ice blocks. The spell is described as a "charm that conjures a blast of freezing cold air from the end of the wand". The air is so cold it can freeze several inches of water solid within seconds, making it solid enough for at least an average-sized thirteen-year-old to walk across.
From obsolete French glacieux, from Latin glaciēs (“ice”). It could also be from Latin glaciās, meaning "you freeze".
Behind the scenes
- It can be bought at Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.
- During the lessons in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 if the player irritates the Professor he/she will cast Glacius at the player and put him/her into a block of ice.
- In the game version Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game), his charms teacher arranged a test for Harry, in which the latter had to use this spell to freeze some running water; he then had to slide on it without the ice breaking, which would then guarantee that he passed the test; later on in the year, he had to use the spell to make a lizard freeze.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game) (GBA version only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) (Nintendo DS only)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Notes and references
|Professors: Filius Flitwick|
|Textbooks: The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest|
|Charmbook writers and charm developers: Miranda Goshawk · Scarpin · Felix Summerbee · Randolph Keitch · Basil Horton · Mnemone Radford · Elliot Smethwyck · Jarleth Hobart · Delfina Crimp · Orabella Nuttley · Levina Monkstanley · Fred Weasley · George Weasley|
|Charms studied at Hogwarts: Levitation Charm · Fire-Making Charm · Softening Charm · Skurge · Aresto Momentum · Cheering Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Silencing Charm · Mending Charm · Reductor Curse · Colour Change Charm · Growth Charm · Water-Making Spell · Locomotion Charm · Vinegar into Wine · Bird-Conjuring Charm|