This article is about the chapter. For the spell, see Prior Incantato.

Priori Incantatem is the thirty-fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.


Wormtail approached Harry, who scrambled to find his feet, to support his own weight before the ropes were untied. Wormtail raised his new silver hand, pulled out the wad of material gagging Harry and then, with one swipe, cut through the bonds tying Harry to the gravestone.

There was a split second, perhaps, when Harry might have considered running for it, but his injured leg shook under him as he stood on the overgrown grave, as the Death Eaters closed ranks, forming a tighter circle around him and Voldemort, so that the gaps where the missing Death Eaters should have stood were filled. Wormtail walked out of the circle to the place where Cedric’s body lay, and returned with Harry’s wand, which he thrust roughly into Harry’s hand without looking at him. Then Wormtail resumed his place in the circle of watching Death Eaters.

‘You have been taught how to duel, Harry Potter?’ said Voldemort softly, his red eyes glinting through the darkness.


There is only one moment in this chapter.

The Golden Thread

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See also

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Flesh, Blood and Bone The Death Eaters Priori Incantatem Veritaserum The Parting of the Ways
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