"Newt points his wand at the ceiling. "Ascendio!" The towers rise once again from the floor, lifting Newt and the Zouwu high up into the air."
— Newt Scamander using this spell in the French Ministry of Magic[src]

Ascendio[1] was the incantation of a charm which flung the caster high into the air.[1][2] The charm also worked underwater, propelling the caster above the surface.[1]

History

This charm propelling an individual into the air

"Today, class, we are going to ascend higher to higher learning by learning Ascendio! My apologies, I couldn't help myself. I hope everyone is prepared for some mild flinging of the person!"
— Professor Flitwick introducing this charm to seventh year students[src]

Newt Scamander used this spell in September 1927 on a library record column in the library of the French Ministry of Magic in an attempt to help him, Porpentina Goldstein and Leta Lestrange escaped from a pack of angry Matagots set upon them.[2]

In the 1990–1991 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, this charm was covered in seventh year Charms class by Professor Filius Flitwick.[3]

Known practitioners

Behind the scenes

Harry using this spell to lift himself out of the Great Lake

"Underwater he casts a spell which propels him towards the surface, he flies out and lands on the decking where the crowd are."
— Description[src]

Etymology

"Ascendio" comes from the Latin word "ascendo", meaning "to climb".

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) - Chapter 22 (The Second Task)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, Scene 96
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 1 (Year Seven Begins) - Charms Lesson "Ascendio"
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)


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