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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
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.