- "...where dwell the brave at heart."
- —The Sorting Hat's description of those found in Gryffindor
Every founder gave his name to his house. Godric Gryffindor wants for his house all those whose traits were: Bravery, loyalty, nerve, chivalry, courage and daring.
Godric Gryffindor had a hat. His hat was filled with the brains of all founders so that he can choose the students instead of the founders after their deaths. The house colours are red and gold.