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Leticia Somnolens was a Medieval hag known for conspiring against a princess,[1] and apparently served as a source of inspiration for the Muggle fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty.

Biography

A spiteful and vicious creature, Somnolens was jealous of the daughter of the local King and tainted a spindle with the Draught of Living Death. She then tricked the young princess into pricking her finger on it, sending her into a deep sleep. Her plan was foiled, however, by a young wizard who smeared his lips with Wiggenweld Potion, and then kissed the princess, curing her and bringing her out of the sleep.[1]

Legacy

Somnolens’s story, despite being a fact to the Wizarding world, appears to be the source of inspiration for the Muggle fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty.

Etymology

  • Somnolens is a derivation of "somnolence", which means "sleepiness".

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Notes and references


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