Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Legilimens

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Legilimens
Type Spell
Features Initiates Legilimency
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Overview[edit]

The Legilimens spell initiates Legilimency, the process of reading thoughts and feelings from a subject.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Harry first encounters this spell when learning Occlumency from Professor Snape. Legilimency is the process of reading thoughts and feelings from a subject. A wizard or witch may use Legilimency to tell if someone is lying to them. Lord Voldemort is especially skilled at detecting lies using Legilimency. This may be countered by a wizard or witch if he or she is a skilled Occlumens, that is, skilled in Occlumency. Professor Snape appears to be proficient at legilimency and is definitely an accomplished Occlumens, even able to lie to Lord Voldemort.

Analysis[edit]

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.