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""Episkey," said Tonks. Harry's nose felt very hot, then very cold. He raised a hand and felt it gingerly. It seemed to be mended."
— Nymphadora Tonks fixes Harry Potter's broken nose[src]

Episkey[1] was the incantation of a healing charm that healed relatively minor injuries such as broken noses,[1] toes,[4] and split lips.[5] The spell could create sudden temperature changes in the body parts being healed.[1]

It could also be used to relieve pain; as Jacob's sibling was successfully able to remove Tulip Karasu's headache after she hit her head on a branch while sleepwalking into the Forbidden Forest after she was inflicted with a curse from the Forest Vault.[6] It could also reverse the effects of the Full Body-Bind Curse.[7]

Known uses

"I can fix that, "Episkey"."
— Harry Potter uses this spell to fix Demelza Robins' broken lip[src]
Caster(s) Date Notes
Poppy Pomfrey 1985–1986 school year Madam Pomfrey asked Jacob's sibling to first study the spell, she then proceeded to teach them the spell.[2]
Jacob's sibling 1985–1986 school year Jacob's sibling learned this spell in order to help out Madam Pomfrey in the Hospital Wing.[2]
Jacob's sibling 1987–1988 school year Twice used this spell in the Clock Tower Courtyard at night to reverse the effects of the Full Body-Bind Curse on Rowan Khanna and Charlie Weasley.[7]
Nymphadora Tonks 1 September, 1996 Tonks used this spell to fix Harry Potter's broken nose.[1]
Harry Potter November, 1996 Harry used it to fix Demelza Robins' broken lip; he probably had not learned it in class, but assumed that if it could heal broken noses, it could heal split lips.[5]

Known practitioners

Etymology

The word comes from the Greek "episkevi" ("επισκευή"), which means "repair".

Behind the scenes

Luna casting the spell in the Half-Blood Prince film, instead of Tonks

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 8 (Snape Victorious)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Side Quest "Sleep Walker"
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Chapter 6 (That's For My Father)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 1 (Year Four Begins)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 15 (Dark Secrets)
  8. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened