Find Out Your Own Harry Potter Patronus With New Test
If you're one of the millions of fans who'd like to know what their patronus is, then take heart. JK Rowling has teamed up with Pottermore to create one magical quiz that tells readers what form the spell takes for them.
Sure, you will need to sign up for Pottermore if you haven't already to take the quiz, but the quiz is worth that bit of effort. The website has animated the quiz with beautiful animation and well-timed music. The page takes fans on a journey through dark woods similar to those seen in Harry Potter and the Prisoner Azkaban when the boy wizard saves Sirius Black. After answering some quick-time questions, fans will be able to learn what animal or magical creature bears their Patronus form.
Don't remember what a Patronus is? Well, no worries! Pottermore has created a handy guide to remind fans what the spell entails.
"The Patronus is a form of advanced magic, which even the most qualified wizards can struggle with," Pottermore explains. "Harry Potter is one of the youngest wizards to cast a corporeal Patronus, having been taught by Professor Lupin at the tender age of thirteen."
As for what it is, the site describes the Patronus as an Anti-Dementor or a "guardian which acts as a shield between you and the Dementor."
"It's also 'a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the Dementor feeds upon – hope, happiness, the desire to survive – but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the Dementors can't hurt it,'" the site says.
When it comes to Patronus Charms, Harry Potter famously summons a Stag to act as his guide, mirroring the Patronus that his father would conjure. His mother Lily summoned a Doe while Hogwart's Headmaster Albus Dumbledore spelled up a Phoenix. Both Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks use a Wolf as their Patronus, and considering his one-sided love for Lily Potter, Severus Snape has his Patronus take the form of a Doe.
JK Rowling has been active on Twitter since the quiz went live to share her thoughts on the project. Excited, the author has told fans they may see their patronus take the shape of rare mythical creatures, but Rowling admits she's only seen one Hippogriff, Occamy, and Unicorn so far. As for her own Patronus, the author admitted it is a Heron.
If you are itching to discover what form your Patronus takes, then you can check out the quiz here. And, after you've signed into the site, then make sure you check out the other Harry Potter-inspired quizzes on Pottermore. After all, it would be any muggles dream to discover which Hogwarts House they belong to, and Pottermore can help you do just that with its (mostly) friendly Sorting Hat. You can also take a quiz to receieve your own Wand and Ilvermorny House.