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'''Giffard Abbot'''<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' (''The Paintings of Hogwarts'')</ref> was a [[wizards|wizard]]. There are portraits of him hanging in [[Hogwarts Castle]]. He had a [[Giffard Abbott's dog|pet dog]]. He seemed to have access to a source of food, because [[Damara Dodderidge]] frequently asked him if he had any to give her.<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref>
 
'''Giffard Abbot'''<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' (''The Paintings of Hogwarts'')</ref> was a [[wizards|wizard]]. There are portraits of him hanging in [[Hogwarts Castle]]. He had a [[Giffard Abbott's dog|pet dog]]. He seemed to have access to a source of food, because [[Damara Dodderidge]] frequently asked him if he had any to give her.<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
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*Giffard may have died sometime prior to early [[1993]], as many portraits hung at [[Hogwarts Castle|Hogwarts]] depict deceased individuals. His clothes indicate that he most likely lived during the Middle Ages.
 
*Giffard may have died sometime prior to early [[1993]], as many portraits hung at [[Hogwarts Castle|Hogwarts]] depict deceased individuals. His clothes indicate that he most likely lived during the Middle Ages.
*It is possible he is related to [[Hannah Abbott]], also a [[Hufflepuff]].
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*It is possible that Abbot's portrait is a reference to [http://tudorhistory.org/people/charles5/charlesv.jpg a portrait] of [[Wikipedia:Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Charles V]] of the Holy Roman Empire by Titian.
*It is possible that Abbott's portrait is a reference to [http://tudorhistory.org/people/charles5/charlesv.jpg a portrait] of [[Wikipedia:Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Charles V]] of the Holy Roman Empire by Titian.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 12:24, March 31, 2013

"Pass, friend to Hufflepuff!"
—Giffard Abbot[src]

Giffard Abbot[1] was a wizard. There are portraits of him hanging in Hogwarts Castle. He had a pet dog. He seemed to have access to a source of food, because Damara Dodderidge frequently asked him if he had any to give her.[2]

Biography

Early life

Giffard may have attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was probably Sorted into Hufflepuff.

1992-1993 school year

In early 1993, Giffard had a portrait at the Grand Staircase, hung immediately below the first-floor landing. As it was placed in an inaccessible place, it is unlikely he guarded any shortcut to another part of the school.[3]

1995-1996 school year

One of his portraits was hanging at the Grand Staircase, guarding the shortcut to the Transfiguration Courtyard, under the password "Dragon's Egg".[2] There was another set of portraits of him, hiding another hidden passageway between the Clock Tower and the corridor outside the Library; the password needed to gain acess to this shortcut was "Tempus neminem manet"[4].

1996-1997 school year

Giffard's portrait was moved to another landing of the Grand Staircase, during the next school year. However, he still guarded a secret passage to the same place in the Transfiguration Courtyard. Its password became "Light Against Darkness". He had a penchant for sighing wistfully, "Oh, to be young again!", when approached[5].

Behind the scenes

  • Giffard may have died sometime prior to early 1993, as many portraits hung at Hogwarts depict deceased individuals. His clothes indicate that he most likely lived during the Middle Ages.
  • It is possible that Abbot's portrait is a reference to a portrait of Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire by Titian.

Etymology

  • "Giffard" is from an English surname, which was derived from the Germanic given name "Gebhard".[6]
  • "Abbott" is a Middle English surname.[7]

Appearances

Notes and references


Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Balcony around the Great Hall · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Caretaker's office · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Side Chamber · Staffroom · Staffroom corridor · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower courtyard · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache

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