Harry Potter Wiki

Hardening Charm

11,619pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 21:36, September 29, 2012 by Hunnie Bunn (Talk | contribs)

Hardening Charm





Changes objects into solid stone.

"The Hardening Charm will turn an object into solid stone. This can be surprisingly handy in a tight spot. Of course, most students only seem to use this spell to sabotage their fellow students' schoolbags or to turn a pumpkin pasty to stone just before someone bites into it. It is unwise to try this unworthy trick on any of your teachers."
Miranda Goshawk, Book of Spells.[src]

The Hardening Charm[1] (Duro) is a charm used to change objects into stone. Hermione Granger cast the spell at a tapestry during the Battle of Hogwarts, turning it into stone and wounding the two Death Eaters who were pursuing her, Harry Potter, and Ron Weasley.


Duro is Latin for "I harden" or "I stiffen"; the same term is Portuguese for "hard" or "rough"; it makes sense given J. K. Rowling's relation to the language.


Notes and references

Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki