Ever since the trailer release for the new Harry Potter spin off series turned film, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was released, a little piece of me died and went to Hogwarts Heaven. Now it seems there’s even more good news from the series. Damn J.K, back at it again are we?
Apparently a man by the name of Federico Ian Cervantez accidentally stumbled upon the names of the four housed at Ilvermorny (aka the American Hogwarts) that is to featured in the film. Cervantez discovered the names when he came across a new quiz being put together on the official Harry Potter website, Pottermore. And the quiz began by asking: “Where do you belong? Horned Serpent, Wampus, Thunderbird, or Pukwudgie…” OH. SNAP.
My assumption is that each house in America is named after a magical creature with a fantastical origin story (hence the name of the film).
So, just what is each creature? According to E!News, Horned Serpent is described as being “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 is described as a “cat-like creature that’s some kind of fearsome variation of a cougar.” While the Thunderbird, clearly the Gryffindor of the American houses, is “often described as a very large bird, capable of generating storms and thunder as it flies.”
And last we have the Pukwudgie, described as 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.”
What do you think of these new house names? Don’t forget to watch the trailer here