This was a potion learned in the third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Professor Severus Snape had his third-year class brew this potion during the 1993–1994 school year. It was also one of the many potions that Hogwarts students could brew in the Potions Club in the Hogwarts greenhouses.
The following recipe could be used to successfully make the Girding Potion:
- Add one set of fairy wings.
- Heat until the potion turns turquoise.
- Add one measure of doxy eggs.
- Heat until the potion turns pink.
- Add the toasted dragonfly thoraxes until the potion turns orange.
- Add one flying seahorse.
- Heat the potion until it turns turquoise.
- Add toasted dragonfly thoraxes until the potion turns purple.
- Heat the potion until it turns red.
- Add three measures of doxy eggs.
- Add toasted dragonfly thoraxes until the potion turns blue.
- Add three flying seahorses.
- Heat until the potion turns green.
From the English "to gird" which can mean one of three things: to encircle or bind with a belt or band; to surround, enclose or hem in; to prepare oneself for action. The latter is probably the intended meaning, a reference to its effects.
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