Ilvermorny Sortings

I have been thinking about these houses all day and I like @theconsultingdramaqueen and her theory, so I am going to expand it a bit.

Wampus - What they have done and will do. What am I doing to achieve my ambitions?
Thunderbird - Who has inspired them and the dreams of others that have woven themselves into their ambitions.
Pukwudgie - How passionate they are about their ambitions. How intensely do I believe in my dream?
Horned Serpent - Their beliefs and their ideologies surrounding their ambition. Their knowledge gets them to their goal.

Wampus - How they show their loyalty. What are they working hard towards?
Thunderbird - The inspiration from their peers. How have other people inspired them?
Pukwudgie - The intensity of their loyalty and the passion behind their hard work. Why do you work hard?
Horned Serpent - Their beliefs and ideas behind their loyalty and hard work. Your mind drives your actions.

Wampus - What they have created and what they do with their intelligence.
Thunderbird - The creativity of others and how it has inspired you to be more creative.
Pukwudgie - The passion behind your creativity and how you feel about learning new things.
Horned Serpent - Their beliefs and their ideologies that manifest into more knowledge and learning

Wampus - Their brave actions and what they have done to be brave and chivalrous.
Thunderbird - The inspiration acquired from their brave peers and the lessons they have learned from others about bravery
Pukwudgie - Their feelings and emotions behind the bravery, why they commit to bravery.
Horned Serpent - Their beliefs and how their mind shapes their actions of bravery.

People are trying to correlate the Hogwarts houses with the Ilvermorny houses but I think their is no correlation. They have their similarities but are ultimately different. Please comment your opinion :)

“It was the eighth night of Chanukah in Kiel, Germany, a small town with a Jewish population of 500. That year, 1931, the last night Chanukah fell on Friday evening, and Rabbi Akiva Boruch Posner, spiritual leader of the town was hurrying to light the Menorah before the Shabbat set in.

Directly across the Posner’s home stood the Nazi headquarters in Kiel, displaying the dreaded Nazi Party flag in the cold December night.  Rabbi Posner’s wife, Rachel, snapped a photo of the Menorah and captured the Nazi building and flag in the background. She wrote a few lines in German on the back of the photo. “Chanukah, 5692. ‘Judea dies’, thus says the banner. ‘Judea will live forever’, thus respond the lights.”



Thirteen women from Canada have come forward to share their stories and raise awareness about the plight of Indigenous women. One is an accountant, the other a chief, another a nurse, a counselor, and three are students. But they all have one thing in common. They are survivors of terrible violence and rape, and they’re staying silent no more.

Read their stories via Maclean’s

There's something I want to clear the air about

Not all Gryffindors are brave, and most feel fear. Gryffindors aren’t in their house because they are super courageous; it’s because that’s what they want to be. That’s why Peter Pettigrew was a Gryffindor. More than anything, he wanted to be brave, something his friends were but he was not. That’s why Hermione was in Gryffindor; she loved intelligence, but she wanted more than anything to be brave, to stand up to her bullies.

Not all Slytherins are evil, and in fact, most aren’t. Slytherins prize ambition over anything else. That doesn’t mean they have a disregard for other people; it just means they’re willing to manipulate, cheat, and lie to get what they want. Some Slytherins have a very strong view of right and wrong, a very black-and-white view of justice, and no matter what, they won’t cross the line. Others are flat-out willing to do anything for power.

Hufflepuffs are not all pushovers. If that was their defining characteristic, Peter Pettigrew would be one. No, Hufflepuffs are loyal. They’re loyal to the end. Our perception of them is that they’re soft, the “potato house” as I’ve heard them be referred to. But that’s a complete misconception. More than anything, Hufflepuffs prize loyalty, and they make the best friends because of this.

Ravenclaws are not all geniuses. In fact, many suck at school, because they’re too busy pursuing whatever information they want rather than what they’re told to learn. Ravenclaws prize intelligence and more than anything else, a questioning mind, a thirst for knowledge. They’re not always the smartest people, but they want to be, and they’re never done learning.

You’re not sorted into Houses because you are brave, ambitious, loyal or intelligent; you’re sorted into Houses because you want to be brave, ambitious, loyal, or intelligent. It’s the qualities you value, not the qualities you possess, which earn you your placing.

Neerja Bhanot (1963-1986) was a Pan Am flight attendant who sacrificed her life in order to prevent a greater tragedy. When Pan Am Flight 73, going from Mumbai to New York, was hijacked by four terrorists on September 5 1986, she alerted the rest of the crew, allowing them to flee, and took control of the cabin.

When the terrorists asked for the passenger’s passports so they could identify the Americans, she disposed of the documents and helped a number of passengers escape through an emergency door. She was killed while sheltering three children from a rain of bullets.

She was posthumously given the Ashkok Chakra Award, the highest peacetime bravery award in India.