With the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them creeping closer, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been busy introducing fans to new parts of the wizarding world.

Through both, we learn about the American school and its founder, an Irish woman named Isolt Sayre.

The writing unveils a lot more specifics, but the video will certainly capture your attention if you loved the Harry Potter books.

Like Rowling s original hero, Isolt is an orphan, and her story features a pureblood-loving villain, a unique connection to snakes, and a special wand.

Love, loyalty, and revenge are also key to the tale, adding still more familiar elements.

A huge difference, though, is the time period and setting; Isolt was born in Ireland around 1603 and ended up taking the Mayflower to the New World in 1620.

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