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"The "Dancing Feet" spell has its origins in ancient Italy, but is best remembered for its improper usage by Warlock Zaccaria Innocenti who is credited with conjuring a 'dance' within Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD."
—Reason for Mt. Vesuvius's eruption[1]
Zaccaria Innocenti (fl. 79 AD) was an ancient Roman warlock who lived during the 1st century AD.[2]

Biography

He misused the Dancing Feet Spell in 79 AD, conjuring a 'dance' within Mt. Vesuvius,[2] resulting in its eruption, which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, killing at least 1500 people.[3] His improper usage of the spell is what he and the spell is most remembered for. Whether or not he was one of the eruption's casualties is unknown.

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Etymology

"Zaccaria" is the Italian form of Zechariah,chariah] on Behind the Name</ref> while Innocenti is an Italian surname that derives from the Itali a Hebrew name meaning "God remembers",[4] N while Innocenti is an Italian surname that derives from the Italian word for "innocent" ( ancient Rome).but this may be explained as wizarding names not necessarily adhering to non-magical naming conv Neither is consistent with the tp://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/ Harry Potter Official Si of ancient Rome, but this may be explained as wizarding names not necessarily adhering to non-magical naming conventions.

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