The cream and grey coloured cushions in front of the fireplace and low, long tables scattered across the Aquila common room are perfect for the usually tradition-defying Aquilas. Never one to follow the flock without thought, students Sorted into Aquila rarely mesh well with authority figures. Aquilas are often strategic and cunning, which often leads them to personal victory. It was this trait that inspired the House's name: the Aquila constellation, victorious mascot of Zeus, King of the Gods. Interestingly, despite a traditional animosity between the Houses of Aquila and Lyra, in myth the two have sometimes been related as consorts.