Harry Potter Site Now Lets You Discover Your Patronus

What's your Patronus?


[UPDATE] This being the internet, someone quickly put together a Harambe Patronus image. JK Rowling retweeted it, leading some to believe it was indeed a real Patronus. But this is not the case.

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The Harry Potter site Pottermore was updated today with a new game of sorts that lets you discover what your Patronus is. You need to be a registered Pottermore user to take the test.

As we learned in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Patronus Charm is a defensive spell that creates a glowing "animal guardian" that can be used for protection against Dementors.

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Harry Potter's Patronus is a stag, while Hermione's is an Otter; Ron's is a Jack Russell Terrier. You can take the test here; it involves completing a multiple-choice test written by J.K. Rowling herself. You must make your selections quickly and you can only discover your Patronus one time--no do-overs.

Rowling's Patronus is a heron. Mine turned out to be a brown owl. Let us know what your Patronus is in the comments below.

You can learn more about what a Patronus is at Pottermore.

The Pottermore site also lets you take the Sorting Hat test to see what Hogwarts house you would live in. Additionally, you can take a similar test for the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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