Pukwudgie is one of the four houses at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in North America.[2] It was named so by No-Maj James Steward, after the Pukwudgie, a fiercely independent magical creature[3], based on stories he heard from his wife Isolt Sayre about William the Pukwudgie.[1]

Pukwudgie House is sometimes considered to represent the heart of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Pukwudgie favours healers.[3]


In 1926, Pukwudgie received 378 House points, the second highest of the four houses, and won the Quidditch Cup and The Gobstone Goblet.[4]

Notable Alumni

Behind the scenes

  • The Pukwudgie is a creature that appears in the folklore of various indigenous peoples of North America, notably the Wampanoag.[6][7] 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.[6] Its magical abilities include disappearing and reappearing, partial or complete transformation into a porcupine or cougar, and creating fire.[6]
  • Pukwudgie is the only Ilvermorny house whose namesake creature does not produce a wand core.

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