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”. Remus Lupin to Harry Potter


Double S here. Today, I’m going to tell you about patronuses! I’ll start now.

Incantation: Expecto Patronum.

To successfully cast the Patronus Charm one must think of a happy memory (the happier the memory, the more powerful the Patronus will be) and incantExpecto Patronum“.

Harry learns to cast a patronus by none other than his Defence against the Dark Arts teacher in his third year at Hogwarts, Remus Lupin. Here’s something you need to know though, The Patronus Charm is considered very advanced magic.

There are two types of patronuses, corporeal and non-corporeal. I will tell you about each of those types of patronuses.


A corporeal patronus is a patronus that takes shape of an animal.

For example, Harry’s corporeal patronus takes form of a stag. 

Like this:












A non-corporeal patronus is a patronus that doesn’t take the shape of anything.

They resemble a burst of vapour or smoke without any clearly shown shape or form

shooting from the tip of the wand. Remus Lupin’s patronus is a non-corporeal patronus. 

Like this:









Now, most people know that a patronus charm is used to fight off Dementors. But, patronuses can also be used to convey messages. For example, in the Deathly Hallows, a patronus that belonged to Kingsley conveyed a message at Fleur and Bill’s wedding. This way of using a patronus was invented by Albus Dumbledore.

Here’s some more facts about patronuses:

–  If a wizard is an Animagus and can produce a corporeal Patronus, the two may take the same form. For example, James Potter can turn into a stag, and his patronus is a stag and McGonagall can turn into a cat and her patronus is a cat.

– Most patronuses take the form of an ordinary animal, but magical creatures, such as Albus Dumbledore’s phoenix patronus, are not rare.

–  Patronus means “protector” or “guardian” in Latin and the Latin word exspecto or expecto means “I look out for” or “I wait for”.

– Here are the patronuses of some familiar faces: HARRY AND JAMES- StagRON- Dog (Jack Russel Terrier to be exact) ;  HERMIONE- Otter  ;  GINNY- Horse  ;  LUNA- HareDUMBLEDORE- Phoenix  ; MCGONAGALL- Cat  ; LILY AND SEVERUS- Doe.

Well, I hope you enjoyed reading about patronuses! But, I’m done done yet. I have a question for you, if you could have a patronus of any animal, what animal do you think it would be? Mine would probably be a panda or a llama or a fish. If you want to find out what character’s patronus you are most like and you would have click HERE to take the quiz and find out!

That’s all for now!

Double S.