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Protego totalum
Incantation

Protego totalum[1]
(proh-TAY-goh TOH-tuh-luhm)

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Raise wand[1]

Light

None (haze)[1]

Effect

Defends an area[1]

"Raising her wand, she began to walk in a wide circle around Harry and Ron, murmuring incantations as she went. Harry saw little disturbances in the surrounding air: it was as if Hermione had cast a heat haze across their clearing."
—Description[src]

Protego totalum is the incantation of a protective enchantment used to defend a certain area for an extended period of time[1]. It is presumably a variation of Protego.

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Hermione Granger 1997-1998 school year Hermione used this charms as part of the protective enchantments used to hide the camp she shared with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley during the hunt for the Horcruxes.
Harry Potter Would occasionally cast the protective enchantments (which included this charm) used to hide the camp he shared with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley during the hunt for the Horcruxes.

Known practitioners

Etymology

The incantation is derived from "protego", meaning "to protect" and Latin "totus", meaning "as a whole", thereby making the whole incantation "to protect as a whole".

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 14 (The Thief)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 27 (The Final Hiding Place)

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