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These Scientists Just Discovered A Spider That Uncannily Looks Like The "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat

Eriovixia gryffindori, as it was later christened, is named after one of the Hogwarts founders, Godric Gryffindor.

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World, meet Eriovixia gryffindori — the spider that looks like the Sorting Hat and has been named after one of the Hogwarts founders, Godric Gryffindor.

Javed Ahmed

"When we first saw the spider, our collective thoughts were, 'It looks just like the sorting hat, from the films!' Being on the same wavelength, we decided to name the spider, after Godric Gryffindor," Ahmed told BuzzFeed.

Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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