HARRY POTTER GRYFFINDOR CROSSBODY
Gryffindor Style: Crossbody with adjustable strap, Top Zipper, 2 hidden outside pockets, 3 inside pockets.
Gryffindor Print theme: Harry Potter Gryffindor©
Gryffindor Colors Outside: reddish/pink background stripes; gold, gray, black Gryffindor© crest. Top, zipper, and inside pockets are gold.
Gryffindor Colors Inside: Lining is light gold. 3 inside pockets are same gold as top outside.
Gryffindor Dimension: 13″ wide, 10″ tall, 2″ deep.
Straps: Adjustable Black. Strap hardware also black.
Pockets: 2 outside, 3 inside
Care: Machine washable. Air dry.
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Gryffindor is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Godric Gryffindor. Godric instructed the sorting hat to choose a few particular characteristics he most values. Such character traits of students Sorted into Gryffindor are courage, chivalry, and determination. The emblematic animal is a lion, and its colours are scarlet and gold. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, also known as “Nearly Headless Nick” is the house ghost.
Gryffindor House is one of the four houses at Hogwart into which the students are Sorted when they start their first year. Gryffindor is the Hogwarts house of founder Godric Gryffindor. Gryffindor House places high value on traits such as courage, chivalry, and nerve. During Harry’s time at Hogwarts, the head of Gryffindor House was Minerva McGonagall.
Blazon: gules, a lion rampant or (that is, a golden lion on a red field, hence the Gryffindor colours of scarlet and gold)
House Ghost: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (“Nearly Headless Nick”)
Gryffindor Tower, entrance on the seventh floor
The entrance to the Gryffindor common room (which, in turn, lead to the Gryffindor dormitories) is located 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. The common room contains a lot of squashy armchairs, a fireplace, and tables. The fireplace is connected to the Floo Network, but as it is extremely public except in the dead of night, Gryffindors usually use owls to communicate with their families instead. There’s also a notice board, for public announcements such as the date of the next Hogsmeade weekend, but also for notices from individual students seeking to buy or sell secondhand books, or trade Chocolate Frog cards, or similar, as in any school.
Gryffindor corresponds roughly to the element of fire, and it is for that reason that the colours scarlet and gold were chosen to represent the House. The colour of fire corresponds to that of a lion as well, with scarlet representing the mane and tail and gold representing the coat.
Gryffindors are associated with daring, bravery, nerve and chivalry. Gryffindors can be cocky and reckless; they are more prone to saying something or getting into a hairy situation before thinking it through than other Hogwarts houses.