J.K. Rowling reveals her Patronus on Twitter
The Harry Potter fandom is rejoicing as J.K. Rowling continues to interact with fans on her official Twitter account. Earlier today, Rowling answered a fan’s question about what her own Patronus would be: a pine marten.
.@acciowandspells It’s a pine marten.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 10, 2014
Some fun and interesting points about this revelation:
- Pine martens belong to the Mustelidae family, which also includes otters (Hermione Granger’s Patronus), badgers (the symbol of Hufflepuff House), and weasels (from which the name “Weasley” is derived).
- In Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, Lyra Belacqua’s dæmon (the physical representation of a person’s soul) Pantalaimon takes the final form of a pine marten.
- Pine martens have a fondness for jam and peanut butter sandwiches.
A few days ago, Rowling hinted at an upcoming test on Pottermore where users can find out their own Patronus.
Do you think this animal suits Rowling? What do you think your Patronus would be?