Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Changes: House Cup

Edit

Back to page

(Undo revision 780005 by MarioandBowser9 Out of universe)
 
(37 intermediate revisions by 19 users not shown)
Line 4: Line 4:
 
The '''House Cup''' is a yearly award at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. It is given at the end of the school year to the [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] with the most [[House points]]. Points are given to Houses by teachers and prefects throughout the year for various things including answering questions correctly and doing good deeds. The winners of school [[Quidditch]] games also receive points. Points can be taken away for things such as misbehaving or rule-breaking.
 
The '''House Cup''' is a yearly award at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. It is given at the end of the school year to the [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] with the most [[House points]]. Points are given to Houses by teachers and prefects throughout the year for various things including answering questions correctly and doing good deeds. The winners of school [[Quidditch]] games also receive points. Points can be taken away for things such as misbehaving or rule-breaking.
   
[[House Point Hourglasses|Giant and enchanted hourglasses]] in the entrance hall keep track of the House Points. The hourglasses are filled with different jewels for each house - [[Gryffindor]]'s are rubies, [[Ravenclaw]]'s sapphires, [[Slytherin]]'s emeralds and [[Hufflepuff]]'s another yellow gem.<!-- Please do not say it is topaz. This has not yet been verified by canon. -->
+
[[House Point Hourglasses|Giant and enchanted hourglasses]] in the entrance hall keep track of the House Points. The hourglasses are filled with different jewels for each house - [[Gryffindor]]'s are rubies, [[Ravenclaw]]'s sapphires, [[Slytherin]]'s emeralds and [[Hufflepuff]]'s topaz.<!-- Please do not say it is topaz. This has not yet been verified by canon. -->
   
 
==Winners==
 
==Winners==
[[File:HouseCupPottermore.png|thumb|The House Cup.]]
+
[[File:House Cup.jpg|thumb|The Great Hall with the Ravenclaw banners raised]]
 
*[[1984]]-[[1985]] - [[File:Gryffindorcrest.jpg|20px]] [[File:Hufflepuffcrest.jpg|20px]] [[File:Ravenclawcrest.jpg|20px]] [[Gryffindor]], [[Hufflepuff]] or [[Ravenclaw]]
 
*[[1984]]-[[1985]] - [[File:Gryffindorcrest.jpg|20px]] [[File:Hufflepuffcrest.jpg|20px]] [[File:Ravenclawcrest.jpg|20px]] [[Gryffindor]], [[Hufflepuff]] or [[Ravenclaw]]
 
*[[1985]]-[[1986]] - [[File:Slytherincrest.jpg|20px]] [[Slytherin]]
 
*[[1985]]-[[1986]] - [[File:Slytherincrest.jpg|20px]] [[Slytherin]]
Line 25: Line 25:
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Gryffindor wins the house cup|thumb|right|250 px|Gryffindor wins the House Cup]]
+
[[File:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Gryffindor wins the house cup|thumb|right|250px|Gryffindor wins the House Cup.]]
*Due to events that befall Hogwarts and its students in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', and due to the death of Headmaster Dumbledore near the end of the school year in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', it cannot be said with certainty that the House Cup was awarded those years. The only film to make an issue of the House Cup was ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''.
+
*Due to events that befall Hogwarts and its students in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', and to the death of Headmaster Dumbledore near the end of the school year in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', it cannot be said with certainty that the House Cup was awarded those years. The only film to make an issue of the House Cup was ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''.
 
*The House Cup marks an important development of tone in the series. It is of considerable importance in the first book, with Harry feeling devastated to have put Gryffindor in last place after being caught out of bed. With each proceeding book, it is pushed further into the background (the winner not even being revealed after book 3), paralleling the main characters maturing and caring about more important issues.
 
