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One of the most obvious characteristics of a witch is their ability to cast spells; a "spell" being the word used to signify the means employed to carry out a magical action. A spell could consist of a ritual action, a set of words, a verse, or any combination of these. For reasons unknown, the majority of spells used by practitioners of spirit magic and/or traditional magic are spoken in an ancient language very similar to Latin. However, witches who practice other forms of magic have been known to use spells in different languages; for example, the New Orleans coven, which practices ancestral magic, performs their spells in French or French Creole, while the Travelers typically perform their spells in Czech.

Spells and Rituals

  • The Hybrid Curse: The Hybrid Curse was an extremely powerful spell that was placed onto Klaus in order to prevent him from having access to his werewolf abilities.
  • Sacrifice Ritual Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Salve Sorce Das. Phasmatos Eliximo Nominum, Etrinox Sorce Sotero Callux Oxtara. A spell that is able to remove the Hybrid Curse after the requisite sacrifices have been completed.
  • Lapis Lazuli: A spell that is able to grant a vampire the power to walk freely in the sunlight.
  • Gilbert Rings: A spell that is able to prevent death at the hand of a supernatural being or occurrence to its wearer. Although the ring will only work for humans. The ring will have no affect on Witches, Werewolves, Vampires (of any kind, be it regular, Original, Augustine, or Enhanced Original), or Supernatural Hunters of The Five.
  • Gilbert Device: A spell that is able to incapacitate vampires and werewolves, whenever it is activated. Although it will only work once for 5 minutes.
  • Tomb Spell: A spell that prevents a vampire from exiting outside of a tomb located beneath Fell’s Church. (See: boundary spell)
  • Tomb Counter Spell: Phasmatos Salves Nas Ex Malon, Terra Mora Vantis Quo Incandis, Et Vasa Quo Ero Signos. A spell that is able to reverse the effects of the Tomb Spell.
  • Pentagram Spell: Incendia! A spell that is able to create a field of fire in the shape of a pentagram. It was used to destroy the Bennett Talisman.
  • Fire Spell: Ex Spiritum In Tacullum, En Terrum Incendium, Phasmatos Salves A Distum! A spell that is able to decrease and/or increase the intensity of a fire.
  • Healing Spell: A spell that is able to heal a person of injury.
  • Linking Spell: A spell that is able to link two or more people together.
  • Isolation Spell: A spell that is able to prevent a certain person from exiting outside of a room.
  • Reduction of Pain Spell: Asinta Mulaf Hinto, Sho Bala. A spell that is able to reduce the physical pain of another person.
  • Locator Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras Sequita Saguines Ementas Asten Mihan Ega Petous. A spell that is able to locate a certain object and/or person.
  • Message Spell: A spell that is able to send a message to a certain person through space by burning the message (which contains a couple strands of the intended recepient's hair) over a flame.
  • Instability Spell: Terra Mora Vantis, Quo Incandis! A spell that charges the personal item of someone with energy when it is turned to ash and is able to incapacitate a certain person.
  • Hypnosis Spell: A spell that is able to hypnotize a certain person into revealing their inner secrets.
  • Disempowerment Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Exum Sue, Redem Su Pas Quo. A spell that is able to remove a witch from their powers.
  • Astral Projection Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Es Tas Sue Sasta Nanse, Transum Viso. Mas Tenas Quisa, Nas Metam! A spell that is able to transport the spiritual body of a person to another area within the world.
  • Possession Spell: Somno Ritum Per Dax Ritum. A spell that is able to possess a person with the soul of someone else.
  • Possession Counter Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Uenes Phasmatos Et Somnos. Ex Totum Ex Um Maleo Matos. A spell that is able to reverse the effects of the Possession Spell.
  • Energy Spell: A spell that is able to conjure and invoke the power of another witch.
  • Resurrection Spell: Victas Phasmatis, Ex Salito, Revertas Phasmatis. Ut Victas, Victas Phasmatos, Ex Salito. A spell that able to resurrect the dead.
  • Protection Spell: A spell that is able to protect a person from any harm caused by the supernatural.
  • Transformation Spell: A spell that is able to decrease or increase the speed of a werewolf’s transformation.
  • Life Force Binding Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Melan Veras Raddiam, Onu Pavadus Ponemus. A spell that is able to bind the life force of a person to the body of someone else.
