"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart"

"Sorting Hat"

The infamous sorting hat is the determining factor in deciding what house you are placed in upon arriving at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter in particular was a difficult character to place, despite the fact that the hat thought he would do great things in Slytherin, Harry desperartly wanted to be placed in the highly respected House of Gryffindor.

Gryffindor is one of the four Houses at Hogwarts, founded by Godric Gryffindor. Its symbol animal is the lion, represented by gold and red. Minerva McGonagall is the Head of House. It is a huge honor to be placed in to this house as its represented by the most couragous and bravest witches and wizards.

"Hogwarts Shield"

To enter the House of Gryffindor you must first pass through the Fat Lady with the correct password. Leading you in is usually a prefect. In Harry Potters case it was no other than Ronald Weasleys oldest brother.

"Fat Lady"

Gryffindor Common Room