Four Founders of Hogwarts & Hogwarts Origins Explained

pretty much anyone that's read the Harry Potter books or seen the movie says wish

that they could go to Hogwarts it's a magical place and one of the most

intriguing parts of the series but how did it form when did it form who formed

it I'm gonna answer all of these questions and explain to you the four

founders of Hogwarts

Hogwarts was founded in 990 ad by four people Godric Gryffindor Helga

Hufflepuff Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin the four were some of the most

powerful and respected wizards of their time and they were all good friends

Godric Gryffindor was known for being the best duelist of his time Salazar

Slytherin was known for being a parson mouths meaning he could speak to snakes

Helga alpha puff was particularly gifted in food spells and marina and Helga were

the closest of the four the school they decided to create was in a castle

somewhere in the Highlands of Scotland it's a popular historical theory that

the location and name of the school were chosen by Rowena Ravenclaw who dreamt

that a warty hog was leading her to a cliff by a lake where the school would

later be located it's also thought that Raven claw came up with the ever

changing floor plan the school had a huge property with sloping lawns a huge

lake and a giant forest both the lake and the forest filled with many

different magical creatures the fort put many charms on the castle to make it

impossible for any muggle to see it and thanks to the charms all that the

muggles would see were ruins and several warning signs of danger they also made

it so witches and wizards could not operate or dis operate meaning magically

appear or disappear somewhere in the hogwarts grounds the school was built in

a time where magic was feared by the common people and witches and wizards

suffered much persecution which might have influenced all the protective

charms that the floor founders put on the school they created many subjects

for the school some of which included astronomy charms defense against the

dark arts herbology history of magic potions transfiguration muggle studies

care of magical creatures and many many more hufflepuff had a gift for

food-related charms and the recipes that she created are still used as the basis

of recipes even at Harry's time at Hogwarts

hufflepuff was also the one who arranged for house elves to be the cooks for the

school she thought it would be a good way to make sure that they weren't

mistreated or abused which in that time period house elves were especially

mistreated the four founders decided to have four houses and each one of the

four houses was named after one of them and each wanted a certain selection of

students for their own house Gryffindor warned his students to be

brave daring have nerve courage and chivalry the coat of arms that he chose

was a lion which definitely went along with the bravery trait that he was so

keen on hufflepuff wanted her students to be the most loyal patient and honest

but while the other houses had high standards she took on the students they

both master requirements along with those who didn't fit the others

requirements so essentially she took the students that no one wanted this made

the school a better place because she brought people from different

backgrounds together she chose a badger as her coat of arms

ravenclaw wanted her students to be the most intelligent have the most width

cleverness creativity and wisdom coat of arms that she chose was an eagle and

finally Slytherin wanted his students to have the most ambition be the most

cunning determined resourceful and most of all he wanted them to have good blood

purity meaning he preferred pure Bloods a child born from two wizards the coat

of arms he chose was a snake to go along with his rare ability to speak to them

each house had their own common room Gryffindor's is on the seventh floor

hidden behind a portrait of the fat lady to get in you give a password to the fat

lady hufflepuffs common room is near the

kitchens and to get in you have to tap a fake Barrow in the rhythm of Helga

Hufflepuff Ravenclaw common room was located on one of the highest towers of

Hogwarts and to get in you must answer a riddle given to you by an eagle door

knocker slytherins common room is located in the dungeons underneath the

Black Lake and is hidden behind a stone wall and to get in you need a password

just like Gryffindor after many years of the four founders choosing their

students they weren't sure how they were going to sort the students once they

were gone to solve this Gryffindor took off his hat and all four of them

enchanted it through a good sword students long after their deaths and

they named it the sorting hat everything went very well for the school in the

early years but eventually tension began to grow between the four founders this

is because Laverne despised taking students for muggle-born Families and

said that he would not have them at their school he tried to persuade the

others to only take students from pureblood families the other founders

didn't agree with this especially Gryffindor who was the most in favor of

allowing muggle-born students in their school

Slytherin and Gryffindor had a huge argument and there may have even been a

duel between the two along with the civil war between the houses afterwards

Slytherin chose to leave the school but he had a secret up his sleeve and that

secret wouldn't share the others decision to allow muggle-born students

in the school to fire on them Slytherin built a secret

chamber underneath the school which was unknown to the other founders the

entrance was located in the girls bathroom and the chamber contained a

basilisk which is a type of snake that has one of the longest lifespans on

earth a basilisk can kill just from looking someone in the eye

other than Slytherin himself the only person that could awake the beast was

his true heir and that air would release the basilisk many years later and purge

the school of all muggle-borns eventually in 1943 Tom Riddle or Lord

Voldemort Salazar Slytherin's true heir would release the Beast and would kill a

muggle boy and girl named Myrtle years later Tom ensured that he would be able

to open the chamber again one day I would be able to lead another to finish

Salazar Slytherin's noble work it didn't kill anyone that time around though but

it did patch of five several students and scared the entire school something I

think the Salazar Slytherin would have been proud of each founder left behind a

relic that they use during their life Godric Gryffindor as goblin made sword

was kept as his relic after his death my spell but take a true Gryffindor to the

relic was extra special because it had a bond to the Sorting Hat which as I

mentioned earlier was also made by Godric Gryffindor whenever a true

Gryffindor needs the sword we will present itself to that person through

the sorting hat hufflepuff left behind a small golden cup with a badger engraved

on it the same symbol as hufflepuffs house

Romina Ravenclaw's relic was a diadem that was said to have special powers

which would enhance the wisdom of the wear and finally Salazar Slytherin left

behind a locket that was emblazoned with the letter S later and Rowena

Ravenclaw's life she had a daughter named Helena who Reena taught herself at

Hogwarts Helena was jealous of her mother's famous intellect so she stole

the diadem from her hoping to use its powers to enhance her wisdom Rowena was

ashamed of her daughter's treason and hid her betrayal from everyone even the

other three founders Helena fell in love with the Baron and when her mother fell

fatally ill Rowena asked the Baron to go find her daughter so she could see her

daughter one last time before she died and pretend like the whole betrayal

never happened and have one last moment together

unfortunately the in a fit of rage when Helena refused to

come with them and marina was never able to see her daughter again and they were

never able to put their Feud behind them some people think that roaming is broken

heart over her daughter led to her early demise she was the first of the founders

to die it's unknown how or when the rest of the founders died but it is known

that they left behind one of the greatest legacies in magical history

their school would help shape some of the most well-known and successful

wizards and witches ensuring a bright future for the Wizarding World and all

it's time to come