Lord of the Rings Hogwarts Houses!

With the announcement of Pottermore releasing the new sorting quiz for the American Witchcraft & Wizardry School‘s sorting quiz, I began thinking about what other characters from fiction would fit into which houses. Here’s what I came up with and why:

 

Bilbo Baggins

Bilbo Baggins

Bilbo Baggins

Hufflepuff: Bilbo is a quiet, often under estimated character. He is adventurous, but only once pushed to be. His own home, just like the Hufflepuff common room is underground.

 

Gandalf

Gandalf

 

Gandalf

Slytherin: Gandalf is not evil, however, he is manipulative. Our first encounter with Gandalf is him confusing Bilbo with word play, and then marking up his door, setting him out upon an unexpected journey. Throughout both the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series, Gandalf shows his Slytherin traits through manipulation, sudden disappearance and reappearance, and displays of raw power. Though Gandalf does shun the One Ring, he manages to stay close to it as assurance that no one else gains its power.

Aragorn

Aragorn, son of Arathorn

Aragorn

Gryffindor: Aragorn is an adventurer, natural leader, and he brave soldier on the front lines. Aragorn leads by example and is fearless. So fearless, he calls upon the king of the dead to come to his aid and fulfill his oath.

Legolas

Legolas Greenleaf

Legolas

Ravenclaw: Legolas is an old soul, full of the knowledge of the lands traversed by the Fellowship. Like the house sigil of the eagle, Legolas is observant, resourceful, and intelligent.

Gimli

Gimli, son of Gloin

Gimli

Hufflepuff: As with Bilbo, an underground comparison can be made between the Dwarf and the Badger house. Gimli is fiercely loyal to his people and his friends. He also believes in fair play as shown by his ongoing competition with Legolas to kill more Orcs despite his low agility and short ranged weapons.

Samwise

Samwise Gamgee

Samwise Gamgee

Hufflepuff: Sam is a Hobbit of the earth. He is a gardener, known for his extreme loyalty to Frodo, and has often overlooked as a character. Sam’s strength, boldness, and courage is overshadowed by the rest of the Fellowship, and he is okay with keeping that way. He does the best he can with what is given and will never give up on his cause. Like a badger, Sam can fend off enemies much larger than himself, such as Shelob.

Sauron

Sauron

Sauron

Slytherin: pretty self explanatory, but Sauron’s defining trait is his lust for power.

boromir

Boromir

Boromir

Gryffindor: Boromir is perhaps the most human character in Middle Earth. He is a good person who succumb to his flaws and sought redemption in the ultimate sacrifice. Boromir embodies a lion. He is courageous, willing to fight, and accepts his role as the leading soldier of Gondor.

FRODO

Frodo Baggins

Frodo Baggins

Slytherin: An odd choice, but hear me out. Frodo makes some pretty selfish decisions in Lord of the Rings. From willingly using the One Ring, to leaving the Fellowship without consulting them, to banishing Sam, to not immediately throwing the damn ring in Mount Doom because we considered keeping it. Frodo is not a bad guy, but he uses his wit to get out of tight situations, and though he does not have the power, he does seek it and prevent others from having it. I understand that the ring is his burden, but would it really have been that bad to let Sam carry it for a while… carry it for while… lighten the load… the load….

Smeagol

Smeagol

Smeagol

Squib: Caretaker of the Precious. Smeagol knows the secret stair.

 

Do you agree with my sorting? Who else would you sort from the Lord of the Rings universe? Let me know in the comments below!

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6 thoughts on “Lord of the Rings Hogwarts Houses!

  1. I don’t think that Frodo leaving the Fellowship was a selfish thing to do at all. I disagree with that claim. He did it for their safety, not his own. After Boromir attacked him, he was worried that ring-lust would tear them apart. So he simply left for their benefit.

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  2. Leaving fellowship was te mot selfless thing Frodo did, he wanted only risk himself in the quest. The other qualities are effects of the ring and it is impossible for anyone to resist it forever, Frodo bacially did more than anyone could have. The point was that nobody in the end would have been able to actually destroy the ring, the quest was hopeless and Sauron right not to considered this possibility. It was only Bilbo and Frodo’s mercy that kept Gollum alive so he accidentaly destroye it. This was the will of Eru, the god of the this world.

    I think film Frodo is a Hufflepuff like the other hobbits in the films but in the book he has more adventurous and intellectual qualities and is unusal for a hobbit (like Bilbo in his old age but sorting happens when you are younger, I think old Bilbo is more Gryffindor than Hufflepuff). I think Frodo’s intellectual qualities win slightly and book Frodo is a Ravenclaw.

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  3. I thought Hufflepuff Room was near the kitchens on ground floor and not underground? Anyway its location itself for me isnt that relevant. The house animal the badger, the current head of house and I think also the founder of the house are all quite earthly types. In a nuturing way in accordance to hobbit-dom.

    Also I’d say Gimlis competition with Legolas who kills more Orcs show competitiveness more than a belief in fair play. Also his and his fellow dwarves connection to the earth is less nurturing and more goal oriented. They manipulate the earth for their own gain, often away from light, very unhufflepuff. He might be more of a Gryffindor. Not sure. There is loyalty after all and the willingness to set aside the grudge toward the elves in order to work on this quest together.

    Frodo seems hard to pin down but like others said not that selfish. He carries this ring all across Middle Earth to save all free people while being heavily burdened by it. Incredibly, self*less*, very brave. I think this seeking to prevent others from having it can also be a Hufflepuff thing when its done out of a sense of moral duty. Top contenders might be Gryffindor and Hufflepuff.

    Smeagol: don’t know the character well enough to sort him. Gollum on the other hand is quite a derranged Slytherin (Bellatrix Lestrange style) imho.

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  4. You literally just said the only reason Frodo would be in Slytherin is because he made selfish decisions. When really selfishness has never been described as a trait for Slytherin. I can see other reasons why Frodo could be in Slytherin, but really selfishness is not one of them.

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