When writing the Harry Potter books, it's not likely J.K.
Rowling realized the full extent to which she was giving multiple
generations new modes through which to funnel their identities. Talk to a die-hard Harry Potter fan and chances are their Hogwarts house identity will come up sooner or later, and chances are they'll have a lot of opinions about it. Less so than Hogwarts house affiliation but still of import has long been the patronus. And now Rowling's revealed what her own patronus is. Thank the Internet overlords for twitter.
So what creature would come bursting out of Rowling's wand to protect
her? What animal represents her inner soul? That'd be a pine marten.
In case you were wondering, here's what a pine marten looks like.
Holy fuck that's cute.
Are you kidding me right now.