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Harry Potter: "Good – well, look, Neville, we've got to be somewhere, we'll see you later –"
Neville Longbottom: "Don't leave me! I don't want to stay here alone, the Bloody Baron's been past twice already."
Ron Weasley: "If either of you get us caught, I'll never rest until I've learned that Curse of the Bogies Quirrell told us about, and used it on you."
Ron Weasley threatening Neville Longbottom and Hermione Granger during a midnight prowl[src]
The Curse of the Bogies (Mucus ad Nauseam[1]), is a curse that gives the recipient a nasty cold[3] and an extremely runny nose[4] that can cause the victim to collapse if it is not treated.[3] The cold is accompanied with constant sneezing.[3] No further casts of this curse have any additional effect on the target, unless the Duo or Tria modifiers are used.[2]

There exists a counter-curse of unknown incantation covered in the Updated Counter-Curse Handbook, Second Revised Edition,[3] and it is presumed a Pepper-up potion will cure the effects as well.

History

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.[5] 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.[3]

Etymology

"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.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Curse of Bogies practise screen on Pottermore (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - GBC version
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version (Defence Against the Dark Arts Class)
  4. "The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection" spell menu on Pottermore (see this image)
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
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D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts
Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Teacher's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Professors
Arsenius Jigger · Albus Dumbledore · Galatea Merrythought · Patricia Rakepick · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Bartemius Crouch Junior (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape · Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls · Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
Spells studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Aqua Eructo Charm · Boggart-Banishing Spell · Counter-curses · Counter-jinxes · Counter-spells · Curse of the Bogies · Defensive Charms · Disarming Charm · Freezing Spell · Full Body-Bind Curse · Green Sparks · Hex-Breaker· Hex-deflection · Hex Zapper · Homorphus Charm · Impediment Jinx · Knockback Jinx · Knockback Jinx Duo · Melofors Jinx · Nonverbal spells · Orbis Jinx · Patronus Charm · Red Sparks · Reductor Curse · Revulsion Jinx · Seize and Pull Charm · Shield Charm · Smokescreen Spell · Stunning Spell · Tickling Charm · Tongue-Tying Curse · Ventus Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Wand-Lighting Charm Duo · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Killing Curse
Creatures studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Acromantula · Banshee · Boggart · Cornish Pixie · Dementor · Erkling · Ghost · Ghoul · Grindylow · Gytrash · Hag · Hinkypunk · Iguana · Imp · Inferius · Kappa · Lethifold · Nocturnal beasts · Red Cap · Troll · Vampire · Vampire bat · Werewolf · Yeti · Zombie