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A '''hex''' is one of the seven known [[spell]] types. They are affiliated with [[Dark Arts|Dark Magic]], darker than a [[jinx]] but not as dark as a [[curse]]<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=24 J.K.Rowling Official Site - Extra Stuff]</ref>, and generally causes moderate suffering to the victim. However, they can be used in a defensive capacity. For instance, in [[1996]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] gained a reputation for being an accomplished caster of the [[Bat-Bogey Hex]] after using it to free herself from [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s [[Inquisitorial Squad]].
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[[File:Deathly_Hallows_-_Stinging_Hex.gif|thumb|240px|[[Hermione]] casting the [[Stinging Hex]] on [[Harry Potter]] (click for animation)]]
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A '''hex''' is one of the seven known [[spell]] types. They are affiliated with [[Dark Arts|Dark Magic]], darker than a [[jinx]] but not as dark as a [[curse]]<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=24 J.K.Rowling Official Site - Extra Stuff]</ref>, and generally causes moderate suffering to the victim. However, they can be used in a defensive capacity. For instance, in [[1996]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] gained a reputation for being an accomplished caster of the [[Bat-Bogey Hex]] after using it to free herself from [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s [[Inquisitorial Squad]] and to also cast it on someone from her carriage.<ref>In the Half-blood Prince (book) Slughorn walked past and saw a marvelous [[Bat-Bogey Hex]] on someone from her carriage.</ref>
   
 
==List of Known Hexes==
 
==List of Known Hexes==
*[[Anteoculatia]]
 
 
*[[Bat-Bogey Hex]]
 
*[[Bat-Bogey Hex]]
 
*[[Bedazzling Hex]]
 
*[[Bedazzling Hex]]
*[[Densaugeo]]
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*[[Densaugeo]] (''Densaugeo'')
*[[Engorgio Skullus]]
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*''[[Engorgio Skullus]]''
*[[Entomorphis]]
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*''[[Entomorphis]]''
*[[Horn-growing hex]]
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*[[Horn-growing hex]] (''Anteoculatia)''
 
*[[Horn tongue hex]]
 
*[[Horn tongue hex]]
 
*[[Hurling Hex]]
 
*[[Hurling Hex]]
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*[[Illegal growth hex]]
 
*[[Instant scalping hex]]
 
*[[Instant scalping hex]]
 
*[[Knee-Reversal Hex]]
 
*[[Knee-Reversal Hex]]
*[[Mutatio Skullus]]
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*''[[Mutatio Skullus]]''
*[[Redactum Skullus]]
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*[[Orange hex]]
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*[[Pepper breath hex ]]
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*[[Pus-squirting hex ]]
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*''[[Redactum Skullus]]''
 
*[[Sardine Hex]]
 
*[[Sardine Hex]]
 
*[[Steleus]]
 
*[[Steleus]]
 
*[[Stinging Hex]]
 
*[[Stinging Hex]]
*[[Tickling Hex]]
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*[[Stickfast Hex]] (''Colloshoo)''
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*[[Tail-growing hex]]
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*[[Tickling Hex]] (''Titillando'')
 
*[[Toenail-growing hex]]
 
*[[Toenail-growing hex]]
*[[Twitchy Ears Hex]]
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*[[Twitchy Ears Hex|Twitchy-Ears Hex]]
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Although there is no known class that teaches, it is probable that&mdash;if they are taught&mdash;they are included in the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] syllabus. It is also highly likely that students learn them from each other.
 
*Although there is no known class that teaches, it is probable that&mdash;if they are taught&mdash;they are included in the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] syllabus. It is also highly likely that students learn them from each other.
*A [[Hex-Breaker]] can counter the effects of these types of spells.
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*A [[Hex-Breaker]] can counter the effects of these types of spells. Probably, there are also counter-hexes.
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==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]] ''(Possible appearance)
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' (Possible appearance)
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
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*''[[J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 ]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 12:01, May 14, 2014

Deathly Hallows - Stinging Hex

Hermione casting the Stinging Hex on Harry Potter (click for animation)

A hex is one of the seven known spell types. They are affiliated with Dark Magic, darker than a jinx but not as dark as a curse[1], and generally causes moderate suffering to the victim. However, they can be used in a defensive capacity. For instance, in 1996, Ginny Weasley gained a reputation for being an accomplished caster of the Bat-Bogey Hex after using it to free herself from Dolores Umbridge's Inquisitorial Squad and to also cast it on someone from her carriage.[2]

List of Known HexesEdit

EtymologyEdit

The word "hex" may derive from Pensylvania German hexe meaning "to practice witchcraft" or German hexen "to hex"[3], a meaning that the word still retains today when used as a verb. Its usage as a noun in contemporary English may refer to "a magic spell" or "a charm" and usually carries an connotation of ill will (though it used to refer to a an evil witch—such as a Hag—as well)[3][4].

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Although there is no known class that teaches, it is probable that—if they are taught—they are included in the Defence Against the Dark Arts syllabus. It is also highly likely that students learn them from each other.
  • A Hex-Breaker can counter the effects of these types of spells. Probably, there are also counter-hexes.

AppearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. J.K.Rowling Official Site - Extra Stuff
  2. In the Half-blood Prince (book) Slughorn walked past and saw a marvelous Bat-Bogey Hex on someone from her carriage.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hex, etymology of
  4. Hex, definition of

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