My Pottermore Experience – Sorting, Wand & Patronus

Hello, lovelies!

How are you doing? Today’s post’s all about my Pottermore experience, as you may have already figured out by the title.  I’ve been obsessed with Harry Potter ever since it came out, and I first got sorted into Gryffindor when Pottermore was first out, but I had to redo everything now that the Patronus test came out.

So, here’s everything I got:

Hogwarts House:

hogwarts-house

Ravenclaws prize wit, learning, and wisdom. It’s an ethos etched into founder Rowena Ravenclaw diadem: ‘wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure’. Ravenclaw traits: intelligent, wise, sharp, witty, individual.

I love that I was sorted to Ravenclaw (the only bird I like are ravens), I feel – without blowing my own trumpet – that it’s very «me». Also, Ravenclaw is famous for welcoming eccentric people, so I’m home 😉

Ilvermorny House:

ilvermorny-house

Named by Isolt Sayre after the great horned river serpent that has a jewel set into its forehead; Horned Serpent house is sometimes considered to represent the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favours scholars.

If you don’t know about Ilvermorny, it’s pretty much the American Hogwarts. Here’s a bit of History:

Ilvermorny was founded by Isolt Sayre after she travelled from Ireland to North America on the Mayflower in 1620 and named after the cottage in which she had been born. She had not gotten the opportunity to attend Hogwarts during her childhood, and partially modeled Ilvermorny after what she had heard of Hogwarts, as well as her own imagination. Her first students were her own adopted children, Chadwick Boot and Webster Boot.

Ilvermorny is divided into four houses; Thunderbird, Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, and Wampus, each said to represent a different part of the ideal wizard. The names were chosen by Isolt Sayre and her family after their favorite magical creatures. Chadwick being “intelligent but also tempermental” chose the Thunderbird, his brother Webster “argumentative and fiercely loyal” chose the Wampus. Isolt herself was a Parselmouth and chose the Horned Serpent, and her No-Maj (Muggle or non-magical) husband James Steward picked the Pukwudgie, since Isolt’s stories about one made him laugh. Ilvermorny has no house colors, but every student wears blue and cranberry robes, fastened by a gold Gordian Knot.

Wand:

wand

About the blackthorn:

Blackthorn, which is a very unusual wand wood, has the reputation, in my view well-merited, of being best suited to a warrior. This does not necessarily mean that its owner practises the Dark Arts (although it is undeniable that those who do so will enjoy the blackthorn wand’s prodigious power); one finds blackthorn wands among the Aurors as well as among the denizens of Azkaban. It is a curious feature of the blackthorn bush, which sports wicked thorns, that it produces its sweetest berries after the hardest frosts, and the wands made from this wood appear to need to pass through danger or hardship with their owners to become truly bonded. Given this condition, the blackthorn wand will become as loyal and faithful a servant as one could wish.

About the core:

This is the rarest core type. Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn or dragon cores to reveal this. They show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike. Phoenix feather wands are always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken is one of the most independent and detached in the world. These wands are the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance is usually hard won.

Patronus:

patronus

I was really upset with this one since I really dislike dolphins :-/ Other than that, I’m pretty glad with everything I got!

What about you, guys? Have you taken the tests? What did you get? I’d love to know! 🙂

Love,

Alice ♥

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