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"Heart of a lion, this one"
Ron, sarcastically, after Gilderoy Lockhart pretends to faint upon seeing the shed skin of the Serpent of Slytherin.[src]

A lion is a carnivorous mammal. It is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. [1] It is the mascot of Gryffindor House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as it represents courage and chivalry, the two most pronounced traits of a Gryffindor. In addition, Luna Lovegood made a hat in the shape of a lion's head, and would wear it at all Quidditch games between Gryffindor and Slytherin Houses, to show her support for Gryffindor, over Slytherin.

Behind the scenes

  • One of the many forms a Fiendfyre can take is a lion.


Notes and references

  1. "Lion" on Wikipedia

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