  • Original Killing Spell: Infero Eseri Gratas, Disasustos Vom, Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te! Victamas Veras! Phasmatos Tribum, Niha Sue Exilum, Disasustos Vom, Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te! Levam, Mina Sue Te, Disasustos Vom, Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te! Phasmatos Veras! Fes Matos Tribum, Mas Pro Tes Unum! Victas Ex Melam, Phasmatos Vanem! Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te! A powerful spell that is able to kill an Original Vampire.
  • 'Spirit Possession Spell: ' A spell that is able to temporarily possess a being with the spirit of a deceased person.
  • Fire Extinguishing Spell: Suctas Incenda! A spell that is able to extinguish the flames of a fire.
  • Paralysis Spell: A spell that is able to absorb the knowledge of another person.
  • Banishing Spell: Phasmatos Redux Redismo Sus Terra. A spell that is able to remove the presence of an unwanted person or spirit.
  • Manifestation Spell: Phasmatos Obscuras, Ex Luces Est Nes Umbres. A spell that is able to reveal the presence of a ghost to the living.
  • Object Destroying Spell: Universa Ruina In Tenebras Ra Damis Infinitum! De Lon Dem Ex Nahal da Six! A spell that is able to destroy a certain object or talisman.
  • Opening Spell: Phasmatos Siprum, Emnis Abortum, Fasila Quisa Exilum San! A spell that is able to open or to unlock a certain door or object.
  • Re-Opening Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Melan Veras, Et Vasa Quisa, Exu Quisa! Another spell that is able to open or unlock a certain door or object.
  • Sealing Spell: Sigalis Intransium, Exalis Exalis, Omnas Quisa Operum, Sigalis Intransium, Exalis Exalis! Omnaben Libras, Sigalis Intransium, Exalis Exalis! Omnas Quisa Operum, Exalis Exalis! A spell that is able close or open a certain object.
  • Body Preservation Spell: A spell that is able to preserve a dead body so it will not decay.
  • Blood Link Ritual: Phasmatos Inta Grum Vin Callus Amalon Callagius Accodum. Cosom Naben Dox Callagius Amalon Gaeda Callagius. Ceremum Descendium Vinum. Phasmatos Inta Grum Callus. Cosom Naben Dox. A spell that is able to link two or more people together.
  • Privacy Spell: When sage is burned, this spell that is able to soundproof a room, in order to keep a vampire from listening in on private conversations.
  • Nature Spell: Phasmatos Tribum, Melan Veras. Phasmatos Tribum, Melan Veras. A spell that is able to enhance the growth of a flower or plant.
  • Blood Link Reversal Spell: Phasmatos Ex Solves, Exis Pa Unas Animotos. Phasmatos Di Conjunctos, Sol Facto Dos Male! Phasmatos Ex Solves, Exis Pa Unas Animotos, Di Conjuncto Sol Facto! Phasmatos, De Vos Male! A spell that is able to link every Original Vampire together as one.
  • Weapon-Binding Spell: Vescaram Anta Intacurum, Vescalis Dissendis Divinitum! Ex Tutum Tatum, Dimentum Talos! Dox Toxem, Dox Malum! Dox Divinitum! A spell that is able to create an indestructible weapon by binding the protective magic in a Gilbert ring to a white oak stake.
  • Boundary Spell: A spell used to prevent someone(s) from leaving the boundaries of an area.
  • Boundary Counterspell: Merabas Hic Libatal, Confremun Signas. Omus Quisa Tentum Exalis, Merabas Hic Libatal Confremun Signas. Omus Quisa Tentum Exalis. A spell that is able to counteract the effects of a Boundary Spell.
  • Locator Spell: ''Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Viras Sequita Saguines Ementas Asten Mihan Ega Petous! A spell that allows the witch to locate someone by pouring their blood on a map.
  • Heart Stasis Desiccation Spell: "Ocoros Mecante, Aleora Subsitos! Ocoros Mecante, Aleora Subsitos! Olo Santire, Dis Et Brav! Ocoros Mecante, Aleora Subsitos!" A spell that temporarily stops a human heart while an Original Vampire's heart is being stopped so that the Original can be successfully desiccated.
  • Heart-Reviving Spell: "An Duca Tuas, Animos!" A spell that is able to revive a human heart.
