- ""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 was the incantation of a healing charm that healed relatively minor injuries such as broken noses, toes, and split lips. The spell could create sudden temperature changes in the body parts being healed.
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. It could also reverse the effects of the Full Body-Bind Curse.
- "I can fix that, "Episkey"."
- — Harry Potter uses this spell to fix Demelza Robins' broken lip[src]
|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.|
|Jacob's sibling||1985–1986 school year||Jacob's sibling learned this spell in order to help out Madam Pomfrey in the Hospital Wing.|
|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.|
|Nymphadora Tonks||1 September, 1996||Tonks used this spell to fix Harry Potter's broken nose.|
|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.|
The word comes from the Greek "episkevi" ("επισκευή"), which means "repair".
Behind the scenes
- J. K. Rowling writes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that Harry's knowledge tells him this spell could belong to a variety of healing spells, in the same way a species of plants belongs to a larger genus.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Luna Lovegood finds Harry on the Hogwarts Express instead of Nymphadora Tonks. Luna also uses the Episkey spell to mend Harry's broken nose when they reach the Entrance Gates to Hogwarts, instead of when Tonks does so in the book.
- Luna mentions in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that she had never fixed a broken nose before, prior to healing Harry's with this spell "only a few broken toes, and, well, how different are they really?". It is therefore likely that this spell can be used to mend broken toes, or might be primarily intended for that purpose.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Episkey does not cause a cold-hot sensation, but rather pain. Harry yells in pain when Luna sets his nose, although this may just be because of the usual pain of setting a dislocated bone.
- In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, this spell is learned during the "Sleep Walker" side quest in Year 2. However, even if the player didn't go through the side quest and learn the spell, they can still use it to cure Tulip Karasu's headache at the start of Year 4.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Spells
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 8 (Snape Victorious)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Side Quest "Sleep Walker"
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Chapter 6 (That's For My Father)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 1 (Year Four Begins)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 15 (Dark Secrets)
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened