As always, Luna Lovegood actress Evanna Lynch is at one with Harry Potter fandom. Just like everyone else, she took Pottermore‘s Patronus quiz. And just like everyone else, she’s now psychoanalysing the meaning behind her result.
The Patronus test is cool but frustratingly enigmatic, offering a wide range of animals based on a series of questions you answer by “instinct.” Fans have reported receiving everything from Bassett Hounds to mythical creatures like an Abraxan Winged Horse. But Evanna Lynch’s Patronus was not one of the cool ones.
The tragic thing is Salmon was my second (more centred, instinctive) attempt. My first time taking the quiz I got a GREYHOUND. Don't even.— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) September 23, 2016
My sad lil salmon would make me cry &feel bad things & doesn't that defeat the whole point of a patronus?! WHERE IS MY FIERCE LION PATRONUS— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) September 23, 2016
For everyone else who got a salmon in the Patronus test, Twitter user @iiiiiiisabelle has some comforting words about the mythology and symbolism of this noble fish.
I found this pic.twitter.com/B0iMezXjtw— isabelle (@iiiiiiisabelle) September 23, 2016
Even Pottermore itself weighed in on the great salmon debate.
That's a great Patronus, Evanna! Perhaps it's because cats are happiest in the presence of salmon?— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) September 23, 2016
Remember, there’s no such thing as a “bad” Patronus! Supposedly.