Hogwarts Logo

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The word “Hogwarts” is familiar to millions of people all over the world due to the series of books about Harry Porter written by J.K. Rowling. No less familiar is the Harry Potter Hogwarts school logo.

Meaning and history

Hogwarts Logo

Harry Porter got education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The school is located somewhere in the mountains in Scotland. Its history dates back to the 10th century. As this magical institution is rather old, its logo looks like a medieval coat of arms with such traditional elements as a shield, a logo, animal symbols, etc.

To understand the meaning of the Harry Potter Hogwarts logo it is essential to know that the students there are divided into the following houses ‒ Gryffindor, to which Harry Porter belonged, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. There are four of them, so the shield which is depicted in the coat of arms is divided into four sections to represent each house, its mascot and the symbolic colors.

In the top left section there is a lion, the Gryffindor mascot, against a red background. Deep red and gold are this house’s colors. They symbolize courage, daring, and chivalry, the qualities valued by Gryffindor most of all.

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The top right section is for Slytherin. Its symbol is a serpent against a green and silver background. Such qualities as ambition, cunning, resourcefulness and determination are cherished here.

The Ravenclaw eagle is in the bottom right section against a blue and bronze background. Ravenclaw appreciates intelligence, creativity and wisdom.

In the bottom left section there is the Hufflepuff badger, a symbol of loyalty, patience and honesty. The background is yellow and black, which are the house’s colors.

The letter “H” on white in the middle of the shield evidently refers to “Hogwarts”. This distinctive Hogwarts letter features a very intricate typeface, which is not surprising if we take into consideration the character of the school and its ancient age.

Like every medieval school Hogwarts has a motto. It is written in a simple sans serif typeface in Latin on a ribbon beneath the shield. It says “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus”. In English it is “Never tickle a sleeping dragon”. The letters are all uppercase.

The Hogwarts logo black and white version inspires creativity and it is extremely popular with numerous fans of the book.

What is the meaning of the Hogwarts logo?


The ornate heraldic crest of the Hogwarts School depicts a classy shield divided into four parts, with each part having a symbol of one of the Hogwarts faculties drawn on it. The upper left segment is for Gryffindor and its Lion, the upper right segment represents Slytherin and its snake, the bottom left corner of the logo shows the badger of the Hufflepuff, and the bottom right segment is taken by the Ravenclaw’s eagle.

Why does it say Draco on the Hogwarts logo?
The “Draco” in the lettering, found on the Hogwarts logo, stands for the “Dragon”, as a part of the university’s motto — “Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon”.

What are the 4 Hogwarts mascots?
The four mascots of the four Hogwarts’ faculties are a Lion (Gryffindor), Snake (Slytherin), Badger (Hufflepuff), and Eagle (Ravenclaw).

What do the words at the bottom of the Hogwarts logo mean?
At the bottom of the Hogwarts badge, you can see a ribbon with Latin lettering, saying: “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus”, which can be translated as “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.”