If Book of Mormon people were sorted into Hogwarts houses

If Book of Mormon people were sorted into Hogwarts houses

If Book of Mormon people were sorted into Hogwarts houses

The magical world of Harry Potter has captured the imaginations of millions of people worldwide, and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are no exceptions. The Twitter hashtag #MormonHarryPotter emerged a couple years ago, and one of UtahValley360.com’s most popular articles is “Who Said It: Dieter or Dumbledore?”

For all you Mormon Potter fans out there, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to answer yet another pressing question: Which Hogwarts house would Book of Mormon characters be sorted into? With help from the Sorting Hat’s song in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and the LDS Guide to the Scriptures, we’ve come up with a few ideas.

Gryffindor

Hogwarts - Gryffindor

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

Captain Moroni

Fast Facts: Captain Moroni was a righteous Nephite military leader who inspired soldiers to fight for “our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children” (Alma 46:12). He later became angry with the government for their perceived indifference to the plight of the military. Read about him in Alma 43–62.

Gryffindor because of: His bravery in military affairs; his daring and nerve in condemning the government leaders; his chivalry as he fought for Nephite women and children.

Nephi

Fast Facts: Nephi was a righteous son of Lehi and Sariah with strong faith, an obedient man of action. Read about him in 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi.

Gryffindor because of: His bravery in obtaining the Brass Plates from Laban; his nerve in condemning his brothers; his chivalry in providing food for his family in the wilderness. Also, Nephi is (like Godric Gryffindor) famous for his sword, which became an important historical artifact.

Teancum

Fast Facts: A great Nephite military leader who served under Captain Moroni. He was a confident leader with a passionate hatred of evil. He liked to take matters into his own hands. Read about him in Alma 50-52; 61-62.

Gryffindor because of: His bravery in battle; his daring and nerve in singlehandedly killing both Morianton and Amalickiah — who was, as discussed below, a quintessential Slytherin.

Hufflepuff

Hogwarts - Hufflepuff

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;

Sam

Fast Facts: The third son of Lehi and brother to Nephi. He valued justice and right. Read about him in 1 Nephi 2 and 2 Nephi 5.

Hufflepuff because of: His passion for justice, his loyalty to Nephi, and his patience in the wilderness — unlike Laman and Lemuel, he was not prone to complaining.

Amulek

Fast Facts: Missionary companions of Alma the Younger, who obeyed an angel by inviting Alma into his home. He became Alma’s missionary companion and frequently testified of the truth, sometimes in hostile situations. Read about him in Alma 8-14 and Alma 34.

Hufflepuff because of: His loyalty to Alma; his desire to prevent the martyrdom of the believers (Alma 14:9-10) that showed his passion for justice; his missionary labors that characterized him as hardworking and patient.

Aaron

Fast Facts: One of the four sons of Mosiah who refused to be king and instead served as a missionary. Read about Aaron in Mosiah 27 and Alma 17, 22 and 31.

Hufflepuff because of: His distaste for power; his loyalty to his testimony of truth; his hard work among the Lamanites. May also make a good Gryffindor, as he is noted for his “courage” in Alma 17:12.

 

See the other two houses at Utah Valley 360 (Images from utahvalley360)

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Jeremy Goff was born in Denver and raised in Orem, Utah. He served a mission in the Manchester New Hampshire Mission (’12-’14). He is passionate about many things: he blogs, loves food, family, politics, and religion. He travels for work and loves to visit temples and share the gospel along the way! Follow Jeremy’s journey on his blog www.mylifebygogogoff.com

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