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|incantation=''Portus''<br/>(POR-tus)
 
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'''''Portus''''' (POR-tus) is the [[spell]] used to turn an ordinary object into a [[Portkey]]. The object then takes on the trademark blue glow of a Portkey.
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{{Quote|For a moment the kettle trembled, glowing with an odd blue light; then it quivered to rest, as solidly black as ever.|Description|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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'''''Portus''''' is the incantation to a [[charm]] used to [[Transfiguration|transform]] an ordinary object into a [[Portkey]]. Since creating Portkeys are restricted by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], the usage of this spell also requires permission. This was the subject of a question of the [[Theory of Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in [[1996]]<ref>See [[:File:TheoryofCharmsExam.jpg|this image]].</ref>
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== Effect ==
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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==
 
==Known uses==
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!Portkey
 
!User(s)
 
!Starting point
 
!Destination
 
!Creator
 
 
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|[[Broom]]
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! align="center" width="20%" |Date
[[Unidentified Quidditch referee]]
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! scope="col" |Notes
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[[Quidditch pitch]]
 
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[[Sahara Desert]]
 
|Unidentified [[Quidditch]] fan
 
 
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|Unknown
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|colspan="1" rowspan="2"|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
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|19 December, [[1995]]
[[Gellert Grindelwald]]
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|Dumbledore turned an old kettle into a Portkey to number twelve, [[Grimmauld Place]] on the night of the snake attack on [[Arthur Weasley]].
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[[Godric's Hollow]]
 
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Central Europe
 
|[[Bathilda Bagshot]]
 
 
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|An old boot
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|[[18 June]], [[1996]]
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|Dumbledore turned the head of the wizard statue into a Portkey to his office with this spell after his [[duel]] with [[Voldemort]].
*[[Amos Diggory|Amos]] and [[Cedric Diggory]]
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*[[Harry Potter]]
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==Known practitioners==
*[[Hermione Granger]]
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* [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]]
*[[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]], [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
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* [[Albus Dumbledore]]
|[[Stoatshead Hill]]
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* [[Bathilda Bagshot]]
|[[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]]
 
|Unknown, presumably the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]
 
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|An old newspaper
 
|Unknown
 
|Unknown
 
|[[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]]
 
|Unknown, presumably the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]
 
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|A punctured football
 
|Unknown
 
|Unknown
 
|[[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]]
 
|Unknown, presumably the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]
 
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|An empty drink can
 
|Unknown
 
|Unknown
 
|[[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]]
 
|Unknown, presumably the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]
 
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|[[Triwizard Cup]]
 
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*[[Cedric Diggory]]
 
*[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Quidditch pitch]], [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]
 
|[[Little Hangleton graveyard]]
 
|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]
 
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|A blackened kettle
 
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*[[Harry Potter]]
 
*[[Fred Weasley|Fred]], [[George Weasley|George]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
 
|[[Headmaster's office]], [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]
 
|[[12 Grimmauld Place]]
 
|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
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|The head of a [[Fountain of Magical Brethren|golden statue]]
 
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[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]
 
|[[Headmaster's office]], [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]
 
|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
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|A small, silver-backed hairbrush
 
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*[[Harry Potter]]
 
*[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
 
|[[Tonks house|The Tonks' house]]
 
|[[The Burrow]]
 
|Unknown member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
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|A rusty oilcan
 
|None
 
|Unknown house of a member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
|[[The Burrow]]
 
|Unknown member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
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|An ancient sneaker
 
|None
 
|Unknown house of a member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
|[[The Burrow]]
 
|Unknown member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
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|Unknown
 
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*[[George Weasley]]
 
*[[Remus Lupin]]
 
|Unknown house of a member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
|[[The Burrow]]
 
|Unknown member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
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|A bent coathanger
 
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*[[Hermione Granger]]
 
*[[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]
 
|Unknown house of a member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
|[[The Burrow]]
 
|Unknown member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st ID}}
*[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'']]
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Mention}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
[[fr:Portus]]
 
[[fr:Portus]]
 
[[fi:Portus]]
 
[[fi:Portus]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
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[[Category:Spells of known incantation]]
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[[Category:Transportation]]

Latest revision as of 17:31, January 6, 2015

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 Edit

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 usesEdit

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.

Known practitionersEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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