Did You Get A Weird Patronus From That Pottermore Quiz?

By Chris Mullen, September 24, 2016

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?

Buzzard from Pottermore

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.

Beast Patronus

Results are actually based on your personality. The entire list of possibilities is as follows:

Adder
Aardvark
Abraxan Winged Horse
Badger
Bat
Basset Hound
Bay Mare
Bay Stallion
Beagle
Black Bear
Black Mare
Black Mamba
Black Stallion
Black Swan
Black and White Cat
Blackbird
Bloodhound
Borzoi
Brown Bear
Brown Hare
Brown Owl
Buffalo
Buzzard
Calico Cat
Capuchin Monkey
Cheetah
Chestnut Mare
Chestnut Stallion
Chow Dog
Crow
Dapple Grey Mare
Dapple Grey Stallion
Deerhound
Dolphin
Dragon
Dragonfly
Dun Mare
Dun Stallion
Eagle
Eagle Owl
Elephant
Erumpent
Falcon
Field Mouse
Fire-dwelling Salamander (rare)
Fox
Fox Terrier
Ginger Cat
Goshawk
Granian Winged Horse (rare)
Grass Snake
Great Grey Owl
Grey Squirrel
Greyhound
Hare
Hedgehog
Heron (this is J.K. Rowling’s Patronus!)
Hippogriff (rare)
Hummingbird
Huskey
Hyena
Ibizan Hound
Impala
Irish Wolfhound
King Cobra
Kingfisher
Leopard
Leopardess
Little Owl
Lion
Lioness
Lynx
Magpie
Mastiff Dog
Manx Cat
Marsh Harrier
Mink
Mole
Mongrel Dog
Mountain Hare
Nebelung Cat
Newfoundland
Nightjar
Occamy
Ocicat
Orangutan
Orca
Oryx
Osprey
Otter
Peacock
Pheasant
Piebald Stallion
Piebald Mare
Pine Marten
Polar Bear
Polecat
Python
Ragdoll Cat
Rat
Rattlesnake
Raven
Red Squirrel
Rhinoceros
Robin
Rotweiller
Runespoor (rare)
Russian Blue Cat
Saint Bernard
Salmon
Scops Owl
Seal
Shark
Shrew
Siberian Cat
Snowy Owl (unusual)
Sparrow
Sparrowhawk
Sphynx Cat
Stag
Stoat
Swallow
Swift
Thestral (rare)
Tiger
Tigress
Tokenise Cat
Tortoiseshell Cat
Unicorn
Vole
Vulture
Weasel
West Highland Terrier
White Mare
White Stallion
White Swan
Wild Boar
Wild Rabbit
Wildcat
Wolf
Wood Mouse

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.

Bonus

Twitter users blew up with a number of wild memes and funny (and made up) results. My personal favorite fictional Patronus came from Tumblr:

John Travolta Patronus