5 Surprising Facts About the Sword of Gryffindor

The Sword of Gryffindor is one of the most important objects in the Harry Potter series. The sword was used at various times in the series, especially whenever goodness had to win over evilness. The Sword of Gryffindor made its first appearance in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. There it was used to kill Salazar Slytherin’s Basilisk. Later, it appeared in different locations and situations throughout the book, wherever it was truly needed by anyone belonging to House Gryffindor. The Sword of Gryffindor came into existence over a millennium before the events of the main timeline and belonged to Godric Gryffindor, along with the sorting hat. Let’s check out the top surprising facts about the Sword of Gryffindor, which only true Harry Potter fans would know.  

The Sword Is Sentient

The possibility of the Sword of Gryffindor being sentient is something that makes it an important weapon. It is stated at times that the sword is capable of feeling, perceiving, or experience subjectively. Probably, that is how the sword identifies who truly needs it and appears to help. 

Its Magical Relationship With The Sorting Hat

Anyone who has watched or read the Harry Potter series cannot deny the relationship between the Sword of Gryffindor and Sorting Hat. Both seem pretty much related as anytime some “true Gryffindor” requires the service of the sword, it appears out of the hat. The history of both of these objects is also worth noticing as they both belonged to the same person, Godric Gryffindor. 

The Sword of Gryffindor Has Been “Owned” By Nine People

The Sword of Gryffindor appeared for a “true Gryffindor” whenever it was needed. It could not be owned by anyone except the one who would need it most for good. However, if we take a look at the series to find out who has ‘owned’ this sword, the list will have names like Ragnuk, Snape, Ron, etc. The present location of the sword was not hinted at in the series, but that is likely to be found in the Headmistress’s office at Hogwarts. 

Created By Goblins

The Sword of Gryffindor has been doing wonders throughout the series, and if we try to trace its origin, it leads us to the Goblin community. The sword is composed of jewels and rubies and built with the purest form of silver, and Goblins’ love for treasure and jewels is quite manifested. The sword was created by Goblins almost a millennium ago at the time of the establishment of Hogwarts. It is a well-known fact that Goblins are extraordinary blacksmiths and know sufficient magic, which they used to create an unparalleled weapon. 

The Creators Refused To Hand It Over

The Sword of Gryffindor was created for Godric Gryffindor, but Goblins’ love for wealth turned into greed, and once they denied handing it over to the great wizard. Ragnuk wanted the sword, and once he hired goons to get the sword back from Gryffindor, even after they had made a deal for that. However, the wizard was too powerful to lose against a bunch of Goblins, and he sent them back with a warning to not try the theft again. 

The Sword of Gryffindor’s history is as long as the history of Hogwarts. It is not easy to know everything about this mysterious object. In this article, we have listed the top facts about the Sword of Gryffindor, which only true fans would know. Next time, if you watch Harry Potter or read the book, you will understand the sword involving scenes better.

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