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But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.

Hecate, to Hazel in The House of Hades

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Hecate, goddess of magic

Mystiokinesis, or reality warping, is the ability to cast and manipulate magic, for example: creating snow, changing the weather, turning other people into animals, etc. Thus, giving it control over everything and everyone. Magic is a very complex and dangerous force as it gives control of natural energies in order to produce a needed positive change, but also could be used for evil purposes. Hecate and her children are especially skilled at this form of manipulation.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Sea of Monsters

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Circe using her magic

When Annabeth and Percy wash up on C.C.'s Spa and Resort (run by Circe, a daughter of Hecate, the goddess of magic and Helios, the Titan of the sun and fire) Circe turns Percy into a guinea pig, along with several other people (including the pirate Blackbeard and his crew), using her potion. She offers Annabeth the chance to stay on the island and become an immortal sorceress like herself. Annabeth ultimately declined. Annabeth then gives Percy, the guinea pig, and the other transformed humans some of Hermes' multivitamins, returning them to their normal selves.

The Last Olympian

Hecate associated herself with the Titans during the final battle of The Second Titan War. To prepare the battleground, she cast a spell around all of Manhattan to put millions of mortals to sleep and decelerate time which, together with Morpheus' ability, prevented mortals from entering the place of battle. Hecate also tried to break through the wards of Olympus, but failed as the wards on Olympus were too powerful.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

During Medea's fight with Jason Grace, Leo Valdez, and Piper McLean, she showed her magical abilities, as well as boasted about how Circe taught her magic. During a meeting of all the cabin counselors, Lou Ellen magically removed Miranda Gardiner's nose from her face, and Miranda was trying to get it back. She failed until Chiron told Lou Ellen to give Miranda her nose back.

The Mark of Athena

Annabeth mentioned that the campers of Hecate's cabin used their magic to try and find Percy at Camp Jupiter and were unable to.

The Demigod Diaries

Son of Magic

Lamia and Alabaster C. Torrington both showed a high level of skill in this power as Alabaster was mentioned to be the most powerful demigod child of Hecate. They fought each other with incantations, and Alabaster was, at the end, about to destroy Lamia with a spell before Hecate separated them, not wanting her children to kill each other. Finally, Howard Claymore was returned to the world as a Mistform after he died, by Hecate. Lamia mentioned having crafted a spell that gave monsters the ability to sense and track demigods. Claymore stated that if you put enough power behind an incantation, it can come true. Hecate stated it takes magical energy to cast magic. 

The House of Hades

Hazel spends most of the book learning to use Mystiokinesis. The first time she successfully uses it is when she and Jason defeated Sciron. She then uses it against Pasiphaë, manipulating the magic of the Labyrinth so she and Leo could defeat her.

The Blood of Olympus

Hylla mentioned that some of her followers are Amazons and it was easy for them to send Nico di Angelo, Reyna, and Coach Hedge off course stating that Shadow Travel is magic. Lou Ellen and the half-bloods of the Hecate Cabin were stated to be protecting Camp Half-Blood with magic barriers to slow the impending Roman invasion.

The Trials of Apollo

The Dark Prophecy

Apollo mentioned that the Triumvirate Holdings managed to sabotage all forms of communication used by demigods, including the arcane magic version of email. Josephine mentioned that Magical construction is her specialty. Josephine begins to teach Calypso how to get her magic back and regain control over her magic.

Abilities


Known Users


Known Spells

The amount of different spells is unlimited; ranging from anything small to giant. Most of the spells (as seen used by Lamia and Alabaster C. Torrington) begins with a Latin word "Incantare" which means "To Enchant".