  • Suicide Spell: “Phasmatos Tribam, Mihan Veras Ractas, Mas Anima Mal Vita Caturam Hors. Suus Phasmatos Oproctum, E Tiamis Mihan Ractas, Somus Suster Gana. Phasmatos Tribam, Mihan Veras Ractas, Mas Anima Mal Vita, Caturam Hors! Somos Suster Gana, Phasmatos Tribam, Mihan Veras Ractas! Mas Anima Mal Vita, Caturam Hors. Revertas Phasmatis Ut Victas, Revertas Phasmatis Ut Victas, Phasmatos Tribum, Mihan Veras Ractas! Mas Anima Mal Vita, Caturam Hors!” - A spell which temporarily causes the death of the witch who casts it.
  • Spirit Transference Spell: “Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Radamis Phasmatos Ex Sonos! Resustamen Ex Veram Vatas! Radamis Phasmatos Ex Sonos!” - A spell that switches the consciousness from one body to another.
  • Hunter-Creating Spell: "Phasmatos Sintu Corpora, E It A Rero, Quest Ero Immortalis. Phasmatos, Victoris, E Insipio Exu Ne Moris. Sintasia Sintu Corpora, Quest Ero Immortalis!" An incantation performed by a witch in the 12th Century which created The Brotherhood of the Five by binding them by fire.
  • Expression-Cleansing Spell: "Phasmatos Tribum Nas Ex Viras, Purgal Animum Sous Obscarus. Phasmatos Repallus Tantian, Maltuscanum Anium Par Vas!" A spell performed by Aja and her coven in an attempt to cleanse Bonnie Bennett of Expression Magic.
  • Resurrection Spell: "Phasmatos Raverus On Animun! Phasmatos Raverus On Animum! Phasmatos Raverus On Animum!" An incantation performed by Bonnie that combined spirit magic, dark magic, and Expression magic in order to resurrect Jeremy permanently.
  • Pregnancy Identification Spell: a spell used to identify if another is in fact pregnant. Jane-Anne used it to figure out if Hayley was in fact pregnant with the child of Niklaus. The witch uses salt to make special symbols on an altar and lights candles around the area while humming in order to gain confirmation. It was also used to bind Sophie to Hayley in order to control hers and the baby's life.
  • Mind Connection Spell: "Jaryakat en zem Daryeet acza" A spell that is able to connect mind of two people.
  • Brain-Linking Spell: "Adatu Khan Leala Ghan Breatvis Shemil!" - A powerful spell in a circle of herbs performed by Qetsiyah that linked Silas to Stefan and used Stefan's energy to fry Silas's brain, rendering his mental powers useless.
  • Ancestral Magic Locator Spell: used to find Elijah and Davina (Requirement: Incantation unknown, map, ashes, pocket watch) the spell would call up wind to move the ashes forming a path on the map while holding the pocket watch
  • Ancestral Magic Charge Spell: used to help Katie save Thierry by taking the power of the ancestral dead into herself so she would have enough power to save Thierry. The spell was originally cast in the cemetery where the ancestors are buried, by sprinkling salt on an altar and focusing on her intention.
  • Mass Pain Infliction Spell: (Used by Katie) to save Thierry it is similar to the pain infliction power but on a much larger scale that it caused the lights to explode and bring the vampires down (incantation unknown)
  • Insanity Hex: "Torsion." Used by Agnes to curse Cami's twin brother to progressively lose his sanity and kill thirteen clergy members before taking his own life.
  • The Harvest: A powerful Ritual used by the New Orleans Coven to recharge the powers their ancestors provide. It requires the sacrifice of four of their own daughters, whose power then flows back into the earth, where it stays until the Reaping. If all four girls are not sacrificed in time for the Reaping, the ancestral witches will lose their powers and cease to be witches.
  • Heart-Desiccation Spell (Traveller Magic): "A Vita Exahi! Isespotro Adimasero!" Used by Qetsiyah using Traveler magic to reach into Silas's chest and squeeze a major vein in his heart so he would desiccate.
  • Advanced Locating Spell: "Viteto Broshe Tarem Carmanifestofe" Used by Qetsiyah, enhanced by the power of her Talisman, with Traveler magic to find the location of her mystical anchor. The spell gave her a vision of the anchor and its location so she could retrieve it.
