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Gryffindor Tower
Location information
Location

Hogwarts Castle, Scotland, Great Britain

Permanent residents

Gryffindor Tower, also known as the Gryffindor Common Room[1], serves as the common room for students in Gryffindor House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

EntranceEdit

The entrance to the common room is located behind the portrait of the Fat Lady on the Seventh Floor of Hogwarts Castle. A password is required to enter it. A circular hole is behind the painting leading to the common room.

Known PasswordsEdit

1991-1992 school yearEdit

  • Caput Draconis (Latin for "Dragon's Head")
  • Pig Snout

1992-1993 school yearEdit

  • Wattlebird

1993-1994 school yearEdit

  • Fortuna Major (Latin for "greater luck")
  • Flibbertigibbet
  • Oddsbodikins
  • Scurvy Cur

1994-1995 school yearEdit

1995-1996 school yearEdit

1996-1997 school yearEdit

  • Abstinence
  • Baubles
  • Dilligrout
  • Tapeworm
  • Quid Agis (Latin for "How are you")

Common RoomEdit

The common room is a circular room where Gryffindor students can relax after a long day of studying. It is full of squashy armchairs, tables, and a bulletin board where school notices, ads
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, lost posters, etc. can be posted. A window looks out onto the grounds of the school, and a large fireplace dominates one wall. The walls are decorated with scarlet tapestries that depict witches and wizards, but also various animals. It is usually where celebration parties are held after Gryffindor Quidditch victories, or when Harry Potter completed a task for the Triwizard Tournament. It was also the location for Harry and Ginny Weasley's first kiss following Gryffindor's Quidditch Cup victory in 1997. The common room fireplace was used on several occasions by Sirius Black to contact Harry while he was on the run from the Ministry of Magic.

DormitoriesEdit

The Gryffindor dormitories are also located in the Tower, with two doors leading off from the common room that open to spiral staircases. One of them leads to the girls dormitory, the other to the boys. The stairs to the girls dormitories are enchanted to become a slide if any boy attempts to climb them, but not vice versa, since it was deemed that girls were more trustworthy than boys, and Hermione Granger went into the boys' room on several occasions.

Behind the scenesEdit

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AppearancesEdit

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See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Hogwarts Castle
Towers
Gryffindor Tower · Stone Bridge tower · Grand Staircase Tower · Left Viaduct tower · Training Grounds Tower · Central Tower · Hospital tower · Suspension Bridge towers · North Tower · South Tower · Turris Magnus · Turris Medius · Quidditch tower · Ravenclaw Tower · Right Viaduct tower · Second-floor girls' lavatory tower · Defence Against the Dark Arts tower · Upper Hall tower · Dark Tower · Founders' Tower · Headmaster's Tower · Herbology tower · Astronomy Tower · West Tower · Clock Tower · Bell towers · Hufflepuff Duelling Turrets · The Quad battlements · Catwalks · North battlements
Portraits, statues and other artwork located in the towers
Albus Dumbledore · Armando Dippet · Valeria Myriadd · Dexter Fortescue · Dilys Derwent · Oraclitus Spheer · Fat Lady · Sir Cadogan · Slytherin knight · Hufflepuff lady · Heliotrope Wilkins · Severus Snape · Phineas Nigellus Black · Vulpus · Quintin Trimble · Limebert · Ravenclaw lady · Rowena Ravenclaw · Walter Aragon · Quidditch player · Professor · Female etiquette teacher · Gryffindor lady · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor seeker · Red-haired witch · Young maiden · Vase with flowers · Group of women in crinolines · Sinister-looking monks
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