Ok, Harry Potter fans, what is your greatest wish? Is it to go to Hogwarts? Yes! Well, it appears there are more wizarding schools than we were previously led to believe. Everyone knew of Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons, but there are other historic wizarding schools, and now thanks to Pottermore, we are getting all of the juicy details.
Rowling also revealed that there a total of eleven schools (including one in the United States!) around the world, but so far we only know the names of four. Rowling claimed that she will be writing more about the other schools, which makes us excited!
The name of the North American-based school is Ilvermorny and, based on the wizarding schools map that Pottermore unveiled today, it appears to be located in the northeast corner of the United States. We are patiently waiting for more information from Pottermore about this news!!
The name of the Brazilian wizarding school is Castelobruxo (Cass-tell-o-broo-shoo). The school is guarded by Caipora, small and furry spirit-beings who emerge at night to watch over the students and the creatures who live in the forest.
At the Japanese wizarding school, Mahoutokoro (Mah-hoot-o-koh-ro), students are given enchanted robes which grow in size as they age. Another characteristic of the robes is that they gradually change colour as the learning of their wearer increases, beginning a faint pink colour and becoming gold if the student receives top grades in every magical subject.
The African school, Uagadou (Wag-a-doo), is carved out of the mountainside, and is shrouded in so much mist that it appears to float in mid-air. Many African witches and wizards cast spells simply by pointing their fingers or through hand gestures."
So, are you excited about the new revelations regarding the magical world of Harry Potter? We certainly are! Sound off on what you'd do first at your most local wizarding school!