This cute lil’ guy is a member of the mustelid family, which includes minks, weasels, badgers, wolverines, otters (which is Hermione Granger’s patronus, by the way), and ferrets (as in amazing bouncing ones). Rowling subscribes to legitimacy of the Patronus test on Pottermore. @acciowandspells It’s a pine marten. Harry Potter Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. [1], *Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. (Otters are the best, though.) (Or ANYTHING ELSE), J.K. Rowling Traffics in Transphobic Stereotypes by Creating Murderous Cis Man Serial Killer Who Dresses as a Woman To Kill, Rich, Famous Transphobes Ask You to Stop Being So Mean to Them in Terrible. It is one possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.1 When J.K Rowling took the quiz while she was still working on it, she received the pine marten which she was happy about due to her fondness for weaselly creatures. Pine Marten - If you have this cute creature as your Patronus, you can trust that you will be defended fiercely when needed. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Come for the Worldbuilding, Stay for the Character Development: Brandon Sanderson’s. But remember this, Potterheads: pine martens are wild animals, and carnivorous ones at that, with sharp teeth and retractable claws. Pottermore introduced a test to reveal what form your Patronus would take. Things We Saw Today: Why Didn't the Ancient Greeks Have a Word for "Blue"? The pine marten is an animal belonging to the Mustelid family. Have a tip or story idea? Rowling's Patronus is in good company: A pine marten also plays an important role in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Have a tip we should know? It's called a pine marten and you will want to hug one immediately. I was fully expecting to get a cat, though, so the answer definitely surprised me, but considering that the pine marten is closely related to otters and weasels, it … Mads Mikkelsen Replacing Johnny Depp as Grindelwald Would Be a Brilliant Move for, Eddie Redmayne’s Comments on J.K. Rowling Prove (Again) the Issue With Cis Actors Who Profit From Trans Roles, Hogwarts Houses Are Over Now. These Fictional Foodies Will Help! So, now that we know… what the heck is a pine marten? J.K. Rowling's Patronus Is The Most Adorable Creature On Earth. Northern Europe It is one possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm. To begin, here is a picture of a pine marten in Gairloch, Scotlandaaaah noooo LOOK AT IT. Time To Go Back To Astrology! Extant It’s very difficult to conjure a corporeal Patronus (“It’s the only spell she ever has trouble with,” Harry says when Hermione struggles to make one), but if you can do it, it takes the form of your very own guardian animal. A Patronus is a charm in the “Harry Potter” universe that’s used to drive away soul-sucking Dementors. Pine martens are quick, solitary, weasel-like animals native to Europe. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Pottermore - Discover your Patronus on Pottermore,, Articles with information from Pottermore. However, she took the quiz when it was completed and received the heron which she says she loves more. The topic of this article is of a real-life subject that has been mentioned "in-universe" in a canon source. patronees?) Why Don’t I Hate Emily and Richard Gilmore? So no, you can’t own one, and you certainly should not try to hug any that you come across because they will probably bite you. Pine martens prefer native woodlands but can also live in conifer plantations and on rocky hillsides. But maybe you could transfigure one of your rivals into one if you try hard enough, and that’s just as good, right? Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World. They’re also a protected species in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Unfortunately humans have historically been a big threat to the pine marten population, as they were once prized by trappers for their fur and their habitats are often disrupted by deforestation. The Harry Potter Wiki is written from the perspective that all information presented in canon is true (e.g., Hogwarts really exists), and, as such, details contained in this article may differ from real world facts. The pine marten is an animal belonging to the Mustelid family. Community content is available under. Is it like a Housemartin*? Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +? Having a Pine Marten as your Patronus means you find comfort in drive. Harry casts his own Patronus — a big, badass stag — to keep back the dementors and escape from the courtroom. It lives mostly in well-wooded areas of Northern Europe—although there are similar marten species in North America, most of which are endangered or almost extinct—and are about the size of your average house cat. patronees?) Let us make ’80s English rock band jokes. It is those special moments, when we are Pottermore (Appears as a Patronus) About a month ago, J.K. (“Jo”) Rowling revealed her patronus on Twitter. Mortality . Status The Patronus, he was sure, was Umbridge’s, and it glowed brightly because she was so happy here, in her element, upholding the twisted laws she had helped to write. According to Newt Scamander, the unicorn ‘is a pure white, horned horse when fully grown’.