Top Ten Animals and Mythical Creatures to Have As a Patronus

If you haven't seen or read Harry Potter, you won't know that a Patronus is essentially a spirit guardian which exists in animal form, and is a wizard's strongest line of defense. Its form represents what you identify with in positive spirit, and is thus a topic worth debating.

The Top Ten

1 Dragon Dragon A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

It is my patronus and everyone knows this creature

Strong, fierce, & clever. A Ravenclaw's or Gryffindor's - RoseWeasley

I thought this was going to be my Patronus! Unfortunately, it was just a Newfoundland. - Cyri

I'm pretty sure my Patronus would be a dragon. A naturally intelligent, wild and energetic creature. - PositronWildhawk

2 Phoenix Phoenix

Fierce, free, & majestic. A Gryffindor's. - RoseWeasley

My potronus would oubviously be a Pheonix. Powerful and free!

Absolutely majestic. Wanted one since forever. I think a Pheonix would make a very cool patronus! - keycha1n

If I can't have one as a pet, why not a Patronus? - PositronWildhawk

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3 Hawk Hawk Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae which are widely distributed and varying greatly in size.

My online namesake is a hawk. And you all know I'm perceptive and powerful. - PositronWildhawk

My patronus is a hawk as well.

I think I am a hawk.

I like peanuts. - Warhawk2187

4 Dog Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

I would get a Shiba Inu because they protect their owners so if my overprotective mom or relatives sees me walking with other dogs nearby I can trust my shiba to reassure them that the other dogs will not harm us.

Probably a bit biased as a husky is my Patronus, but still!

More specifically, one of my own dogs. - PositronWildhawk

I unleash the power of Ozzy... my dog! - IronSabbathPriest

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5 Pegasus Pegasus

I would love for my Patronus to be a pegasus. Majestic and graceful creatures, if they existed. - Pegasister12

I try to see online exam telling that what is you patronus and I got pegasus... I think so..

It is a amazing creature. Beautiful, majestic and awesome.

It would be so cool! Pegasuses are the best mythical creatures.

6 Dolphin Dolphin Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic.

A highly evolved creature, and the animal we're closest to communicating with. - PositronWildhawk

My Patronus would definitely be a dolphin, they are naturally protective, intelligent, and swift!

I think this would be mine. If always had a soft spot for dolphins

Dolpins are cute, smart, and always happy. Need I say more?

7 Cat Cat The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

I may be a bit baised as my Patronus is a Nebelung cat but I think that cats are a fine Patronus animal- also Minerva McGonagall has a cat Patronus and who wouldn’t want to share something in common with her?

8 Snow Leopard Snow Leopard The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.
9 Eagle Eagle Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

"Eagle is the king of bird and I like this amazing bird"

10 Owl Owl Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about two hundred species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

This probably the bird I identify most with. It suits me, don't you think. - PetSounds

Votin for owls just because there are lots of owls in Harry Potter.

I identify with birds in general. Though it does suit you PetSounds!

However, I'm on my third all nighter this week, so don't blame me for feeling owl-ish too... - keycha1n

The Contenders

11 Centaur Centaur A centaur, or occasionally hippocentaur, is a mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse.
12 Snake Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

The snake may have some dark connotations in the Harry Potter series, but the snake has its positive attributes. For one thing, I have a thing for snakes. - PositronWildhawk

13 Mermaid Mermaid A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.
14 Wolf Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

Loyal and they always find the path, they are pathfinders and all knowers

The smart and deadly creatures

That will be awesome! - Pegasister12


15 Siberian Husky Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.


16 Monitor Lizard Monitor Lizard
17 Griffin

Wise, fierce, loyal, magical, and they can fly!

My patronus. Gryphons are beautiful, powerful, and extremely intelligent. - Emberflight_of_StormClan

18 Unicorn Unicorn The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a pure-white horse-like beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead

I have a unicorn as my patronus!

19 Hippocampus Hippocampus
20 Tiger Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

My mom would have this.

21 Fox Fox Foxes are small to medium sized animals and belong to the Canidae family along with other animals such as jackals, wolves, and domestic dogs. There are 37 species of fox but only 12 are considered true Vulpes. A foxes main prey are birds, fish, berries, insects, and rabbits. Some of the best known species more.
22 Occamy

Beautiful and majestic yet possesive of its eggs and kills anyone or anything that comes near its eggs

23 Crocodile Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.
24 Hippogriff
25 Bison
26 Polar Bear Polar Bear
27 Bear Bear Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.
28 Wolves Wolves Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

I really wish I had one of these there so cool and majestic

29 Peacock Peacock The peafowl include two Asiatic bird species (the blue or Indian peafowl originally of India and Sri Lanka and the green peafowl of Myanmar, Indochina, and Java) and one African species (the Congo peafowl native only to the Congo Basin) of bird in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the Phasianidae family, more.
30 Lion Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.
31 Otter Otter Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates.

Same, but I love my patronus. Otters are cute, loyal, skilled, and playful. What could be better?

This is my patronus. Although I’d like to have a cat... - Hermione_Granger220

32 Genie/Jinn

The good kind, not the evil kind.

33 Cheetah Cheetah The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds

For the fast cats!

34 Shark Shark Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.
35 Scorpion Scorpion
36 Pheasant
37 Grey Squirrel
38 Wyvern Wyvern
39 Hyena Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

My patrons is a hyena.

40 Badger Badger Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels and wolverines.
41 Vampire
42 Aardvark Aardvark
43 Magpie

I was really happy when I discovered my Patronus: a magpie!
They stand for intelligence but they aren’t the best team players. It‘s no secret that I‘m really smart but I’m also rather anti-social.

44 Kitsune

My Patronus would definitely be this. - IceFoxPlayz

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