Sorting “The Chronicles of Narnia” Characters into Their Hogwarts Houses
The Chronicles of Narnia book and film series held an important place in the hearts of myself and many others while growing up. It has been noticed time and time again that the mastermind behind the beloved Harry Potter series was heavily inspired by the fantastic novels by C.S. Lewis. Being both a Potterhead and a Narnian, I would like to Sort a few of my favorite characters into Hogwarts Houses my way.
Peter Pevensie – Gryffindor
From a young age, the eldest Pevensie sibling was given many responsibilities, and he accepted them all without a word. Peter is fearless in the face of any challenge and is always the first to defend those he cares about. A natural leader, he is ready to prove anyone who challenges his abilities wrong. He always does what he believes is right, and even if he doesn’t feel prepared for something, he always takes a chance and never gives up. His rash and often impulsive behavior and decision-making skills make him a traditional Gryffindor. His legendary chivalry and his natural charisma make him “High King Peter the Magnificent.” Does he need any more qualities than that to prove he’s a true lionheart?
Susan Pevensie – Ravenclaw
Exceptionally logical and wise, Susan can easily be classified as a Ravenclaw. Despite being extremely caring and responsible, which gave her the title of “Queen Susan the Gentle,” Susan is extremely cautious in her approach to everything. Among her siblings, she is the voice of reason and is quick to question anything that does not conform to what is deemed normal. She feels out of place in Narnia and struggles to adjust both times she is brought to the land, which also leads her to stop believing in Narnia in the last book. She is smart and witty, and although she isn’t a particularly bright student like many Ravenclaws, she enjoys learning and excels at almost everything she attempts, whether it’s swimming or archery.
Edmund Pevensie – Slytherin
Edmund Pevensie is a true Slytherin. He embodies all of the characteristics of a serpent House student. Since The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the second youngest Pevensie has been shown to be ambitious and has tried to prove himself. As well as being intelligent like Susan, his intelligence is more strategic, as shown when he is allowed to lead the army. We get another glimpse of his ambitious nature in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, where in the Pool of Gold, he recognizes that he is always stuck in the second role – but he doesn’t bring it up so they can avoid a split, making him a true diplomat. To protect his loved ones, he can go to any level, even if it means sacrificing himself. He tricks Miraz into a one-on-one duel like a cunning Slytherin by playing on his emotions. In Prince Caspian, he demonstrates his resourcefulness by appearing with his torch. Edmund matures in his ways to become smart and brave, and he makes wise decisions. He came to be known as “King Edmund the Just” because of his excellent counsel and judgment.
Lucy Pevensie – Gryffindor
Lucy, who is very kind and helpful, is often classified as a Hufflepuff, but beneath the innocent exterior is true Gryffindor. Lucy is the first of the siblings to discover Narnia, and she demonstrates Gryffindor bravery when she learns about the White Witch from Mr. Tumnus. Lucy also chooses to stay and encourages everyone to fight alongside Peter in the battle of Beruna.
She is always prepared to use her dagger in battle and is proficient in both sword fighting and archery. She never gives up hope in the face of adversity and puts others’ needs ahead of her own. Many times in the books and films, Lucy makes important decisions based on her instinct to help others, such as entering Coriakin’s House despite knowing it could be dangerous. Naturally, she was crowned “Queen Lucy the Valiant,” and as Aslan put it, “If she were any braver, she would be a lioness” (The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian, 2008).
Caspian X – Hufflepuff
In the books, King Caspian X is described as “noble and merry.” He possesses the characteristics of a true Hufflepuff from a young age. He treats Narnians as equals and works tirelessly to bring people together. Throughout his reign, he strives for fairness and justice. He is devoted and will go to any length to protect those he cares about. In “The War of Deliverance,” his Hufflepuff traits are highlighted once more when he forgives his usurper uncle Miraz. Caspian holds no grudges against anyone and works tirelessly until he’s perfected something. An example of this could be when he says “I don’t think I’m ready yet” (The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian, 2008) after Aslan tells all the kings and queens to rise. Caspian is fun and charming in his own way throughout the series and shows us how to be strong, loyal, and kind at the same time.
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