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Old 11-10-2004, 16:11   #1
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Question Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

Is Harry related to Godric Gryffindor?

-JKR:> People are always wondering who Harry might be related to. Maybe he is!

I don't know about you guys but for JKR to answer maybe he is. Means alot to me. She could of easly said No! right? We have seen her replies and some are a straight out no or I can't answer that. So what can the maybe he is! mean? Could there be a possible connection between Godric and Harry? The Sword? But also she has mentioned that he has no other relatives right? so how could there be a connection? Maybe HBP

In book 2, after Harry pulls Godric Gryffindor's sword out of the Sorting Hat, Dumledore says "Only a true Gryffindor could have pulled it out." Could this have a deeper meaning? Also "Godric" Hollow where Harry lived with his parents!



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Old 11-10-2004, 18:53   #2
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

Well, if the antithesis of the Heir of Slytherin is the Heir of Gryffindor; then it goes that Harry, the antithesis of Voldemort/Tom Riddle, is the Heir of Gryffindor.

Slytherin is to Voldemort as Gryffindor is to Harry.

Maybe? Possibly?

But then that begs the question is Harry really the antithesis of Voldemort/Tom Riddle? OOOHHHH!
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:37   #3
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

Whether or not the Half-Blood Prince turns out to be Godric Gryffindor or not, I think that in Book 6 we will get a bit more on whether or not Harry is related to Godric.

I have often wondered whether there was a link with where the Potters lived, but just assumed that there was probably places like Helga's Hall, Salazar's Square and Rowena's Road!!
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Old 12-10-2004, 13:15   #4
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

I have seen it so many times that Harry is to Gryffindor what Voldemort is to Slytherin ... personally I dont buy it - and for JKR to be so candid with the answer I am guessing she thinks so as well ...
That would normally be a no answer job by JKR ...
I dont know why, it makes a great deal of sense that Harry would be related to Gryffindor - but I just feel it is somewhat cheesy!

BTW CTS - you just gave me shivers there - at last someone willing to explore that possiblity - I have a theory one day I will give you to look over
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

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I have seen it so many times that Harry is to Gryffindor what Voldemort is to Slytherin ... personally I dont buy it -

BTW CTS - you just gave me shivers there - at last someone willing to explore that possiblity - I have a theory one day I will give you to look over

I totally agree with you Blaise. It is too simplistic. Thus the rolling eyes at the end.... But I think that had to be said to continue the discussion, it had to go out there.

I'd love to see your theory. If you're talking about the possibility of Harry not being Voldemort's antithesis, I'd love to hear it. It's something that wracks my brain quite a bit.
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

I have to agree with you two as well, especially Bla's "cheesy" comment.

JKR loves to play with people's thoughts. By sort of avoiding answering that question, she just leaves it open for people to speculate. She probably gets a lot of enjoyment by reading what people write about what she says.

So, anyway, I don't think Harry is related to Gryffindor. We have an Heir of Slytherin already; do we really need an Heir of Gryffindor too? I think Godric's sword in CoS was just to show Harry that he does belong in Gryffindor, and not Slytherin, but I don't think it was in any way a reference to Harry being related to Godric.
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

Well I hate to disagree with pretty caus it might be a problem for me later --but I have to say that I dont buy the Godric relative part--
I think Godrics hollow is a good play on words but thats just it--
The true gryff pulling out the sword is interesting but I think thats just it--a true gryff wouldnt be considered to be placed in slytherin--right?
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

Just to add a little support to my comments, JKR never gives anything important away cheaply and so early in the series .... the pulling of the sword was meant to have us all jumping at what we are discussing ... and while fundemetally I have no issues with it - I would just be disappointed that JKR was so obvious and not making us work for it ...
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

I have to agree here. Although the evidence seems to be strong, I think it is all red herrings. I don't think that Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor. It may very well be that there is no Heir of Gryffindor. Just because Slytherin had one does not mean that every house will have one. Although I would find it rather funny if at the end of the series Harry is revealed to be the Heir of Hufflepuff. Yes, he was put in Gryffindor, but remember,"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
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Re: Godric Gryffindor/ Harry Potter

I dont believe that Harry is a relative of GG's but to those who do here is a noodle out of my bowl for you to also think about....The books say that Harry's small fourtune was inherited. well that sword was encrusted with jewels.....I'd say GG was a little wealthy.
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