Founder: Rowena Ravenclaw
Established: c. 9th/10th century
House Colors: Blue and Bronze (book) or Blue and Silver (movie)
Mascot: Eagle (book) or Raven (movie)
Qualities: Wit, Wisdom, Learning, Creativity and Intelligence
Ghost: The Grey Lady aka Helena Ravenclaw
Artifact: Rowena Ravenclaw’s Lost Diadem
Motto: “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure”.
Head: Professor Filius Flitwick, Charms teacher
Sorting Hat has Said:
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”
“For Ravenclaw, the cleverst
Would always be the best.”
“Said Ravenclaw, ‘We’ll teach those whose
Intelligence is surest.’ “
“And only those of sharpest mind
Were taught by Ravenclaw.”
Location: Ravenclaw Tower, which is located on the west side of the castle; the entrance is a door at the top of a tightly winding spiral staircase that leads up from the fifth floor. The door has neither handle nor keyhole, but a talking bronze knocker in the shape of an eagle. Rather than asking for a conventional password, the knocker will ask a question; if answered correctly, the knocker will compliment the person on the answer and the door will swing open.
The common room, like the other House common rooms, is decorated in House colours (blue and bronze silk wall hangings, in this case, and a midnight-blue carpet decorated with stars). The room is wide, circular, and very airy, with a domed ceiling painted with stars, and walls with graceful arched windows that provide a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. There are bookcases, tables, and chairs, and opposite the entrance is another door leading to the dormitories. Beside this door is a plinth on which stands a life-size statue in white marble of Rowena Ravenclaw wearing her diadem.
Known Ravenclaws: Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Moaning Myrtle, Padma Patil, Terry Boot, Michael Corner, Anthony Goldstein, Marietta Edgecombe, Gilderoy Lockhart, Penelope Clearwater, Stewart Ackerley,Marcus Belby, Mandy Brocklehurst, Randolph Burrow, Eddie Carmichael, Stephen Cornfoot, Roger Davies, Kevin Entwhistle, Duncan Inglebee, Su Li, Grant Page, Orla Quirke, Jason Samuels, Jeremy Stretton, Lisa Turpin