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Protego Totalum
Incantation

Protego Totalum
(proh-TAY-goh TOH-tuh-luhm)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Raise wand

Light

None

Effect

Defends an area

"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 one of many Protective Enchantments, used to defend a certain small or enclosed area from most other spells for an extended period of time.

History

This charm was performed by Hermione Granger and Harry Potter among other enchantments, in order to prevent attacks from Death Eaters, while the Trio travelled in search of Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes subsequent to the Fall of the Ministry of Magic.

Practitioner

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. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 16 (Godric's Hollow)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 27 (The final Hiding Place')
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 14 (The Thief)

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