The Curse of the Bogies (Mucus ad Nauseam), is a curse that gives the recipient a strong cold, that can make him or her collapse if not treated, as well as an extremely runny nose. No further casts of this curse have any additional effect on the target, unless the Duo or Tria modifiers are used.
Quirinus Quirrell mentioned it to his first-year class in 1991. Ron Weasley threatened to learn this curse, then use it on Hermione Granger and Neville Longbottom if they got him and Harry Potter caught roaming the school at night on their way to a duel with Draco Malfoy. In the same school year, Harry Potter fell ill when Peeves used this curse on him. Harry had to look for Updated Counter-Curse Handbook in the library to perform the Counter-curse.
"Ad Nauseam" is a Latin term meaning "to the point of nausea". This implies that the curse makes one produce mucus to the point of them feeling physically ill.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (First appearance) (GBC version only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (GBC version only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Spells / Duels)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Curse of Bogies practise screen on Pottermore (see this image)
- ↑ "The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection" spell menu on Pottermore (see this image)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version (Defence Against the Dark Arts Class)