snapes patronus

anonymous asked:

Do you think Snape's doe patronus suits him as a character without taking Lily into account? I personally think it comes from a place that's full of beauty and goodness, the same place where his lullaby healing spell comes from. The doe symbolizes grace and gentleness among others. I can't help but think of his gliding walk, his billowing robes, the way he describes potions. I think of how he gently wipes blood from Draco's face, how he lays people in stretchers in POA. It suits him very well.

I can’t honestly say I’ve ever thought about it, but I enjoyed reading your take on it.

I suppose I’ve always headcanoned that Snape had a different patronus prior to the doe, and I’ve always seen the doe as Lily’s - and the change of patronus almost symbolises the death of what Snape used to be.

However, I think that just joins on to what you said.  We don’t know when Snape created his healing spell for Sectumsempra, but I quite like the idea that it came after his defection; I like the idea that he himself became more aligned with the ‘good’ of his patronus…that the wannabe Death Eater who had a different patronus might never have seen the worth in the healing spell, but the man he becomes does.

Things pointed out to me about Harry Potter

* when Harry sees his parents in the Mirror of Erised, his parents look older then they should. Both Lily and James were 19 when they died. But what if they didn’t die? They would be in their early thirties when Harry goes off to Hogwarts. So he’s picturing them as old as they would be if were alive

* Peter Pettigrew spent the most time with Harry out of all the Marauders. James just had over a year with his son before he died, Remus had the few times he saw Harry before James and Lily were murdered, plus the small amount of time during holidays during 5th year, and Bill’s wedding, Sirius got less time. He got almost the same as Remus but died at the end of Harry’s 5th year. Peter FUCKING Pettigrew spent nearly three years as a rat with Ron and Harry!

* The Dursleys get a lot of shit for how they treated Harry. But think about it. Harry is a Horcrux, a part of Vodlemort’s soul is inside of him! We know how being around a Horcrux can effect how a person acts. The Dursleys had to live with it for ten years.

* Why did the Demeanors attack Harry during the Quidittch match? Again, the Horcrux. Harry had a piece of another fucking soul inside of him! Of course that would draw them in!

* Remus is born March 1960, the same month as a lunar eclipse. His name means Werewolf McWerewolf, his mother’s main name is Howell, the werewolf that bit him was names after the Norse wolf God, his patronus is a wolf, boggart a full moon. Can you imagine all the werewolf related puns the Maruaders would have made because of it?!

* Neville is amazing. He’s an introvert but still a Gryffindor. In my eyes, he’s one of the bravest Gryffindors. His boggart is Snape. Let that sink in for a moment. His worst fear is a Professor he has to deal with on a daily basis! But still, he does it anyway. 

* the difference between James and Severus’s feeling for Lily are simply explained by their Patronus. Soulmates Patronuses are said to mirror each other. James is a stag. Severus is a doe, like Lily’s. James= true love. Severus= obsession.

We know that a patronus can change into the one of one’s ‘true love’, but I’ve always been wondering as to what extent they change, since Lily’s patronus fit James’ species (deer), but was unlike his male; when Snape’s apparently even changed into a doe. Does it have something to do with the fact that Snape’s love was unrequited? Was his always female; and if yes, what even determines that?


Happy memories?

  • Hermione Granger- Otter
  • Harry Potter- Stag
  • James Potter- Stag
  • Ginny Weasley- Horse
  • Severus Snape- Doe
  • Lily Evans- Doe
  • Luna Lovegood- Hare
  • Ron Weasley- Jack Russell Terrier
  • Minerva Mcgonagall - Cat
  • Dolores Umbridge- Cat
  • Nymphadora Tonks- Wolf
  • Remus Lupin- Wolf

anonymous asked:

i'm a bit confused about snapes patronus, because it is lillys. but molly and Arthur love each other too and don't have the same patronus. that's the reason I think snape didn't loved her, he was obsessed with her. but than again.. what about Tonks?

