Gryffindor is one of the houses of Hogwarts in the world of the ‘Harry Potter’ books and movies. It’s the house of the titular character and most of his friends; in the lore, the house is comprised from courageous, brave and daring people. The colors of Gryffindor are gold and red, the symbol is a lion.
Meaning and History
Gryffindor, founded by Godric Gryffindor in the early 10th century, is one of the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the popular Harry Potter series. Known for its courageous and brave members, Gryffindor has achieved numerous notable accomplishments throughout its history. Its students have demonstrated exceptional bravery, such as the legendary trio Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, who played instrumental roles in defeating the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Gryffindor has also won the House Cup multiple times, showcasing its excellence in academics, sports, and overall house unity. Today, Gryffindor continues to uphold its reputation as a house that values courage, chivalry, and determination, providing a nurturing environment for young witches and wizards to develop their magical abilities and character.
What is Gryffindor?
Gryffindor is a fictional house in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It is one of the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, known for its values of courage, bravery, and chivalry. Gryffindor students are often associated with the protagonist, Harry Potter.
1997 – today
The emblem was described in the first book of the series, although there have been many variations and interpretations since.
The usual depiction is that of a golden shield-shaped frame with a red cloth inside. Sometimes, the cloth is checkered with scarlet and golden portions. The lion is always present on the logo is a ‘rampant’ (standing upright) pose, and it’s usually yellow. Some versions also have a yellow ribbon nearby saying the name of the house is the usual HP font.