The American Equivalents Of The Hogwarts Houses Have Been Uncovered

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Attention, Harry Potter nerds: try to stay calm, but it looks like someone has uncovered the names of the four houses in Ilvermorny, the magic school equivalent to Hogswart right here in America.

JK Rowling herself has confirmed that Ilvermorny was the school for young witches and wizards in the USA, but details on the stateside Hogwarts are scarce. That is until a Redditor was digging through the code on Pottermore’s website. They noticed a line that appeared to be from a sorting quiz for Ilvermorny asking whether you belong in Horned Serpent, Wampus, Thunderbird, or Pukwudgie.


Sounds legit to me!

All of these terms come from Native American, which is in line with JK Rowling’s writings that American wizardry is rooted in Native Americans.

As with Hogwarts houses, we can safely assume that certain qualities of members define the houses. Here’s what each of the terms means, and which Hogwarts house may be its counterpart.

1. Horned Serpent

A Native American mythical snake associated with myths about water, rain, lightning, and/or thunder. Snake? We’re thinking Slytherin, obviously.

2. Wampus

A predatory cat based on a kind of cougar or mountain lion. We’re sensing some brave Gryffindor-like kiddos.

3. Pukwudgie

A magical creature from Wampanoag folklore whose features “resemble those of a human, but with enlarged noses, fingers and ears.” They can also disappear or transform and are “best left alone.” Hufflepuff, is that you?

4. Thunderbird

A powerful bird in many legends and usually the thing on tops of totem poles. Ravenclaw comes to mind here for obvious reasons.


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