Ilvermorny is a school for magically gifted children in the USA. Viewers have learned about yet another wizardry school in the movie Fantastic Beasts and where to find them. Although the author doesn’t disclose modern stories set amidst the magic wall of Ilvermorny, we know quite a lot about its creation.
But, first, let’s find out your destiny in school! What’s my Ilverorny House? You can take this quiz to find out where you belong in this majestic place. Fortunately, there is no strict correlation between Hogwarts and Ilvermorny House, though both are divided into four parts. But that only means that you can learn yet another quality of your personality that wizards appreciate.
The history of the American school actually begins in Great Britain with the descendant of Salazar Slytherin himself! Isolt Sayre, a descendant of the Gaunt family. Her tragic childhood placed the girl in the care of the cruel aunt Gormlaith. After finally escaping the horrible home, Isolt escaped to the USA, seeking a better fate. There, she met a muggle, James, an American version is a no-maj, and fell in love with him.
After adopting two magically gifted boys, Isolt swore to build them their own school for fear of returning to Britain. Thus, Ilvermorny was founded in 1623 as a small private study for the boys and nearby children. Soon after, the family had to build a bigger school to give proper magical education to all the children from North America.
This way, Isolt fulfilled the dream of her boys to attend Hogwarts. In a way. In fact, she shared the same goal with them as a child. But the strict Gormlaith never allowed the girl to study at Hogwarts.
The Hogwarts Sorting ceremony obviously inspired the basic concept of dividing students into four Houses. However, Isolt has chosen new concepts for Ilvermorny Houses.
An Ilvermorny Sorting Quiz cannot follow the school’s traditions, unfortunately. In fact, if we were to be canonical, the process would take a great deal of magic. Here’s how it all commences:
The entrance hall of the school has four giant statues of House mascots. When a first-year arrives, they step on the Gordian Knot in the middle of the hall to face the four statues. Then, those statues who considered the student suitable for its House would react. They all show approval in specific ways. Wampus roars, Thunderbird waves wings, Pukwudgie raises an arrow, and Hornet Serpent lights its forehead. However, unlike rare Hatstalls, Ilvermorny Houses are more flexible and allow the student to choose if several Houses react.
Later, they are led to the next hall, whether the process of selecting the wand happens. In the beginning, children could only have their wand in school and take it out only when reaching 17 years. Now, the rule is abolished.