Although the Harry Potter series ended in 2007 (or in 2011 if you’re more of a movie person), the world introduced in J.K. Rowling’s books keeps on being expanded. There’s a play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which comes out soon; there’s a spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, coming later this year and there’s Pottermore – regularly updated with new information about the wizarding world of Harry Potter and pieces of writing by Rowling herself.
The very idea behind Pottermore evolved over the years (previously the website served as a companion to the books, letting the user to explore iconic moments and play various mini-games; now it’s more of a… Potter-themed Buzfeed clone), it still helps to expand the Potterverse. And with the release of Fantastic Beasts (set in the USA) approaching, Rowling decided to share a story about the American school of witchcraft and wizardry – Ilvermorny.
We won’t spoil the story for you and we’ll just say that it’s one of the best Rowling’s new writings, although the usual Potter tropes (pure-blood, curses, love) are present here and there. See it for yourself. Watch the beautifully animated introductory video below and read the whole story on Pottermore.
But that is not all! With the story about Ilvermorny’s founders comes yet another treat. Much like Hogwarts, Ilvermorny has its own houses. They are as follows: Horned Serpent, Wampus, Pukwudgie and Thunderbird. Each house was named after a creature from the Potter folklore and each one represents a different character trait. And with Pottermore you can actually check, to which Ilvermorny house you belong! You just have to click here and go through a series of questions. My result was Pukwudgie, and I am very curious what you will get.