At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
Pukwudgie is one of the four houses at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in North America. It was named so by No-Maj James Steward, after the Pukwudgie, a fiercely independent magical creature, based on stories he heard from his wife Isolt Sayre about William the Pukwudgie.
Pukwudgie House is sometimes considered to represent the heart of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Pukwudgie favours healers.
Behind the scenes
- The Pukwudgie is a creature that appears in the folklore of various indigenous peoples of North America, notably the Wampanoag. It is typically described as 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.
- Pukwudgie is the only Ilvermorny house whose namesake creature does not produce a wand core.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" at Pottermore
- ↑ "Ilvermorny’s four houses unveiled thanks to secret code found on Pottermore" from Hypable
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pottermore - All About Pukwudgie
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)
- ↑ Tina: Thunderbird. Queenie: Pukwudgie. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Pukwudgie" on Wikipedia
- ↑ "Legendary Native American Figures: Pukwudgie (Puckwudgie)" from Native-Languages.org