Expecto patronum, this spell bounds to one of the most efficacious spells of all time in the wizarding world.
It acts as a spirit guardian against a “Lethifold” and cold hearten, soul-sucking creatures called out as a “dementor”.
What is a Patronus?
In harry potter’s novel theory we came to know that further there are two types of patronuses,
|Corporal||This patronus guardian takes an orthodox shape of an animal and to be considered as more powerful.|
|In-corporal||Whereas there is no specific shape and it acts less powerful over dementors.|
One’s Patronus is linked with their personality traits, it can take any form in the world, mostly it’s unexpected
As their caster might not be aware of their true self, for which they have never felt a particular affinity.
Patronus can be manipulated by love and fear, as fear lupin was scared of revelation as his wolf self, so deliberately disguised the form of his Patronus.
As love, all the potter heads will be relating this with “ALWAYS” and yes we are talking about that, as we see how immensely “Severus Snape” was in love with harry potter’s mother “Lily Potter” which turns out to be both having the same Patronus a “Doe”.
How One can conjure patronus charm?
This charm works when a witch or a wizard relives the most powerful or the happiest memory in their timeline followed by a circular movement of their wand.
Remus Lupin had possession of a spell book which came with the casting of Patronus charm, where we saw him teaching Harry Potter how to cast this spell in “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban”.
A Patronus is a kind of positive force, and for the wizard who can conjure one, it works something like a shield, with the Dementor feeding on it, rather than him. In order for it to work, you need to think of a memory. Not just any memory, a very happy memory, a very powerful memory… Allow it to fill you up… lose yourself in it… then speak the incantation Expecto Patronum.
Being the magic derived from collective positive forces Voldemort and other Death Eaters can’t conjure this charm.
This considered under advanced magic as Remus Lupin stated “ridiculously advanced” which indeed it is.
It is so trailblazing that some of the wizards and witches may not be able to find their true patronus.
but here are some of them who conquered it and we can see some of their amazing yet defining actions.
Doe – Severus Snape And Lilly Potter
Lilly potter discovered her Patronus as a doe which was affected by her better half “James Potter” with a stag but as it is considered to be a person’s most positive feeling, Snape’s was also a “Doe” which clearly depicts the purity of love from his side.
Stag – Harry Potter And James Potter
This meant to be someone’s carrying out a symbol of Resurrection or rebirth and fall off to regrow eventually, Which totally depicts who harry is “THE BOY WHO LIVED”.
Horse – Ginny Weasley
As horse depicts freedom, nobility, and potential. She was one of the bravest witches, despite being 1-2 years younger than everyone in Dumbledore’s army Ginny Weasly was in control, one that cannot be tie-down.
Otter – Hermione Granger
Otters can be seen as dexterous, intelligent, and clever ones. This is just another definition of Hermione, all potter heads will agree with us.
Giant- Andros the Invisible
Andros an ancient Greek wizard, seen on chocolate frog card as the only one to conjure this charm.
Boar – Ernie Macmillan
Boar depicts stubborn and proud.
Most of the readers will be unaware of this name as the Hufflepuff was mostly side kicked in the harry potter movie franchise, but in the books on “J.K Rowling” we see Ernie as the most outspoken students of Witchcraft in Hogwarts.
Lynx – Kingsley Shacklebolt
Lynx is the one who is one introvert which can perform their best alone, can follow your path too in a team.
Which can as he was one of the majors of “Dumbledore’s army”.
Goat – Aberfoth Dumbledore
Aberfoth’s affection with goats were so immense which referencing his affinity for the animal.
Phoenix – Albus Dumbledore
This one is one of the rarest of all, comes with someone who has faced much hardships in life.
Fun fact- Their potential to rise from their own ashes is what makes them special.
Jack Russell Terrier – Ron Weasley
They are loyal,trouble makers and notorious, its a dog breed with traits of being loyal and protective as Ronald was to harry all these years.
Fun fact- These dog breed tend to seek love from a otter which is of Hermione’s.
Fox – Seamus Finnegan
They are fast , quick learners, intelligent and majorly ambitious, seamus fox was seen during the battle of Hogwarts.
Weasel – Arthur Weasley
Its an sentimental and intuitive form which appeared during a trio war in “The Deathly Hollows”.
Arthur was away from classicism, most caring father one can get.
Wolf – Remus Lupin And Nymphadora Tonks
Gryffindor is a club of wolf packs, wolf Patronus is the one who conjured this is one dark and mysterious soul packed with massive strength.
like Remus being secretive about his other side as wolf.yet Nymphadora’s wolf was a sign of love towards him.
Cat – Minerva McGonagall And Dolores Umbridge
Someone curious and loving person will be having a cat as their Patronus, we can surely agree with Minerva as McGonagal is an Animagus.
but Dolores Umbridge as a loving person is hard to digest, with no traits in discovery her adoration towards cats can be the reason and it can be seen in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” with her office filled with ghost cats.
Non-Corporeal – Neville Longbottom
Like harry in his initial time of learning, Neville was also able to find its way to find a Non-Corporeal one which we may expect to take a form anytime soon.
Swan – Cho Chang
Someone with beautiful heart with the dash of sensitivities will be having this patronus.
Chang was the one after she lost Cedric her strong yet sensitive emotional feelings wrapped her around with a white swan.
Hare – Luna Lovegood
This depicts the character of an imaginary, innovative and a swift witch or wizard.
Hare can be seen connected to the moon as luna’s strings were attached with the moon, she stated that she loves looking at the moon all alone.
Luna first encounter with charm during The Order of the Phoenix when Harry taught Dumbledore’s army how to use the spell.