Monday 26th June 2017 will be a day to remember for Harry Potter fans as it marks 20 years since the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published! Save this date for magical happenings!
Four fabulous new Hogwarts House Editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, illustrated by Levi Pinfold, Kate Greenaway Medal winner. The front covers feature the crest for each Hogwarts house in vibrant house colors and sprayed edges. Each edition has exciting new extra content including fact files, profiles of favourite characters and line illustrations exclusive to that house.
Gryffindor corresponds roughly to the element of fire, and it is for that reason that the colors scarlet and gold were chosen to represent the House.
Slytherins tend to be ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. They also have highly developed senses of self-preservation. This means that Slytherins tend to hesitate before acting, so as to weigh all possible outcomes before deciding exactly what should be done.
Slytherin corresponds roughly with the element of water with serpents being commonly associated with the sea and lochs in western European mythology, as well as serpents, being physically fluid and flexible animals.
Ravenclaw House prizes learning, wisdom, wit, and intellect in its members. Many Ravenclaws tend to be academically motivated and talented students. Ravenclaws also pride themselves in being original in their ideas, and methods. It’s not unusual to find Ravenclaw students practicing especially different types of magic that other houses might shun.
Ravenclaw corresponds roughly to the element of air; the House colors blue and bronze were chosen to represent the sky and eagle feathers respectively, both having much to do with air.
Students belonging to this house are known to be hard-working, friendly, loyal, honest and rather impartial. It may be that due to their values, Hufflepuffs are not as competitive as the other houses, and are more modest about their accomplishments. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its students.
Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth, and it is for that reason that the House colors were chosen: yellow represented wheat, while black was emblematic of soil.