now that i’ve calmed down about wampus a bit (wampus! wampus!), it’s interesting to me how hogwarts and ilvermorny sort their students. at hogwarts, the houses are based on traits and values: things you are. at ilvermorny, the houses seem to be based more on calling and craft: things you do.
so for example, i see a lot of people trying to equate each hogwarts house with its ilvermorny counterpart (and jkr probably did intend for them to be similar) but i don’t really think any two houses can match up like that. ilvermorny sorts based into warriors, healers, scholars, and adventurers, but the people in those categories could have any different number of personal values and characteristics. a warrior can be creative like a ravenclaw. a healer can be daring like a gryffindor. a scholar can be ambitious like a slytherin. an adventurer can be loyal like a hufflepuff.