  • Spell of Unknotting: "Phasmatos omnio ligor coldate sangorium...Phasmatos omnio ligata soluto...Phasmatos omnio ligata soluto vingulia cordit" A spell created by Esther, and later used by Davina as her first traditional spell. The spell involved a sanguinum knot, used to represent the spell linking Sophie to Hayley. Once successfully completed, the linking spell between Sophie and Hayley was broken.
  • Anchor Transference Ritual: A powerful ceremony performed by Qetsiyah to replace Amara, a former immortal and the original Anchor to the Other Side, with Bonnie, a ghost. Qetsiyah drew on the blood of Amara, Katherine, and Elena (the two doppelgängers and their progenitor) for additional power, and used magic to form a triquetra on top of Bonnie's grimoire, which was then set ablaze. "Im A Pran Khos Suptia Jhem Ai Pada Khe Rassatam! Im A Pran Khos Suptia Jhem Ai Pada Khe Rassatam! Im A Pran Khos Suptia Jhem Ai Pada Khe Rassatam! Ai Pada Se Rassatam! Ai Pada Se Rassatam! Ai Pada Se Rassatam! Ai Pada Se Rassatam!"
  • Sun-Bound Isolation Spell: Cast by Silas, using Traveler magic, on Qetsiyah's cabin, in order to keep her trapped until he could find the Anchor first. The spell was bound to the sun, which meant the spell was only active until sundown that day. The spell was originally created by Qetsiyah who taught the spell to Silas.
  • Passenger Spell: Cast by Katherine, using Traveler magic, onto Elena, in order to become a Passenger in Elena's body. "Jaryakat a zem. Daryeet acza."
  • Harvest Hijacking Spell: "Sacré sang du père. Sacré coeur de la mer. Donnez-moi, donnez-moi'." A powerful spell used by Celeste to hijack the immense magical power of the Harvest ritual in order to resurrect three powerful witches.
  • Desiccation Spell: Symbole du masque et de l'ombre, embrase-toi. Embrase-toi - A powerful spell used by Papa Tunde to desiccate a large number of regular vampires, as well as an Original Vampire, Rebekah Mikaelson, to fuel his sacrificial magic.
  • Insanity Hex: "Torré so fou, mort te de l'esprit" A powerful hex, that, once placed on a victim, will cause the victim to slowly lose their mind, to the point of violently hurting and killing others before finally killing themselves.
  • Fire Channeling spell: "Fer mer che lieu vicieux, mon fer non vit nan lasse!" A powerful spell used to channel the energy of the fire and pour it onto a certain place, evoking fire from every object inside of it.
  • Pain Infliction Spell: "Evas Elabuk Estupey!" A powerful spell used by Travelers to inflict pain and eventually knock out the target.
  • Ancestral Bone Locating Spell: "Saeset Fues Menaile Sunnu Mene Mesabis Ashe." A spell used by Sophie Devereaux that calls upon the Ancestors to reveal a person's body or remains.
  • Ressurrection Spell: "Otto Istre Hasvasaht Este (name) Istarre." A powerful spell used by the Travelers to raise their leader, Markos, from the dead. The spell involved a mass-suicide sacrifice of numerous Travelers who were linked together by drinking the combined blood of the last two remaining doppelgängers. Those who volunteered to die for the spell begin to chant until their death. Then, once their spirits went to the Other Side, they continued to chant their spell as they passed through the Anchor, which eventually overwhelmed the Anchor into unconsciousness.
  • Qetsiyah's Unknown Chant: "Adatu Aenegan Bremetvies B'Shemil." An unknown spell Qetsiyah chanted as she melted her metal bracelet over a fire.
  • Qetsiyah's Pain Infliction Spell: "Ar Sher Lana" A spell cast by Qetsiyah under her breathe as Damon was strangling her. Similar to the non-verbal pain infliction power used by most witches but done possibly when one requires it quick but do not have the mental concentration to passively cast it.
  • Vision Removal Spell: "Uvon Nispoceh Vi Cristine Kuzlo Chelos Bih(te)." A spell used by Travelers to reverse a spell that caused a repeating circle of connected visions in the last remaining doppelgängers, Stefan and Elena. The original curse was intended to ensure that the two doppelgängers would always find each other, but Markos eventually performed the removal spell, with the help of his fellow Travelers, to prove to Damon that they weren't enemies.
