Newly-discovered Spider From India Looks Eerily Similar To The Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'


A new spider species found in the central Western Ghats in Karnataka, India, bears an uncanny resemblance to the sorting hat in the Harry Potter films.

The spider, Eriovixia Gryffindori, is named after the original owner of the hat, Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


These are Mumbai-based naturalists Javed Ahmed, Rajashree Khalap, and Sumukha J.N.

While on a recent trip to the Western Ghats for some research they discovered a small spider.

We are sure Harry Potter fans will see the similarity.

World, meet Eriovixia Gryffindori!

The spider that looks like the Sorting Hat was named after one of the Hogwarts founders, Godric Gryffindor.

The spider even made its way to Queen J.K. Rowling, who seemed mighty pleased with the little buggo.

Isn't it just wonderful?

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