Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.
Favorite Hogwarts Ghost
This is a really interesting topic, as a general rule I kind of love all of the Hogwarts Ghosts. It's just so cool to me that a bunch of them live at Hogwarts and each house has a specific ghost. It is a bit bittersweet of course when you think of how they chose to stay behind and not...go on, but I've still always really enjoyed their presence throughout the books. I've always been partial to Nearly Headless Nick since we get to know him the most and I really like the actor who portrayed him, John Cleese. I wanted to give him a shout-out because instead I decided on going with:
The Grey Lady
The Grey Lady is the ghost of Ravenclaw (♥) and she remains largely unknown until Deathly Hallows. I loved finding out about her past, her heartbreak and how she came to hide one of Tom's Horcruxes. Because of that last bit there, she played a pivotal part in Harry's quest and that makes her very special to me.
More on the Grey Lady:
Helena Ravenclaw (late 10th century — early 11th century), known as the Grey Lady after her death, was a witch and Rowena Ravenclaw's daughter. She attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was Sorted into Ravenclaw house. At some point, she stole her mother's diadem and ran away to Albania. Rowena became fatally ill, and hoping to see her daughter one last time, sent the Bloody Baron, a man who harboured an unrequited love for Helena, to find her. The Baron killed Helena when she refused to return with him, before killing himself out of regret for what he had done. She and the Baron eventually returned as ghosts to Hogwarts Castle, where Helena became and continues to be the Ghost of Ravenclaw House.-Harry Potter Wikia