It's one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the Harry Potter series: What Hogwarts House do you belong in? As a hardcore Potterhead, you've probably taken what feels like a million quizzes to try to determine your true house. While you probably have a good idea of which house you belong in, these Harry Potter sorting hat candles on Etsy may help you find out, once and for all, where you stand. And since you're still patiently waiting for your acceptance letter to arrive via owl, a candle could be the closest you'll get to placing the hat on your head and letting the magic unfold.
A sorting hat candle reveals which house you belong to in a sweet-smelling way. You light your candle, and as the wax burns down, your house color reveals itself. Some candles even change scents as you begin to see the red for Gryffindor, blue for Ravenclaw, yellow for Hufflepuff, and green for Slytherin. If you're ready to let fate (or a candle) decide, now is the prime time to add any one of these Harry Potter candles available on Etsy to your shopping cart.
However, if you're unsure about supporting the franchise after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling came under fire for posting an irresponsible transphobic tweet on June 6, 2020, you're not alone. Responding to an article on Devex.com about creating a more equal world post-COVID-19 for people who menstruate, Rowling tweeted, "‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"
On June 8, 2020,Daniel Radcliffe also posted a length rebuke of Rowling's tweet on The Trevor Project website. "Transgender women are women," Radcliffe wrote. "Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I." Radcliffe's response was warmly welcomed on Twitter, especially by those struggling to reconcile their love for the Harry Potter series with Rowling's offensive, hateful comments.
Knowing that the purchase of a sorting house candle supports small-business owners and not Rowling, fans of the Harry Potter books and movies can do their part to support businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Buying from a seller on Etsy puts money directly into their pockets, and these sellers are shipping out sweet-smelling goods.