J.K. Rowling releases short story about American Hogwarts equivalent, Ilvermorny, and a new sorting quiz!


TheĀ Harry Potter goodies keep on coming! Today, J.K. Rowling released a new short story detailing the founding of Hogwarts’ North American wizarding school cousin, Ilvermorny! TheĀ author added a new sorting quiz, allowing us Muggles to be sorted into one of four Ilvermorny houses.

The new story is chock-full of new magic, fantastical creatures, wand making, and a bit of evil.

The school’s founder, Isolt, was orphaned at a young age and taken in by her Muggle-hating aunt, Gormlaith Gaunt – a direct descendant of Salazar Slytherin. The girl was never allowed to attend Hogwarts, and in her late teenage years, fled her evil aunt by voyaging across the sea to North America. It was there that the young witch befriended magical creatures, rescued young magicians, and settled down with a Muggle partner.

Ilvermorny was established on the top of Mount Greylock in Massachusetts, where the school still resides today! You can read the entire story on Pottermore.

An animated trailer was released alongside the story:

Once you’ve learned all there is to know about Ilvermorny, be sure to take the sorting quiz! Like Hogwarts, the school has four houses named after magical creatures and inspired by four of the school’s founding members.


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