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|incantation=''Arania Exumai''<br/>(ah-RAHN-ee-a EGGS-oo-may)
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|image = [[File:Arania Exumai HM Spell Icon.png|thumb]]
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|incantation = ''Arania Exumai''<ref name="COSF23">{{COS|F}} - Chapter 23 (''Tom Riddle'')</ref><ref name="COSF27"/><br/>(ah-RAHN-ee-a EX-oo-may)<ref name="COSF23"/><ref name="COSF27"/>
|hand=Point wand at spider
 
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|type = [[Charm]]<ref name="HMy4ch14"/>
|light=Blue
 
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|hand = Point [[wand]] at target<ref name="COSF23"/><ref name="COSF27"/>
|effect=Blasts / repels spiders
 
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|light = Blue<ref name="COSF27"/>
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|effect = Repels [[spider]]s<ref name="COSF23"/><ref name="COSF27"/>
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ron|Know any spells?|Harry|One, but it's not powerful enough for all of them.|Where's Hermione when you need her?|Let's go! Arania Exumai|Harry saving himself and Ron from the Acromantula|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)}}
 
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{{Dialogue a-b|Jacob's sibling|How do you think you can help me?|Patricia Rakepick|By teaching you a very specific spell for a very specific problem. Arania Exumai, a spell for repelling spiders.|Patricia Rakepick introducing the spell|Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery}}
 
'''''Arania Exumai''''' was a [[charm]]<ref name="HMy4ch14"/> used to blast away [[Acromantula]]s or other large [[spider]]s. If the spell missed and struck a stone, it would produce a large black scorch mark, and thus was not recommended for use on humans, although casting through or along a human-produced no ill effect so long as a spider was struck.<ref name="COSF23"/><ref name="COSF27">{{COS|F}} - Chapter 27 (''Spider Attack'')</ref>
   
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==History==
'''''Arania Exumai''''' is the [[incantation]] of a [[spell]] used to blast back [[acromantula]]s or other large [[spider]]s. If the spell misses and strikes stone, it will produce a large black scorch mark, and thus it is not recommended for use on humans, though casting through or along a human produces no ill effect so long as a spider is struck<ref>{{COS|F}}</ref>.
 
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During the [[1987–1988 school year]], [[Jacob's sibling]] and their friends set out to discover [[Forest Vault|another]] [[Cursed Vaults|Cursed Vault]], which they later suspected to be near the [[Spider's Lair]] in the [[Forbidden Forest]]. [[Patricia Rakepick]], a consultant at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at the time, gave Jacob's sibling a private lesson on this spell,<ref name="HMy4ch14" /> which they later used against the [[Forest Vault Acromantula|Acromantula]] that guarded the Vault in the Forbidden Forest.<ref name="HM416">{{HM|4|16}}</ref>
 
==Known uses==
 
When [[Tom Riddle]] had to frame [[Rubeus Hagrid]] for opening the [[Chamber of Secrets]] and tried to attack [[Aragog]] on [[13 June]], [[1943]], he used this spell against the acromantula after forcing him to leave the box via ''[[Cistem Aperio]]''.
 
 
50 years later, Riddle showed this memory to [[Harry Potter]] via [[Tom Riddle's diary|his diary]], and Harry would learn this spell for his own usage against [[Aragog]]'s colony of acromantula in the [[Forbidden Forest]]. He used it twice, first to blast away an acromuntula in order to clear the path back into the [[Flying Ford Anglia]], second to save [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] from another acromantula that got him by the neck.
 
   
 
==Known practitioners==
 
==Known practitioners==
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<gallery widths="105" orientation="portrait" spacing="small" position="center">
*[[Tom Riddle]]
 
 
COS_promo_Hermione_cropped.jpg|[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="HPFJ">{{HPFJ}}</ref>
*[[Harry Potter]]
 
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Patricia_Rakepick_-_Hogwarts_Mystery.png|[[Patricia Rakepick]]<ref name="HMy4ch14" />
*[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="HPFJ">{{HPFJ}}</ref>
 
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File:Jacob's sibling generic.png|[[Jacob's sibling]]<ref name="HMy4ch14">{{HM|4|14|pt}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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''Arania'' is derived from the [[Latin]] ''aranea'', meaning "spider". ''Exumai'' is possibly derived from ''exuo'', Latin for "I lay aside" or "I refuse". Alternatively, the pronunciation of ''exumai'' is somewhat similar to that of ''exime'', a conjugation of ''eximo'', Latin for "I banish". Together, the incantation can mean "I lay aside the spider" or "I banish the spider".
From the Latin ''araneus'', meaning “spider”, and ''exuo'', meaning “I lay aside” altogether presumably meaning "I lay aside the spider"
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ron|Know any spells?|Harry|One, but it's not powerful enough for all of them.|Where's Hermione when you need her?|Let's go! Arania Exumai!|Harry saving himself and Ron from the Acromantulas|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)}}
* The spell was created for {{COS|FA}} and doesn't appear in any of the [[Harry Potter (book series)|novels]].
 
