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The House of Ravenclaw

 

Founder: Rowena Ravenclaw
House Colors: Blue and Bronze
Animal Symbol: Eagle
Traits: Wise
House Ghost: Grey Lady
Common Room: Ravenclaw Tower
Element: Air

The Motto: “Wit beyond measure, Is man’s greatest treasure.”

The House of Ravenclaw is one of the four famous Houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The House was named after Rowena Ravenclaw. Rowena Ravenclaw is considered as one of the greatest witches of her time. She was considered beautiful but intimidating. Long time legend has it she passed away from a broken heart when her daughter Helena Ravenclaw ran away with her diadem.

The House colors chosen by Rowena Ravenclaw were blue and bronze. The animal representing the house is a eagle. Followed by the traits which are wise, creativity, originality, individuality and acceptance. The House ghost was Grey Lady who was a former student at Hogwarts and did belong to House of Ravenclaw. Unlike the other former students who were sorted into each house, the Grey Lady is Rowena Ravenclaw’s daughter which makes the Grey Lady a legacy.

The Ravenclaw Common room is located at the Ravenclaw Tower on the west side of Hogwarts. Students access the dormitories by answered a riddle as opposed to passwords like the other two houses. Unlike the strict rule of non-members entering the common room, for Ravenclaw it was actually okay to answer the riddle. Lastly the element of the House of Ravenclaw is air.