[Sca-cooks] Harry Potter references

Laura C. Minnick lcm at jeffnet.org
Wed Aug 23 00:00:08 PDT 2006

At 09:20 AM 8/22/2006, you wrote:

> >Time to rerun my personal interpretation of the Houses of Hogwarts vs. the
> >Peerage Orders / main fields of endeavor of the SCA:
> >Royal Peers/landed nobility:  Slytherin, concerned with power
>Kind of a bad connotation there....
>Especially since many Royals are also Peers of other "Houses"

 From the informal, non-scientific polling I've been running, I have come 
up with several different things:

1) It appears that everyone has a 'dominant' House, and that many people 
have a 'recessive' House. I am Gryffindor with a Ravenclaw recessive. My 
sweetie is Ravenclaw with a Slytherin recessive. It would appear that Harry 
could have gone either way, but he consciously *chose* Gryffindor over 

2) Laurels, aspirants, and other research-based types tend to fall into 

3) Pelicans have a large number of Hufflepuffs among their ranks and those 
of the service-oriented folks.

4) It seems that the Chiv is pretty well even between Gryffindor and 
Slytherin. There are some well-defined roles filled by both types. The 
Gryffs are the Heroes, who rely on courage to accomplish things. A lot of 
Gryff fighters remind me of Lancelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 
Fearless, but not necessarily having discretion. Slytherin fighters are 
calculating, tactical, and shrewd. Put the Slytherin in back to direct the 
storming of the castle, and send the Gryffindors to the front lines where 
their courage will propel them. A smart commander will be able to see the 
differences in his troops and make use of them.

>And I don't think I would be Slytherin anyway. Maybe Hufflepuff
>or Griffyndor if the hat were feeling charitable.

Gryff, Gunthar. Don't know about a recessive, but you have a great deal of 
courage- more than you know.

Gryffindor '83
"It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our 
abilities."  -Albus Dumbledore

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