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The Color Meaning Behind The Houses Of Hogwarts

June 14, 2019

People are reporting wait times Universal Orlando Resort is reporting a 10-hour wait to ride the new Harry Potter ride, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike, since it opened yesterday. It is another example of how popular J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is in our society. Even 12 years after the publication of the last Harry Potter novel, fans are still trying to decipher hidden meanings. Not hidden are the colors of the Hogwarts houses, to which Rowling said have a loose association with the four elements of Earth, air, water and fire. Gryffindor, with its red and gold colors, has a connection with fire. Slytherin, which is green and silver, symbolizes water, while Hufflepuff, which is yellow and black, is connected to the Earth. And Ravenclaw, with its blue and bronze hues, is associated with the sky. However some fans dig a little deeper in how Rowling might’ve used this as foreshadowing. Gryffindor is gold, Slytherin is silver and Ravenclaw is bronze. And in the final feast at the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Dumbledore adjusts the houses’ points: “Gryffindor comes out on top with 482, with Slytherin in second place with 472, Ravenclaw in third with 426, and Hufflepuff in a distant fourth with 352. Some fans have used Hufflepuff’s association with Earth and plants to mean it’s the “stoner” house. This theory also stems from the fact that the house is known for being easy-going and friendly, and that the head of the house teaches herbology.

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SOURCE: Mental Floss

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