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Fans Are Sharing Obscure Lore About Spells And Potions In 'Harry Potter'

List RulesVote up the most interesting lore details about the magic and potions of the Harry Potter universe.

There is just as much history about the spells and potions used by the witches and wizards in Harry Potter as there is about the people and places. These Redditors are diving deep into the lore and pointing out the most interesting details about the magic of the universe.

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  • 1

    Expecto Patronum Has A Literal Meaning

    From a former Redditor:

    'Expecto Patronum' means 'I expect protection' in Latin.

  • 2

    J.K. Accidentally Wrote The Priori Incantatum Spell Happening Wrong In 'Goblet Of Fire'

    From Redditor u/asocialbookworm:

    In the first printed editions of GoF, J.K. accidentally wrote James reappearing from Voldemort's wand before Lily, falsely signaling that James died after Lily did. The fans bombarded JK with questions. She admitted it was a mistake and the editions from that point on were fixed.

    I recently had to repurchase that book and can't even begin to describe how much it threw me off to read it the "correct" way. Definitely made me miss my original copy.

  • 3

    Voldemort Couldn't Feel Love Because Of A Botched Love Potion

    From a former Redditor:

    That Voldemort could not feel love as a result of a love potion, it's rather ironic really and makes you feel kind of sorry for Voldemort.

  • 4

    There Was A Spell To Vanish Feces At Hogwarts Before There Was Plumbing

    From Redditor u/Voldemort97:

    My favorite thing is when J.K. wrote an entire article explaining how Hogwarts students took a sh*t before the advent of indoor plumbing.