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"The Water-Making Spell conjures clean, drinkable water from the end of the wand."
Book of Spells[src]

The Water-Making Spell[2] (Aguamenti) is a charm that conjures a jet of clean, drinkable water from the tip of the caster's wand. This spell, in addition to being a charm, can also be classified as conjuration, an advanced form of Transfiguration.

History

It's unknown who invented this spell and when. The wand movement for this spell is a smooth wave movement from right to left.[1] The Water-Making spell also appears to be the opposite of the Fire-Making Spell, which is used to conjure flames instead.

This spell was taught at N.E.W.T.-level in Charms class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to sixth years. It is also possible that this charm is located in the The Standard Book of Spells series by Miranda Goshawk.

Effects

Depending on the caster's concentration and intentions, this charm can be anything from a simple jet of water to a wave. It is taught to sixth year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Charms class.[3][4] The spell's incantation is Aguamenti.[5]

This spell is also useless against Fiendfyre, a spell that conjures cursed flames, as the water conjured from this spell will instantly evaporate on contact with the dark fire.[6]

Known uses

Caster(s) Dates Notes
Fleur Delacour 24 November, 1994 She conjured water nonverbally in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament so as to put out the flames of a Common Welsh Green dragon.[7]
Marietta Edgecombe (possibly) 1995 She may have used a non verbal version of this spell during a D.A. meeting in 1995, although it was more likely to be the Extinguishing Charm.[8]
Seamus Finnigan 1996-1997 school year He used this spell during class practise, but he was not properly paying attention and accidentally shot a powerful stream that knocked Professor Flitwick away, which resulted him to write lines as detention.[4]
Harry Potter 30 June, 1997 Used it to fill Albus Dumbledore's crystal goblet in the Crystal Cave, but the potion inside Dumbledore caused it to dry up before entering his mouth.[5]
Used it put out the fire on Hagrid's hut after Thorfinn Rowle had set it on fire, during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.[9]
2 May, 1998 During the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry attempted to douse Vincent Crabbe's Fiendfyre with this charm, but it was ineffective, as the cursed flames evaporated the water instantly.[6]
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Rubeus Hagrid 30 June, 1997 Used it put out the fire on his hut after Thorfinn Rowle had set it on fire, during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.[9]
Hermione Granger 4 August, 1997 When questioning Mundungus Fletcher on the whereabouts Salazar Slytherin's Locket, Harry accidentally set Mundungus' eyebrows on fire. Hermione used this charm to extinguish his burning eyebrows.[10]

Known practitioners

Etymology

In both Spanish and Portuguese, "agua"/"água" means "water" and "mente" (also in Italian) means "mind"; these derive from the Latin terms "aqua" ("water") and "mens" ("mind"), the latter's singular dative case rendered as "menti" ("to the mind" or "for the mind"). Given J. K. Rowling's love of puns, it would also seem plausible that there might have been a hybrid of "água" and "augment", in the sense of "increase", in her mind.

See also

Behind the scenes

  • In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, unlike in the book, Aguamenti appears as what looks like a shield of water instead of a jet. Furthermore, unlike in the book, the charm does not evaporate on contact with Fiendfyre.
  • It is possible that this is the same spell as the Extinguishing Charm, given it has been used for this purpose several times.
  • However, as J. K. Rowling said conjured items from thin air tend not to last long so it can be assumed that the water conjured from the charm is not a permanent solution of thirst.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  2. Wonderbook Walkthrough, Part 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 26 (The Cave)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 19 (The Lion and the Serpent)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 11 (The Bribe)


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