hogwarts-houses

I don’t understand the obsession with the sorting; it is exclusive to Hogwarts, and most of us are NOT British. If you live outside of the UK, and you think you are a Hufflepuff or some other house, you are simply wrong. Besides, JK made a point to have both the Sorting Hat AND Hermione state that the houses only serve to further divide the wizarding world up, causing more strife and conflict along the way. The sorting is total BS, and not a good thing.

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You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

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Every listicle about which Star Wars characters go in which Hogwarts houses is bullshit. They always make Leia a Ravenclaw or a Gryffindor. Leia is a Slytherin. She was raised a princess but even that wasn’t enough for her, she was like “I’m gonna overthrow the government, bitches.”

And Han Solo is not a bad-ass Slytherin, he is a Hufflepuff, because every five minutes he is dropping his own agenda to help his friends not die doing whatever crazy shit they’re about to do.

The biggest Gryffindor in the whole trilogy is R2D2, because every beep of his can basically be translated as “Hold my beer and watch this,” usually followed by him getting zapped by something and falling over.

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A thousand years or more ago
When I was newly sewn,
There lived four wizards of renown,
Whose names are still well known:

Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen

With 31 July just around the corner, I’ve been cooking up a lot of Harry Potter-inspired pieces! This House series was so much fun (Oh and you can now get prints of these in my Etsy *wink wink*)

Ilvermorny

people are comparing Hogwarts houses with the new Ilvermorny houses, trying to find which Hogwarts houses = which Ilvermorny houses. 
But I think that the reason you’re sorted in to each house is different between the two schools, so there no way to just line them up right next to each other. 

Hogwarts goes by what traits are important to you and what you value in a person
where as
Ilvermorny seems to be more of what part of you defines who you are

these are two different things- sometimes they will match up, but not always. 

  • gryffindors value bravery and being daring,
  • hufflepuffs value loyalty and hard work, 
  • slytherins value ambition and being cunning, 
  • ravenclaws value intelligence and creativity. 
  • horned serpents are defined by their minds and what they think,
  • wampuses are defined by their bodies and what they can do, 
  • thuderbirds are defined by their souls and what they have found, 
  • pukwudgies are defined by their hearts and who they have helped. 

Horned Serpents

gryffindors can be horned serpents because they think about ways they can get out of a bad situation (think hermoine)

hufflepuffs can be horned serpents because they use their minds to help others and work hard learning ways to help others (I can’t think of an example of someone off the top of my head but I’m thinking of an environmental lawyer who uses their mind to help save the earth) 

slytherins can be horned serpents because they use their mind to achieve their goals and talk their way out of a bad situation

ravenclaws can be horned serpents because they use their mind to be creative and their intelligence is what they use the most

Wampuses

gryffindors can be wampuses because they push the limits of what they can do

hugglepuffs can be wampuses because they use their hard work to get better and better at what they’re good at and will fight for those they are loyal to

slytherins can be wampuses because they are cunning and will do whatever they need to get what they want done

ravenclaws can be wampuses because they use their creativity to come up with new ideas to get what they want done. 

Thunderbirds

gryffindors can be thuderbirds because they go out no matter the danger and what they have found along the way

hufflepuffs can be thunderbirds because they look at what’s inside someone and what they have found in their soul

slytherins can be thunderbirds because they care about what they think and what matters to them on the inside- not what others consider important. 

ravenclaws can be thunderbirds because they are creative and care about what’s inside your soul

Pukwudgies

gryffindors can be pukwudgies because they are chivalrous and want to help people

hufflepuffs can be pukwudgies because they care about helping people and think that what’s in the heart that matters

slytherins can be pukwudgies because they care about a few people that are really close to their hearts and want to make sure those they care about are above everything else

ravenclaws can be pukwudgies because they use their creativity to help people- it matters what’s in their hearts and how they use it to help others

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There lived four wizards of renown, whose name are still well-known: Bold Gryffindor from wild moor, Fair Ravenclaw from glen, Sweet Hufflepuff from valley broad, Shrewd Slytherin from fen. They share a wish, a hope, a dream, they hatched a daring plan, to educate young sorcerers, thus Hogwarts school began.

The Houses and things they worry about:

Gryffindor: not being strong and/or brave enough to face their fears, past demons, being seen as weak or too co-dependant, never living up to their dreams, being laughed at by the people they love, someone doubting their capabilites, losing at something they worked hard to achieve, being bullied in front of lots of people and not knowing how to defend themselves, not being able to help someone who is ill/hurt, being the one person in Gryffindor who struggles with confrontation

Hufflepuff: losing their temper or patience with someone or something and freaking out, worrying about freaking out in general, disappointing people-literally anyone, not measuring up to their expectations of themselves, their family’s/friend’s safety and security, anxiety over something they may have said or done that could have been nothing to actually worry about at all, not being/doing enough in anything they work on, being the one person in Hufflepuff who has a hard time being patient with difficult people

Ravenclaw: never fully understanding something they have extensively researched, being wrong about a hypothesis, failing or not doing well at subjects they struggle with, being the only person to actually care about the grade in group projects, being rejected by instituions that uphold intelligence and creativity, never finishing a project, not feeling unique enough to stand out, settling for a boring and unadventurous life, being the one person in Ravenclaw who is not good with riddles

Slytherin: losing the trust of people they love for a misunderstanding, being betrayed by people they thought they could trust, their darkest and most embarrassing secrets being released, losing touch with their overall goals, not living up to their family’s expectations/traditions, having to chose between two sides that they care equally about, visably falling apart due to stress, letting a great opportunity slip between their fingers, not showing their best face, being the one person in Slytherin who wants to see past tradition and the old ways.

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You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

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Harry Potter Aesthetics: (Hogwarts Houses) -> Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw