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The founder statues were a quartet of statues that were placed in the Entrance Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry depicting Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. Every year on the 1 September they come to life and Sorted students into the four different houses, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.
Behind the scenes
- These Statue Sorters were one of the first ways of Sorting students J. K. Rowling considered. This idea did not, however, make its way into canon, as the Sorting Hat was chosen in its place.
- This is the way that students were sorted at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry using statues of the house mascots.
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