There was huge buzz circulating around the new Pottermore quiz that allows account holders to discover their Patronus. Sounds like a bunch of fun right?
From the mouth of JK Rowling herself, the quiz works great because she got a heron. As if the goddess of Potterland was going to receive a rat. As if the developers would let THAT happen.
Personally, I got a Buzzard. That’s not terrible so I can’t complain, but I would have preferred a dragon. Based on the choices I made, I can totally see how that bird of prey originated. But what’s up with the results we’ve seen other people get?
Mashable writer, Max Knoblauch, indicated he received some weird results after taking the quiz a whopping 8 times. I’m pretty sure he’s pulling our legs, but he indicated he received a dead bird, bugs, a sick whale, a christmas tree, and a Kelsey Grammar version of Marvel’s Beast. And yes, for a moment or two I believed him! His article is why I tried the quiz myself, so I was hoping for a ghostly Keegan-Michael Key. Alas, that did not happen.
Results are actually based on your personality. The entire list of possibilities is as follows:
Abraxan Winged Horse
Black and White Cat
Dapple Grey Mare
Dapple Grey Stallion
Fire-dwelling Salamander (rare)
Granian Winged Horse (rare)
Great Grey Owl
Heron (this is J.K. Rowling’s Patronus!)
Russian Blue Cat
Snowy Owl (unusual)
West Highland Terrier
What the heck is a Patronus?
Seriously? Pick up a book for crying out loud! Or maybe watch a movie! The Patronus charm was introduced in the third book, The Prisoner of Azkaban. Sirius Black was reported to have broken free from Azkaban prison, ghastly beings called Dementors were stationed across Hogwarts as a precautionary measure. These creatures suck all the hope and happiness from their victims, leaving them in a comatose. The Patronus charm is an anti-Dementor shield summoned in a corporeal or non-corporeal form.
Twitter users blew up with a number of wild memes and funny (and made up) results. My personal favorite fictional Patronus came from Tumblr: