Monday, 10 October 2016

What's your Patronus?

There's a bug going round the island at the moment and I seem to have picked it up. Yay!


I'll spare you the details but I'm feeling kind of rotten, so to take my mind off it I'm inviting you to share your Patronus.

A Patronus is a sort of protector in the Harry Potter series which is cast with the spell Expecto Patronum. It takes the form of an animal and in order to produce it you must summon your happiest memory. They're supposed to help ward off Dementors but I like to think that they'd also help you feel better when you're under the weather.

When Pottermore opened up the option to find your Patronus I jumped at it. I've been waiting to find out mine for years.

I've always imagined that perhaps I would have some sort of dog so I was a little surprised to get my result on the site:

I know some people were really disappointed with their results. I think I would've been too if I'd always seen myself as a ferocious big cat and I wound up with a salmon. But as far as Patronuses (Patronii?) go, a sparrowhark is pretty cool (apart from the whole snatching little birds out of the air thing).

Ironically, the day after I got this, my boss came over to show me photos of and tell me about the sparrowhawk he'd photographed at the castle the day before. Must be a sign.

So tell me, what's your Patronus?


  1. Ok, that was fun. It said mine was The Great Grey Owl.

    1. Ooh, that's a good one. You're a fellow bird Patronus. :-)

  2. Right now a "sheep" but it does change.
    Coffee is on

    1. I think what you get is what you are permanently, though in the Harry Potter series it can change after a big emotional event. On Pottermore if you reregister you can see if you get something different.

      I would've been very happy with a sheep as they're one of my favourite animals.

  3. So, I did it twice. I have two accounts, because I do not belong in Slytherin. No, I do not, so I had to have another go at it. Ravenclaw. That makes more sense. So, my Slytherin was a dun stallion. My Ravenclaw was a wild rabbit. (Am I cheating? I suppose so...)

    1. I don't think it's cheating to take a second go, don't forget in the book the Sorting Hat takes your own preferences into account. ;-)

      I love the wild rabbit Patronus.


Let me know what you think. :-)