The Lumos Solem Spell (Lumos Solem) was a charm used to produce a blinding flash of sunlight. As Devil's Snare hated sunlight and heat, this particular Light-creation spell was quite effective towards subduing it. This charm was covered in first year Herbology classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in order to teach students how to basically defend themselves against the Devil's Snare.
Derived from two words; the Latin lumen, meaning "light," and the Latin solis, meaning "of the sun," indicating that this spell produces "light of the sun."
Behind the scenes
- Hermione Granger uses this spell to free Ron Weasley from the Devil's Snare in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This was not used in the book, in which she instead frees Harry and Ron with Bluebell Flames.
- In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, this spell, as well as its use against Devil's Snare, is taught in a first year Herbology class. While the book states that Professor Sprout only discussed Devil's Snare in class, not practically handled it, there is nothing to say that this spell is not taught as part of the first year Herbology curriculum.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (First appearance) (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Mentioned only)
- Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
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