At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
Everte Statum was the incantation of a charm that caused opponent to fly back several feet, and caused a short sharp pain depending on the strength of the spell, but did not cause any lasting damage.
During the 1986–1987 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ismelda Murk tried to use this spell on Jacob's sibling, but Barnaby Lee jumped in front of the student and selflessly took the hit himself.
During the 1988–1989 school year, Madam Patricia Rakepick, the then Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, taught this spell to her fifth year students, to teach them both useful and practical, considering how little they had learnt in the subject over previous years.
From Latin everte, meaning "to throw out" and statum, meaning "stand". This implies that it would cause the victim to be thrown from their standing position, which most notably coincides with the effect seen in the films.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, this spell has a much more powerful effect, causing Harry to fly back through the air and flip over. Its incantation, not listed in the book, is also given.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (First identified as Everte Statum)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - Chapter 17 (Duelling Club)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 29 (Final Preparations) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Everte Statum"
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - see this image
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 9 (The Vault of Fear)