Harry Potter: The Role of Gryffindor Sword

Gryffindor Sword Story
Harry Potter Story

The exciting journey of Harry Potter came to an end with the death of Voldemort. Though the last part of the exotic series featured the story of the elder wand; yet the major show was the return of the  Gryffindor Sword and the exhilarating moment that Neville used it to behead Nagini. This was the moment that transformed Neville into the war hero.

The sword made its first appearance in the second installment of the series, The Chamber of Secrets.The goblins, renowned as the best metalworkers, fashioned the sword from pure silver initially for Ragnuk the First. Later, Gryffindor acquired it. However, according to goblin history, Godric Gryffindor supposedly stole it from Ragnuk. These suspicions cannot be confirmed or asserted, as goblin history often portrays wizards as villains.

Physical Description of Gryffindor Sword

Godric Gryffindor, the founder of one of the four Hogwarts houses named after him, embodies valor and bravery. The sword, fashioned from pure silver, bears Gryffindor’s name engraved beneath its hilt. Additionally, the hilt of Gryffindor’s sword is adorned with rubies, the same stones representing Gryffindor house points in the hourglass outside the Great Hall.

Properties of the Gryffindor’s Sword

Gryffindor Sword Story

The sword has magical properties. Being goblin made, it imbibes all those things that impart its strength. The first time that Harry pulls the sword out of the hat was in the Chamber of Secrets when he had to battle the Basilisk. Though Harry is confused by Tom’s remarks about their apparent similarity of character between them; Dumbledore reassures Harry asserting that only a true Gryffindor could have pulled it out of the hat. The sword was then used by Harry to kill the Basilisk after an exhausting fight. Thus the Gryffindor’s sword was imbued with Basilisk’s venom.

After that, the Gryffindor sword stayed in Dumbledore’s study.The Basilisk’s venom imbued the Gryffindor sword with the power to destroy Horcruxes. Dumbledore used it to destroy one at Gaunt’s house. After Dumbledore’s death, Scrimgeour, the Minister for Magic, deemed the sword a historical relic, refusing to give it to Harry.

However, Dumbledore, wise and clever as he was, had anticipated this turn of events and had hidden the original sword replacing it with a replica. Snape took on the task of discreetly delivering the sword to Harry. He meticulously planned to ensure it could be won under genuine need and bravery.