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Here Is What Your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny Houses Say About You

Like you, the first thing I did yesterday was get sorted into my Ilvermorny house over at Pottermore. It was a frantic three and a half minutes in an unfamiliar user interface, and at the end of it, I had my answer: Pukwudgie.

This naturally meant nothing to me, because we do not yet have the benefit of years of scholarship on the intrinsic meanings of the American wizarding houses. Look, I want to be sorted, but then I want to be personally guided through the myriad halls of my personality by none other than JK Rowling herself. Instead, all I got was:

Pukwudgie: represents the heart, favors healers

In any case, I had already been sorted into Ravenclaw, so this additional sorting raised several questions:

  • How does my existing House relate to my new House?
  • Is Pukwudgie a fancy way of saying, “Sorry, but you’re a Hufflepuff in the New World”?
  • WHO AM I????

I think we should continue to debate these questions, but to help you make sense of this personality bomb, I’m offering up a Sorting Key, to help you find the Ultimate Truth at the nexus of your Ilvermorny and Hogwarts houses.


Please, please, join me with bouquets and/or pitchforks in the comments to discuss, and to share your cross-Pacific sorting (“Pukwudgclaw”).