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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was established during the medieval era, in the 10th century. Founded by the most brilliant witches and wizards of the time, namely, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin™, they laid the foundations for what is now known to be the largest and most prestigious Wizarding school in Great Britain.

 

Join us in a quest to learn more about their individual journeys to greatness!

 

Godric Gryffindor
“Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor”

Godric was known for his bravery and courage.

Due to his prowess in duelling, the finest of the goblin silversmiths – Ragnuk the First, crafted a special sword for him. The sword was ‘gleaming silver’ with ‘rubies the size of eggs’. The sword was passed down to the members of his House and enchanted to only present itself to any true Gryffindor™ in a moment of need. The legend surrounding his sword was greater than previously known as it became instrumental to defending Hogwarts from the Dark Lord Voldemort, a thousand years later.

He is also known to be the original owner of the Sorting Hat, which he and his fellow founders enchanted to select people to be sorted into their Houses, by seeing the qualities each founder valued the most.

 

Helga Hufflepuff
“Helga, from valley broad”

 

Helga valued loyalty, patience, and hard work above all else.

She is known for her talents in Charms and she used that talent for preparing food – a specialty of hers – to create splendid feasts that were enjoyed by all. In fact, her fantastic recipes are still used in the Hogwarts kitchen to this day. The recipes are diligently followed by the house-elves working the kitchens and it is also known that she was the one who brought them to Hogwarts.

She owned a fine golden cup which was fairly innocuous aside from being her possession. However, this same cup was then sought after the Dark Lord Voldemort a thousand years later as he used it to be one of his Horcruxes.

 

Rowena Ravenclaw
“Rowena, from glen”

 

Rowena was the most brilliant witch of her time. She is known for her with and love of learning. Her diadem was said to grant wisdom to the wearer.

However, she did not have a good relationship with her daughter, Helena. Helena grew jealous of her mother’s incredible intelligence and stole her mother’s diadem. When Rowena fell ill, she sent the Bloody Baron, who was head over heels with Helena, to bring Helena home. Unfortunately, it did not end well when Helena refused to come home and filled with rage, the Bloody Baron stabbed her which filled him with such remorse that he ended his own life as well.

Rowena’s diadem was believed to have been lost after the death of Helena and the Bloody Baron. But viciously cunning Lord Voldemort found a way to make Helena, who had become the Grey Lady ghost of Hogwarts, to tell him the location of the diadem. The Dark Lord Voldemort then turned the diadem into one of his Horcruxes and hid it in the Room of Requirement.

 

Salazar Slytherin
“Shrewd Salazar, from fen”

Salazar was known to be sly and cunning. He is a talented wizard skilled in Legilemency and Parseltongue.

Despite his great talents, he had the unfavourable belief that only pure blood children (those with both parents from wizarding families) should be allowed to attend Hogwarts. His hostile belief was so strong that it led him to be destroy his relationship with the other founders, and made him leave the school once and for all.

However, before doing so, he had build a secret dungeon underneath the castle with a great statue of himself, guarded with a monster that only he could control. This dungeon was later on opened by one of his heirs and was known as The Chamber of Secrets.

The same descendant who reopened his secret dungeon was later on known to be the Dark Lord Voldemort. As homage to his ancestor, Lord Voldemort turned one of Salazar’s locket into a Horcrux. This locket was a treasured family heirloom passed down to the other members of the family despite having been turned into a Horcrux™. It ended up in the possession of the Black House where Harry and his friends would find it decades later.

 

Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle and recreate these amazing stories from the founding of the school up to present day.

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