The Wiggenweld Potion is a healing potion with the power to awaken a person from a magically-induced sleep.
A prince once used this potion to awaken a princess who had been given the Draught of Living Death by the Hag Leticia Somnolens. The prince first put some of the potion on his lips and then kissed the princess.
"Wiggen" from the old Breton means "strength", "bravery" or still "courage". As for "weld", it is an English word which means "join together by heating to the point of melting"'.
Thus, "Wiggenweld Potion" would mean literally "Welder Strength" or "Who Welds the Strength Potion".
Behind the scenes
- In the PS1 version of video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry can find completed Wiggenweld Potions on the floor or create one from a special cauldron, by pressing the buttons that appear on the screen. This will restore all of Harry's health or stamina.
- In the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry can exchange Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans for Wiggentree bark and Flobberworm Mucus. Harry can then walk up to a special cauldron and make a Wiggenweld potion, which can be drunk to restore some of Harry's stamina. In most appearances the potion has a purple or magenta colour. Various cauldrons and Wiggentree stumps full of the potion can be found hidden all over the castle and its grounds, including within the Forbidden Forest.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)
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