28 Magical Facts about Dumbledore You Probably Haven’t Heard Before
His Patronus is a Phoenix
Dumbledore has a pet phoenix named Fawkes who often comes to his — or occasionally, Harry’s — rescue. It’s no surprise then that his Patronus is also a phoenix. It could represent a phoenix’s ability to rise up from the ashes, Dumbledore’s affinity for fire, or simply his love for his loyal companion. According to Pottermore, a phoenix is one of the most uncommon forms a Patronus could take, which is also not surprising from a one-of-a-kind wizard like Dumbledore.