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.She permits entry only after being given the correct (regularly changing) password.Behind her painting is a large common room, with a fireplace, and two staircases leading up to the girls' and boys' dormitories.
Godric instructed the Sorting Hat to choose a few particular characteristics he most values.
Members of other houses might have felt that Gryffindor received favouritism, considering that many saw Harry Potter being chosen as the fourth competitor in the Triwizard Tournament as an unfair stealing of Hufflepuff student Cedric Diggory's thunder.
Overall, however, the houses of Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff tended to side with Gryffindor in its rivalry with Slytherin.
Eventually married Lily Evans and became a member of the Order of the Phoenix from 1978 to 1981 (at the height of the First Wizarding War), and father of the famous Harry Potter.
Murdered by Lord Voldemort in the first attack on Godric's Hollow.