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"Danger lies before you, while safety lies behind,
Two of us will help you, whichever you would find,
One among us seven will let you move ahead,
Another will transport the drinker back instead.
"
—The riddle[src]

The Fire Protection Potion,[2] also known as the Ice Potion,[3] is a potion used to move through flames unscathed. When drunk, it induces a sensation of ice and frigidity in the drinker, and provides protection from most magical fires.

History

In the 1985-1986 school year, the Fire Protection Potion was taught to second years by Professor Severus Snape in Potions.[4]

Severus Snape brew this potion in September of 1991 as part of his protection of the Philosopher's Stone[5]. Quirinus Quirrell and Harry Potter later each took this potion in order to get past the flames and into the deepest room of Underground Chambers, containing the Mirror of Erised and Philosopher's Stone. It is presumed Albus Dumbledore also used this potion to bypass the black flames and enter the room containing the Mirror to save Harry from Quirrell.
Ice Potion

Recipe

  1. Slice bursting mushrooms with knife, add to cauldron and stir clockwise until potion turns blue.
  2. Add salamander blood to cauldron, stir anti-clockwise until potion turns green.
  3. Crush Wartcap powder in pestle, add to cauldron and stir clockwise until potion turns red.

Behind the scenes

  • Given that every potion requires a magical component to complete the brewing process, the most likely spell needed to complete this potion is the Flame-Freezing Charm.

Appearances

Notes and references


Potions (class)
Wideye-or-awakening-potion
Potioneers
Arsenius Jigger · Bilius Finbok · Damocles Belby · Erica Stainwright · Fleamont Potter · Gethsemane Prickle · Gilderoy Lockhart · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda de Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Linfred of Stinchcombe · Mulpepper · Nicolas Flamel · Phineas Bourne · Quintia McQuoid · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Skower · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Vindictus Viridian · Zygmunt Budge
Potions at Hogwarts
Cauldron cupboard · Dungeon Five · Potions basement · Potions Classroom · Potions Club · Potions Staircase · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom
Professors Bartholomew · Horace Slughorn · Severus Snape · Swoopstikes · Unnamed Professor (16th century) · Unnamed Professor (2021)
Textbooks Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions · A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery
Potions studied at Hogwarts
Ageing Potion · Amortentia · Antidotes · Antidote to Common Poisons · Antidote to garish pink blended poison · Antidote to Uncommon Poisons · Befuddlement Draught · Calming Draught · Confusing Concoction · Boil-Cure Potion · Deflating Draught · Doxycide · Draught of Living Death · Draught of Peace · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Fire Protection Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Garish pink blended poison · Girding Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Herbicide Potion · Hiccoughing Solution · Invigoration Draught · Pepperup Potion · Polyjuice Potion · Pompion Potion · Shrinking Solution · Skele-Gro · Sleeping Draught · Strengthening Solution · Swelling Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Weedosoros · Wideye Potion · Wiggenweld Potion · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Wound-Cleaning Potion
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