A-Z Harry Potter → A is for …

A is for Accio

“And then he heard it, speeding through the air behind him; he turned and saw his Firebolt hurtling towards him around the edge of the woods, soaring into the enclosure, and stopping dead in mid-air beside him, waiting for him to mount.”
—The Firebolt, under influence of this spell.

The Summoning Charm (incantation: Accio) was a charm that caused an object at a distance from the caster to fly into his or her arms. It was one of the oldest spells known to wizarding society.

Successful attempts:

• Harry Potter on June 24, 1995 successfully used this charm to Summon the Triwizard Cup, which had been made a Portkey, in order to escape Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

• Death eaters successfully summoned the prophecy sphere from Harry’s hands in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

• Molly Weasley used the charm several times to find many different magical sweets Fred and George were trying to sneak out of the house to the Quidditch World Cup.

Unsuccessful attempts:

• Harry Potter tried to cast the charm nonverbally and wandlessly to retrieve his wand after Draco Malfoy hit him with a full body-bind curse.

• Harry Potter tried to summon Hedwig and Rubeus Hagrid during the Battle of the Seven Potters.

• A Death Eater tried the charm to summon Harry’s Cloak of Invisibility.

For more information check the Harry Potter Wikia.

The A-Z Harry Potter Meme is from Uncorked Thoughts.


4 thoughts on “A-Z Harry Potter → A is for …

    • Denise says:

      It’s not a real flashy spell, and probably won’t bring you any notoriety for knowing it and being able to use it. But man it’d be freaking handy to have on a daily basis.


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