"Danger lies before you, while safety lies behind,
Two of us will help you, whichever you would find,
One among us seven will let you move ahead,
Another will transport the drinker back instead.
—The riddle[src]

The Fire Protection Potion[2], also known as the Ice Potion[3], is a potion used to move through flames unscathed. When drunk, it induces a sensation of ice and frigidity in the drinker, and provides protection from most magical fires.


Professor Severus Snape could brew this potion and did so in September of 1991 as part of his protection of the Philosopher's Stone[4].

Quirinus Quirrell and Harry Potter each took this potion in order to get past the flames and into the deepest room of Underground Chambers, containing the Mirror of Erised and Philosopher's Stone.


  1. Slice bursting mushrooms with knife, add to cauldron and stir clockwise until potion turns blue.
  2. Add salamander blood to cauldron, stir anti-clockwise until potion turns green.
  3. Crush Wartcap powder in pestle, add to cauldron and stir clockwise until potion turns red.


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