This transfiguration spell is used to conjure butterflies out of thin air.[1]


During the 1985–1986 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Madam Olympe Maxime, the Headmistress of the French wizarding school Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, visited Hogwarts with her student Aurélie Dumont and met the latter's pen-friend Penny Haywood and her tour guide Jacob's sibling, where she expressed her gratitude for the two diligently showing Aurélie around Hogwarts by offering to teach them the wizarding culture back at Beauxbatons, specifically the idiosyncratic entrance style of the school's students. After learning the grand entrance from Madame Maxime and Aurélie, Jacob's sibling proceeded to perform it in the Great Hall, with its inhabitants watching on as they incorporated this spell in their dance, a performance that Madam Maxime ultimately deemed magnificent.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • The arrival of Beauxbaton students in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire lacks the use of this spell. As such, the film portrayal of this event is considered non-canonical, although the basic existence of the spell is canonical.


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