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 Dec 17 '12 at 22:51
  • Thanks. Like I said, I may have been forgetting some one. Edit made to reflect your information. – balanced mama Dec 17 '12 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. – Major Stackings Dec 17 '12 at 22:53
  • @MajorStackings: What is your non-canon quote? It'd be great to hear anyway :) – Voldemort Dec 17 '12 at 22:55
  • @Omega The best I could come up with was a HP Wikia page. – Major Stackings Dec 17 '12 at 23:00

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 Dec 17 '12 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 Aug 13 '16 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. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 18 '12 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. – balanced mama Jan 4 '13 at 0:53

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