Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Vulnera Sanentur

Talk11
12,005pages on
this wiki

Redirected from Unidentified healing spell (I)

Healing spell
Vulnera Sanentur
Incantation

Vulnera Sanentur[1]

Type
Hand Movement
  • Trace wand over wounds[3]
    or
  • Poke wound with wand[2]
Light

None[3]

Effect
  1. Slows blood flow[3]
  2. Clears residue[3]
  3. Knits wounds[3]
Creator

Severus Snape[3]

" [...] he knelt over Malfoy, drew his wand and traced it over the deep wounds Harry's curse had made, muttering an incantation that sounded almost like song. The flow of blood seemed to ease; Snape wiped the residue from Malfoy's face and repeated his spell. Now the wounds seemed to be knitting."
—Description[src]

Vulnera Sanentur[1] was the song-like incantation of a healing spell and counter-curse to the Sectumsempra Spell, both of which were invented by Professor Severus Snape under his alias of "Half-Blood Prince"[3].

Effect

For maximum effect of the spell, the incantation had to be repeated thrice; firstly slowing the flow of blood to prevent death by exsanguination; the second to clear residue and begin to heal the wounds; and the third to fully knit the wounds, although dittany had to be applied to prevent scarring[3].

Known uses

Etymology

Vulnera Sanentur derives from the Latin vulnus, "wound," (in which the roots of the English "vulnerable" may be seen) [4] and sanare, "to heal"; it is translated "may the wounds be healed."[5]

Behind the scenes

  • Body parts that had been completely removed with Sectumsempra could not be restored even using this spell[6].
  • In the book, Harry stayed in the bathroom after cursing Malfoy and witnessed Snape's use of the spell; in the film he ran straight to the common-room.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
  4. "Vulnus" on Wiktionary
  5. "Sanare" on Wiktionary
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 5 (The Fallen Warrior)

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki