Evangelicalism[ edit ] Most of the criticism of Harry Potter is from fundamentalist evangelical Christian groups, who believe the series' depiction of witchcraft is dangerous to children. Paul Hetrick, spokesman for Focus on the Familyan American Evangelical Christian group based in Colorado Springs, Coloradooutlined the reasons for his opposition to them:
It normally stays in the Headmaster's office until it is needed. Contents [ show ] Overview The famous Hogwarts Sorting Hat gives an account of its own genesis in a series of songs. During the opening banquet at the beginning of each school year, the first-year students are lined up and their names read aloud alphabetically.
Each then takes a seat on a stool and the hat is placed on her or his head. The hat is battered and old; it's patched, frayed, and extremely dirty.
In order to speak and sing, a tear along the brim opens like a mouth. It speaks to the wearer inside of the hat with a small, quiet voice, using Legilimency to interpret their thoughts and respond to them.
After a moment of consideration, the hat announces its choice aloud for all to hear, and the student joins the selected house. The moment of consideration varies in length, from over five minutes known as " hatstall " to less than a second.
The Sorting Hat is notorious for refusing to admit it has made a mistake in its sorting of a student. On balance, Sourcery school of hogwarts, the Hat has made remarkably few errors of judgement over the many centuries it has been at work.
History Legend has it that the Sorting Hat was sewn roughly one thousand years ago and began as a normal hat belonging to Godric Gryffindor.
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When Gryffindor, along with Salazar SlytherinRowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuffwondered how they would continue to sort the students when the four were dead, Gryffindor pulled his hat from his head and, along with the other founders, enchanted it with their combined intelligence.
All four founders wanted to ensure that students would be sorted into their eponymous houses, which would be selected according to each founder's particular preferences in students. Godric Gryffindor 's Swordone of the founder's only other known relics, can be magically pulled out of the hat by any Gryffindor considered worthy, no matter how secure the sword's location.
It is unknown why this is possible, but is linked to loyalty of the highest regard in relation to Hogwarts. There are two known instances of this happening within the seven years of Harry's adventures, once when Harry was in the Chamber of Secrets, and once when Neville refused to join Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts.
The hat continues to carry out its duty each September at the beginning of the start-of-term feast, when it is placed on a three-legged sometimes four-legged stool at the front of the Great Hall. The Sorting Hat's songs The Sorting Hat, stored in the Headmaster's office Before sorting the students each year, the hat recites a new introductory song.
These songs vary in length and content though they generally introduce the hat and its role in sorting new students. Ron Weasley expressed the opinion that the Hat spends the entire school year making up its next song. They also occasionally warn of danger to come, as in its song, though it is not known how the Hat is aware of upcoming events.
It was suggested that the Hat picks up some of its information from Albus Dumbledorethough it is not known whether it would have done so before such an influential figure in the wider wizarding world was in office.
There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see, So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be. You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart; You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true And unafraid of toil; Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, if you've a ready mind, Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind; Or perhaps in Slytherin You'll make your real friends, Those cunning folks use any means To achieve their ends.
So put me on! And don't get in a flap! They shared a wish, a hope, a dream, They hatched a daring plan To educate young sorcerers Now each of these four founders Formed their own house, for each Did value different virtues In the ones they had to teach.
By Gryffindor, the bravest were Prized far beyond the rest; For Ravenclaw, the cleverest Would always be the best; For Hufflepuff, hard workers were Most worthy of admission; Loved those of great ambition.In September , Laura Mallory, a mother of four children in Loganville, Georgia, attempted to have the Harry Potter books banned from her children's school library on the grounds that they promoted a religion, Wicca, and thus for a public school library to hold .
Follow/Fav Mage, Devil, Bishop. By: There was no Quidditch this year but he would get to watch an ancient magical tournament be preformed right there at Hogwarts.
He would, of course, cheer for his school and due to the age restriction there was no chance he would have to compete. cheer for his school and due to the age restriction. Schools of Magic Everyone knows about Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but there many other institutions of magical learning in the world.
All magical schools are Unplottable in some form or another. What are the oldest schools of witchcraft and sorcery around the world? Update Cancel. ad by World of Spells. Does Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry exist? Who was the woman who was beheaded in Saudi Arabia in for "witchcraft and sorcery"?
What is British Traditional Witchcraft? Essentially there is no difference between Witchcraft, sorcery, and wizardry, they are simply different labels people use. Witchcraft per se tends to be less ceremonial, but otherwise that's it.
Hilarious in Hindsight: The Archchancellor's Hat can now seem like a dark parody of Hogwarts' Sorting Hat, even though this book came first. Inferred Holocaust: A huge number of implied fatalities, though there is debate as to whether the Reset Button covers these or not.