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Thunderbird was one of the four houses at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in North America.[3] It was named after the magical creature of the same name. Thunderbird House was sometimes considered to represent the soul of a witch or wizard. It was also said that Thunderbird favoured adventurers.[4]

Thunderbird was named by Chadwick Boot, one of the adopted sons of Isolt Sayre, founder of Ilvermorny.[5]


In 1926, Thunderbird received 289 House points, the lowest of all four houses, but won the Excellence in Runes Cup and Transfiguration Tournament.[6]

Known Thunderbirds[]

Name Period Attending Ilvermorny Notes
Chadwick Boot c. 1629 - 1636 One of the original two students. Founded and named the house after his favourite animal.
Porpentina Goldstein c. 1912 - 1919 former MACUSA Auror and Newton Scamander's wife.
Eulalie Hicks Unknown Charms professor at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1930s.[1]
Holly Blackbird Unknown Magizoologist and an employee at the Magical Congress of the United States of America who dealt with magical creatures.[2]
Violet Williams c. 2010s Represented her school along with Zach Johnson and Viggo Victor to win the 21st-century intercontinental competition.[7]

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Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Ilvermorny Houses
Horned Serpent ClearBG 2
Wampus ClearBG 2
Thundebird ClearBG 2
Pukwudgie ClearBG 2
Namesake Founders
Isolt Sayre · Chadwick Boot · Webster Boot · James Steward
Subjects offered
Arithmancy · Charms · Creature Care · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Potions · Study of Ancient Runes · Transfiguration · Xylomancy
Ilvermorny staff
William · Rionach Steward · Eulalie Hicks · Agilbert Fontaine
Ilvermorny locations
Ilvermorny Castle · Ilvermorny's snakewood tree

See also[]