The most popular and even the most loved house of Harry Potter series, Gryffindor has many important members like Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Gryffindor house is founded by Godric Gryffindor and has brave, determinant and chivalrous wizards.
Gryffindor house’s symbol is a lion. Its coat has a lion symbol with scarlet and red colors. Gryffindor house has many important members in Hogwarts history. It is the most famous house of Hogwarts and especially known with Harry Potter and his family.
Gryffindor house members are known as brave, chivalrous and daring wizards. But those traits cause them act recklessly too often and this considered as the most important bad trait of Gryffindor wizards.
From the founder’s era, Gryffindor house is in a great rivalry with Slytherins. Founders of the houses, Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin were debating against each other about importance of pure blood wizards for many years and they were strongly opposed each other about the pure blood wizards.
Gryffindor house is also criticized by other houses, frequently. Especially Dumbledore’s favouritism for Gryffindor makes other houses angry. It is very clear, Dumbledore favour Gryffindor against other houses in many dire situations.
The rivalry was very clear at the Second Wizarding War, in Dumledore’s Army. Many students of Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor joined the army but there weren’t any members of Slytherin house. During the Hogwarts Battle, many Slytherin students left the castle or fight among with Lord Voldemort. But with the return of head of the house, Professor Slughorn, senior Slytherin students joined the defence of Hogwarts Castle.
Ghost of Gryffindor House
The ghost of Gryffindor house is Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, known as Nearly Headless Nick among students.
Notable Gryffindor Members
- Albus Dumbledore
- Fleamont Potter
- Fred Weasley
- George Weasley
- Ginny Weasley
- Hermione Granger
- Katie Bell
- Lily Evans
- Minerva Mcgonagall
- Neville Longbottom
- Peter Pettigrew
- Potter Ailesi
- Remus Lupin
- Ron Weasley
- Rubeus Hagrid
- Sirius Black
- In an interview, J.K Rowling answered the question of “Which house would the Sorting Hat sort former prime minister of United Kingdom Gordon Brown?”. She responded that the hat would sort him into Gryffindor.
- J.K Rowling is in the Gryffindor house on Pottermore.
- Twin sisters Padma Patil and Parvati Patil are Gryffindor in the movies but they are Ravenclaw in the books.