Which 'Harry Potter' house is the best: Gryffindor or Slytherin? | The Tylt
Which 'Harry Potter' house is the best: Gryffindor or Slytherin?
Slytherins are known for their cunning, and they've also contributed more than their fair share of Dark Wizards (including Severus Snape and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named). They admit it.
They're also known for their ambition and cleverness, which they use to make their dreams into reality. They're symbolized by the snake—often misunderstood, dangerous and powerful. The Bloody Baron is the house ghost.
The world's greatest magician, Merlin, was a Slytherin. Being a Slytherin means you're destined for greatness.
Slytherins don't let things stand in their way. They're smart. They know life isn't fair. They know they'll win anyway.
The Sorting Hat looks for greatness when it puts someone into Slytherin house. People might not like you for being a Slytherin but that hardly matters. Slytherins are loyal to one another. They're all the help you'll ever need.
Gryffindors are known for their bravery and determination, and includes the Potter family as former housemates. "Nearly Headless Nick" is the house ghost. The house animal is the lion—the bravest and boldest creature.
Gryffindors are the ones who will stand up to do the right thing no matter the cost. This bravery and willingness to act can sometimes come off as recklessness. But when you're fighting to stop Lord Voldemort, sometimes recklessness is what's called for.
Gryffindors are known for their nerve. They'll stand up to do what they think is right no matter the risk or the consequences. It's not about doing what's best for yourself. For Gryffindors, it's about doing what's right.