"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart!" ~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Gryffindor house is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Established by Godric Gryffindor, those students chosen by the sorting hat for this particular house are chosen due to their bravery. They are also known for brave deeds they may have done, their chivalry, and their robust nerves. Students in this house often have to be reminded that being brave does not mean not being afraid, but doing what is needed in spite of their fear. Also, while they may be brave, that doesn't mean that they aren't often brave to the point of recklessessness.
Gryffindor house's animal is the lion, its colours scarlet and gold, and its current head of house is Kyla Anderson. Until the great war with Voldemort, Gryffindor and Slytherin houses shared a fierce house rivalry, and traces of it still linger into today. The patron ghost of this house still remains as Nearly Headless Nick, known in life as Sir Nichola de Mimsy-Porpington.