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Sage - Switching Spell

Sage -- Salamander -- Scarpin's Revelaspell -- Scourgify -- Scrying -- Scurvy-grass --
Sectumsempra -- Selkies: see Mermaid/Merman/Merpeople -- Serpensortia -- Shield Charm -- Shrake --
Sibyl -- Sirius -- Slytherin -- Slytherin, Salazar -- Smethwyk, Elliot -- Snake -- Snape -- Sneezewort --
Snidget -- Sonorus -- Sorcerer -- Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone -- Specialis Revelio -- Spell -- Sphinx --
Spider -- Stinksap: see Mimbulus Mimbletonia -- Streeler -- Stupefy -- Swedish Short-Snout -- Switching Spell

Sage (Plant) - a plant which Centaurs burn and use the fumes and flames to help clarify their interpretations when they stargaze.

Salamander - a small, orange lizard that lives in fire. As a matter of fact, the salamander can put a fire out on contact because it has skin with an icy temperature.

Scourgify (Spell) - a cleaning spell, the elimination of a mess.

Scrying - A form of Divination where the diviner stares at a clear or reflective surface until images begin to form, either within the object or within the mind of the scryer.

Scurvy-grass (Plant) - an ingredient in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts.

Sectumsempra (Spells) - a Half-Blood Prince spell, which cuts the victim.

Selkies - see Mermaid/Merman/Merpeople

Serpensortia (Spell) - causing a large serpent to burst from the end of a wand.

Shield Charm (Spell) - a spell that deflects curses and other spells.

Shrake - an Atlantic fish said to have been created to take revenge on muggle fishermen who insulted a wizard sailing team in the early 1800's. This fish is covered in spines and it rips holes in the fishing folk's nets in that particular patch of sea.

Sibyl - a fortune-telling woman, named after a prophetess of Greek legend, Sibylla, a daughter of Zeus. Sibyls existed in both Greek and Roman mythology. Legend has ten of them living in the ancient world, scattered throughout Babylonia, Persia, Egypt, Libya and Greece. Unlike most diviners, who provided their prophecies upon request (or payment), the sibyl foretold events whenever inspiration moved her to do so, frequently writing her predictions on leaves.

Sirius Black - Harry's godfather, named after the brightest star in the sky in Canis Major, often called the "dog star".

Slytherin - one of the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Slytherin, Salazar - founder of Slytherin House

Smethwyk, Elliot - inventor of the Cushioning Spell (1820), which allows the rider of a broom to float above the handle rather than actually sitting on it. See Broomstick

green snake Snake - all over the world, snakes have played a part of many different cultures, being not only evil but also associated with healing and wisdom. Interest in snakes predates the written word. Most snakes are harmless. Of 2,700 kinds of snakes, only about four hundred are poisonous. Fewer than fifty species pose significant danger to humans.

Snape - a town in Wales, and not to mention, Professor Snape.

Sneezewort (Plant) - an ingredient in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts

Snidget - a most rare and protected bird species, the walnut-sized golden snidget is completely round with a long, rapier-thin beak and glistening ruby-like eyes. This bird is a very fast flier, able to change direction with uncanny skill and amazing speed, due to its rotational wing joints.

The feathers and eyes were highly prized and this species was almost hunted to extinction. A major saving factor was the substitution of the golden snitch for the snidget in Quidditch.

Sonorus (Spell) - to increase the volume of one's voice, even to the point of being able to make announcements to a entire arena full of wizards gathered for the Quidditch finals!

Sorcerer - see Magician see Wizard - a practioner of sorcery or magic. Sorcery comes from the Latin word sors, which means "casting of lots", "prophecy", or "fate".

Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone - see Flamel, Nicholas - a substance that can turn lead into gold and produce an elixir of immortality

Specialis Revelio (Spell) - the incantation for Scarpin's Revelaspell, cast to identify the ingredients in a potion.

Spell - spoken or written, a spell is a word or phrase that has a magical effect upon people, animals, things or circumstances. One example is Hogwarts, which is under a spell that makes it seem nothing but a crumbling ruin to muggles. A negative spell is called a curse.

Sphinx - Greek mythology has the sphinx being a winged creature with the head and breasts of a human woman, and the body of a lion. This monster originated in Egypt, however, and was not confined to being female in nature. It was also without wings in its oldest incarnation, which was associated with the annual flooding of the Nile.

Spider - predatory arachnid with silk-spinning organs at the back end of its body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for their prey. Muggle world spiders are small, compared to the ones thriving in the Forbidden Forest.

Stinksap - see Mimbulus Mimbletonia

Streeler - from Africa and successfully exported to Asia, the Americas and Europe. This giant snail changes color every hour. It leaves behind a venomous slime trail that withers and burns all vegetation in its path. Its venom is one of a few substances that can kill Horklumps.

Stupefy (Spell) - to make someone unconscious, to stun the victim.

Swedish Short-Snout (Dragons) - its silver-blue skin is much sought after to manufacture protective shields and gloves. The Short-snout exhales a bright blue flame that reduces both bone and timber to ash in seconds.

Switching Spell (Spell) - see Switching Spell

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