Artist: Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Mariee Sioux
Album: Bonnie & Mariee
started reading gunnerkrigg court today!
coyote has my favorite design of anything ever, pretty much!
“You all know, of course, that Hogwarts was founded over a thousand years ago - the precise date is uncertain - by the four greatest witches and wizards of the age. They built this castle together, far from prying Muggle eyes, for it was an age when magic was feared by common people, and witches and wizards suffered much persecution.”
The Founders, circa 1,000 A.D.
Godric Gryffindor - The founder of Gryffindor house. A fair man, he believed that any child who displayed magical abilities before their 11th birthday should be able to attend Hogwarts. Godric valued courage and bravery, believing these were the two most virtuous abilities a person can possess. Device: Lion.
Rowena Ravenclaw - The founder of Ravenclaw house, she was a sharp and intelligent woman. Intellect is a highly valued asset to the students of Ravenclaw house. Due to this, it is likely that Rowena wanted to make Hogwarts the very finest Wizarding school on earth, teaching those children with the highest intelligence. Device: Eagle.
Helga Hufflepuff - The founder of Hufflepuff house; she was a kind and warm woman. The values a person must possess to be sorted into Hufflepuff house are those of loyalty, patience, and hard work above all else. It is also known that she brought the House-elves to Hogwarts. Device: Badger.
Salazar Slytherin - The founder of Slytherin house. Sly and cunning, he was not unlike many of the students he brought into his house. He believed that only wizards of pure blood should be allowed to attend Hogwarts. Slytherin caused great dispute over this with the other founders, and caused a permanent rift with Gryffindor, which led to Slytherin’s departure from the school. Device: Snake.
…the stream had dug itself a short gorge…Here the pathmakers had been forced to build a bridge along the stream, rather than across it. Sabriel found the rest of the Ancelstierran patrol here, tumbled on the dark olive-black wood of the bridge, with the water murmuring beneath and the red stone arching overhead. There were seven of them along the bridge’s length. Unlike the first soldier, it was quite clear what had killed them - they had been hacked apart.