Saturday, 20 April 2013

R is for Ravenclaw

And I continue with the Harry Potter themed posts.

"Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind."

I mentioned the other day that I ended up in Ravenclaw, so I though today, I'd talk about my house.

As you can see from the Sorting Hat's song above, Ravenclaw values wit, intelligence, wisdom, but also creativity, originality and individuality.

The founder of Rawenclaw House is Rowena Ravenclaw. The house ghost is the Gray Lady. The house colours are blue and bronze and the emblem is the soaring eagle.

The common room is located at the top of Ravenclaw Tower and a password is not required to enter. The door that leads into the common room only has a bronze, eagle shaped knocker on it. When you rap on the door, it will ask you a logical question, a riddle. If you can answer it correctly, you can enter, but if you can't you'll have to stand there until someone who can comes along.

"Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure."
                                                                   Rowena Ravenclaw

Ravenclaw has given the wizarding world some of the smartest, most intelligent and most eccentric wizards of all time. Most notable ones are Uric the Oddball, who wore a jellyfish for a hat, Ignatia Wildsmith, the inventor of floo powder, Laverne de Montmorency, a pioneer of love potions, and Perpetua Fancourt, the inventor of the lunascope. And let's not forget Gorrick Ollivander, Myrtle, Filius Flitwick, Quirinus Quirrell, Cho Chang and of course Luna Lovegood.

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