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The Order of Merlin (abbreviated O.M.) was a British award bestowed upon witches and wizards who had achieved great things for the Wizarding World. It had three different levels: First Class, Second Class, and Third Class.

Appearance and classes

The Order of Merlin consisted of a golden medal which hung on a coloured ribbon indicating its class. There were three different classes of Order of Merlin that were awarded:

  • First Class: Awarded for "acts of outstanding bravery or distinction" in magic. The colour of the ribbon for this class was green, which was believed to represent Merlin's Hogwarts house, Slytherin.
  • Second Class: Awarded for "achievement or endeavour beyond the ordinary." The colour of the ribbon for this class was purple.
  • Third Class: Awarded to individuals who "have made a contribution to our store of knowledge or entertainment." The colour of the ribbon for this class was white.

Known recipients

Order of Merlin, First Class

Name Verse/Creator Date Notes
Albus Dumbledore Epithalamium series 1945 Awarded for his victory over Gellert Grindelwald
Timothy Ashworth Superjokertv Unknown n/a
Minerva McGonagall Epithalamium series Unknown Awarded for her actions during the war against Voldemort.
Jason Glyndwr Cossack09 Unknown n/a

Order of Merlin, Second Class

Name Verse/Creator Date Notes
Donovar Crane SharkyBytesz 1970 Awarded for the capture of twelve Undesirables

Order of Merlin, Third Class

Name Verse/Creator Date Notes
Velia Le'Quella Chronias Unknown Awarded by her efforts to promote peace, security, and the integrity of the wizarding society.

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