So I saw a post with a nice little flow chart explaining how the Hogwarts and Ilvermorny houses interconnect, but it didn’t connect all the houses, so, as the over-achiever that I am, I obviously had to make a full version. With color-coding,
I’ve seen this in a few different posts already so it’s not all that revolutionary, but the Hogwarts houses sort by personality traits - the brave, loyal, cunning, and wise. Ilvermorny houses sort more by your dominant function (what you do with your personality traits) - the adventurer, scholar, warrior, and healer. While some combinations will be more typical than others, every combination is possible.
I took all the dominant traits listed under each Hogwarts house and divided them up among the Ilvermorny houses. This is all subjective and some people may believe some of these categories should be switched, but I tried to take as few liberties as possible. Some just didn’t want to work out nicely. For example, Ravenclaw split up perfectly. I didn’t have to think much about how to match up the houses. Gryffindor, on the other hand, was a bit of a nightmare.
Take what you will from this, but I thought it might be helpful to people trying to make sense of a strange house combination or just to illustrate that the Ilvermorny houses are not renames of the Hogwarts houses.
Edit: Emotionally volatile = quick temper. It’s a phrase I saw on multiple websites so I used it. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think of Draco and probably Ron as emotionally volatile.
(Inspiration from post by @allhailqueenmargaery and @violettsbaudelaires)
Usually Draco falls asleep on the couch while watching the film he and Harry picked for the night. Harry is seated with his legs under himself at the far end of the couch, Draco sprawled with his head on Harry’s lap in a silent beg for hair strokes. Like every night Draco can’t stay awake to see the end of the film, falling asleep ten minutes before its end. Harry, with a smile lifting the corner of his mouth slips himself from under Draco’s soft hair and (with the help of a lightening charm even if he wouldn’t admit it) picks Draco up from the couch to deliver him to their bed. Draco wakes up, mumbling “ ‘m not bloody girl” in Harry’s chest, straightening the hold around his boyfriend’s neck. “It’s not like you have to be a girl to be treated like a princess” says Harry smirking, arrived in their bedroom and softly putting a sleepy Draco on their bed “mm Potter always saying the right thing”. Harry would chuckle, slipping himself under the sheets. After a moment, Draco’s nasal drawl breaks the silence “I think you deserve something in return for saving the princess”.
How is it that Harry Potter talks so little about how Snape is probably the third most powerful wizard in the world?
It would seem that he had an interest in the dark arts from a young age, probably because of his parents. Not only this, but he was controlling magic even before he entered school.
“Snape knew more curses when he arrived at school than half the kids in Seventh year” says Sirius.
When he gets to school, he’s a damn good student. In his DADA exams he writes way more than any of his peers.
That’s Hermione Granger shit right there. But even beyond Hermione, he’s correcting his damn textbooks.
The standard potion books seem to be set in stone, and haven’t changed from being the set N.E.W.T. texts in 20 years. And here’s this 15 year old motherfucker correcting errors in them. Even Hermione wasn’t this advanced, and she’s definitely gifted.
But that wasn’t enough for Snape. He was also inventing his own damn spells.
The guy could cast magic nonverbally. He was a master at Legilimens, casting it nonverbally and wandlessly.
He turned spy for Dumbledore, and - to quote him - “fooled the Dark Lord, the greatest wizard, the most accomplished Legilimens the world has ever seen” That’s some next level shit right there.
Not only this, but he saved Dumbledore’s life, containing the ring’s curse in his own freakin hand. I’m not sure if even Dumbledore could have done this, seeing as he admitted that Snape knew WAY more about dark magic than he did.
He also could FLY, showing that even while betraying the guy, Snape was eager to learn, and master, anything that Voldemort could teach him.
All this while being 25-30 years younger than Dumbledore/Voldemort?
If Snape hadn’t died so young, despite being a creepy pissbaby, he probably would’ve been among the greatest wizards that ever lived.
you i’ve been thinking lately about how ginny’s the only one out her friends and family to not keep her maiden name– which seemed weird at first, since ginny’s plenty independent, has family pride, and isn’t the type to do something just because it’s traditional. not to mention she’s rather famous in her own right due to her sports career, and seeing as how she continues writing on the subject, she probably could cash in on maintaining her name.
but then i thought of how for almost his whole life harry has been the odd one out as a ‘potter’. he grew up in a family with a different last name than him, who went out of their way to single him out as an 'other’. harry never had any relatives with his name or any sort of substantial connection to family member, which only exacerbated his feelings of being an outsider. i think he would have been proud of his name on some level– it honored his parents who gave their lives for him, and certainly his name became a big part of his identity as he grappled with his fame. but still. harry was the only potter. he had no family, no one else with his name.
i think ginny would have picked up on this, though i doubt harry would have articulated it (or even consciously recognized it). she took his name as a sign, an obvious indicator to all who met them, that harry was no longer alone. she was his family now.