Tag: Ravenclaw

All the Reasons Why Ravenclaw is the Best House

Happy Ravenclaw Pride Day, fellow Hogwarts students. While Gryffindors are known for their bravery, Slytherins for their ambition, and Hufflepuffs for their hard work and kindness, we Ravenclaws are known for our intelligence. As one of the two less popular houses, Ravenclaw is not often talked about. That’s unfortunate because Ravenclaw is the best house. Here’s why.

1. Luna Lovegood is  Ravenclaw

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Luna Lovegood deserves her own list as to why she’s the best character in Harry Potter, but that’s a different story for a different day. Luna is a quintessential Ravenclaw, wise and original. She was known for her optimism (braving constant teasing from other students and the loss of her mother with a smile on her face), her uniqueness (her defining character trait is quirkiness), and her sense of friendship (like when she comforts Harry after the death of Sirius Black).  Luna is a beloved fan favorite for a reason. And us Ravenclaws have bragging rights to say she’s one of ours!

Other cool Ravenclaws include Professor Flitwick, Padma Patil, and Cho Chang.

2. Our core values are wisdom, creativity, originality, and acceptance

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Ravenclaw is known as “the smart house,” While it is true we’re known for our intelligence, what’s more important to us is wisdom, how we apply our knowledge, and our intelligence. We also value creativity and thinking outside the box. Originality and acceptance are two other traits that we value. What makes you different is what makes you special, and it is an asset.

3. The Ravenclaw common room is the coolest

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In true Ravenclaw fashion, you have to solve a riddle to get into Ravenclaw tower. But once you get in, it’s gorgeous. Furnished and decorated in the house’s blue colors, the night sky is reflected in the domed ceilings. How cool is that? The Ravenclaw common room also has its own personal library, which, while not as big as the school’s library, has about the same amount of books. It also apparently has the best views of the castle grounds. Ravenclaws truly lucked out with common rooms.

4. We speak our minds

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Ravenclaws are also known for being quite blunt. Luna Lovegood, for example, always spoke very matter-factly. She admitted that another beloved fan-favorite, Hagrid, was “not a very good teacher” and broke the news to Ron that Padma Patil didn’t like being his yule ball date. Other Ravenclaw students sided with Cedric Diggory over Harry Potter during the Triwizard Tournament, openly admitting that they thought Harry did something to get into the tournament.  Sure, being brutally honest isn’t always the best thing, but you can always count on a Ravenclaw to give it to you with candor.

5. ravenclaws are intuitive

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A lot of the time, people who value knowledge and wisdom also have intuition and are deeply empathetic. Ravenclaws play close attention to the world around us, and we can often read our friends like we read a book.

So, Ravenclaws be sure to rep your house with pride, not just on Ravenclaw day, but every day.

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5 Non-Harry Potter Characters Who Are Definitely Ravenclaws

Since its release, the Harry Potter series has pulled other shows into its universe. Fans of all kinds love to categorize their favorite characters into one of the four Hogwarts houses. So, in honor of Ravenclaw Pride Day, here are five non-Potter characters that show all the signs of a true Ravenclaw!

  1. Sam Winchester from Supernatural

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Sam Winchester is the true research king of the Supernatural universe. He knows everything about everything, and in a world overflowing with new creatures, Sam is ready to learn. Add Sam’s witty personality and his love for teaching others, and you’ve got a Ravenclaw on your hands. And don’t forget the fact that he (as a homeless teen) got a full-ride merit scholarship to Stanford University.

  1. Matilda from Matilda

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The intellectual, witty Matilda is the epitome of a Ravenclaw. Her love for learning, books, and that clever personality sorts her into the house of blue and gold. But don’t get it confused, Matilda learns on her own time, like any good Ravenclaw. She would be bored with monotonous studies, eager to learn what she can from her wagon of books. Matilda has enough ambition and brainpower to wow any Hogwarts professor, and she can move things with her mind! She’s already such a great witch.

 

  1. Stiles Stilinski from Teen Wolf

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Here’s to another researching king. Stiles Stilinski: smart, loyal, clever, and witty. After finding out that his best friend had been bitten by a werewolf, Stiles dives headfirst into the supernatural world. His wit and humor keeps his friends afloat as despair takes them head-on, but it’s his intellect that saves them time and time again. And maybe that Mountain Ash trick means he really can do magic.

  1. Alice from Alice in Wonderland

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Alice, so bored with the teachings of her sister that she gets lost in a book and transported to a new world. Well, isn’t that cliché? Alice is quite the Ravenclaw. She is eager to explore and learn more about the world she’s been transported to, but she is still a daydreamer, meant to spend her days in the Ravenclaw tower with Luna Lovegood. Alice is also a clever girl; creative enough to wiggle her way out of any tough spot.

  1. Rainbow Johnson from Black-ish

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Seeing as she’s a doctor, it’s obvious that Rainbow is all about the books. She’s a studious woman that sees intellect as a personality trait. But Rainbow is also a wise, caring mother. She loves her children and wants them to express themselves, to be creative and clever like she is. Rainbow values to individualistic nature of Ravenclaws, carving her own path through her life and her marriage.

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