Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is the upcoming and latest spin off in the Harry Potter series. This time it focuses on a new cast, new characters and a new location in the wide world of wizardry we’ve grown to love. Instead of Hogwarts, we will be taken to Ilvermorny, the American version of the popular European wizarding school of Hogwarts. This new school will consist of four new houses. Horned Serpent, Wampus, Thunderbird and Pukwudgie.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the description of the houses are as follows:
The Horned Serpent is described as ‘dragon-like serpents with horns and long teeth. They are often associated with or said to control the weather, particularly rain, lightning, and thunder. Magical abilities ascribed to them include shape-shifting, invisibility, and hypnotic powers.
The Wampus is a cat-like creature ‘described as some kind of fearsome variation of a cougar.
The Thunderbird is a legendary creature ‘often described as a very large bird, capable of generating storms and thunder as it flies.
While the most curious of all is the Pukwudgie: ‘two-to-three-feet tall and human-shaped, but with a larger nose, ears, and fingers and smooth, grey skin that sometimes glows. Its magical abilities include disappearing and reappearing, partial or complete transformation into a porcupine or cougar, and creating fire.
I, for one, am super excited that the magic hasn’t fizzled out with the last installment of the Harry Potter series (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Pt. 2) especially since there truly is a vast and complex world that J.K. Rowling has created. There are still many parts that are unexplored, and though Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them may not follow the boy who lived, the magic will still be just as real, and just as thrilling as when we first came across the small boy living under the stairs in the house of his unforgiving aunt and uncle. The movie is set to release November 18th, 2016. If you haven’t seen the trailer, check it out below!