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==Entrance==
 
==Entrance==
The entrance to the common room is located behind the [[Portraits|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]].
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[[File:PlayStation(R)Home_Picture_06-01-2013_15-57-15.jpg|thumb|The portrait hole from inside the Gryffindor common room, as seen in PlayStation®Home's Pottermore]]The entrance to the common room is located behind the [[Portraits|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 Passwords==
 
==Known Passwords==
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===[[1994-1995 school year]]===
 
===[[1994-1995 school year]]===
 
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==Common Room==
 
==Common Room==
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 [[Gryffindor pasteboard|bulletin board]] where school notices, ads[[File:Gryffindor Common Room.jpg|thumb|The Gryffindor Common Room]], lost posters, etc. can be posted. A window looks out onto the grounds of the [[Hogwarts Castle|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 Potter|Harry]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|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 [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
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[[File:Tumblr_mwtx268xki1qc17ifo4_r1_250.gif|frame|left|Harry in the common room in [[1994]]]]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 [[Gryffindor pasteboard|bulletin board]] where school notices, ads, lost posters, etc. can be posted. A window looks out onto the grounds of the [[Hogwarts Castle|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 Potter|Harry]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|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 [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
   
 
==Dormitories==
 
==Dormitories==
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.
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[[File:PlayStation(R)Home_Picture_06-01-2013_15-44-27.jpg|thumb|220px|The entryways to the dormitories]]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' dormitory 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.
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==In the films==
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The Gryffindor Common Room as seen in the films differs slightly from its description in the books in that it is not a perfect circle, and that both the boys' and girls' dormitories are accessed via the same staircase; boys on the left, girls on the right.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (movie)|movie adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' one of the portraits on the wall of the common room is of a young Minerva McGonagall.
 
*When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Lavender Brown]] began dating, one chapter of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' described them as being "in a prominent corner of the common room". However, the Common Room is circular. It is possible that there are nooks or alcoves in various areas around the wall.
 
*When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Lavender Brown]] began dating, one chapter of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' described them as being "in a prominent corner of the common room". However, the Common Room is circular. It is possible that there are nooks or alcoves in various areas around the wall.
 
*The [[charm]] used to make the Girls' Dormitory stairs into a slide may be the [[Glisseo]] charm. It is never stated if similar enchantments are placed on the entrances to the Girls' Domitories in other houses, but is highly likely, as Hermione identifies the Founders collectively as the ones responsible for the charm.
 
*The [[charm]] used to make the Girls' Dormitory stairs into a slide may be the [[Glisseo]] charm. It is never stated if similar enchantments are placed on the entrances to the Girls' Domitories in other houses, but is highly likely, as Hermione identifies the Founders collectively as the ones responsible for the charm.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', after going through the portrait-hole, there is a short stone hallway leading to the actual common room. This hallway also leads to an old room behind a tapestry, a quiet study area for Gryffindor students, frequently used by Percy, and a secret bathroom used by [[Fred and George Weasley]] as an in-school joke shop.
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*In the PS1 video game adaption of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' the Gryffindor Tower leads to the [[Entrance Hall]], [[Charms Corridor]], ''Upper Castle'', a side-room behind a bookcase and the [[Great Foyer]]/[[East Wing (first floor)|First Floor East Wing]], it is also located next to the [[Rear Hall]] in the [[1992–1993 school year]].
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|PS2 video game adaptation]] of ''Chamber of Secrets'', after going through the portrait-hole, there is a short stone hallway leading to the actual common room. This hallway also leads to an old room behind a tapestry, a quiet study area for Gryffindor students, frequently used by Percy, and a secret bathroom used by [[Fred and George Weasley]] as an in-school joke shop.
 
*The [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|Chamber of Secrets video game]] is also the only place in the games or the films where the common room is accessed by crawling through an actual hole (albeit a square-shaped one). All other adaptations depict a doorway.
 
*The [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|Chamber of Secrets video game]] is also the only place in the games or the films where the common room is accessed by crawling through an actual hole (albeit a square-shaped one). All other adaptations depict a doorway.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the entrance is on one end of a hallway. Whereas in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and the video game adaptations of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', it is located on the [[Seventh Floor]] of the [[Grand Staircase Tower]]. As the shape of the common room doesn't change, one explanation of this change of location may be that these particular stairs were not there in the first movie, and were built to replace the corridor during the summer of [[1992]], before [[Harry Potter|Harry's]] third year started.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the entrance is on one end of a hallway. Whereas in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and the video game adaptations of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', it is located on the [[Seventh Floor]] of the [[Grand Staircase Tower]]. As the shape of the common room doesn't change, one explanation of this change of location may be that these particular stairs were not there in the first movie, and were built to replace the corridor during the summer of [[1992]], before [[Harry Potter|Harry's]] third year started.

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Gryffindor common room
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

PlayStation(R)Home Picture 06-01-2013 15-57-15

The portrait hole from inside the Gryffindor common room, as seen in PlayStation®Home's Pottermore

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

  • Balderdash
  • Banana Fritters
  • Fairy Lights

1995-1996 school yearEdit

1996-1997 school yearEdit

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

Common RoomEdit

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Harry in the common room in 1994

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, 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

PlayStation(R)Home Picture 06-01-2013 15-44-27

The entryways to the dormitories

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' dormitory 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.

In the filmsEdit

The Gryffindor Common Room as seen in the films differs slightly from its description in the books in that it is not a perfect circle, and that both the boys' and girls' dormitories are accessed via the same staircase; boys on the left, girls on the right.

Behind the scenesEdit

Owl flying to Gryffindor Tower

Gryffindor Tower at one corner of the Quad

AppearancesEdit

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The Gryffindor Tower as a LEGO set.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Hogwarts Castle
Towers
Astronomy Tower · Bell towers · Central Tower · Clock Tower · Dark Tower · Founders' Tower · Gryffindor Tower · Headmaster's Tower · Herbology Tower · Hospital tower · Hufflepuff Duelling Turrets · Left Long Gallery tower · Marble Staircase Tower · North Tower · Quidditch tower · Ravenclaw Tower · Right Long Gallery tower · Second-floor girls' lavatory tower · Small Locked Tower ·Small tower by the Great Hall · South Tower · Stone Bridge Tower · Suspension Bridge towers ·The Quad battlements · Training Grounds Tower · Turris Magnus · Turris Medius · Upper Hall tower · Viaduct Courtyard checkpoint towers · West Tower · West Tower 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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