This house crest boasts Ravenclaw’s signature colours of blue and bronze. The two colours are evocative of the air element, representing the sky and eagle feathers. Of course, the original Hogwarts crest was designed to showcase all four houses in one single emblem, but this pin will let you show everyone that you belong in this wise-hearted house.
House founder, Rowena Ravenclaw, ‘from glen’ was the most brilliant witch of her time. Known for her wit and love of learning, she wore a diadem – just like this pin – that was said to grant wisdom to the wearer.
You’ll notice the words: wit, learning, and wisdom adorning this diadem pin. These are all Ravenclaw qualities. An example of a student who possessed these traits, as well as a lot of love and loyalty was Luna Lovegood, friend to Harry Potter and the whole wizarding world.
This pin reminds us of the house decorations that adorn the Great Hall at the end of the school year. At the feast, the house that has won the House Cup will be heroed in coloured banners like these. The blue and bronze in this pin lets us know that in your heart, Ravenclaw wins every time!
The eagle represents Ravenclaw and appears in many places throughout Hogwarts – including the bronze eagle knocker of the Ravenclaw common room! The eagle is a symbol of strength, immortality and closely linked to gods Zeus and Odin.
The Grey Lady is the Ravenclaw house ghost, and not as talkative as the likes of Nearly Headless Nick or the Fat Friar. In life, the Grey Lady was Helena Ravenclaw, daughter of house founder, Rowena Ravenclaw. Her tale is however, a rather tragic one. Read about it here.
Hogwarts is a chilly place, so a scarf is definitely a must! Plus, at Quidditch matches, these house scarves often made an appearance when cheering on fellow Ravenclaws. You’ll notice that this pin also includes some wise words from the Sorting Hat about the kind of witches and wizards who belong in Ravenclaw. Every year the Sorting Hat sings a different song about dividing the students into the four houses. You can find out your own Hogwarts house here.