  • Unnamed Time Deceleration Spell - A powerful spell that decelerates the flow of time. It was cast by Hecate to prepare the battleground for the Second Titan War
  • Unnamed Sleep Spell - A huge spell cast by Hecate to sleep millions of mortals in Manhattan in order to prepare the battleground for the Second Titan War.
  • Unnamed Ward Breaking Spell - A spell to break through magical wards. This spell was cast by Hecate to try to break through the magical wards of Olympus but failed to do so as the wards were too powerful. This spell manifests as blue lights streaking across the sky towards the target location like tiny comets. If the wards are too powerful, the blue lights fizzle out as soon as they come too close to the wards.
  • Magia Occultandi (Enchantment of Hiding) - A concealment spell that shields oneself or others from the tracking abilities of monsters. 
  • Gelu Semita (Path of Frost) - A cold-based spell that generates cold. It is a type of translocational spell, which allows the caster to make a path for themselves and ice is the method of travel which allows them to obscure their location, making it hard for their attacker to attack or anticipate their next attack. It also makes the temperature drop thirty degrees and get colder and hail starts to fall. 
  • Templum Incendere (Temple of Fire) - A fire-based spell that is set to destroy the person's "sanctuary", whatever the target places the most faith in. This spell does not affect the target personally. The spell makes the temperatures spike and feel like a sauna as the heat keeps building and things begin to be set on fire.
  • Stulti Carcer (Fool's Prison) - A spell that makes a person's legs feel like lead and glued in place. This spell was cast by Lamia to stop Dr. Howard Claymore from saving his friend Burly Black. 
  • Unnamed Protection Spell - A spell to protect oneself or others from harm. This spell can even be used to protect the user from death. Alabaster cast this spell on himself and survived the explosion of the Princess Andromeda in The Last Olympian.
  • Unnamed Magic Disruption Spell - A spell that disrupts a person's magic and spell insignias. It was cast by Lamia on Dr. Howard Claymore so that the spell would disrupt Alabaster's magic and spell insignias.
  • Aufero Sarcina (Remove Package) - A counter-spell to remove another caster's enchantment from themselves or another person. It used by Alabaster to remove all of Lamia's enchantment from Howard Claymore. Once cast, it causes an explosion and green shards of light to fly from the person, making them stagger backwards. 
  • Persequor Vestigium (Following Markings) - A spell that presumably locates another person. Once cast, the caster is surrounded with a collage of magical spells and it radiates their entire body with power. It was cast by Alabaster to find Lamia. The spell also made the symbols on his sword blaze even more fiercely and every rune on his clothes shone like miniature spotlights. 
  • Unnamed Binding Spell A very advanced spell that allows the user to imprison a target and bind it in a pile of black soil for eternity, which could prevent monsters from reforming. The spell requires a lot of energy from the caster. This spell is the reversal of Healing Spells. This spell is a shorthand incantation.
  • Unnamed Monster Sensing Spell - A very advanced spell that allowed all the monsters in the world to sense demigods. This spell was crafted by Lamia.
  • Healing Spells - Spells to heal and fortify a living body. Healing Spells are the reversal of the the Binding Spell.
  • Unnamed Separation Spell - A very advanced spell to separate two or more people using powerful magical energy. This spell was cast by Hecate to separate Alabaster and Lamia so neither one of her children died.
  • Unnamed Mistform Body Spell - A very advanced spell that can give a spirit a Mistform body. This spell requires a lot of energy from the caster and would take most of the caster's power.
  • Unnamed Pluto Summoning Spell - A spell to summon the god Pluto. This spell was cast by Marie Levesque to summon the god Pluto.
  • Unnamed Weapon Transformation Spell - A spell to turn anything into a weapon. This spell was taught to Alex Fierro by his father Loki.

Known Potions

  • Circe's Potion - A potion that transforms a human, usually a male, into a guinea pig.
  • Medea's Sunscreen - A potion that makes a person resistant to certain types of fires and getting burned.
  • Healing Potions - Potions that can heal injuries and wounds. Most healing potions don't taste good and taste like pond scum soup.
  • Disease Healing Potion - A potion that will heal any disease, possibly even lost memories.
  • Unnamed Killing Potion - A potion that will kill a person very painfully.
  • Unnamed Blindness Potion - A potion that induces blindness.
  • Unnamed Insanity Potion - A potion that induces insanity.
  • Unnamed Sleep Potion - A potion that induces sleep.
  • Unnamed Memory Potion - A potion to make a person forget certain memories.

Weaknesses

Magic requires energy and it takes it from anywhere it can get it, including the user's own magical energy. If a user overexerts their magical capabilities too much, it physically takes a toll on their body causing them fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, or fainting. It could also cause their magical energy to be drained or depleted, leaving them unable to use their magic until it recharges, leaving them defenseless. If a user isn't powerful enough, they will be unable to cast powerful spells.

Trivia

  • Magic has a way of turning on the user.
  • Users can cast incredibly powerful spells if they're powerful enough and know how to cast them effectively.
  • In The Last Olympian, Silena stated that the bigger the spell, the easier it is to resist. If a magic user wanted to sleep millions of mortals, they would have to cast a very thin layer of magic and sleeping demigods is much harder.
  • In The Demigod Diaries, The Son of Magic, Dr. Howard Claymore stated that incantations are a simple concept; if you say something with enough power behind it, it can come true.
  • Despite Templum Incendere being translated as Temple of Fire, the literal translation of the phrase means set fire to the temple
  • According to Hecate, magic cannot create something out of nothing, it makes use of what already exists. 
  • According to Hecate, it takes energy to cast magic.
  • According to Hecate, a noble sacrifice creates powerful magical energy.
  • Mystiokinesis is one of the most versatile powers displayed in the series as it has the potential to replicate the effects of other abilities such as pyrokinesis and atmokinesis.
  • As shown with Hazel Levesque, demigod children of witches possess magic.
  • According to Hylla Ramírez-Arellano, Shadow Travel is magic.
  • According to Hylla, if another person teleports themselves or others, it is easy to send them off course, especially if they or another person being teleported share a connection.
  • According to Pluto, the secret to all magic is making the target see what they want to see.
  • Hecate and her demigod children's magic are strongest at night and weak during the day.
  • According to Britomartis, magic is tricky stuff and you never know when or how it's going to come out.
  • According to Calypso, half of magic is acting like it will work and picking a superstitious mark.
Abilities
Demigod Abilities: ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin
Object Manipulation: Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fire | Healing | Ice | Light | Love | Machines | Magic | Metals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Weapons
Other Skills: Archery | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Empathy Link | Mist Control | Prophecy | Seasons Alteration | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Vocal Mimicry | Weaving | Zoolingualism