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"And this leaves you with the Girding Potion which may be consumed to increase one's endurance for a considerable number of weeks. I do warn those of you who wish to experiment with this potion that the maximum dosage is no more than two of these vials."
Severus Snape.[src]

The Girding Potion is a potion that gives the consumer prolonged endurance. The maximum dosage is two vials. It has a rather foul odour, as Hermione Granger noted when making it in 1996.[2]

History

This is a potion learned in third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Professor Severus Snapehad his third year class brew this potion during the 1993–1994 school year.[1] It was also one of the many potions that Hogwarts students could brew in the Potions Club in the Hogwarts greenhouses.[2]

Brewing instructions

The following recipe can be used to successfully make the Girding Potion[2]:

  1. Add one set of fairy wings.
  2. Heat until the potion turns turquoise.
  3. Add one measure of doxy eggs.
  4. Heat until the potion turns pink.
  5. Add the toasted dragonfly thoraxes until the potion turns red.
  6. Heat until the potion turns blue.
  7. Add toasted dragonfly thoraxes until the potion turns silver.
  8. Heat the potion until it turns red.
  9. Add three measures of doxy eggs.
  10. Add some dragonfly thoraxes.
  11. Heat the potion until it turns blue.
  12. Add three flying seahorses.
  13. Heat until the potion turns green.

See also

Etymology

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[3]. The latter is probably the intended meaning, a reference to its effects.

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 · Calming Draught · Confusing Concoction · Boil-Cure Potion · 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


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