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Is it possible to create a new spell in Harry Potter [duplicate]

According to one of the theories, that the name of a spell is derived from the action of the spell, would it be possible to create new spells by saying a descriptive word explaining the desired action?...
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Are spells in Harry Potter invented or discovered? [duplicate]

Are the spells in the magical world of Harry Potter invented or discovered? Maybe someone just said “Avada Kedavra” and the rest is history.
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How can someone invent a spell [duplicate]

How can someone invent a spell? Snape has invented Sectumsempra, we all know that. But what interests me is the act of making spell. If all spells are invented, what does it say about magic in HP-...
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Did Snape create/discover the spell “Sectumsempra”? [duplicate]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: "He lost his hood during the chase. Sectumsempra was always a specialty of Snape's. I wish I could say I'd paid him back in kind, but it was all I could do ...
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What does it mean to create a spell? [duplicate]

The Harry Potter series discusses many spells created by particular wizards like Snape and Voldemort. What does it really mean to create a spell? Does the creator select a befitting Latin phrase and ...
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Did Harry Potter ever invent any spells?

Many of the greatest wizards in the Harry Potter universe invented their own spells. Dumbledore, acknowledged as one of the greatest wizards of the age: "Examined him myself in Transfiguration and ...
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What Kind of Magic Was Used to Create the Marauder's Map?

When considering canon-based spells, potions, and quasi-sentient objects such as wands ¹, what type of magic was likely used to create the Marauder's Map? I was thinking Homenem Revelio might be ...
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What must one do to create NEW magic?

We find in Snape's old potions book that he has invented some of his own spells while at school. How hard is it to do that? And why hasn't Harry done it yet?
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What Wording Did Witches and Wizards in Other Cultures Use for Spells?

The spells that we know about in the Harry Potter world all seem to be either in Latin, derived from Latin, or resembling Latin. This makes sense for the European World, but there were likely witches ...
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Is magic invented or discovered? Is it inventive like Muggle technology?

Dumbledore explained that it was "ancient magic" which Lily used to sacrifice herself to save Harry and about which Voldemort knew but underestimated it. But I knew, too, where Voldemort was weak. ...
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Harry's claim: How hard is it to deliberately cause a Priori Incantatem?

In Deathly hallows, Harry fears that by using Priori Incantatem, the Death Eaters could work out that his wand was broken: “Priori Incantatem,” said Harry. “We left your wand and the blackthorn ...
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What is the link between the spoken incantation and the casting of a spell in Harry Potter?

In Harry Potter, you have to pronounce (or think) a string of sounds to cast a spell. For example: Stupefy! That always seemed very strange to me. So I would like to know: Are the words really ...
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Half-Blood Prince's Journal

In the Harry Potter book series Harry finds Snape's (Half-Blood Prince) old Potions journal. Not only does it help him with potions tremendously, (let's face it, Harry is a total science fluke) it ...