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[[File:Arania Exumai GIF.gif|thumb|Harry Potter using the spell to repel an Acromantula]]
* Tom Riddle's use of this spell released a simple white blast of light that missed Aragog, but left a scorch mark where the spell narrowly missed him.
 
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*The spell was created for {{COS|FA}} and does not appear in any of the [[Harry Potter (book series)|novels]]. In the film adaptation, Tom Riddle uses this spell to blast away [[Aragog]] on [[13 June]] [[1943]], whilst framing [[Rubeus Hagrid]] for [[Plot to open the Chamber of Secrets|opening]] the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. [[Harry Potter]], after witnessing Riddle's memory from his [[T. M. Riddle's Diary|diary]], uses this spell against several [[Acromantula]] in the [[Forbidden Forest]] whilst escaping the [[Forbidden Forest Acromantula colony]].
* Harry Potter's use of this spell released a beam of blue-white light that kind of carried the acromantula away before it was blasted out of sight.
 
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*The spell seemed to produce different level of effectiveness: in {{COS|FA}} Tom Riddle's use of this spell released a simple white blast of light that missed Aragog, but left a scorch mark where the spell narrowly missed him; whereas Harry Potter's use of this spell released a beam of blue-white light that kind of carried the Acromantula away before it was blasted out of sight.
* Also while Harry was successful at saving Ron from the acromantula that had seized him, Ron was also caught by the light of the spell in the process, therefore it should have left a scorch mark on him.
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*In {{COS|FA}}, when Harry was successful at saving Ron from the Acromantula that had seized him, Ron was also caught by the light of the spell in the process, therefore it should have left a scorch mark on him.
* In {{HPFJ}}, Hermione Granger uses this spell to fend the acromantulas off from the riders. After Hermione casts ''Arania Exumai'', it causes a bright flash. This is where the pictures are taken.<ref name="HPFJ"/>
 
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*Bearing in mind viewers' concerns on the inaccuracy of subtitles for spells in {{COS|FA}},<ref>[[Harry Potter Wiki]] - [[Talk:Vera_Verto#Fera_or_Vera?|''Vera Verto'' talk page]] and [[Talk:Alarte_Ascendare#Subtitles|''Alarte Ascendare'' talk page]]</ref> it is possible that "Exumai" may also be incorrectly transcribed. "Exumai" is not a valid Latin word with relevant meaning, while the pronunciation by characters in the film can be alternatively transcribed as "Arania Exime." ''Exime'', in contrast, is a conjugation of the Latin word ''eximo'' meaning "I banish,"<ref>{{wtlink|eximo#Latin|''eximo''}}</ref> which is much more appropriate considering the spell's effect of repelling spiders.
 
*In {{HPFJ}}, Hermione Granger uses this spell to fend the Acromantulas off from the riders. After Hermione casts ''Arania Exumai'', it causes a bright flash. This is where the pictures are taken.<!-- WHAT pictures????? --><ref name="HPFJ"/>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
* {{COS|F}}
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*{{COS|F}} {{1st}} {{Non-canon}}
* {{GOF|F}} {{Comment|Disc 2}}
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*{{GOF|F}} {{C|Disc 2}}
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*{{PAS}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
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Latest revision as of 20:29, 15 January 2021

Jacob's sibling: "How do you think you can help me?"
Patricia Rakepick: "By teaching you a very specific spell for a very specific problem. Arania Exumai, a spell for repelling spiders."
— Patricia Rakepick introducing the spell[src]

Arania Exumai was a charm[3] used to blast away Acromantulas or other large spiders. If the spell missed and struck a stone, it would produce a large black scorch mark, and thus was not recommended for use on humans, although casting through or along a human-produced no ill effect so long as a spider was struck.[1][2]

History

During the 1987–1988 school year, Jacob's sibling and their friends set out to discover another Cursed Vault, which they later suspected to be near the Spider's Lair in the Forbidden Forest. Patricia Rakepick, a consultant at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the time, gave Jacob's sibling a private lesson on this spell,[3] which they later used against the Acromantula that guarded the Vault in the Forbidden Forest.[4]

Known practitioners

Etymology

Arania is derived from the Latin aranea, meaning "spider". Exumai is possibly derived from exuo, Latin for "I lay aside" or "I refuse". Alternatively, the pronunciation of exumai is somewhat similar to that of exime, a conjugation of eximo, Latin for "I banish". Together, the incantation can mean "I lay aside the spider" or "I banish the spider".

Behind the scenes

Ron: "Know any spells?"
Harry: "One, but it's not powerful enough for all of them."
Ron: "Where's Hermione when you need her?"
Harry: "Let's go! Arania Exumai!"
— Harry saving himself and Ron from the Acromantulas[src]

Harry Potter using the spell to repel an Acromantula

Appearances

Notes and references

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