J.K. Rowling Reveals Her Patronus On Twitter

By Maryann Yin 

Patronus 200 (GalleyCat)Have you discovered your patronus on the Pottermore website? Apparently, J.K. Rowling has taken the quiz twice.

To the Twittersphere’s delight, Rowling, who wrote the contents of the quiz, announced her results. After Rowling’s second try, it was revealed that she is a heron. Below, we’ve collected several messages from Twitter in a Storify post.

Here’s more from the press release: “A spell first introduced in the third Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which became intrinsic to the series, the Patronus Charm is a defensive spell which produces an ethereal guardian or protector, taking the form of an animal. Harry’s Patronus is a stag, whilst Hermione’s is an otter. A pure, protective magical concentration of happiness and hope, the Patronus is the only spell effective against Dementors, terrifying creatures which prey on human happiness.”