For American fans of "Harry Potter," it's always been heartbreaking that you can never attend Hogwarts — one, because it's fictional, and two, because you're not British.
In the books, J.K. Rowling detailed other wizarding schools around the world, including Beauxbatons in France and Durmstrang, somewhere in Northern Europe. But America has been left out of the magic — until now.
Rowling has been dropping hints about Hogwarts's American counterpart — a magic school somewhere in North America.
Now, it has a name: Ilvermorny.
Rowling revealed this detail on Pottermore, where she has continued to publish details about the magical world that first made her famous.
From the map, it appears to be somewhere in the far northeastern United States. Vermont, perhaps? Or even Canada?
Ilvermorny is rumored to make an appearance in the forthcoming Potter spin-off movie, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Fans still know very little about America's magic school, though Rowling previously said that it would not be in New York, and that it would have ties to Native American tribes, though she did not say which ones.
Rowling also released details about three other wizarding schools around the world: Castelobruxo in Brazil, Mahoutokoro in Japan and Uagadou in Africa.
Oh my stars, there's so much to say: we learned that Brazilian students at Castelobruxo are particularly adept at Herbology and Magizoology; Japanese witches and wizards at Mahoutokoro wear enchanted robes that change colour as their magical knowledge improves, and that the only address ever given for Uagadou in Africa is 'Mountains of the Moon.'
You can start waiting for your owls now. (Or maybe Ilvermorny uses bald eagles?)
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