Gryffindor House was founded by and named after Godric Gryffindor.  He came
from the moors and was one of the four founders of Hogwarts.  He believed
that anyone who showed magical ability should be allowed to attend Hogwarts.
The sorting hat belonged to him.  That and his ruby handled sword survives
and is in the possession of Albus Dumbledore.

You MIght Belong In Gryffindor,
Where Dwell The Brave At Heart,
Their Daring, Nerve And Chivalry
Set Gryffindors Apart.

House Symbol
The lion was probably chosen by Godric Gryffindor because throughout history it has been a symbol of power, kingship, courage, and nobility.  These were the characteristics he wanted to instil in the students.
House Banner
The House Banner
The house banner is hung in the great hall for 1 year.  The house winning the house cup each  year has their banners hung for the following year.  Gryffindor won the house banner in 1991- 1994
Head of House
Minerva Mc Gonagall
Professor McGonagall is the head of Gryffindor House, the deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, teaches Transfiguration, and is an Animagus capable of turning into a cat.  She is a strict and clever witch who is harder on the students of her own house. 
House Ghost
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-
(Nearly Headless Nick)  He died in a 
botched execution on Oct. 31, 1492.
He was hit forty-five times in the neck 
with a blunt axe, but a half inch of skin and sinew remained connecting his head to the rest of his body. 
The Portrait of the Fat Lady
The entrance to Gryffindor Tower is located on the seventh floor.  It is behind a large painting of a fat lady in a pink silk dress.  If you know the right password to tell her, she swings open to reveal a round opening in the wall
Quidditch Cup 1994
The house colours and quidditch robes for Gryffindor are scarlet and gold.  The Captain and Keeper was Oliver Wood, the Seeker, Harry Potter. the Chasers, Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet, and the Beaters, Fred and George Weasley. 
Famous Gryffindors
Albus Dumbledor
Albus Dumbledore is 150 years old,  Headmaster of Hogwarts, ex-Transfiguration Professor, Order of Merlin First Class, Head Mugwump, and considered one of the best wizards of all time.  He has a pet phpenix, Fawkes.

Gryffindor Common Room

Members of Griffindor House

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