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Harry Potter News – American Version of Hogwarts Houses Revealed!


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Harry Potter news for those wizarding enthusiasts. The American version of the Hogwarts houses have been revealed! Tourist Meets Traveler recently reported on the other locations of wizarding schools after J.K. Rowling created a total of 11 wizarding schools across the world. You can find out more about those by clicking here.

Related: J.K. Rowling Reveals Locations of Wizarding Schools Across the World – More Harry Potter Details

One of those wizarding schools was revealed to be Ilvermorny. This school of witchcraft and wizardry is located in America. Of course, their are houses students are sorted into. Thanks to a Reddit user with loose lips, the details revealed in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ have become public. Where Hogwarts has the lion, snake, eagle, and badger representing Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff.

The four animals representing the American school at Ilverymorny are:

The Horned Serpent – It is described as “dragon-like serpents with horns and long teeth. They are often associated with or said to control the weather, particularly rain, lightning, and thunder. Magical abilities ascribed to them include shape-shifting, invisibility, and hypnotic powers.”

The Wampus – A cat-like creature described as “some kind of fearsome variation of a cougar.”

The Thunderbird – It is a legendary creature “often described as a very large bird, capable of generating storms and thunder as it flies.”

Pukwudgie – Perhaps the oddest of creatures, it is a “two-to-three-feet tall and human-shaped, but with a larger nose, ears, and fingers and smooth, grey skin that sometimes glows. Its magical abilities include disappearing and reappearing, partial or complete transformation into a porcupine or cougar, and creating fire.”

Related: Harry Potter Yule Ball Coming to Universal Orlando – Wizarding World of Harry Potter Party Rumors

What do you think of the 4 houses of Ilverymorny? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Karen says

    this is the kind of stuff that makes a trip to Universal more interesting

  2. Elizabeth O. says

    I got really excited when they revealed the houses. You can read a lot about it in Pottermore, which also includes the wizarding schools in Japan and other countries! So awesome!

  3. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    I am looking forward to getting back to Universal to see the new additions to the area of the park.

  4. Terri says

    I have never read the Harry Potter books, but it would be fun to visit in Universal. Some day I hope to get there

  5. Hoot says

    I love this info. I haven’t been following Harry Potter since I read the books, but now I need to catch up. If I were a student, I would want to be sorted into the Wampus house. lol

  6. Cindy Ingalls says

    Sounds like a great time for any Harry Potter fan. Universal seems to know how to put an attraction together.

  7. shalama says

    That’s pretty neat. I’m not a big Harry Potter fan but it’s cool none the less.

  8. Melissa Bernardo says

    This is really neat! I love Harry Potter!

  9. Liz Mays says

    Oh wow, American Potter fans are going to be excited to be sorted into their new houses. I’m curious to see what these creatures look like.

  10. Louise Bishop says

    I’m not a big Harry Potter fan but hope to visit Universal Studios someday. It’s great to see new attractions available for family vacations.

  11. Ryan Escat says

    Oh! This is great! I really love reading Harry Potter books as well as watching the movies. It is good to hear that they make this, my favorite is The Thunderbird!

  12. Ria C says

    I am not an HP fan but I am definitely curious about the buzz on the HP attraction in Universal Studios in Orlando.

  13. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says

    Those are some nice localized versions of the HP houses. I’m expecting a lot to like being under the Horned Serpent one though. Guilty me raises my hand!

  14. Riza says

    It’s nice to know know what the four animals represent. Thanks for sharing this info! 🙂

  15. Nova says

    I have heard about J.K Rowling’s other wizardy and witchcraft school, but I have never know anything about them, until you mentioned them and the houses they represents here.

  16. Jessica Cassidy says

    Perfect for any Harry Potter fans to look forward to in the future.

  17. lencilicious says

    I am so hoping to visit the Universal Studio in Orlando for Harry Potter. I am a HP fan but given the present situation, I never got the chance to visit the place.

  18. Kathy says

    I think this is great. I love Harry Potter! I’ve loved it from the first time the first book came out. I’ve read them all and I’m excited for the new one to come out too.

  19. Rosey says

    I wonder how it’s going to look. I’m definitely intrigued.

  20. Nikki says

    Wow, this is great news! I love Harry Potter. I should plan a visit to Universal Studios this summer.

  21. Aziel Morte says

    I love Harry potter and this is so interesting.

  22. katrina gehman says

    that looks really cool! i’ll have to share this with a few friends that are big hogwarts fans. how fun

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