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'''Spell creation''' is the highly dangerous and mysterious art of creating new [[spell]]s.<ref>[[Luna Lovegood's mother]], as one of her spells went wrong and killed her. From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film & book) </ref> Only [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] with great understanding of [[magic]] are known to be able to invent and create spells.
 
'''Spell creation''' is the highly dangerous and mysterious art of creating new [[spell]]s.<ref>[[Luna Lovegood's mother]], as one of her spells went wrong and killed her. From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film & book) </ref> Only [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] with great understanding of [[magic]] are known to be able to invent and create spells.
 
==Processes==
 
Not much is known about this form of magic. Most wizards and witches only know it is extremely dangerous and that a lot of people have suffered a great deal of injures and even death, hence few attempt it.
 
 
It seems centered very much around Latin. About 90% of all the spells are Latin in different forms; presumably, in order to create spells, it is very important to find the correct Latin pronunciation (as seen in [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Snape's potion book]], wherein line after line had been crossed out, apparently as a result of trial-and-error.)
 
   
 
==Known spell inventors and their creations==
 
==Known spell inventors and their creations==
 
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[[Merwyn the Malicious]]
 
[[Merwyn the Malicious]]
 
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*Many unknown jinxes and hexes
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Many jinxes and hexes
 
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Spells described as 'unpleasant'. Created in the Middle Ages.
 
Spells described as 'unpleasant'. Created in the Middle Ages.
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[[Delfina Crimp]]
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[[Severing Charm]]
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Delfina Crimp was a [[London]] clothier in the [[15th century]]; she invented the Severing Charm to help her to accurately cut fabric.
 
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[[Felix Summerbee]]
 
[[Felix Summerbee]]
 
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*[[Cheering Charm]]
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[[Cheering Charm]]
 
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Invented between [[1440s|1447]] - [[1500s|1508]].
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Invented between [[1440s|1447]] and [[1500s|1508]].
 
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[[Jarleth Hobart]]
 
[[Jarleth Hobart]]
 
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*[[Hover Charm]]
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[[Levitation Charm]]
 
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First publicly performed by Hobart to a large crowd of wizards, on Hobart himself as he leapt from the roof of a church, on [[16 July]], [[1540s|1544]].
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Invented in [[1540s|1544]], first used on self to ill effect.
 
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[[Mnemone Radford]]
 
[[Mnemone Radford]]
 
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*[[Memory Charm]]
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[[Memory Charm|Memory-Modifying Charms]]
 
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Invented between [[1560s|1562]] - [[1640s|1649]].
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Created between [[1562]] and [[1649]].
 
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[[Balfour Blane]]
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[[Ancient African sorcerer]]
 
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*Unknown
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[[Unlocking Charm]]
 
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Known spellcrafter at [[Committee on Experimental Charms]]. Active between [[1560s|1566]] - [[1620s|1629]].
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Taught to [[Eldon Elsrickle]], who used it to rob the houses of [[London]], in the early [[1600s]].
 
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[[Urquhart Rackharrow]]
 
[[Urquhart Rackharrow]]
 
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*[[Entrail-Expelling Curse]]
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[[Entrail-Expelling Curse]]
 
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Invented between [[1610s|1612]] - [[1690s|1697]].
 
Invented between [[1610s|1612]] - [[1690s|1697]].
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|[[Daisy Pennifold]]
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''[[Arresto Momentum]]''
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Shortly after the change in colour of the [[Quaffle]] in spring of [[1700s|1711]], Daisy Pennifold had the idea to enchant the Quaffle so Chasers wouldn't have to dive for it; rather, it would fall slowly and they could catch it in mid-air.
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[[Orabella Nuttley]]
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[[Mending Charm]]
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First used in [[1754]] after a riot after a broom race left the [[Coliseum]] in ruins.
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[[Levina Monkstanley]]
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[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
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First used to illuminate a corner in which she had dropped a [[Quills|quill]]. Invented in [[1770s|1772]].
 
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[[Elliot Smethwyck]]
 
[[Elliot Smethwyck]]
 
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*[[Cushioning Charm]]
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[[Cushioning Charm]]
 
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Invented in [[1820s|1820]].
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Used to make broomsticks more comfortable, in [[1820]].
 
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[[Basil Horton]]
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[[Basil Horton]]<br/>[[Randolph Keitch]]
 
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*[[Horton-Keitch Braking Charm]]
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[[Horton-Keitch Braking Charm]]
 
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Invented (c. [[1929]]) with his partner [[Randolph Keitch]].
 
Invented (c. [[1929]]) with his partner [[Randolph Keitch]].
 
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[[Randolph Keitch]]
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[[Miranda Goshawk]]
 
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[[Bat-Bogey Hex]]
 
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Invented (c. [[1929]]) with his partner [[Basil Horton]].
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Invented c. [[1930s]]. As the youngest child in a large family, Miranda Goshawk often found it difficult to make herself heard, and developed this hex to give her sisters a piece of her mind: she cast it on her sister [[Diadema Goshawk|Diadema]], so that she returned clothes she borrowed without permission; on her sister [[Romilda Goshawk|Romilda]] to keep her out of her room; on her sister [[Tangwystl Goshawk|Tangwystl]] when she wanted to keep her quiet so she could finish her homework.
 
