Come on, admit it. You’ve taken a Harry Potter house quiz or two. It’s a great geeky time killer at the very least.
This month, we decided to take a few quizzes and compare results. Isabela, Evan, and I have lots of opinions about all things Harry Potter, not just the house definitions and meanings. We open with a brief discussion of Fantastic Beasts and The Cursed Child to kick off our discussion. I get all the names wrong. All of them.
For those who might not be as well versed in the Hogwarts houses, summaries of each house (taken from the Harry Potter Wiki):
Gryffindor values bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry. Its emblematic animal is the lion and its colors are scarlet and gold.
Hufflepuff values hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play. Its emblematic animal is the badger and its colors are yellow and black.
Ravenclaw values intelligence, knowledge, and wit. Its emblematic animal is the eagle and its colors are blue and bronze.
Slytherin house values ambition, cunning, and resourcefulness. Its emblematic animal is the serpent and its colors are emerald green and silver.
The fandom dedicated to Harry Potter is highly devoted and there are many ways to look at the Hogwarts Houses. We have a great time discussing the quizzes and our own desires to sort ourselves into the house we truly feel the most aligned to.
Quiz and Article Links
Buzzfeed – What Is Your Hogwarts House Percentage?
Pottermore – The Sorting Hat
Personality Lab – Find Your Hogwarts House – Harry Potter Sorting Hat Personality Test
The Sorting Hat Chats – The Basics of Our Sorting System (article – no quiz)
Until next time, get your geek on!
Regina, Isabela, and Evan
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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.