Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Wingardium Leviosa

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Wingardium Leviosa
Type Spell (Charm)
Features Causes object to levitate
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Overview[edit]

Wingardium Leviosa is a common spell used to levitate objects.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

This is the first charm taught to Harry's first year class; it is a relatively simple charm, but only Hermione is able to perform it correctly at first.

It is explicitly mentioned at two other places in the series. Firstly, during the same evening it is introduced, Ron uses it to levitate a club above the head of an attacking mountain troll; when he releases the spell, the falling club knocks out the troll. Secondly, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry uses it on a sidecar which has fallen off a flying motorcycle. In fact, Harry is actually in the sidecar when he uses Wingardium Leviosa on it; while it seems that the ability to fly unaided is exceptional among wizards, the ability to charm objects on which you are mounted is relatively simple.

Analysis[edit]

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.