|“||You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve and chivalry, Set Gryffindors apart.||„|
|~ Sorting Hat, Determining students who exhibit qualities fit for Gryffindor.|
Gryffindor is one of the four Houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series that consists of many of the main Hogwarts students and supporting characters of the franchise, and is traditionally home to students who exhibit such traits as daring, brave and chivalrous. Given that most of the the franchise's heroes came from Gryffindor, they are the technical main protagonists of the series.
Its emblematic animal is the lion its colors are red and gold. The house ghost is Nearly-Headless Nick. Founded by Godric Gryffindor, the house is composed mostly of half-blood and Muggle-born students, due to its founder's respect for witches and wizards of all statuses. It was headed during Harry Potter's years at Hogwarts by Minerva McGonagall, who was also the Transfiguration teacher. Gryffindor house has a much positive reputation, with many claiming that it is the source of most noble wizards in Britain, notably Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter himself. It has a traditional rivalry with Slytherin, the antagonistic house that values ambition.
Gryffindor corresponds roughly with the element of fire.
notable Gryffindor as Harry Potter and Muggle-Born Students such as Hermione Granger and Harry's mother Lily Potter. Not only that, there are also few Purebloods which are Ron Weasley, his sister (and Harry's soulmate) Ginny Weasley and brothers, as well as Neville Longbottom.
|“||Said Gryffindor, We'll teach all those, With brave deeds to their name.||„|
|~ Sorting Hat explaining Godric's opinons on how the sorting would go.|
|“||By Gryffindor, The bravest were prized far beyond the rest.||„|
|~ Sorting Hat about Gryffindor values.|
|“||While the bravest and the boldest, Went to daring Gryffindor.||„|
|~ Sorting Hat about Gryffindor House.|
|“||The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries.||„|
|~ McGonagall about Gryffindor's reputation.|