The Hogwarts crest with the four House insignias—Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.
The Hogwarts crest with the four House insignias—Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about “chosen one” narratives, the hero’s journey, and how we as people relate to and internalize those narratives. Because how we see ourselves in those stories informs our own identities.

I believe the stories we tell each other, especially when young, have outsized impacts on how we view our own place in the world, and how we might affect it. Especially who we are told are the Heroes, and if/how we see ourselves reflected in them.

Something that struck me was the way the Harry Potter/Wizarding World Hogwarts Houses — such a widespread pop-culture…

Adron Buske

Speaker, writer, podcaster, interviewer, and multimedia storyteller. Host of the FICTITIOUS podcast. Co-founder of NERD FOR A LIVING.

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