Gryffindors are known with their courage and chivalry and they are the most effective house of Hogwarts History.


The most popular and even the most loved house of Harry Potter seriesGryffindor 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.

Gryffindor house members proved their braveness many times. Especially groups like Dumbledore’s Army and Order of the Phoenix founded by Gryffindors and the house contributed greatly by many members.


From the founder’s era, Gryffindor house is in a great rivalry with Slytherins. Founders of the housesGodric 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.  

However, even Gryffindor house criticized by other houses, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff houses are in same mind-set with Gryffindors and move along with them. Gryffindor’s only rival is Slytherin house.

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

Special Notes

  • 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.


Michael Shaner

Written by Michael Shaner

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