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Update: Early this morning, the Pottermore Twitter account officially announced that we'll be getting a Patronus quiz. Hooray!

Head over to the Pottermore website to find out what shape your Patronus takes and share your results with us in the comments section.

Merlin's beard! After what has felt like an eternity of waiting, it looks like J.K. Rowling's official Harry Potter site, Pottermore, is finally gearing up to release a Patronus quiz!

This afternoon, the Pottermore Twitter account posted the following tweet of a very familiar trail of silver lights bouncing between a dark forest thick with trees. It might seem vague to some, but Potterheads everywhere will immediately recognized the shimmering, non-corporeal shape.

Fans like myself have long waited for an official Harry Potter source to confirm what shape our Patronuses would take. And there's no source as trustworthy as J.K. Rowling!

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Even if it's not hinting towards an actual Patronus quiz — which, at this point, would be extremely disappointing if not — we could be getting a lengthy history of the Patronus Charm.

In the Standard Book of Spells, Miranda Goshawk describes the spell as follows:

"The Patronus Charm is difficult, and many witches and wizards are unable to produce a full, corporeal Patronus, a guardian which generally takes the shape of the animal with whom they share the deepest affinity. You may suspect, but you will never truly know what form your Patronus will take until you succeed in conjuring it."

Even with Professor Lupin's in-depth introduction to the spell in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and how often it's mentioned throughout this series, there's still a lot to be learned about this especially difficult spell.

Hopefully, soon there will be zero question as to whether my Patronus is a cat or a coyote. (Or I have been completely misled my whole life and it is actually neither.) We'll update the story as soon as we learn more.

What shape does your Patronus take? Share yours in the comments section!

[Source: Pottermore Twitter]


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