They also say with patronuses that they can be total opposites (opposites attract no? :)))

Originally posted by girlxinxstory

Let's talk about Draco getting a stag as his patronus

I’m not even kidding i love this headcanon so much

Imagine the possibilities of his reactions

Harry walking by and seeing and snickering and muttering ‘Knew it’ and Draco tosses his wand down and tackles him in a 'WHAT THE FU-’

Draco going paler than pale, letting out a long loud whine and whimpering while the stag just prances around him

Draco facepalming and letting out a dry sob

Lucius shouting what the hell a fucking deer is doing waltzing into the dining room and why is a patronus being currently used in the house

Draco going 'fucking knew it’ then 'fucking potter’ then 'Oh. Fucking potter’

Severus snape sees it while in his portrait and can’t decide between congratulating his godson and letting out a war cry of rage so he settles on just choking and going back to his hogwarts frame

Draco calling potter up, telling him to get the fuck over now and casting one to show him and harry casts one too and just goes 'oh sweet now they can be friends’ and draco just loses it

Draco and a stag patronus people seriously


A Christmas commission for a client. Whilst i like aspects of this a lot, he wanted a screen-shot replica scene from the prisoner of azkaban with snape instead of Harry. I dont think it came out too badly, but i would have preferred a more dynamic pose/setting for a similar image. Still! the client loved it and thats the best reaction 

Happy New Year everyone!

A Study On Patronuses

Ok so I’ve seen a lot of posts lately about James Potter’s patronus vs Snape’s patronus. People have been talking about how since James’s is a stag, he complements Lily, and it means he loves her, while Snape’s doe shows his obsession with her. (Obviously since Lily’s patronus is a doe) And there’s been talk about how “love is different than obsession and this is why Snape didn’t *really* love her, and that’s why she would always have chosen James blah blah.”

I’m not arguing the fact that she would’ve always chosen James. James and Lily have complementary patronuses. Lily is a doe, and James is a stag. Their patronuses were not influenced by each other, but they are a pair because they themselves fit as a pair. Their personalities and experiences make them alike and compatible.

But Snape having the same patronus as Lily doesn’t make him obsessed with her.

Expecto Patronum literally translates to “I await a guardian.”

A patronus takes the form of an animal, and the charm becomes semi-sentient, seemingly with a mind of its own.

The Patronus is a protector against dementors, which take good memories and leave only bad ones.

What form a person’s patronus takes is dependent on their personality, their experiences, and their good and bad memories.


Throughout his years at Hogwarts, Harry uses the idea of his father as a shield and almost like a security blanket. He decides to die on his feet, *like his father.*

He plays Quidditch, *like his father.*

He looks like his father. He “struts” like his father.

The idea of his father as a hero he can emulate gives him strength.

And Harry is very like his father. But he is also an individual, with a very different personality, and very different experiences.

Harry’s patronus isn’t a stag.

Harry’s patronus is his father.

His father is the guardian that he holds and the ideal and role model that he expects to see him through dark times.

When saving Sirius from the dementor’s kiss, his intention is to protect an innocent man, and his godfather, but more importantly his dad’s best friend. He draws on James and what he knows of him, and his patronus takes the form of a stag…

Not because he’s so like his father that they have the same patronus, but because James is Harry’s patronus.

That established, Snape’s patronus is a doe for similar reasons. Snape loved Lily. He was influenced by her. She was his happy memory. In dark times, Snape held on to the thought of Lily, as is apparent from his years of bitterness risking his life and protecting her son.

When Snape casts a patronus in the astronomy tower, Dumbledore asks, “Lily? After all this time?”

Snape’s patronus isn’t a doe because he’s obsessed with Lily.

His patronus *is* Lily. Lily is his unwitting guardian against the dark, just as James is for Harry.

Snape’s patronus may take the form of a doe, just as Harry’s patronus takes the form of a stag, but their patronuses are Lily and James.

And I don’t mean that the souls of Lily and James are chilling out around town to pop up and save Snape and Harry from dementors when the need arises, but the essence of Lily and James, the memory of them, the idea of them, the comfort they bring, are the patronuses. Snape’s patronus looks like a doe because Lily’s patronus is a doe and Snape’s patronus is Lily redeeming him. Harry’s patronus looks like a stag because James’s patronus was a stag and Harry’s patronus is his father protecting him.

Snape’s patronus being a doe doesn’t mean he’s obsessed with her. He loves her. His patronus is a doe because he sees Lily as his protector and his guardian, as he did in school, and as he “always” will.

These have been my feelings. Thank you very much.

Originally posted by jecamartinez

Originally posted by theglass-ballerina

1040. Snape actually had a crush on James not Lily. His patronus was a doe to compliment James' not to match Lily’s. He hated Harry because he looked so much like the love he killed.