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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. The Sorting Hat places students into Houses based on their personal traits.

Pottermore players are sorted in the chapter The Sorting Hat [Book 1, Chapter 7]. They then receive welcome letters from a prefect in their house, gain access to the house common room and start earning house points.


Gryffindor

Gryffindor crest
House information
Founder

Godric Gryffindor

House colours

Scarlet and Gold

Animal

Lion

Traits

Brave, Chivalry

Head

Minerva McGonagall

Ghost

Nearly-Headless Nick

Common room

Gryffindor Tower

Gryffindor is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Godric Gryffindor. Gryffindor's emblematic animal is the lion, and its colours are scarlet and gold. Gryffindors are known for daring, nerve and chivalry. Minerva McGonagall is the most recent Head of House and Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, also known as "Nearly Headless Nick," is the house ghost. Gryffindor is traditionally Slytherin's rival.  They were awarded the second Pottermore house cup with Gryffindor members earning the privelage to download photos and pictures as wallpapers and screensavers.

Gryffindor corresponds roughly to the element of fire.

You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart.

–The Sorting Hat



Slytherin

Slytherin Crest
House information
Founder

Salazar Slytherin

House colours

Green and Siver

Animal

Snake/Serpent

Traits

Ambitious, Cunning

Head

Severus Snape

Ghost

Bloody Baron

Common room

Slytherin Dungeon

Slytherin is one of the four Houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Salazar Slytherin. Slytherin's animal is the snake and its colours are green and silver. Students in Slytherin possess the traits of cunning, resourcefulness and ambition. The house is composed mostly of pure-blood students, due to its founder's mistrust of Muggle-born witches and wizards. Slytherin house has a negative reputation, with many claiming that it is the source of most Dark Wizards in Britain, notably Tom Marvolo Riddle, a.k.a. Lord Voldemort, as well as many of his Death Eaters. Serverus Snape is the Head of House and the Bloody Baron is the house ghost. It has a traditional rivalry with Gryffindor. The great wizard Merlin was in Slytherin. Slytherin was awarded with the first inaugural house cup with Slytherin members having early access to the first chapters of the second "Harry Potter" book.


Slytherin corresponds roughly with the element of water.

Or perhaps in Slytherin,

You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.

–The Sorting Hat


Hufflepuff

Hufflepuff crest
House information
Founder

Helga Hufflepuff

House colours

Black and yellow

Animal

Badger

Traits

Loyal and just

Head

Pomona Sprout

Ghost

Fat Friar

Common room

Hufflepuff Basement

Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The founder was Helga Hufflepuff. Its animal is the badger, and yellow and black are its colours. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive of the four houses, valuing hard work, patience, loyalty and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members. It has produced the fewest Dark Wizards of any house. The Head of Hufflepuff is Pomona Sprout and the Fat Friar is the house ghost.


Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth.

You might belong in Hufflepuff,

Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.

–The Sorting Hat

Ravenclaw

Ravenclaw crest
Ravenclaw
Founder

Rowena Ravenclaw

House colours

Bronze and Blue

Animal

Eagle

Traits

Ready mind and wit

Head

Filius Flitwick

Ghost

The Grey Lady

Common room

Ravenclaw Tower

Ravenclaw is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Rowena Ravenclaw. Its house colours are blue and bronze, and its symbol is the eagle. Members of this house are characterised by their wit, intelligence, creativity and wisdom. The Head of House is Filius Flitwick and the house ghost is the Grey Lady. Many great wizards and witches have come from this house, including Filius Flitwick, Garrick Ollivander and Luna Lovegood.


Ravenclaw roughly corresponds with the element of air.

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,

If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

–The Sorting Hat

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