Magical effects

candle magic

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The Harry Potter Canon
Candle Magic

This minor spell ignites candles and can make them float in midair.

References from the canon

  • The Great Hall is lit with thousands of floating candles (PS7)
  • On Halloween, the Great Hall is filled with carved glowing pumpkins used as candle holders (PS10,PA8,GF16).
  • Rita Skeeter uses this magic when she's trying to conduct an interview in a broom cupboard (GF18).
  • Lockhart may have used a charm of this kind when he "lit the candles on his desk" so that Dumbledore could examine the Petrified Mrs. Norris (CS9).


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