Wondering what Houses a few of our Iggle bloggers and staffers were sorted into, and if that seemed to sit well with them? A few of us came forward with their tales from the Sorting Hat.

For those of you who need a refresher, here’s a quick summary of the Hogwarts houses: There are four, and every student is sorted into one based on the character traits they possess, which the houses value. First, you’ve got Gryffindors: “Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindors apart,” states the Sorting Hat, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This is the most well-known house, as the Trio (Harry, Hermione, and Ron) are all sorted into it. The hero house, so to speak. The next most famous house is the Slytherin house. They’re considered to be the bad guys: Cunning, ruthless, and of course known as the house Voldemort went to, in his time. Then you’ve got Ravenclaw, who are known for their smarts, and finally Hufflepuff, known for being loyal and true.

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Travis (travisthegrimm)

I made my Pottermore account way after it was an actual thing. I was late to the party as usual, but the sorting hat put me in Gryffindor. And while I am determined and slightly brave, I feel like I try to use my wit and wisdom to help me get by in life. But after that, I made a new account and it sorted me into Ravenclaw. *CAW*

Cassidy (cassidynoga)

I was sorted into Ravenclaw on Pottermore when it first opened up. This was hardly a surprise; I love knowing things, and spent my entire school career in advanced classes, and, when applicable, in the top spot in class rank. With Luna as my favorite character, I was delighted to have it official. Words cannot express my excitement at the entire situation – I had stayed up until 3am to find the clue in one of the books and sit anxiously until the email showed up. I had gotten a friend of mine in as well. After we had both been sorted – her into Slytherin and me into Ravenclaw – she commented on how the actual “getting in” process matched our Houses. I liked figuring out the clues, and she got in without having to do any work. (Hrmph.) In the end, I really didn’t mind, because it was fun for me and I got to have a friend in on the fun. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that almost all of the people I consider to be my closest and best friends are Slytherins. It’s prompted a discussion several times as to whether Dumbledore was right – maybe we do sort too soon. If I, a very obvious Ravenclaw, had made friends before being split into a House, would I have ended up a Ravenclaw? Or, for instance, would the Sorting Hat have picked up on my Slytherin traits (which are becoming more abundant as I get older) and put me with my friends? Perhaps it’s the opposite – maybe sorting at eleven allows for unbiased sorting. Surely I would have asked to be with my friends – especially my best friends – if they had been sorted before me. As it stands, I believe I have enough Slytherin in me to make it in the green and silver, but that might not apply for everyone. When it comes down to it, however, I’ll always pick Ravenclaw. It’s where I belong.

Summer (sumsy)

Hold on to your butts – I’m a Ravenclaw. I know, I know, this comes as a huge shock to no one. Ravenclaws are witty. We are weird and we follow our own unique paths, but we are totally accepting of the differences between us. I’ve pretty much always known I was a Ravenclaw, but the felling gets stronger and stronger the older I get. For I time I thought maybe I’m not smart enough to be in Ravenclaw. Maybe I am more Hufflepuff. But Pottermore backs me up, and watching JK’s intro video to the house made me so happy. She was like: Don’t worry, it’s not all about books and cleverness. There are more important things to Ravenclaws too. It’s a good thing I look smashing in Blue and Bronze because I bleed Ravenclaw pride.

Meg (Geek Chic)

Naturally, every person has characteristics of all the houses. It’s simple human nature. But I’ve noticed that most fans are easily able to identify with one house in particular. For me, it’s never been that simple. After much deliberation, I was able to rule out Slytherin (I may have my moments, but I’m not exactly ruthless), and Gryffindor (I’m brave, I suppose, but it doesn’t define me as a person). Thus, I was left with my main characteristics: Loyalty to friends and family, and brains. I was at a bit of a loss. I wanted to choose a house, as so many diehards do..but I couldn’t. Sure, Hufflepuffs are loyal…but they’re also known for not being the brightest. As Hagrid puts it, “Everyone says Hufflepuff are a lot o’ duffers.” Similarly, Ravenclaws are known quite simply as being smart. Besides Luna Lovegood, and to some extent Cho Chang, Ravenclaws are never shown as being anything else. Therein lay my dilemma: Both traits are things I value highly, and choosing one house would be, for me, pushing one to the side. Now, when anyone asks me my house, I simply say, “Ravenpuff.” No house existed that suited me, so I combined the two. Really, it’s the best solution for me. Perhaps it’s the same for you. Torn between two houses? Combine the names, and there you go. The Harry Potter series has taken on a life of its own in the hands of the fans, what with the spinoffs, fan fictions, and conventions. One reason we all love it so much is because we can relate. So, tweaking the story a bit to suit our needs, to me, does no harm. Therefore, I’m proud to say that I’m a member of the purely fictional, hypothetical, Ravenpuff house.

