Discussion Post: Which Hogwarts House?

Thursday, 19 April 2012
Thanks to all the great feedback I got from my last discussion post I've decided to do something similar, but this time, instead of the Divergent Factions, it's going to be the Hogwart's Houses out of the Harry Potter books!
All you have to do is pretend you are the beloved Sorting Hat and sort yourself into a house! I am suspecting everyone has read, or at least know a little about the Harry Potter books (if not, you need to pick them up, they are amazing)! If you're not too sure though that's fine too, just read on!

GRYFFINDOR values bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry.

MORE INFO: Its emblematic animal is the lion and its colours are scarlet and gold. Minerva McGonagall is the most recent Head of Gryffindor. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington aka Nearly Headless Nick is the house ghost. The founder of the house is Godric Gryffindor. Gryffindor corresponds to the element of Fire. The common room is located in one of the highest towers at Hogwarts, the entrance is situated on the seventh floor in the east wing of the castle and is guarded by a portrait of The Fat Lady. She permits entrance if given the correct password which is changed numerous times throughout the school year.

HUFFLEPUFF values hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members.

MORE INFO: Its emblematic animal is the badger, and Black and Yellow are its colours. Pomona Sprout was the Head of Hufflepuff during 1991 - 1998, Sprout left the post of Head of Hufflepuff and Herbology Professor sometime before 2017 and her successor for the position of Head of Hufflepuff is currently unknown. The Fat Friar is its ghost. Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth. The Hufflepuff Dormitories and common room are located somewhere in the basement, near the castle's kitchens. It can be accessed through a barrel with a secret way to get it open and is described as being a cosy and welcoming place with yellow hangings, fat armchairs, and underground tunnels that lead to the dormitories, which have perfectly round doors, similar to barrel tops.

RAVENCLAW values intelligence, knowledge, and wit.

MORE INFO: Its emblematic animal is the eagle, and its colours are blue and bronze. The Ravenclaw Head of House in the 1990s was Filius Flitwick. The ghost of Ravenclaw is the Grey Lady, who was the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw, the house's founder. Ravenclaw corresponds roughly to the element of air. The Ravenclaw common room and dormitories are located in a tower on the west side of the castle. Ravenclaw students must answer a riddle as opposed to giving a password to enter their dormitories.

SLYTHERIN house values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness.

MORE INFO: Its emblematic animal is the serpent, and its colours are emerald green and silver. Professor Horace Slughorn was the Head of Slytherin during the 1997–1998 school year, replacing Severus Snape, who as well, replaced Slughorn when he retired for the first time several years ago. The Bloody Baron is the house ghost. Slytherin corresponds roughly to the element of water. The Slytherin Dormitories and common room are reached through a bare stone wall in the Dungeons. The Slytherin common room lies beneath the Black Lake. It is a long, low underground room under the Black Lake with rough stone walls and silver lamps hanging from the ceiling.

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I've decided that this is a good time to post this since the long-awaited Pottermore is finally opened up to everyone! I've already been assigned my house and it is... drumroll... RAVENCLAW! I'm not quite sure why, I don't think of myself as that knowledgeable or witty... but that is what the quiz decided and I like Ravenclaw anyway, so it's all good!

Which house do you think you would most fit into? Do you have Pottermore? What house are you in there? Does your Pottermore house differ from what you think you would actually be in if the Sorting Hat was to choose?

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. Fab post! I'm in Ravenclaw too - yay!!!! :) I have always loved Gryffindor the most (I think everyone did before Pottermore!) because all of our favourite characters in HP are in it! But now I like Ravenclaw just as much :) WE MUST WIN THE HOUSE CUP!!!!

  2. Awesome post!! :) I like Gryfindor and Ravenclaw the most, with Hufflepuff in clos second! :) :) Pottermore sound sounds fantastic! :)

    Thanks so much for the brilliant post!
    Beth xx

  3. On Pottermore I'm in Hufflepuff :D

  4. @Cliona - Thanks! FELLOW RAVENCLAW, WOOP! Yeah, that is exactly the same as me! When I got put into Ravenclaw I started liking it just as much as Gryffindor, haha! Yup, GO RAVENCLAW!

    @Beth - Thanks! That's the same as me really! You should try Pottermore, it's great!

    @Caroline - Wooo!


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