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"The Water-Making Spell conjures clean, drinkable water from the end of the wand."
Book of Spells[src]

The Water-Making Spell[3], also known as the Aguamenti Spell[4] (Aguamenti) is a charm that conjures a jet of clear, pure water and shoots it from the tip of the caster's wand. This spell, in addition to being a charm, can also be classified as conjuration, an advanced form of Transfiguration.

History

It's unknown who invented this spell and when. The wand movement for this spell is a smooth wave movement from right to left.[5] The Water-Making spell also appears to be the opposite of the Fire-Making Spell, which conjures a flame.

This spell was taught at N.E.W.T.-level in Charms class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to sixth years. It's also possible that this charm is located in the The Standard Book of Spells series by Miranda Goshawk.

Effects

Depending on the caster's concentration and intentions, this charm can be anything from a simple jet of water to a wave. It is taught to sixth year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Charms class. The spell's incantation is Aguamenti.[6]

This spell is also useless against Fiendfyre, a spell that conjures cursed flames.

Known uses

Caster(s) Dates Notes
Fleur Delacour 24 November, 1994 She conjured water nonverbally in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament so as to put out the flames of a Common Welsh Green dragon.[7]
Marietta Edgecombe (possibly) 1995 She may have used a non verbal version of this spell during a D.A. meeting in 1995, although it was more likely to be the Extinguishing spell.[8]
Seamus Finnigan 1996-1997 school year He used this spell during class practise, but wasn't paying attention and accidentally shot a powerful stream that knocked Professor Flitwick away, causing him to write lines as detention.[6]
Harry Potter 30 June, 1997 He used this charm to fill Albus Dumbledore's crystal goblet in the Crystal Cave, but the potion inside Dumbledore caused it to dry up before entering his mouth.[6]
During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, they used this spell to put out the fire on Hagrid's hut after Death Eater Thorfinn Rowle had set it on fire.[6]
2 May, 1998 During the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry attempted to douse Vincent Crabbe's Fiendfyre with this charm, but it was ineffective.[9]
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Rubeus Hagrid 30 June, 1997 During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, they used this spell to put out the fire on Hagrid's hut after Death Eater Thorfinn Rowle had set it on fire.[6]
Hermione Granger August 1997 When questioning Mundungus Fletcher on the whereabouts Salazar Slytherin's Locket, Harry accidentally sets Mundungus' eyebrows on fire. Hermione used this charm on his face.[9]

Known practitioners

Etymology

In both Spanish and Portuguese, "agua"/"água" means "water" and "mente" (also in Italian) means "mind"; these derive from the Latin terms "aqua" ("water") and "mens" ("mind"), the latter's singular dative case rendered as "menti" ("to the mind" or "for the mind"). Given J. K. Rowling's love of puns, it would also seem plausible that there might have been a hybrid of "água" and "augment", in the sense of "increase", in her mind.

Behind the scenes

  • In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, unlike in the book, Aguamenti appears as what looks like a shield of water instead of a jet. Furthermore, unlike in the book, the charm does not evaporate on contact with Fiendfyre.
  • It is possible that this is the same spell as the extinguishing spell, given it has been used for this purpose several times.
  • However, as J. K. Rowling said conjured items from thin air tend not to last long so it can be assumed that the water conjured from the charm is not a permanent solution of thirst.

See also

Appearances

Notes and references


Charms (class)
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Charmbook writers and developers
Delfina Crimp · Miranda Goshawk · Jarleth Hobart · Basil Horton · Randolph Keitch ·
Levina Monkstanley · Orabella Nuttley · Mnemone Radford · Scarpin · Elliot Smethwyck ·
Felix Summerbee · Fred Weasley · George Weasley
Professors Fortinbras · Filius Flitwick
Textbooks The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest
Charms studied at Hogwarts
Arresto Momentum · Banishing Charm (Depulso) · Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Cheering Charm · Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Engorgement Charm (Engorgio) · Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Freezing Spell (Glacius) · Full Body-Bind Curse (Petrificus Totalus) · General Counter-Spell (Finite Incantatem) · Growth Charm · Knockback Jinx (FlipendoLevitation Charm (Wingardium Leviosa) · Locomotion Charm (Locomotor) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reductor Curse (Reducto) · Seize and Pull Charm (Carpe Retractum) · Shrinking Charm (Reducio) · Silencing Charm (Silencio) · Skurge Scouring Charm (Skurge) · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Summoning Charm (Accio) · Unlocking Charm (Alohomora) · Vinegar into Wine · Wand-Extinguishing Charm (Nox) · Wand-Lighting Charm (Lumos) · Water-Making Spell (Aguamenti)