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{{quote|Malfoy raised his wand quickly and bellowed, 'Serpensortia!' 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.|Malfoy uses the spell.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{quote|Malfoy raised his wand quickly and bellowed, 'Serpensortia!' 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.|Malfoy uses the spell.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
The '''Snake Summons Spell'''<ref name="Cast-a-Spell">[http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/hogwarts/library/castaspell.html ''Serpensortia'' entry on the Cast-a-Spell kit found in the Library section of the Harry Potter Official Site.]</ref> (''Serpensortia'') is a [[Transfiguration]] [[spell]] that can be used to [[Conjuration|conjure]] a [[snake]]. It is illegally used by [[India]]n [[Snake Charmer]]s. It is taught to 6th years at Hogwarts.
 
The '''Snake Summons Spell'''<ref name="Cast-a-Spell">[http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/hogwarts/library/castaspell.html ''Serpensortia'' entry on the Cast-a-Spell kit found in the Library section of the Harry Potter Official Site.]</ref> (''Serpensortia'') is a [[Transfiguration]] [[spell]] that can be used to [[Conjuration|conjure]] a [[snake]]. It is illegally used by [[India]]n [[Snake Charmer]]s. It is taught to 6th years at Hogwarts.
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The Snake Summons Spell, along with the [[Bird-Conjuring Charm]], are substantially simpler to perform than most other forms of conjuration. The reasoning behind this is unknown, but is one of the many topics of research undertaken by the [[Department of Mysteries]].<ref>''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' - Chapter 2, Part 1</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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[[File:Cobra.png|thumb|The cobra used by Draco.]]
 
[[File:Cobra.png|thumb|The cobra used by Draco.]]
It was used by [[Draco Malfoy]] while engaging in a practice [[duel]] against [[Harry Potter]] in [[1992]] in the [[Duelling Club]], after [[Severus Snape]] whispered the advice to Draco. This prompted Harry to speak to the snake, discovering for the first time that he was a [[Parseltongue|Parselmouth]] and causing some other students to suspect that he was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]]. It is very strange that Malfoy is able to cast this spell in his second year as it summons a live creature, a very advanced form of magic not taught at Hogwarts until sixth year, however, this may have been because it seems to be a sort of curse.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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It was used by [[Draco Malfoy]] while engaging in a practice [[duel]] against [[Harry Potter]] in [[1992]] in the [[Duelling Club]], after [[Severus Snape]] whispered the advice to Draco. This prompted Harry to speak to the snake, discovering for the first time that he was a [[Parseltongue|Parselmouth]] and causing some other students to suspect that he was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Revision as of 18:50, November 17, 2012

Serpensortia
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Incantation

Serpensortia
(SER-pehn-SOR-tee-ah)

Type

Transfiguration

Hand Movement

Bring hand into shoulder and throw quickly as is throwing a boomerang or a Frisbee

Effect

Conjures a snake

"Malfoy raised his wand quickly and bellowed, 'Serpensortia!' 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."
—Malfoy uses the spell.[src]

The Snake Summons Spell[1] (Serpensortia) is a Transfiguration spell that can be used to conjure a snake. It is illegally used by Indian Snake Charmers. It is taught to 6th years at Hogwarts.

The Snake Summons Spell, along with the Bird-Conjuring Charm, are substantially simpler to perform than most other forms of conjuration. The reasoning behind this is unknown, but is one of the many topics of research undertaken by the Department of Mysteries.[2]

History

Creation

"The "Snake Summons" spell originated in India and is often illicitly used today by wizards who are called by the Muggle moniker, "Snake Charmers"."
—Description in the Cast-a-Spell Handbook[src]

The Snake Summons Spell originated from India, where it is often illegally used by wizards who are called "Snake Charmers" by the Muggle society.[1]

1992

Cobra
The cobra used by Draco.
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It was used by Draco Malfoy while engaging in a practice duel against Harry Potter in 1992 in the Duelling Club, after Severus Snape whispered the advice to Draco. This prompted Harry to speak to the snake, discovering for the first time that he was a Parselmouth and causing some other students to suspect that he was the Heir of Slytherin.[3]

Etymology

Serpens is Latin for "serpent". Ortus is the past participle of the Latin verb oriri "to be created".[4]

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