  • Doppelganger Prophecy Spell: An ancient spell performed over 1,500 years ago in the 5th century by the leader of the Travelers, Markos, in order to draw the doppelgangers together. As a result, the "doppelganger prophecy" was created, which caused a mystical attraction between the Petrova and the Salvatore doppelgängers in the proceeding centuries. The spell's true purpose was to help the Travelers easily locate dopplegangers, by making each of the doppelgängers in history drawn to each other.
  • Flower Revival Spell: "Belle la vie a cette fleur, maintentant!" A spell used by Monique, Abigal, and Davina to revive flowers at the lycée.
  • Destroying the Traveler Knife: "Evit ni et tempozo." A spell used by Markos to destroy the last remaining Passenger-Killing knife by putting it in a fire and casting the spell.
  • Vampire-Magic Removal Spell "Saplaey Aten Cravi Carmossi Estra Nozholi Gesena Zatavit (Aten Cravi Carmossi)." An extremely powerful spell used to reverse vampirism by removing the spirit magic that created vampires in the first place. The spell requires the blood of both remaining dopplegängers, mixed together, which possesses properties that can undo a witch's magic. This spell was later revealed to be a less-powerful adaptation of the spell the Travelers intended to use to remove all spirit magic from the world.
  • Locating Spell: "Ole Heldhat Eina Odvozniti." A spell used by Markos and the Travelers to discover the location of the doppelgangers.
  • Suffocating Spell: "Lihednat Dolchitni." A spell used by Maria and the Travelers that stops a person's air flow, causing them to suffocate.
  • Permant Passenger Control Spell: "Dumi Porvo Vesthat Domo Etha Ani Oio Thomo." A spell that grants a Passenger complete and permanent control of its host body.
  • Locator Spell: "Sa Laca Tha Tarq...Permisso Laca Tha Tar." Spell used by Luke to locate Enzo on Damon's orders. Luke claimed that the spell was powerful enough to find anyone in the world but since Enzo was dead, the spell was unsuccessful.
  • Moonlight Ring Spell: "Materi Lunare Tua Virtuse." A powerful spell invented by the Original Witch that allows werewolves to not only control their transformation during the full moon, but also allows them to draw on the full power of their wolf form even while in human form. The spell works by binding protective magic to black kyanite stones and can only be performed when the full moon is at its apex. Genevieve created an adapted version of the spell, which used Klaus' blood to link the stones to his strength. Now, any werewolf who uses the stones to avoid completely transforming on the full moon will be using Klaus' strength to do so, which will weaken Klaus.
  • Purification Spell: "Zah Pet Par Veet Eezol Ehmit Pro Kleh Et Tee." An extremely potent spell performed by the Travelers intended to cleanse the Earth from all magic that isn't pure, ie: spirit magic in all its forms. The spell requires the combined blood of both remaining dopplegänger blood, which is what strips the world of spirit magic. The spell also requires that both doppelgängers must be either alive or undead; if one or both of them are dead, the spell will immediately break.
  • Esther's Resurrection Spell: ""De la cendre à l'os. De la chair à la vie!" One of the many powerful spells from Esther's grimoire, it is used to bring someone back from the dead. The spell requires a nexus vorti, or a rare occurence to be channeled, like an astrological event or similar, extremely infrequent events. Aside from this requirement, the witch performing the spell can place boundaries on the person they're bringing back, as well as limiting their abilities in various ways. For example, through channeling various dark magical objects, which not only help fuel the witch's power, but can also be added to the spell. Davina used a cursed bracelet and other dark magical artifacts to fuel the magic when performing the spell to resurrect Mikael; by adding the bracelet into the spell, she bound Mikael to her will.
  • Qetsiyah's Imprisoning Spell: (Incantation Unknown) A powerful spell that Qetsiyah used to keep Stefan tied to a chair until she gets what she wanted from him. The spell worked by enchanting the vines that then held Stefan tightly to the chair, by sticking into his skin. Even a vampire older than a hundred years could not break the vines until Qetsiyah herself reversed the spell after she got what she wanted from Stefan.
  • Bonnie's Boundary Spell: A powerful spell used trough dark expression magic. Bonnie used it to imprison Klaus in Elena's living room after she and Jeremy killed Kol. She claimed she drew on the new moon to bind the spell, therefore, they had 3-4 days to find the cure before the spell ends.
