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|image=[[File:20110806-js-hppoz-lumos-maxima.gif|250px]]
 
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|incantation=''Lumos Maxima''<br />(LOO-mohs MAKS-ee-ma)
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|incantation=''Lumos Maxima''<ref name="PAF">{{POAF}} - Scene 1 (''Under Covers Prologue'')</ref><br/>(LOO-mos MAX-i-muh<ref name="PAF"/>)
|type=[[Charm]]
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="PAF"/>
|hand=An elongated S-shaped gesture
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|hand=#Flick wand
|effect=Causes the tip of the [[wand]] to shine very brightly
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#Draw wand back
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#Flick again<ref name="wm">This is how the wand movement is described in ''Extreme Incantations'', chapter thirty-two.</ref>
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|light=White<ref name="PAF"/>
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|effect=Produces bright light<ref name="PAF"/>
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'''Lumos Maxima''' is a stronger version of [[Wand-Lighting Charm|Lumos]]. It creates a massive ball of light at the end of the wand which is so powerful, it can be cast off from the end of the wand and continue on for several minutes afterward, floating in mid-air.
 
   
==History==
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'''''Lumos Maxima''''' is the [[incantation]] to a [[charm]] that can be used to produce a blinding flash of bright white [[Wandlight|light]] from the tip of the [[wand]]<ref name="PAF"/>. This light can be thrown far off of the wand, illuminating the surrounding area for several minutes after its initial casting before darkening once more<ref name="HPF">{{HBPF}}</ref>.
===1993===
 
[[File:20110806-js-hphbp-lumos-maxima.jpg|thumb|250px|Harry Potter casting Lumos Maxima in the Horcrux cave.]]
 
In [[1993]], [[Harry Potter]] practised the [[spell]] under his sheets at the [[Dursley family|Dursley's]] [[4 Privet Drive|home]]. Although Harry was using magic outside of school, he did not receive any letter from the Ministry of Magic, possibly because students were allowed to use simple spells when doing their homework or that [[Cornelius Fudge]] tolerated it (just as he did when Harry blew up [[Marjorie Dursley]]) so as to not draw attention to Harry what with [[Sirius Black]] on the loose.
 
   
===1997===
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To cast it, one must flick their wand, then draw it back and flick it a second time, after which it will light, as noted in chapter thirty-two of ''[[Extreme Incantations]]'' by [[Violeta Stitch]]<ref name="PAF"/>. The spellbook also included a diagram depicting the proper casting of this spell<ref name="PAF"/>.
In [[1997]], both [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]] used the [[spell]] at the [[Horcrux cave|seaside cave]] when attempting to retrieve one of [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort's]] [[Horcrux]]es.
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At the end of the [[1992-1993 school year]], [[Professor]] [[Filius Flitwick]] assigned his [[second year]] [[Charms (class)|Charms]] [[Wizardkind|students]] this [[charm]] to practise in the summer before their [[third year]]<ref name="PAF"/>. He allowed them to use ''Extreme Incantations'' to learn it and to help them<ref name="PAF"/>.
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==Practitioners==
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*[[Albus Dumbledore]]<ref name="HPF"/>
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*[[Filius Flitwick]]<ref name="PAF"/>
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="PAF"/>
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*[[Violeta Stitch]]<ref name="PAF"/>
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*All other [[second year]] students<ref name="PAF"/>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Derived from two words; the Latin lumen, meaning "light," and "maxima", which means "very great" or "greatest"
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The [[incantation]] is derived from the [[incantation]] for its predecessor, "''[[Wand-Lighting Charm|Lumos]]''", and the [[Latin]] word "''maxima''", which means "''very great''" or "''greatest''".
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==See also==
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*[[Wandlight]]
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*''[[Wand-Lighting Charm|Lumos]]''
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*''[[Lumos Solem]]''
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*''[[Lumos Duo Charm|Lumos Duo]]''
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Despite using this spell outside school while staying with the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]], [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was not punished by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
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*"''Lumos Maxima''" was used to introduce ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' to fans by illuminating [[Hogwarts Castle]].
*This spell was created for the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|third ''Harry Potter'' film]] and does not make an appearance in any of the [[Harry Potter books|novels]].
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*This [[spell]] was created for the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|third]] [[Harry Potter (film series)|film]] and does not make an appearance in any of the [[Harry Potter (book series)|novels]].
*''Lumos Maxima'' was the spell used to open ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'', illuminating [[Hogwarts Castle]].
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*This is the greatest [[Modifier|variation]] of the [[Wand-Lighting Charm]].
*In the book [[Extreme Incantations]], which Harry studies from in his third year, the picture shows the wand movement to be a whip like action. However, in known uses of the spell, including games and the film, one merely says the incantation without waving their hand in this manner. This further supports the theory that [[Albus Dumbledore]] cast this spell, as he throws his hand back and then forward as if cracking a whip.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''
 
*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''
   
==See also==
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==Notes and references==
*[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
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{{Reflist}}
*[[Lumos Solem]]
 
*[[Lumos Duo]]
 
   
 
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[[Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:28, January 4, 2014

20110806-js-hppoz-lumos-maxima
Lumos Maxima
Incantation

Lumos Maxima[1]
(LOO-mos MAX-i-muh[1])

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement
  1. Flick wand
  2. Draw wand back
  3. Flick again[2]
Light

White[1]

Effect

Produces bright light[1]

Lumos Maxima is the incantation to a charm that can be used to produce a blinding flash of bright white light from the tip of the wand[1]. This light can be thrown far off of the wand, illuminating the surrounding area for several minutes after its initial casting before darkening once more[3].

To cast it, one must flick their wand, then draw it back and flick it a second time, after which it will light, as noted in chapter thirty-two of Extreme Incantations by Violeta Stitch[1]. The spellbook also included a diagram depicting the proper casting of this spell[1].

At the end of the 1992-1993 school year, Professor Filius Flitwick assigned his second year Charms students this charm to practise in the summer before their third year[1]. He allowed them to use Extreme Incantations to learn it and to help them[1].

PractitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

The incantation is derived from the incantation for its predecessor, "Lumos", and the Latin word "maxima", which means "very great" or "greatest".

See alsoEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Scene 1 (Under Covers Prologue)
  2. This is how the wand movement is described in Extreme Incantations, chapter thirty-two.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)

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