Gryffindor Emblem
FounderGodric Gryffindor
Head Of HouseMinerva McGonagall
Emblem AnimalLion
House GhostNearly-Headless Nick
Common Room LocationGryffindor tower

Gryffindor is one of four houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students that are chosen to be in the house of Gryffindor tend to show traits such as bravery and chivalry. This house has a reputation of being reckless, as most of its members engage in heroic acts. The emblem can be found on the cloaks of all Gryffindor students, and the colours are also used on the scarfs.


[edit] Founder

The school was founded by four witches and wizards. The wizard that created the house under the Gryffindor name was Godric Gryffindor. He was the member of the four that was most in favour of allowing Muggle Borns into the school. His friendship with Salazar Slytherin deteriorated over time, and started the rivalry between Gryffindor and Slytherin. The rivalry took place because Salazar Slytherin wanted only pure bloods in the school, and Godric Gryffindor highly disagreed.

[edit] History

Gryffindor where seen to have had received favoritism through the years, and saw the Gryffindor name in the spotlight more often when Harry Potter was sorted into them. The founders of Dumbledore's Army were all Gryffindors. The enchanted hourglass for Gryffindor was filled with Rubies.

[edit] The Common Room

The common room is in one of the castle towers, with the entrance being on the seventh floor gaurded by a painting of the Fat Lady. She will only permit entrance to those that can state the correct password. The common room is a large room with a fire place, and sofas, all in the colours of Gryffindor. There are two staircases which lead up the the dormitories.

[edit] Quidditch Team

Gryffindor have there own Quidditch team, and they take on the challenge to win the Quidditch Cup. The team robes are a red colour, with gold edging, and the crest on the left.
Harry Potter with his Nimbus 2000 in Gryffindor Robes

[edit] Known players

Following is a list of players past and present.



  • James Potter (Ex-Captain)
  • Angelina Johnson (Ex-Captain)
  • Katie Bell
  • Alicia Spinnet
  • Ginny Weasley
  • Demelza Robbins
  • Dean Thomas (Sub)



  • Charlie Weasley (Ex-Captain)
  • Harry Potter (Captain)
  • Ginny Weasley (sub)

[edit] Matches

Gryffindor have the first match against Slytherin, usually at the start of November. These matches where always intense because of the rivalry between the two houses, with there always being an injury obtained. The second match of the year was against Hufflepuff, and held around the start of March. The last match was between Gryffindor at the end of May. Gryffindor won the cup in the year 1985-1986. Then again in 1993-94, an continously after that when it wasnt cancelled for reasons.

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