  • Petrification Spell: Bonnie used this spell through her dark expression to temporarily neutralize Silas. It worked by making his blood clot in his veins and by turning every bone, muscle and joint in his body into stone. The spell is seemingly just a stronger version of the desiccation spell, seen when Bonnie's magic neutralized Silas' powers of mind control which caused him to take on his true form as he slowly got turned into stone, though he managed to hide his face just in time, when the spell finally fully petrified him. Unfortunately, due to being used through expression, it was bound to the power of the witch who casted it, thus when Bonnie died, her spell ended and Silas was unleashed again.
  • Dropping the Veil: Possibly one of the most powerful spells seen. Bonnie used it to try and contact her ancient relative Qetsiyah.The spell was limited to Qetsiyah's descendants and required a massive amount of power as well as Silas' tombstone filled with Qetsiyah's calcified blood. In order to gain enough power, Bonnie had to link the expression triangle, channel Qetsiyah's power by drawing on her calcified blood and perform the spell in the center of the triangle. A major sign that the spell is working would be when the rock starts bleeding Qetsiyah's blood. The witch performing the spell could decide whether she would drop the veil entirely or only in a certain location, as seen when Bonnie only dropped the veil inside the expression triangle.
  • Silas' Halting Spell: (Incantation Unknown) Silas used this spell to stop Qetsiyah's anchor transference ritual. It stopped the flow of her magic which she immediately felt, while at the same time causing strong winds to blow troughout the house. Eventually, the spell caused a power outage, much to everyone's dismay.
  • Luke's Halting Spell: (Incantation: Phesmatos Fumos Extas) Luke used this spell to neutralize Liv's magic which in turn stopped her spell to overwhelm the anchor, therefore, Damon could not come back from the dead.
  • Overwhelming the Anchor (Resurrection Spell): (Incantation: Ohto Eestanay As Vazat Esvet Ohnaz Eespalit.) A powerful spell commonly used by the Travelers. It works by performing a mass sacrifice of dozens of Travelers. Once they start passing trough the anchor,a witch needs to start performing the spell, therefore, the deaths of dozens of Travelers combined with the witch's magic opens a gate between the worlds which then allows the dead to push their way trough the anchor and come back to the land of the living, though the process causes extreme pain to the anchor. The bad side to the spell is that it weakens the anchor, which in turn slowly weakens the existence of the other side, thretening it with permanent extinction.
  • Liv's Privacy Spell: Liv used this spell during her conversation with Jeremy by throwing a handful of salt into a lighted candle. She claimed it would keep hybrids or vampires from listening in on their conversation. When a curious Tyler tried to listen in on what they were talking about, all he heard was a sizzling sound.
  • Telekinesis Spell: (Incantation: Motus!) Also a spell used by Liv when Tyler came after her, claiming it was rude to leave Jeremy like she did, as well as calling her a "newbie" witch. She then turned around and with a flick of her wrist, pushed Tyler backwards, trough the air and onto the ground. The spell also caused all of the tables and chairs to move away from the spot on which Tyler was about land.
  • Esther's Locator Spell: (Incantation: Mearm,Filliam Ba Kembe,Exaculis Indi...) The spell is performed in a circle of candles,with a triangle-like shape inscribed into salt.
  • The Travelers' CurseAn ancient and powerful curse performed by a group of witches 2000 years ago.They cast this curse onto a coven of extremely powerful witches,now known as Travelers.The curse turned nature against them and restricted their power massively.It was recently lifted,though only in Mystic Falls.
  • Werewolf Weakening Spell: (Incantation: Onon de es Sinj un Ctas,on Gu ol De) An enchantment performed by Esther on a necklace that she gave to a child Klaus.The spell was meant to supress his werewolf abilities as well as the agression that came with the werewolf curse.
  • Esther's Possession Spell: A spell Esther occasionally used trough both shows in order to inhabit the body of another,first her daughter, then the Harvest witch Cassie, and later on, Lenore. Unlike Celeste, who in order to inhabit another body had to kill her current vessel, Esther and her version of the spell proved much more efficient, as seen when Cassie survived after Esther left her body.
  • Soul Branding Ritual: (Incantation: Le vu ut em bu l'espirit la vu sa.) Soul branding is a ritual used to reveal if a person is being possessed by the branded spirit. In order to brand a certain person's soul, the spell requires an item blessed by the witch in question, such as a talisman and the sacrifice of a python. After the spell is completed, a distinct mark will appear on the back of the hand of whoever is inhabited by the marked spirit. The spell is rooted in dark sacrificial magic.
