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This spell (incantation unknown) is used to prepare a receptacle for the placing of a fragmented piece of soul within it, thereby allowing the target to become a Horcrux, tethering the caster to the mortal world, preventing death.
The first known use of this spell was in Ancient Greece by Herpo the Foul, an infamous Dark Wizard who used it after committing murder in order to create the first known Horcrux. If he invented the technique for creating a Horcrux, then this spell would be his creation.
Behind the scenes
- Little, if anything, is known of this spell; it is possible, however, that it will be explained either in the Harry Potter Encyclopedia, or (since the former seems to have been cancelled), on Pottermore.
- The likelihood of the incantation to this spell being revealed is very low, as Rowling said that she could not "possibly tell [us]. Some things are better left unsaid." in an interview, on July 30th, 2007.