I've just read Sorcerer's Stone or Philosopher's Stone with my daughter and watched the movie and we are now beginning Chamber of Secrets. As my husband and I were watching the movie (to decide if it would be too scary for her or not after reading the book,) I got to thinking about it and other than Mrs. Norris I believe all the Basilisk victims were from Gryffindor - in the movie. Collin Creevy, Hermione - even the ghost was Sr. Nicholas.

Of course there were more victims in the book I was not remembering, but it made me wonder if Moaning Myrtle was also from G house (just coincidentally and as a curiosity).

Do the books say anywhere?

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    Penelope Clearwater was a Ravenclaw Prefect and Justin Finch-Fletchley was Hufflepuff, both were attacked, so the victims weren't all Gryffindor.
    – commando
    Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 22:51
  • Thanks. Like I said, I may have been forgetting some one. Edit made to reflect your information. Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 22:51
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    Myrtle was in Ravenclaw, I'd answer instead of commenting, but I don't have the canon quote to seal the deal. Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 22:53
  • @MajorStackings: What is your non-canon quote? It'd be great to hear anyway :)
    – Saturn
    Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 22:55
  • @Omega The best I could come up with was a HP Wikia page. Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 23:00

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According to Harry Potter Wikia, Myrtle was a member of Ravenclaw. Scroll down to the known Ravenclaw images.

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    If you click to her page, then look at her sidebar, it has "Ravenclaw" with a reference to a FAQ on Rowling's site - that apparently no longer exists...
    – Izkata
    Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 23:58
  • It's customary to include a quote from the link, even is it's short, just incase the link ever goes bad. :)
    – RedCaio
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 23:10

As per J.K.Rowling FAQ from jkrowling.com via Wayback Machine, Ravenclaw.

What houses were Tonks and Myrtle in?

Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw respectively.

  • Why the downvotes? Major Stackings openly admitted that he had no better source than Wikia. Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 15:26
  • I'm so sorry Rowling's site is no longer there. It was beautifully done and while Pottermore is great and all, there was just something really cool about her desk, finding things in the rubbish bin, seeing the "family tree" etc. etc. Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 0:53

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