Joanna (joanna)

I am a Gryffindor, plain and simple. No-one who knows me is ever surprised by this. Ever. I’ll admit being a little nervous when I did the Sorting Hat on Pottermore, but honestly even that site knew right away. I don’t know why I so immediately identified with it, exactly, it just seems to be the perfect fit. I definitely have some Ravenclaw tendencies (I was a good student in school and tend to be quirky in a myriad of ways) but it’s clearly not strong enough to overpower the lion in me. Weirdly enough, I have a lot of Slytherins in my life though, including my spouse. We’re a house divided by Houses, except we each see that neither is a “bad” place to be, and that instead we balance each other really well.

Stewie (darlingstewie)

Hufflepuff and Gryffindor – definitely a mix of those 2 houses. I don’t think I care enough in most situations to get as involved as a Gryffindor would – but at times I can be forward and adventurous. For the most part I’m helpful and loyal, honest and dependable… but I’m pretty laid back too. I guess I’m not wild enough to be in Harry’s house, haha. When it comes down it, I think I’d rather let justice go into the hands of those more capable of executing it and not take justice into my own hands, which I think Gryffies do a lot. Let’s be serious though, Hufflepuffs are amazing. There were loads of memorable Hufflepuffs at Hogwarts. Helga Hufflepuff was remembered as being charming, and Hufflepuff Tonks gave birth and then went off to fight the Dark Lord. Totally epic. Just read this article, and this one, and you’ll soon be convinced.

Farquharson (Farquharson)

Hello, my name is Farquharson and I am in House Ravenclaw. It has taken me 2 years to admit that. Back in 2013 I finally caved and signed up to Pottermore to be officially sorted into my House, and was put into Ravenclaw. ‘How can this be?’ I thought. ‘Surely there has been a mistake, I should be in Gryffindor hanging out with Hermione and Ron (not Harry though, he’s a prat)’. So I went into a 2 year state of denial and avoided ‘what house are you in?’ by deftly changing the subject. As chatter of potter week started I decided to pull my head out of my ass and actually, I’m really glad I did. Ravenclaw is the perfect house for me, full of laid back, clever eccentric types and I’m sorry I didn’t accept my house sooner.

Mandy (cyannide)

I got sorted into two different houses by doing online quizzes. One was Hufflepuff and one was Ravenclaw. I always kind of identified with Ravenclaw more. I like the colors and house animal, the raven is a favorite animal of mine. Plus I’ve always been an academic centered person, I loved school and learning new things. I feel I would fit in well at Ravenclaw, even though I do have a fun quirky side. I’d probably be their resident weirdo and end up hanging out with my fellow kind, no matter the house, like Luna. But overall I feel Ravenclaw would be a good fit and I’d enjoy my time there. Yay Ravenclaw!

Heather P

I was a Potterhead from the very beginning. Growing up with Harry Potter and the universe that J.K. Rowling had created really define my childhood. For the longest time I thought I was a Gryffindor, this was in part because I had a HUGE crush on HP and later Daniel Radcliffe, but I loved that Gryffindors were daring and brave. These were two things I really thought I was because I played sports and had to be a strong person. It wasn’t until Pottermore came around that I thought “this is where I will know FOR SURE what house I belonged in!” I will admit that I was one of those few Beta testers who stayed up crazy hours just to get the clue that dropped and get first acess to the website. When it finally came time for sorting I really thought I was going to stay in Gryffindor…my friends thought that’s where I fit and I did too. I actually got sorted into Ravenclaw. I was a little surprised to say the least, I didn’t really think I was “smart” like most online quizzes and the books made Ravenclaws out to be. It wasn’t until I read on further on Pottermore as to what else made up a Ravenclaw as to it finally clicking in my mind why I really should have been there all along. Their welcome letter towards the middle boasts “Another cool thing about Ravenclaw is that our people are the most individual – some might even call them eccentrics. But geniuses are often out of step with ordinary folk, and unlike some other houses we could mention, we think you’ve got the right to wear what you like, believe what you want, and say what you feel. We aren’t put off by people who march to a different tune; on the contrary, we value them!” That was me all along. I’ve always been my own person and followed my own path. After being sorted into Ravenclaw “officially,” as I like to call it, I haven’t looked back to Gryffindor.

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Want to find out what house you’re in, or looking for other cool Hogwarts personality things? Check out these magical finds!

The Sorting Hat on Pottermore
Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz on The Almighty Guru
The Harry Potter Night Sorting Hat Quiz
The Sorting Hat on Hello Quizzy
Harry Potter Myers-Briggs Personality Types

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