Rowena Ravenclaw, ‘from glen’, was the most brilliant witch of her time, but her story is a sad one. Known for her wit and love of learning, she wore a diadem (like a tiara) that brought her wisdom.
However, Rowena’s own daughter grew jealous of her mother’s incredible intelligence. Helena Ravenclaw stole her mother’s diadem and ran away.
Desperate to see her daughter one last time, Rowena sent a man to bring Helena home. Unfortunately, that man was the Bloody Baron, who was in love with Helena, and stabbed her in a rage when she refused to come home. After Helena was tragically killed, legend tells us that Rowena Ravenclaw died of a broken heart. No wonder Helena’s ghost, which became Ravenclaw’s house ghost, often roams the corridors in silence.