Monday, October 19, 2020

Heroes of Ravenclaw

While on my second clinical rotation recently I inadvertently got everyone taking the Pottermore sorting quiz. I’m a loyal Hufflepuff, so I’ve wanted houses outside of Gryffindor to get their due respect. To that end, I’ve written about heroes from Hufflepuff and Slytherin. Now it’s time for Ravenclaw’s turn.

Luna Lovegood

Though not introduced until the second half of the series, Luna became an indispensable part of the team. She was instrumental in getting Harry's true account published in The Order of the Phoenix, she fought at the Ministry of Magic, and after being held captive for months she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts. If anyone thinks Luna shouldn’t be top of this list, you need to re-read the story again.

Moaning Myrtle

In a way the most heroic thing Myrtle did was NOT ratting out the trio as they brewed the Polyjuice Potion in The Chamber of Secrets. However, she also gave them critical information that kept the trio moving forward; she gave them the final clue about the Chamber’s location and she helped Harry figure out the golden egg. RIP Myrtle Warren, but at least your afterlife was well spent… although she did align herself with Malfoy at one point too...

The Grey Lady

Another Ravenclaw that made some mistakes in life, but played an important role in the downfall of Voldemort. While he was at Hogwarts, the Grey Lady (known in life as Helena Ravenclaw) was tricked by Tom Riddle into telling him where her mother’s lost diadem was. But in the end, she was the one who told Harry where it was so that he could use the information to defeat Voldemort.

Mr. Ollivander

He may not have fought, but he was another that gave Harry vital information for his quest to defeat Voldemort. After being tortured for information about Harry’s wand and the Elder Wand, Garrick Ollivander was rescued and he taught Harry crucial wandlore that enabled him to defeat Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Professor Flitwick

Though small in size, Flitwick was a mighty Charms master. When things started getting out of hand in the second half of the series, Flitwick fought against Umbridge and Death Eaters. And in The Deathly Hallows he and other professors went out of their way to protect students from the Carrows. 

DA Members

Several Ravenclaws joined Dumbledore’s Army during The Order of the Phoenix. Some were less trustworthy, like Cho’s friend Marietta. However, there were plenty like Padma Patil, Michael Corner, and Terry Boot who stuck with the DA until the end and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts. Of those three, only Padma was confirmed to have survived the final battle.

Who is your favorite Ravenclaw? Which house do you claim? And finally, are you as impatient for the third Fantastic Beasts as I am?

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