Harry Potter Houses

HogwartsHello! In this post, I will explain the Hogwarts Houses to non-potterheads or people who would like to learn a little bit more about Harry Potter. In another post, I’ll do the Illvermorny Houses (The American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry)


Hogwarts History: This widely known and well-respected school, located in the Highlands of Scotland was founded in 990 A.D. by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowenna Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. They all represented a new aspect of personality they wanted to bring out in their students, naming 4 houses after them. Their motto is Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, latin for Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon.


GryffindorI would ay this is one of the most popular Hogwarts house. They are known Grffindorfor bravery, chivalry, and nerve. Though Grffindors have many great qualities, they tend to be impulsive and not logically think things through. They will bravely jump into a situation, which is awesome but possibly risking their lives or others. There colors are red and gold. Their mascot is a lion. Some well-known members are; Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Dumbledore, and many others. Their motto is “Do what is right” and their founder is Godric Grffindor. 

You might belong in Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart. There daring nerve and chivalry set Gryffindor apart.  -The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.  -Professor Dumbledore

Books! And cleverness! There are more important things-friendship and bravery and-oh Harry! Be careful!  -Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone



HufflepufffHufflepuff: Some people say that Hufflepuffs are “boring” or “not good enough for any of the other houses.” This is simply untrue. Hufflepuffs are among the kindest people on earth and certainly not boring. They have the fewest dark wizards than any other house. Hufflepuffs are known for being hard working, kind. and fair. Puffs are great people to work with in a group because they’re so cooperative and friendly. Their colors are black and yellow. Their mascot is a badger. Some members are Professor Sprout, Ernie Macmillian, and Hannah Abbot. Their motto is “Do what is kind” and   the founder was Helga Hufflepuff.

You might belong in Hufflepuff where they are just any loyal. Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil. -The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Said Hufflepuff, “I’ll teach the lot and treat them just the same!”  -The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry. Take my body back, will you? Take my body back to my father. –Cedric Diggory



RAVENCLAWRavenclaw: Ravenclaw’s are known as “the smart ones”. And its true. But Ravenclaws are more than a bookish nerd with a 4.0 GPA. They’re Creative, Witty, and (you guessed it) Intelligent. Lots of Ravenclaws members consist of day dreamers such as Luna Lovegood. However, there are also more quiet Ravenclaws such as Cho Chang and Garrick Ollivander, a well-known and respected wand maker. Their colors are blue and bronze. The mascot is and eagle. Or in the movies, their colors are blue and silver and their mascot is a raven. Just because the house name is Ravenclaw doesn’t mean the mascot has to be a raven. Come on, Warner Brothers! Their motto is “Do what is wise” and their founder is Rowenna Ravenclaw.

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw if you’re a ready mind. Where those of wit and learning will always find their kind. -The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure –Words etched on The Diadem of Ravenclaw, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I believe He Who Must Not Be Named is back and I believe you fought him and escaped from him. -Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix



SlytherinSlytherin: Like Hufflepuff, Slytherins get a lot of hate. Yes, Voldemort was in the Slytherin House, not to mention Death Eaters like Bellatrix Lestrange, and school bully Draco Malfoy. But a couple dark wizards shouldn’t completely ruin an entire houses reputation. Besides, not all dark wizards come from Slytherin. There’s Professor Quirrel from the Ravenclaw and Peter Pettigrew, also known as Wormtail from Gryffindor. There are many good Slytherins, such as Regulus Black, Merlin, Horace Slughorn, and Professor Snape. If I gave you an explanation of his bravery and sacrifice, it would spoil the series. Slytherins are known for their Cunning, Resourcefulness, and Ambition. Their mascot is a snake, and their colors are green and silver. There founder was Salazar Slytherin. Their motto is “Do what is nessicary”

Or perhaps in Slytherin, you’ll make your real friends. Those cunning folks use any means to achieve their ends. -Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid. For instance, given the choice we will always choose to save our own necks.  -Professor Horace Slughorn, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Albus Severus, you are named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew. -Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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-Katie K







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