Potter Month: Ilvermorny

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Hello brunch babes! I am so excited because it is officially Potter Month and every Friday this month we are talking about our love for Harry Potter leading up to Harry’s birthday and the release of the long awaited follow up story… Cursed Child!

As you may know, I am (in my opinion) the definition of the Harry Potter generation. I grew up with him and his friends… We lived it all together and that was special!

So for our first post I thought I would talk about something new to all of us – Ilvermorny.

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Truthfully, I had mixed feelings when I first heard about the American Wizarding School. I mean I am a Slytherin, I feel like I knew Harry, Hermione and Draco… I was not stuck in the America school when our European brother and sister witches were fighting Voldemort… I was there at the Battle of Hogwarts!!

But then J.K. Rowling goes and writes a beautiful story about the schools founding and the new houses inspired by Hogwarts four house system and well… I might be sold.

Why I am an American Witch
First off, I will never not be a Slytherin and I will never forget my adventures at Hogwarts… But if this was real life I would have gone to Ilvermorny. My family actually were settlers in Jamestown – we were here before the Mayflower. Hi there I am #MericaWitch from Ilvermorny (always gonna be Draco’s first ex wife though).

I am a Wampus!

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There is it… I am a Wampus! Another difference between this new telling from our favorite magical world and the stories I grew up with… We did not have Pottermore. It was years after I had read all the books when Pottermore appeared with its final judgement of what house you are in. This time we are learning about the world knowing where we fit in it. These houses are completely different from the Hogwarts houses and no house equals another.
My house, Wampus, is the warrior house that represents the body of a wizard. It is named after the magical Wampus, a panther like creature that is very hard to kill.

So, in short, I am coming to grips with my new school and house and cannot wait to learn more!

For more Harry Potter love read some of my favorite Potter Posts:
The Greatest Lesson’s Dumbledore Taught Me
What’s In Hermione’s Bag

Until next Friday – keep counting down to Cursed Child!


  • Desiree

    I haven’t done this sorting yet, I’m sure I will at some point. I giggled at Draco’s first ex wife!

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  • I still think we need to make robes for Ilvermony!

  • TK

    I got Horned Serpent. I’m always a snake and I don’t know how to feel about that.

  • Im a wampus too!!! I think I relate way more to my ravenclaw true nature but born and raised in the USA I will slowly accept my wampus fate…at least we are hard to kill 😀

  • Danielle Knapp

    I love reading about Ilvermony – but definitely relate to Hogwarts more :) I’m a Slytherin and Horned Serpent.

  • Kay

    I still need to do this sorting but I’m excited to learn more about Ilvermorny!

  • Yay! I’m thunderbird (and Ravenclaw…which is somehow fitting). I wish I knew more about the houses, the way we do about Hogwarts, but you’re right that we should embrace the American School of Wizardry pride.