Are you a Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw of Gryffindor? Harry Potter is one of the most revered franchises in popular culture and every Potterhead around the world has a wizarding house that he or she identifies with and tries to emulate. If you really want to know which house you would be a part of, you can visit the Pottermore website to find out for sure where you belong. This is your virtual sorting hat. Maybe you even have a scarf you wear that represents you favorite House in Hogwarts, or you simply embody the characteristics of a typical member of one of the houses.
If you have a bit of an edge maybe you consider yourself to be a Slytherin like the gothic but ultimately extremely heroic Professor Snape, who was portrayed by late actor Alan Rickman. To be a member of Slytherin you must be practical, sly, cunning and sometimes even downright dastardly if you hope to get ahead in the world of wizards and witches. If you are loyal and a good friend perhaps you are a Hufflepuff like the star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander. You might be a Ravenclaw, like Luna Lovegood, if you have a passion for learning and interest in discovering new things. But what if you are a true hero willing to sacrifice yourself for others and the greater good? If that’s the case, then you are most likely a Gryffindor like the famous wizards Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
How much do you know about the most famous and revered wizarding house in Hogwarts? If you are an extreme Harry Potter fan you might fancy yourself an expert, but perhaps there are a few facts you didn’t know about the legendary House of Gryffindor. Here’s a look at 15 facts you probably didn’t know about House Gryffindor.
15 Gryffindor & Slytherin Founders Were Friends
14 J.K. Rowling Is A Gryffindor
13 Gryffindors Are Skilled in Transfiguration
12 Gryffindor Crest Based on English Coat of Arms
11 Many Gryffindors Joined Dumbledore’s Army
10 The Crazy Passwords to the Gryffindor Common
9 Gryffindor Did Have Terrible Quidditch Seasons
8 Neville Longbottom Didn’t Want to be in Gryffindor
7 Only Godric Gryffindor’s Personal Items Survived
6 Nearly Headless Nick was Decapitated for Giving a Woman a Pair of Tusks
5 Other Houses Envy Favoritism From Dumbledore
4 Boys Can’t Enter the Gryffindor Girls Dorm
3 Gryffindor Has a Long History of Potters
2 Sirius Black Was The Only Black In Gryffindor
1 Some Gryffindor Alumni Became Death Eaters
As stated before, not everything is black and white in the world of Harry Potter. Some Slytherins fought against the evil Lord Voldemort, and some Gryffindors turned evil and stood beside Lord Voldemort as Death Eaters. Followers of Lord Voldemort did so out of fear, cowardice, hate or simply a need for power. The most famous Death Eater who came from House Gryffindor was Peter Pettigrew, also known as Wormtail. The fact is that there have been dark wizards from every House in Hogwarts, so the idea that Gryffindor is perfect and saintly is a myth of epic proportions. There have been Gryffindors that were really bad dudes, but most Gryffindor alumni won’t admit to this truth.
Sources: HarryPotterWikia, Pottermore, GryffindorForLife
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