Fandom

Harry Potter Wiki

Wakefield's Sambata

14,502pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.


Wakefield's Sambata was apparently a spell that required a twelve-step dance to cast. The Quibbler published an illustrated guide on how to perform this spell in its "Spell Steps of the Week" column in 1996. It was invented by Wakefield.

Etymology

Sambata is a Finnish verb meaning "to dance the samba."[1] The samba is a Brazilian ballroom dance.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • This is a reference to graphic designer Lauren Wakefield, who worked on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the following two films.[3]
  • Given its appearance in a tabloid that often printed items of a nature that were at best dubious, it is entirely possible that this spell did not actually exist, especially when combined its unusual casting method not seen with any other spell in the series.

Appearances

Notes and references

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki