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[[Jarleth Hobart]]
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[[Merwyn the Malicious]]
 
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[[Levitation Charm]]
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Many jinxes and hexes
 
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Invented in [[1544]], used on self to ill effect.
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Spells described as 'unpleasant'. Created in the Middle Ages.
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[[Orabella Nuttley]]
 
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[[Mending Charm]]
 
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First used in [[1754]] after a broom race left the [[Coliseum]] in ruins.
 
 
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[[Severing Charm]]
 
[[Severing Charm]]
 
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Used to make clothes.
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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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[[Elliot Smethwyck]]
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[[Felix Summerbee]]
 
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[[Softening Charm]]
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[[Cheering Charm]]
 
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Used to make broomsticks more comfortable, in [[1820]].
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Invented between [[1440s|1447]] and [[1500s|1508]].
 
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[[Ancient African sorcerer]]
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[[Jarleth Hobart]]
 
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[[Unlocking Charm]]
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[[Levitation Charm]]
 
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Taught to [[Eldon Elsrickle]] who used it to rob [[London]].
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Invented in [[1540s|1544]], first used on self to ill effect.
 
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[[Levina Monkstanley]]
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[[Mnemone Radford]]
 
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[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
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[[Memory Charm|Memory-Modifying Charms]]
 
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Used to illuminate a corner in which she'd dropped a [[Quills|quill]].
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Created between [[1562]] and [[1649]].
 
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[[Elizabeth Smudgling]]
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[[Ancient African sorcerer]]
 
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[[Disarming Charm]]
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[[Unlocking Charm]]
 
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Used in a famous four-way [[duel]].
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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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[[Mnemone Radford]]
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[[Urquhart Rackharrow]]
 
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Created between [[1562]] and [[1649]].
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[[Entrail-Expelling Curse]]
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[[Merwyn the Malicious]]
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Invented between [[1610s|1612]] - [[1690s|1697]].
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*Many unknown jinxes and hexes
 
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Spells described as 'unpleasant'. Created in the Middle Ages.
 
 
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[[Felix Summerbee]]
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[[Orabella Nuttley]]
 
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*[[Cheering Charm]]
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[[Mending Charm]]
 
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Invented between [[1440s|1447]] - [[1500s|1508]].
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First used in [[1754]] after a riot after a broom race left the [[Coliseum]] in ruins.
 
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[[Balfour Blane]]
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[[Levina Monkstanley]]
 
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*Unknown
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[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
 
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Known spellcrafter at [[Committee on Experimental Charms]]. Active between [[1560s|1566]] - [[1620s|1629]].
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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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[[Urquhart Rackharrow]]
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[[Elliot Smethwyck]]
 
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*[[Entrail-Expelling Curse]]
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[[Softening Charm]]
 
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Invented between [[1610s|1612]] - [[1690s|1697]].
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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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*[[Horton-Keitch Braking Charm]]
 
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Invented (c. [[1929]]) with his partner [[Basil Horton]].
 
 
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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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Invented between [[1994]] - [[1995]].
 
Invented between [[1994]] - [[1995]].
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*[[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx]]
 
*[[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx]]
*Possibly the Four-Point spell, though this may have been merely uncovered through research.
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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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Revision as of 23:32, November 18, 2012

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.

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 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

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.

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

Softening 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.

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 scenes

  • 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.

Appearances

Notes and References

  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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