Native American Folklore behind Ilvermorny

Welcome to Fandom Podcast, Supplemental. This week on Episode 71 we had Lena English and Amy Champion on with us to talk about the new information about Ilvermorny, the new wizarding schools and it’s houses. Today on Supplemental we are going to go over some native american Folk Lore relating to those houses.

Most of us since our early childhood have heard stories of brave Lions, clever Ravens, hard working badgers, and devious Snakes, and so when JK Rowling used those animals to be the emblems for the Four Houses at Hogwarts most of us had archetypes that we were ready to assign to the characters that had been sorted into those Houses when we first encountered Harry Potter, but with the addition of Ilvermorny in North America to the Wizarding World creatures from Native american folklore were used which are not as common in Pop Culture, but after we’re done here you’ll be able to see that even though the Archetypes are different they are still characters that we will all be able to recognize.

Horned Serpent

Named by Isolt Sayre after the great horned river serpent that has a jewel set into its forehead; Horned Serpent house is sometimes considered to represent the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favours scholars.

Thunderbirds

Named by Chadwick Boot after his favourite magical beast, the Thunderbird, a beast that can create storms as it flies. Thunderbird house is sometimes considered to represent the soul of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Thunderbird favours adventurers.

Wampus

Named by Webster Boot after his favourite magical beast, the Wampus; a magical panther-like creature that was fast, strong and almost impossible to kill. Wampus house is sometimes considered to represent the body of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Wampus favours warriors.

Pukwudgie

Named by James Steward, after the fiercely independent magical creature the Pukwudgie; Pukwudgie house is sometimes considered to represent the heart of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Pukwudgie favours healers.

Be Sure to Listen!

Listen to the podcast to hear the Legends of these magical creatures and to get clues as to some of the possible characteristics of each house.

Thank you for listening to this supplemental episode of the Fandom Podcast.  If you want to hear more about Ilvermorny, it’s founding and the differences between the houses make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Google Play and listen to Episode 71.  If you would like to help support the production of this show, consider preording a copy of the Screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and where you can find them, The Cursed Child or Any of the Harry Potter books, either in print or from Audible using our Affiliate Links above.  Until Next Time, May the Fandom Be With you

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