Oct 18, 2016 · Did Severus Snape go to his death believing he had failed Lily Potter yet again when Nagini slew him in the Shrieking Shack? It is an easy conclusion to jump to, but no; Albus Dumbledore had instilled in the Half-Blood Prince a reason to live and ...

Legilimency is the act of magically navigating through the many layers of a person's mind and correctly interpreting one's findings. A person who practises this art is known as a Legilimens. Muggles might call this "mind-reading," but practitioners disdain the term as naive. The opposite of Legilimency is Occlumency, which is used to shield one's mind from the invasion and influence of a ...