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*[[Vulnera Sanentur]]
 
*[[Vulnera Sanentur]]
 
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All spells recorded in [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|his copy]] of ''[[Advanced Potion Making]] ''were also crafted by him. Created between [[1977]] - [[1978]].
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All spells recorded in [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|his copy]] of ''[[Advanced Potion Making]]'' were also crafted by him. Created between [[1977]] and [[1978]].
 
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[[Mrs. Lovegood]]
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[[Luna Lovegood's mother|Mrs. Lovegood]]
 
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*[[Luna Lovegood's mother's unknown spell|Unknown spell]] which resulted in her death.
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[[Luna Lovegood's mother's unknown spell|Unknown spell]] which resulted in her death.
 
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Invented in [[1990]]. Mrs. Lovegood's death was described as 'gory.'
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Invented in [[1990]]. Mrs. Lovegood's death was described as 'gory'.
 
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[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]]
 
[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]]
 
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*[[Patented Daydream Charms]]
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[[Patented Daydream Charms]]
 
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Invented between [[1994]] - [[1995]].
 
Invented between [[1994]] - [[1995]].
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*[[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx]]
 
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*Possibly the [[Four-Point Spell]], though this may have been merely uncovered through research.
 
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Invented in [[1995]].
 
Invented in [[1995]].
 
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[[Gilbert Wimple]]
 
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*Unknown
 
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Known spellcrafter at [[Committee on Experimental Charms]]
 
 
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== Notes and References ==
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==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
[[Category:Magic]]
 
[[Category:Magic]]

Latest revision as of 22:05, March 18, 2014

Spell creation is the highly dangerous and mysterious art of creating new spells.[1] Only witches and wizards with great understanding of magic are known to be able to invent and create spells.

Known spell inventors and their creationsEdit

Name of Crafter Spells Created Notes

Merwyn the Malicious

Many jinxes and hexes

Spells described as 'unpleasant'. Created in the Middle Ages.

Delfina Crimp

Severing Charm

Delfina Crimp was a London clothier in the 15th century; she invented the Severing Charm to help her to accurately cut fabric.

Felix Summerbee

Cheering Charm

Invented between 1447 and 1508.

Jarleth Hobart

Levitation Charm

Invented in 1544, first used on self to ill effect.

Mnemone Radford

Memory-Modifying Charms

Created between 1562 and 1649.

Ancient African sorcerer

Unlocking Charm

Taught to Eldon Elsrickle, who used it to rob the houses of London, in the early 1600s.

Urquhart Rackharrow

Entrail-Expelling Curse

Invented between 1612 - 1697.

Daisy Pennifold

Arresto Momentum

Shortly after the change in colour of the Quaffle in spring of 1711, Daisy Pennifold had the idea to enchant the Quaffle so Chasers wouldn't have to dive for it; rather, it would fall slowly and they could catch it in mid-air.

Orabella Nuttley

Mending Charm

First used in 1754 after a riot after a broom race left the Coliseum in ruins.

Levina Monkstanley

Wand-Lighting Charm

First used to illuminate a corner in which she had dropped a quill. Invented in 1772.

Elliot Smethwyck

Cushioning Charm

Used to make broomsticks more comfortable, in 1820.

Basil Horton
Randolph Keitch

Horton-Keitch Braking Charm

Invented (c. 1929) with his partner Randolph Keitch.

Miranda Goshawk

Bat-Bogey Hex

Invented c. 1930s. As the youngest child in a large family, Miranda Goshawk often found it difficult to make herself heard, and developed this hex to give her sisters a piece of her mind: she cast it on her sister Diadema, so that she returned clothes she borrowed without permission; on her sister Romilda to keep her out of her room; on her sister Tangwystl when she wanted to keep her quiet so she could finish her homework.

Tom Riddle

Used as the sign of the Death Eaters. Created during, or shortly prior to, the First Wizarding War.

Thought to be magically impossible, unsupported flight was invented by Tom Riddle - that is, flight without need of broomstick or thestral.

Severus Snape

All spells recorded in his copy of Advanced Potion Making were also crafted by him. Created between 1977 and 1978.

Mrs. Lovegood

Unknown spell which resulted in her death.

Invented in 1990. Mrs. Lovegood's death was described as 'gory'.

Fred and George Weasley

Patented Daydream Charms

Invented between 1994 - 1995.

Hermione Granger

Invented in 1995.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • It is possible that Gilderoy Lockhart was a spell inventor, as he seemed to make several spells (Deboning, Peskipiksi Pesternomi, etc.) up on the spot. This would explain why he did not expect them to work the way they did all of them producing the correct effect (etymologically speaking) bar Peskipiksi Pesternomi.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Luna Lovegood's mother, as one of her spells went wrong and killed her. From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film & book)

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