The reputation of GryffindorEdit
Hogwarts has been around for almost one thousand years, meaning that Gryffindor, along with the other houses, have also been around for one thousand years.Bravery and Chivalry is what Gryffindor values. Gryffindors are noticed as brave and daring people, though sometimes people misread that for rule-breaking. People like Severus Snape, head of Gryffindor house, though this may be because of the rivalry between Gryffindor and Slytherin. Naturally Gryffindor and Slytherins loath each other on principle, the Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws tend to side with Gryffindors. Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin, the founders of the two houses, had a pure falling out, though in good reason. Godric Gryffindor did not apreciate Salazar Slytherins emphasis on the importance of pure-blooded witches and wizards. Slytherins beleive that any witch or wizard who is not pure-blooded is unworthy of magic, their awful name for muggleborns being 'mudbloods'. Muggleborns being unworthy of magic, is something that has being proven wrong more than once in Gryffindor. Lily Potter (nee Evans) was an excellent student, particularly in potions, where she was favoured by the current potions professor at the time; Horace Slughorn. Hermione Granger was an excellent student in all lessons, knowing almost every answer to every question asked, and someone that was often called a know-it-all, even by Severus Snape.
"One of my best friends is muggle-born. She's the best in our year."
-Harry Potter to Horace Slughorn on Hermione Granger.
Many Gryffindor's have been known for their bravery. Albus Dumbledore for example went on to do many honourable things. He found twelve uses for dragon blood, became an important member for the Order of the Phoenix and the Wizengamot, became proffeser of transfiguration and headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and came face to face with Voldemort in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Some Gryffindors went on to be Quidditch players or work for the Ministry of Magic as Aurors.
The Sorting Hat on GryffindorEdit
"You might belong in Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring nerve and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart."
-The Sorting Hat on Gryffindor.
According to the sorting hat, Gryffindors are brave and daring. The sorting hat tells the story of the fall out between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin. It tells us in 1995 the thoughts of Godric Gryffindor and which students he would wish to teach.
"Said Gryffindor 'We'll teach all those with brave deads to their name' "
-The Sorting Hat on Godric Gryffindor.
The Gryffindor Common RoomEditThe Gryffindor common room is in Gryffindo Tower. Usually, Only Gryffindors know where the Gryffindor common room is. The entrance to the Gryffindor common room on the seventh floor is gaurded by a portrait of the Fat Lady, she only allows students to enter if they know the regularly changing Gryffindor password.
"No password, no entry!"
-The Fat Lady.
- Caput Draconis
- Pig Snout
- Fortuna Major
- Scurvy Cur
- Banana Fritters
- Fairy lights
- Mimbulus mimbletonia
- Quid Agis
Behind the portrait of the Fat Lady lies the Gryffindor common room, a spacous room with a fireplace and comfortable armchairs. There are two staircases, one leading to the boys dormitories and one leading to the girls dormitories. The girls are aloud into the boys dormitories, however when the boys trie to get into the girls dormitories the staircase turns into a slide, thus making the boys unable to get up the stairs. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley discovered this in their fifth year at Hogwarts.
|Gryffindor||Time at Hogwarts||Who are they?|
|Harry James Potter||1991-1997||'The boy who lived' and 'The chosen one'. A seeker for the Quidditch team and a member of the Slug club. Found the philosiphers stone, defeated a basilisk in the chamber of secrets, fought a hundred dementors at once, competed in the triwizard tournament, fought in the Battle of the department of mysteries, destroyed all the horcruxes and defeated Voldemort.|
|Ronald Billius Weasley||1991-1997||A Weasley family member, who became best friends with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger in his first year at Hogwarts. Became keep on Gryffindor Quidditch team and a prefect.|
|Hermione Granger||1991-1997 She then went back in 1999 and became a N.E.W.T student.||A muggle-born witch capable of extrodinary magic who became best friends with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley in her first year. Became a prefect and a member of the Slug club. Invented and founded S.P.E.W.|
|Neville Longbottom||1991-1998||A pure-blood wizard, who's parents were tortured with the crutiatous curse by a gang of death eaters. Became herbology teacher and married Hannah Abott.|
|Ginny Weasley||1992-1999||A member of the Weasley family, who ended marrying Harry Potter. A chaser and temporary seeker for Gryffindor Quidditch team.|
|James Potter||1971-1978||Was a seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, became head boy. Was an animagus in the form of a stag. Became member of the Order of the Phoenix. Married Lily Evans and was murdered by Voldemort.|
|Lily Evans||1971-1978||Head girl, member of the Slug Club. Became member of the Order of the Phoenix, married James Potter and was murdered by Voldemort.|
|Sirius Black||1971-1978||Member of the Black family, and the only one that wasn't in Slytherin. An Animagus in the form of a dog and became a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange.|
|Remus Lupin||1971-1978||Prefect. Was a werewolf and the reason for the plainting of the whomping willow. Married Nymphadora Tonks and had a baby boy. Was killed by a death eater.|
|Peter Pettigrew||1971-1978||Animagus in the form of a rat. Joined the Order of the Phoenix, but turned on them and joined the Death Eaters. Eventually was killed by his own silver hand.|
|Minerva McGonagoll||1937-1944||Became transfiguration proffesor and head of house, then headmistress at Hogwarts.|
|Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington||15th Centuary||Was hit in the neck with an axe 45 times. Now the house ghost.|
|Albus Dumbledore||1899-1899||Became transfiguration proffesor then headmaster at Hogwarts. Was killed by Severus Snape.|
|Rubeus Hagrid||1940-1943||Was expelled in his third year for unleashing the monster within the chamber of secrets, though he was innocent.|
|Fat Lady||Unknown||Now sits in a portrait and gaurds the Gryffindor tower.|
|Arthur Weasley||1961-1968||Became a member of the Order of the Phoenix, worked for ministry of magic in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts office. Eventually married Molly Prewwet.|
|Molly Prewett||1961-1968||Beecame a member of the Order of the Phoenix, had seven children and eventually married Arthur Weasley.|
|Bill Weasley||1982-1989||Head boy. Became a member of the Order of the Phoenix, works for Gringotts. Eventually married Fleur Delacour.|
|Charles Weasley||1984-1991||Seeker and captain of the Quidditch team. Works with Dragons in Romania. Joined Order of the Phoenix.|