Written by Essa Nazari
With a new year upon us, it has become a bit of a tradition to write about the Heads of Houses to serve as an introduction to our first years.
The first first set of questions that I asked him was house specific starting with what were his plans the Ravenclaw house. Professor Eidolon stated, “My plans are to nurture this house and to see each of you grow into fine examples of witches and wizards. It is my goal to see you all flourish.” I quickly followed this question up with if he had any plans for house clubs or events. To this, Professor Eidolon stated that, “If these are things the House show interest in, I would certainly host such things. Last year, a particular student of mine requested house Tai Chi and I held several sessions allowing students to meditate together.” I asked him how he felt about punishment and what his preferred method of it was. Those of us who are older remember past Heads of Houses seemed to enjoy using house wide detentions for the mildest of missteps, however, Professor Eidolon states that “There is no one shoe fits all method of discipline for children. What works for one, may not work for another. Additionally I like to ensure the punishment fits the crime, so it depends on what the student is guilty of.” A welcome sign for everyone, young and old in the eagle’s house. It is clear that Professor Eidolon has a plan for the Ravenclaw house that will serve to meet their needs while encouraging their various interests and passions. A very good thing for a house whose members were once described as cats in how we operate and think.
My questions then took a different turn about himself and his background. What lead Professor Eidolon to becoming our head of house. I asked him about what his background. He was sorted into the Ravenclaw house (which is a given, I mean he is the head of house…that’s kinda a requirement). But he came from a half blood family, his father a muggle and his mother a witch. His favorite subject during school, interestingly enough, wasn’t divinations. He recalls his divinations professor to be “skeptic, why she chose to teach the subject I’ll never know, but she brought much frustration and hatred for the class…” He then admitted that even though divinations has always been dear to him, transfiguration was his favorite because of how opposite it is to the divinations arts. I also asked him what he liked to do for fun he said that he likes to go for long walks, playing the cello, reading, and attending muggle traveling carnivals.”
Finally, I asked Professor Eidolon if he had any tips or words of wisdom for the house. This is what he said, “The only tips I could offer the House as a whole are these. The first, do not take House Points too seriously. I know it has been drilled into many of your heads, but winning the House Cup is simply something which will not matter to you much outside these halls. It is a matter of pride, but not import. And the second, do not fret if you feel you don’t belong. I never thought I did either. Besides my tendency to appear as something other than a stereotypical Ravenclaw, there were my differences from my peers as a whole. It’s okay though. The most important thing is to be true to yourself.”
Wise words indeed from the leader of the Ravenclaws. Here’s to looking towards a great year.