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Portus
Incantation

Portus
(POR-tus)

Type

Charm

Light

Blue

Effect

Creates a Portkey

"For a moment the kettle trembled, glowing with an odd blue light; then it quivered to rest, as solidly black as ever."
—Description[src]

Portus is the incantation to a charm used to transform an ordinary object into a Portkey. Since creating Portkeys are restricted by the Ministry of Magic, the usage of this spell also requires permission. This was the subject of a question of the Theory of Charms O.W.L. in 1996[1]

Effect

Immediately after casting, the target will glow bright blue, as the Portkey does when it is ready, but after a few seconds it will return to its normal colour.

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Albus Dumbledore 19 December, 1995 Dumbledore turned an old kettle into a Portkey to number twelve, Grimmauld Place on the night of the snake attack on Arthur Weasley.
18 June, 1996 Dumbledore turned the head of the wizard statue into a Portkey to his office with this spell after his duel with Voldemort.

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