Ravenclaw is one of four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s the house most noted for having smart students, making the house in some ways comparable to Slytherin who has a reputation for cunning and resourcefulness. The emblematic animal of Ravenclaw is an eagle, which people are represented as wearing on their robes. The colours associated with Ravencrow are silver and blue; blue was considered to represent intelligence while silver suggested wisdom. It is the only house in which the Sorting Hat causes the first-year students to choose their house name, rather than having it assigned to them.

Ravenclaw was formed after a schism within the once all-powerful House of Gryffindor. The founding members of Ravenclaw were Slughorn, Sybill Trelawney, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. It was founded by Sybil Trelawney and Helga Hufflepuff, in order to be different from Gryffindor which they found, was becoming too self-congratulatory. They also wanted a place for students who would be smarter than most others. The house has the least amount of students from which to choose and is by far the most difficult to be sorted into. The symbol of Ravenclaw is an eagle, and its colours are blue and silver. The mascot is an eagle named Ravi, which was found by a student named Helena Ravenclaw.

Ravenclaw values intelligence above all else, with the exception of bravery. These characteristics represent the traits that are valued within the house: creativity; wisdom; cleverness; wit; language skills (especially nomenclature and elocution); learning; erudition; resourcefulness. Ravenclaws are thought to be the smartest House of Hogwarts, and they take advantage of their intelligence by being cunning and creating new ways to do things.

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