A ton of new information on the North American magic school, Ilvermorny, was just dropped onto Pottermore. But that’s not all! You can now get Sorted into the various Houses (if you have a Pottermore account, so sign on up).
As a reminder, the four Ilvermorny Houses are Horned Serpent, Wampus, Pukwudgie, and Thunderbird! Here is where you go for the Sorting, provided you have a Pottermore account. (I got Horned Serpent, which seems to be the brainy house? Not what I expected.) These Houses don’t break down quite the same way the Hogwarts ones do; instead, they are associated as follows:
- Horned Serpent–the Mind, a house favoring scholars
- Thunderbird–the Soul, a house favoring adventurers
- Pukwudgie–the Heart, a house favoring healers
- Wampus–the Body, a house favoring warriors
So, sort of similar, but not quite? There’s not a direct correlation, which makes sense. The most notable difference is that not one of these houses seems Slytherin-y. Instead we have Wampus, which sounds kind of like “the sporty house.” Go jock wizards!
Now, check out this introductory video for the school, which has some gorgeous animation. We’ll have more on the background Rowling offered on the school in due course.