  • Esther's Boundary Spell: A non-verbal spell performed by the Original Witch, Esther. In order to prohibit a certain person to come near the witch, a powder is sprinkled in front of them, causing violence to ensue if they do try to walk past the spell.
  • Bird Calling Spell: An invocation performed by Esther, who in her times made a remark about the birds that followed her,possibly referring to this spell. The spell was performed by waving your hand over a cauldron, causing different sounds to appear. Soon, a small earthquake would ensue and hundreds of birds would come flying, under the control of the witch who invoked them.
  • Illusion Spell: A spell performed by Davina Claire and Kaleb to cast the illusion that the cabin they were inhabiting was vacant while being hunted by Klaus. This had the effect that Klaus placed his face right up against the window but was unable to see anything but an empty living room, despite Davina and Kaleb sitting right there. Davina's Incantation:...keschede sede ni canun keschede senu ni..., Kaleb's Incantation:...excede canun infenun da ba nunc ca nun,senon canu ni...

The Magic Purification Spell:

The spell will start with dozens of bodies inhabited by the Travelers as they all, through in ingestion of the combined doppelgänger blood, start chanting. As they chant, their human vessels slowly die from blood loss. As the spell begins to spread, all existing forms of spirit magic will be stripped away, layer by layer, together with all other forms of magic deemed unnatural by the Travelers. This process will continue until all forms of magic have been reversed completely. The effects of the spell will be:

  1. Vampire Extinction: Due to vampires being a creation of dark magic, they will slowly start as though they're dying from the same mode of death that they experienced as humans. They also begin to slowly lose their vampiric abilities, such as fangs. Finally, if they don't manage to get out of the spell's range, they will become fully human and once again die the same way they died as humans.
  2. Hybrid Extinction: Considering hybrids too are creations of dark magic, they will slowly start feeling their human deaths, first losing their vampiric abilities, and then their triggered-werewolf abilities. They then shortly revert to being an untriggered werewolf right before they die in the same manner that they died before becoming a hybrid.
  3. Purification of Magic: As the Travelers deem all magic besides their own (traditional magic and Traveler magic) impure and unbalanced, the spell they are performing will, as it slowly spreads, neutralize all "impure" forms of witchcraft. This will then disempower all witches over the world who solely practice non-traditional/pure forms of magic.
  4. Undoing of The Travelers' Curse: 2,000 years ago, Travelers were a powerful coven of witches cursed into a nomadic lifestyle as well as being blocked from practicing traditional magic. Their goal is to break the curse. The only way to break the curse on them is to use the combined doppelgänger blood to reverse all spirit magic, will lift their two-millennium old curse and restore their access to traditional magic with the intention of one again becoming the powerful witches they were 2,000 years ago. Since the spell in question will disempower witches who use "impure" forms of magic, it is possible, should the Travelers succeed with their plan, the Travelers will be the only witches left. Though, it is possible that all witches could return to using traditional magic again, once their own preferred source of magic is destroyed..
  5. Possible Extinction of Witches and Non-Traditional Magic: Since the spell "purifies" magic by eliminating any non-traditional form of magic, there is a strong possibility that removing their curse will leave almost every witch in the world powerless, due to the fact that most modern witches predominately use spirit magic or other non-traditional magic sources, since traditional magic has many limits and can easily be overused. However, it's possible that disempowered witches would still have access to traditional magic, should they desire to use it.

Incantation: Zah Pet Par Veet Eezol Ehmit Pro Kleh Et Tee!


  • The primary language all spells are spoken in seem to be Latin, or something similar to the language. However, witches have been known to cast spells in other languages, such as French and Czech.
  • Most spells invoke the Spirits through the Latin incantation of "Phasmatos Tribum", which translates to "Ghost Tribe" - a reference to the Spirits themselves.
  • Expression doesn't require verbal spells for a witch to use, as it's already pre-existing powers simply needing to be tapped into.
    • The only exception to this is when Expression is combined with other forms of magic that require verbal spells.
  • It has been shown and proven that powerful spells are bound to something even more powerful e.g. the moon, a comet, a doppelgänger.

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