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PostSubject: The Sorting Hat   Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:02 pm

The Sorting Hat is a sentient artifact used at Hogwarts, which magically determines to which of the four schoolhouses - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin - each new student is to be assigned. During the opening banquet at the beginning of the school year, the hat is placed on every First-Year studentís head. The hat will announce its choice aloud, and the student joins the selected house. Judging from Harry's own account of his Sorting, and a brief comment made by Hermione, the hat speaks to the student while they're being Sorted and is willing to take the student's preferences into account when it makes its decision. The Sorting Hat originally belonged to Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts. Due to its age, it appears "patched and frayed and extremely dirty."
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PostSubject: Re: The Sorting Hat   Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:20 pm

Nice info! study
Also, the Sorting Hat has shown the ability to conjure the sword of Gryffindor from under its brim on two occasions: in the Chamber of Secrets, when Harry takes the sword to kill the basilisk; and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it provides Neville Longbottom Gryffindor's sword to kill Lord Voldemort's snake, Nagini. This means that only a true Gryffindor can summon the sword.
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