“You might belong in Gryffindor / Where dwell the brave at heart / Their daring, nerve, and chivalry / Set Gryffindors apart” —The Sorting Hat.
If you were to sit in the Great Hall with the Sorting Hat on your head, where would you end up? If the Hat thinks you belong in Gryffindor, have no fear! You’re in great company and tradition.
Here were are! Presenting the list of top 10 fascinating facts about Gryffindor!
10)NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
Hogwarts students who are sorted into this House are known to be brave, courageous, daring, and determined. Its crest is depicts a lion’s head, and its colors are gold and scarlet.
9) GHOSTLY GRYFFINDOR
Hogwarts is known for having ghosts, and Gryffindor House has its very own spectre: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington. To the students he’s more often known as Nearly Headless Nick. Nick’s beheading was, unfortunately, botched, despite the 45 chops that tried to take his noggin off!
8)THE KEEPER OF THE TOWERS
The Fat Lady, also sometimes referred to as The Pink Lady in The Prisoner of Azkaban video game, lives in the enchanted painting that guards the door to Gryffindor House. One must give her the password in order to access Gryffindor tower, and along with it the common room and dormitories of the House. The Fat Lady is a former Gryffindor herself, and is also known to change the password frequently, so you better keep your wits about you.
Gryffindor tower looks over the Quidditch Pitch, Hogwarts Lake, and the Forbidden Forest. It features a portrait of Godric Gryffindor hanging over the fireplace, which is surrounded by cozy chairs. Other portraits of former Heads of this house as well as mythical creatures adorn the walls.
6) DON’T DITCH YOUR BROOMSTICK
- The Gryffindor Quidditch team has had a varied record over the years. During the 1691-1692 school year, they suffered a terrible defeat; it would take 300 years to beat that record loss. During Harry Potter’s school years, however, they won the Quidditch Cup three times. Bonus fact: The Weasley siblings have played Keeper, Chaser, Beater, and Seeker collectively. Charlie Weasley was even Gryffindor Quidditch Captain
5) WHO’S A GRYFFINDOR?
Some of the more notable Gryffindors include: Dumbledore, McGonagall, Rubeus Hagrid, Sirius Black, James and Lily Potter and their son Harry, Arthur and Molly
Weasley and all of their children, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, and Remus Lupin.
4) DON’T YOU DARE MESS WITH HER!
McGonagall is the last known Head of House for Gryffindor. She dropped the position when she took over as Headmaster of Hogwarts in 1998 after the Second Wizarding War, and there is no record of her successor.
McGonagall once said, “The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries.” That’s a long time, and a big reputation to live up to, if you ask us!
Godric Gryffindor had a sword made for him by a goblin, Ragnuk the First. The blade is pure silver and inset with rubies, and appears to any Gryffindor who finds themselves in need of it. Because it is made with Goblin silver, it imbibes itself with substances that make it stronger, and never requires cleaning. That’ll come in handy whenever Ron needs it. What? Sorry guys, but your fave is messy.
1) BAD BLOOD EH?
The Gryffindor and Slytherin Houses are known for their rivalry, which dates back to the founding days of Hogwarts. Salazar Slytherin believed in pure-bloods, while the latter felt otherwise.
“You don’t choose magic..
It chooses you.”
The same thing goes for houses as well.
The sorting hat,which once belonged to the founder of Gryffindor ‘sorts’ the first years into their respective houses.These houses would be their families and home for their time at Hogwarts-The school of wizards and witchcraft!
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