Back when all Potterheads were given the amazing portal that was Pottermore, I like everybody, signed up for it and played on it for hours and hours. Trying to perfect a potion or get the perfect arc for a spell was the only thing I could think of.
Then life happened and I lost track of what was happening on Potter. Recently, while reading articles I came across an article by The Little Contemporary Corner on Pottermore Sorting and I decided to give it a try.
Initially, when I signed up on Pottermore, I was sorted into Gryffindor. With the new revamped site, I was scared as to my sorting. I’ve always thought myself to be a Gryffindor and I didn’t know what would be the end result.
I was sorted in Gryffindor! One of the best moments of my life!
Next, I proceeded to find my wand. It was a Sycamore wood with a unicorn hair core, 10 three-fourth, and surprisingly swishy flexibility.
Sycamore wood – The sycamore makes a questing wand, eager for a new experience and losing brilliance if engaged in mundane activities. As may be deduced, the sycamore’s ideal owner is curious, vital and adventurous, and when paired with such an owner, it demonstrates a capacity to learn and adapt that earns it a rightful place among the world’s most highly-prized wand woods.
Unicorn Hair Core – Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard.
After receiving my wand, I had to find out my Patronus. Patronus is one of the hardest spells to conjure and requires a lot of courage. They not only chase away dementors, but also tell a lot about a person’s character. A Patronus is intrinsically tied to a witch or wizard’s personality, although it doesn’t always take the animal form they’d expect.
My Patronus was an Otter!
The otter has a vibrant soul. Through their affinity to water, otters are symbolic of life and purification. Otters are also extremely playful and curious. They have no reservations about following their curiosity since they are also fearless. Without many enemies in the wild, these little guys don’t have much reason to be afraid. Associated with friendship, otters are often found holding hands while sleeping.
If you’re a Potterhead and want to learn more about your house, wand and Patronus, head on to the website here.