The magical Gryffindor Sword is a key weapon in Harry Potter. Despite the importance, there are a few facts that remain unknown. Let’s see…
The magical Sword of Gryffindor, which initially appeared millennia before the events of the main chronology, is an important weapon in Harry Potter. Given the person it is named for, it is considered to have an innate affinity with anyone from House Gryffindor. However, it is likely that this link is formed by a sense of inner courage rather than the process of sorting pupils.
The Gryffindor Sword is initially used to slay Salazar Slytherin’s Basilisk and thereafter appears in various locations throughout the novel. It is used, for example, to destroy the locket Horcrux and subsequently by Neville Longbottom to decapitate Nagini. However, there are a few details concerning this artifact that are still unknown.
10. Created By Goblins
The Goblin community, as predicted given their typical fondness for riches and gems, casts the sword around a millennium ago, around the time Hogwarts was created.
They manage to create an unmatched sword for Godric Gryffindor himself, despite being incredibly competent blacksmiths (as well as possessing considerable inherent magic). Ragnuk I’s talent as primary architect is largely responsible for this sword’s tremendous potency.
9. The Creators Refused To Hand It Over
Unfortunately, because Goblins are plagued by their love of money, it frequently leads to greed when the thing in issue is of incalculable value. As a result, Ragnuk craved Gryffindor’s sword so much that he hired thugs to “rescue” it from Godric Gryffindor, even after their contract had been signed and exchanged.
The magician is far too skilled to be defeated by a swarm of skulking Goblins, yet he does not slaughter them; instead, he instructs them to warn Ragnuk of the dangers of trying thievery a second time.
8. The Thematic Parallel With The Nauglamír
The Silmarillion, a predecessor to The Lord of the Rings, tells the story of Arda’s most precious necklace. When the Silmaril of Luthien is embedded inside it, it becomes almost unfathomable in its splendor. It was forged by the Dwarves on the instructions of King Thingol of the Sindarin Elves.
The Dwarves are immediately envious of their own creation and have the arrogance to demand the Nauglamr itself as payment from Thingol (a business paradox that failed to work in their favor at the end.)
7. Based On The Iconic Excalibur
The legendary Excalibur, the coveted weapon that once belonged to King Arthur, is the most renowned sword in British lore (or even in the Anglosphere). Aside from the obvious parallel timeframe, there are a few story elements that match.
For example, Harry extracts Sword of Gryffindor with Ron’s assistance from the bottom of a little pond, and Excalibur is received via the generosity of the Lady of the Lake, who similarly returns her gift once its usefulness has been done.
6. Composed Of Silver And Rubies
The Sword of Gryffindor is made of the finest sort of silver known as Goblins’ Silver, which is resistant to dust, nearly indestructible, and exceedingly costly. For example, armor composed of this material costs more than 500 Galleons (apparently several thousand dollars in Muggle money.)
The weapon’s hilt also contains rubies, which are the valuable stones most associated with Godric Gryffindor. But, given that silver is a Slytherin element, why didn’t he create it out of gold? Is it too heavy?
5. Can Apparently Absorb Basilisk Venom
One of Goblins’ Silver’s unusual features is that it can resist whatever it wants, from blood to filth to water, yet anything it does absorb simply helps to strengthen it. This is how Ron destroys the locket and Neville defeats Nagini, a feat that would not have been possible before Harry used it in the Chamber of Secrets.
When the hero defeats the Slytherin Basilisk, the venom that flows from its mouth is said to cover the Gryffindor sword, allowing it to function as an extension of one of the beast’s teeth.
4. Has Been “Owned” By Nine People
Owning this weapon is not the most accurate term – the sword permits its wielders to use it as needed, similar to Sauron’s One Ring (except not evil.)
Ragnuk I is the first figure to hold the Sword of Gryffindor, followed by Gryffindor, Harry, Dumbledore, Snape, Ron, one of the Snatchers that carried the Golden Trio to Malfoy Manor, Griphook the Goblin, and, lastly, Neville Longbottom. Its present whereabouts are unknown, however, it is most likely kept at the Headmistress’ office.
3. The Ministry Has Staked A Claim On It: Gryffindor sword
Knowing what Harry is about to face, Dumbledore leaves him the Sword of Gryffindor, which he discovers only after the Headmaster’s death.
Unfortunately, Scrimgeour, the then-Minister for Magic, pompously declares that the item belongs to Hogwarts and hence cannot be inherited by anybody. This is only one example of the Ministry’s arrogance, which has long been practiced by sticking their noses into school matters.
2. Its Magical Relationship With The Sorting Hat: Gryffindor sword
The sword and the Sorting Hat have been intimately linked throughout history, owing to the fact that both were originally owned by Godric Gryffindor.
As a result, if a “genuine Gryffindor” seeks its services, it will appear to them from within the Sorting Hat. It is obtained by Harry in The Chamber of Secrets, while Neville obtains it when Voldemort magically superglues the hat to his head just before the Battle of Hogwarts.
1. The Sword Is Possibly Sentient: Gryffindor sword
The Sword of Gryffindor, like many other items in Hogwarts, exhibits some kind of consciousness, if not sapience. Aside from the fact that it is transported by the Sorting Hat, how does it determine what a “genuine Gryffindor” is in the first place?
Can someone brave enough to wield the blade be awarded the honor? Or is it necessary to be sorted into the House before gaining access? The first appears more feasible because the notion of school Houses is not a fixed one in the first place.