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Initial post: Mar 3, 2008 3:08:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2008 3:09:38 PM PST
L. Thomas says:
I have always wondered why Hermione's patronus is an otter? I know that it has something to do with her personality. But I can't think of what characteristics an Otter and Hermione share.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2008 3:30:06 PM PST
DawnFire says:
Hermione's wise ,adn otter's playfull...yeah, see waht you mean, her's should be like an owl or some wise and very touchy and barve animal, ugh, why i type like this???????????????!?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2008 6:39:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2008 6:40:36 PM PST
The otter is a member of the weasel family. It seems that her patronus manifests her love for Ron (a Weasley).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2008 7:20:07 PM PST
M. Svitak says:
oooo, good one! Hadn't made that connection. But then why is Ron's patronus a dog? Mr. Weasley's got the weasel. And what do you suppose Molly's patronus is? Hmmmmmmm

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2008 8:42:28 PM PST
Doris Regina says:
I don't think it's ever been revealed what Molly's patronus is but I could be wrong. I know Ginny's is a horse, Ron's the terrier, Arthur is the weasel....

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2008 1:31:10 PM PST
C. Wiley says:
Rons is a dog, because what do dogs do? They chase the cat, and what animal did Hermione love most? Her cat. So Rons is a manifest for him chasing after Hermione.

Ginny's is a horse due to Harrys is a Stag.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2008 1:46:48 PM PST
M. Svitak says:
Nice connection! ;-) Although wouldn't Ginny's be a doe if Harry is a stag?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2008 7:05:03 PM PST
Ron's Patronus has more to do with his personality, I think-- stubborn and faithful, but much more comfortable following than leading. And yes, if Patronuses were always matched, Ginny's would have been a doe rather than a mare (and probably changed before she learned to cast one-- see Tonks.) I remember reading somewhere that one of JKR's favorite books as a child was something about a horse....

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2008 1:49:28 PM PDT
Tracey says:
I don't think that Ginny's would be a doe, only because J. K. hasn't doubled up on any of the patornus's, and Snape's patronus is the doe. Of course now that *** spoiler *** Snape is dead, Ginny's might change to the doe (the way Tonks' changed because she loves Lupin).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2008 6:50:43 PM PDT
Actually, JK has "doubled up" Patronuses-- both Harry and his father have stags, and Lily and Snape have does. (I note also that Snape has a doe and not a stag, so one's Patronus is not linked solely to gender.) McGonagall and Umbridge both have cats (and both are alive at the same time); I'd suspect Bill has a weasel, but I don't think it's mentioned. The two Patronuses that changed were Snape's and Tonks', and both were connected with unrequited love and great danger. I expect that without that degree of stress nobody's will change.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2008 12:52:01 PM PDT
I hadn't read this for a long time. It's a really interesting discussion. In the movie, wasn't Luna's patronus a bunny?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2008 8:42:23 PM PDT
Yah, I think it was a hare though, but small differences... x]

I think that Hermione's is an otter because deep down, she just wants to be loved- and the otter, although playful, also has that tendency to want to be loved. She can convince people to do almost anything [[example; she gets the Weasley twins to tell her how to get into the kitchens, Harry to teach in Dumbledore's Army, and Umbridge to believe that they have the key to Dumbledore's secret weapon]], and people often connect otters with images of whiskered creatures with big, trusting eyes that can persuade you to do anything for them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2008 10:04:46 PM PDT
Alan and Thalia, I also think Luna's is a hare (ought to look it up.) Somewhere in Classical mythology, I think, the hare is connected to Artemis/ Diana and therefore the moon, as well as fertility. I'm not sure I own any books that clearly refer to the link. Wonder if Wikipedia has anything....

Posted on Feb 5, 2011 9:25:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2011 9:26:06 PM PST
Luna's patronous is a hare, which pretty much fits her personality-quiet, energetic, and whimsical at the same time.

Posted on Feb 10, 2011 11:47:02 PM PST
cy thompson says:
and Kingsley Shacklebolts is a lynx....
The Lynx is calm even seconds before pouncing on its prey and Shacklebolt has always been calm at the worst of times..
oh and Dumbledores is a Phoenix!

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 9:36:49 PM PST
Cwbys21 says:
Since it hasn't been mentioned, the Weasley's live in OTTERy St. Catchpole.
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