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yolownly:

homeostasis-central:

richwhitelesbian:

we need some new and more powerful swears

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the elder swear



ophelies:

THE BLACK SISTERS


victiores:

The next gen kids + social media part 1



lolsomeone-actually:

wincheski:

of-gods-and-monsters:

#he looks so proud to have outsmarted hermione

#That one time Wizards used psychology instead of magic #And it was 200% effective

Out of context this is a really strange conversation

I just realized that as well



megasonger:

petecodes:

youeatadvillikeitscandy:

The ever intimidating graphics of the pre 2005 era

his wand is sticking out of his sleeve

megasonger:

petecodes:

youeatadvillikeitscandy:

The ever intimidating graphics of the pre 2005 era

his wand is sticking out of his sleeve



effyeahnerdfighters:

thehpalliance:

Seven years ago right now, millions of people were counting down to midnight and Accio Deathly Hallows was still the fandom’s theme song.

Ahh, memories.





beastlyworlds:

Charlie Weasley at work in the dragon nursery

beastlyworlds:

Charlie Weasley at work in the dragon nursery



savior of the wizarding world everyone



doeandthestag:

scared-of-clouds:

ladyknightley:

scared-of-clouds:

I find it weird that people are so keen to make Godric Gryffindor Welsh (and by extension have Godric’s Hollow/Potter Manor/whatever in Wales).

I mean, Godric isn’t a Welsh name, it’s old English, and if we go by the sorting hat song:

Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen.

then Godric is much more likely to be from the North of England, possibly around Yorkshire. Hufflepuff is the more likely candidate to be Welsh; Wales is known for it’s valleys and mountains after all.

Based on the hat’s song, Hufflepuff is most likely Welsh, Ravenclaw is probably Scottish, Gryffindor would be from the North of England and Slytherin would probably be from the East of England, around Peterborough.

Idk, I just find it interesting that people see a Welsh connection with Gryffindor, because I really don’t. 

Completely agree with all of this! But I think Gryffindor could have come from the West Country; ‘wild moor’ parts of Devon or Cornwall like Bodmin Moor or Exmoor, especially as Godric’s Hollow is meant to be in Somerset or Devon. Yorkshire works too, though, and I definitely don’t see him as Welsh like I would Hufflepuff. Which is partially, as you say, because of reference to valleys, but also because Hufflepuff looks like such a Welsh word with all those ‘f’s! 

It does look a bit Welsh doesn’t it? I think people forget that in the Welsh alphabet, “ff” is a letter in it’s own right; it’s the double ff that gives it the sound. If it was a single f (Huflepuf) it would be pronounced Huv-el-puv. Sort of. 

And yes, actually thinking about it in more depth (the initial post was kind of an idle thought to be honest) it makes sense for Godric to be from the South West, because the Founders would have been better distributed across Britain.

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Excuse my produced-in-thirty-seconds-in-Paint-graphic there.

Slytherin is from a fen, and according to the HP wiki, “The fens of England are in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and adjoining counties, although it is not established that Slytherin actually came from that particular region.”

For Gryffindor: “It is possible, due to his personal colours and the appearance of a Lion Rampant on his personal crest, that Gryffindor is related to the Cornish royal family, later rulers of the Duchy of Cornwall, whose crest is remarkably similar (Argent, a lion rampant gules, a border azure equidistant fifteen estoils.)” 

I always thought of Hufflepuff as being from Wales and Rowena is pretty much canonically from Scotland (her accent is Scottish)