*The House Cup marks an important development of tone in the series. It is of considerable importance in the first book, with Harry feeling devastated to have put Gryffindor in last place after being caught out of bed. With each proceeding book, it is pushed further into the background (the winner not even being revealed after book 3), paralleling the main characters maturing and caring about more important issues.
*Only Gryffindor and Slytherin are ever mentioned in the books to have won the House Cup. While Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff almost certainly have won the Cup they have never been presented with it in the books. They may have won it while Harry was at school but during the years not presented. It also may be that Hufflepuff was presented the House Cup during Harry's 4th year in honour of their fallen housemate Cedric Diggory.
+
*Only Gryffindor and Slytherin are ever mentioned in the books to have won the House Cup. While Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff almost certainly have won the Cup they have never been presented with it in the books. They may have won it while Harry was at school but during the years not presented. It also may be that Hufflepuff was presented the House Cup during Harry's 4th year in honour of their fallen housemate [[Cedric Diggory]].
*The House Cup system was thrown into disarray in [[1996]], following the formation of the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]. The broad powers given to members of this group, consisting entirely of Slytherins, meant that points were docked en masse from other houses, Gryffindor in particular. [[Severus Snape]] noted at the end of school year that they had none left, prior to [[Minerva McGonagall]] adding a large number to the actions of [[Dumbledore's Army]] at the [[British Ministry of Magic]]. As the Inquisitorial Squad was disbanded following the removal of [[Dolores Umbridge]] before the end of the school year, it is entirely possible that the House Cup that the Cup was simply not awarded out of fairness.
+
*The House Cup system was thrown into disarray in [[1996]], following the formation of the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]. The broad powers given to members of this group, consisting entirely of Slytherins, meant that points were docked en masse from other houses, Gryffindor in particular. [[Severus Snape]] noted at the end of school year that they had none left, prior to [[Minerva McGonagall]] adding a large number to the actions of [[Dumbledore's Army]] at the [[British Ministry of Magic]]. As the Inquisitorial Squad was disbanded following the removal of [[Dolores Umbridge]] before the end of the school year, it is entirely possible that the House Cup was simply not awarded out of fairness.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
Line 45: Line 45:
   
 
[[fr:Coupe des Quatre Maisons]]
 
[[fr:Coupe des Quatre Maisons]]
  +
[[pl:Ceremonia Przyznania Pucharu Domów]]
 
[[Category:Awards]]
 
[[Category:Awards]]
 
[[Category:Competitions]]
 
[[Category:Competitions]]
Line 50: Line 51:
 
[[Category:House Cup]]
 
[[Category:House Cup]]
 
[[Category:Cups]]
 
[[Category:Cups]]
  +
[[Category:End-of-Term Feast]]

Latest revision as of 22:40, April 4, 2014

House Cup
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, along with Professors Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall presents Gryffindor the 1992-1993 House Cup.
Seth CooperAdded by Seth Cooper
"While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn you house points, while any rule-breaking with lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup, a great honour."
—Professor Minevra McGonagall explains the house point system and the House Cup.[src]

The House Cup is a yearly award at Hogwarts. It is given at the end of the school year to the House with the most House points. Points are given to Houses by teachers and prefects throughout the year for various things including answering questions correctly and doing good deeds. The winners of school Quidditch games also receive points. Points can be taken away for things such as misbehaving or rule-breaking.

Giant and enchanted hourglasses in the entrance hall keep track of the House Points. The hourglasses are filled with different jewels for each house - Gryffindor's are rubies, Ravenclaw's sapphires, Slytherin's emeralds and Hufflepuff's topaz.

WinnersEdit

House Cup
The Great Hall with the Ravenclaw banners raised
Flabshoe1Added by Flabshoe1

Behind the scenesEdit

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Gryffindor wins the house cup(01:19)
Gryffindor wins the House Cup.
Gcheung28Added by Gcheung28
  • Due to events that befall Hogwarts and its students in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and to the death of Headmaster Dumbledore near the end of the school year in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, it cannot be said with certainty that the House Cup was awarded those years. The only film to make an issue of the House Cup was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
  • The House Cup marks an important development of tone in the series. It is of considerable importance in the first book, with Harry feeling devastated to have put Gryffindor in last place after being caught out of bed. With each proceeding book, it is pushed further into the background (the winner not even being revealed after book 3), paralleling the main characters maturing and caring about more important issues.
  • Only Gryffindor and Slytherin are ever mentioned in the books to have won the House Cup. While Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff almost certainly have won the Cup they have never been presented with it in the books. They may have won it while Harry was at school but during the years not presented. It also may be that Hufflepuff was presented the House Cup during Harry's 4th year in honour of their fallen housemate Cedric Diggory.
  • The House Cup system was thrown into disarray in 1996, following the formation of the Inquisitorial Squad. The broad powers given to members of this group, consisting entirely of Slytherins, meant that points were docked en masse from other houses, Gryffindor in particular. Severus Snape noted at the end of school year that they had none left, prior to Minerva McGonagall adding a large number to the actions of Dumbledore's Army at the British Ministry of Magic. As the Inquisitorial Squad was disbanded following the removal of Dolores Umbridge before the end of the school year, it is entirely possible that the House Cup was simply not awarded out of fairness.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki