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- "The end of his wand exploded. Harry watched, aghast, as a long black snake shot out of it, fell heavily onto the floor between them and raised itself, ready to strike."
The Snake Summons Spell (Serpensortia) was a transfiguration spell that conjured a live snake from the end of the wand. Out of all of the spells used to conjure living things, The Snake Summons Spell was amongst the easiest, alongside the Bird-Conjuring Charm. The counter-spell to this conjuration was the Snake-Vanishing Spell.
This spell was utilised by Draco Malfoy during the first Duelling Club meeting in 1992 at the advice of Snape, summoning forth a black serpent in an attempt to attack Harry Potter. After a failed attempt by Gilderoy Lockhart to dispose of it, Harry spoke to the snake with Parseltongue, inadvertently revealing his status as a Parselmouth to the school. Snape's enjoyment at Harry's horror turned to horror himself at this discovery, and obliterated the snake, vanishing in a cloud of black smoke.
Serpens is Latin for "serpent"; ortus is the past participle of the Latin verb oriri "to be created".
In Spanish, serpiente means "snake or serpent"
In French, sortir is a verb that means to go out, in this case, the snake goes out of the wand.
Behind the scenes
- Although the book states that the snake is conjured (brought forth into existence from nothingness), the Harry Potter Official Website states, when a user attempts to cast the spell at the farthest edges of the room, that: "It appears the snake did not hear you. Try to cast your spell in the centre of the room", suggesting that the serpent is brought forth from elsewhere.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Draco Malfoy casts the spell on Harry Potter during a duel organised by Gilderoy Lockhart, he makes wild, large movements similar to a snake's slithering pattern. It is unknown whether this is just for dramatic purposes to intimidate Harry, or if it modifies the effect to his desire.
- Gellert Grindelwald may have used this spell to conjure a snake with multiple heads during his escape in 1927.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Possible appearance)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Possible appearance)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (DS version)
- Harry Potter: Spells
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- Wonderbook: Book of Spells (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 12 (Working with Snape)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter Official Site via Internet Archive
- ↑ Wonderbook: Book of Spells
- ↑ Serpensortia entry on the Cast-a-Spell kit found in the Library section of the Harry Potter Official Site.
- ↑ HP Lexicon: Serpensortia
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay