• Wizarding culture Galleons are fat gold coins used in the Wizarding World (PS5, HBP13), valued at approximately five British pounds (CR). The serial number identifying the Goblin who cast the coin is stamped around the edge (OP19). Coins of lesser denominations — silver Sickles and bronze Knuts — are also… Read More
• Character Merope Gaunt was the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and mother of Tom Riddle. Eighteen-year-old Merope’s hair is lank and dull and she has a “plain, pale, rather heavy face.” Her eyes also gaze in opposite directions. Merope’s father is extremely abusive to her and derisively calls her a “Squib” (and other… Read More
• Furniture and household items Golden goblets are used on the tables in the Great Hall at Hogwarts (PS7)… Read More
• Sports and competitions Gobstones are playing pieces for the game of the same name – spit a disgusting fluid at players when they lose. According to Pottermore:  “Players start the game with fifteen small, round Gobstones each (Gobstones are sold in sets of thirty) and the winner must capture all of his opponent’s stones. Read More
• Magical effects Golden fire is the description of an unnamed, mysterious, and extremely powerful jet of golden fire between two wands. The effect occurred in the midst of the Battle of the Seven Potters when Harry’s wand, on its own volition, turned in his hand and attacked Voldemort with a powerful blast… Read More
• Caves and vaults In contrast to the grand marble of the entryway and the main hall, the passageways to the vaults are stone and dimly lit with flaming torches. They slope down to a track, upon which run little carts controlled by the goblins (DH26). These carts take visitors deep beneath the… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Gringotts Wizarding Bank is a goblin-run bank that does business worldwide but is headquartered in Diagon Alley. Introduction Part way down Diagon Alley, near its intersection with Knockturn Alley, stands an imposing snow-white marble building: Gringotts Wizarding Bank (CS4). “Towering over the other shops” (DH26), it is the… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Gripe with Gringott’s Bank is a letter complaining about overzealous bank security from Mallory Twiddle, appearing on the Letters Page of the Daily Prophet (DP1). Mr Twiddle was unable to access his High Security vault because of the difficult riddles asked by the Sphinx guarding it. He would personal prefer… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The Gryffindor Common Room is “cosy, round room” (PS7). It 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. There’s also a notice board, for public… Read More
• Character Godric Gryffindor was the founder of Gryffindor House and one of the co-founders of Hogwarts, described as one of “the four greatest witches and wizards of the age” (along with the other three founders) (CS9). Read More
• Hogwarts 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… Read More
• Sports teams The Gryffindor Quidditch Team of Hogwarts is drawn from the students of Gryffindor House. The team wear robes of scarlet red. Gryffindor traditionally fields a strong team, although they lost the Quidditch Cup to Slytherin for seven years between 1985 and 1991. With the addition of Harry Potter… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The entrance to the Gryffindor Tower is the Portrait of the Fat Lady. If you tell her the correct password, the Portrait will swing open to reveal the Common Room. There are two staircases opening off the common room into the Tower itself: the boys’ staircase, on which the seven boys’… Read More