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Hagrid, as shown in Chamber of Secrets, was once a student at Hogwarts, but was expelled from the school when Tom Marvolo Riddle framed him for keeping dangerous pets in the school.

Since Hagrid was going to Hogwarts, what house was Hagrid a member of before his expulsion?

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According to this Barnes & Noble webchat on October 20, 2000, Hagrid was sorted into Gryffindor (of course)

Yahooligan_seachellie4 asks: What house was Hagrid in?

jkrowling_bn: Hagrid was in Gryffindor, naturally!

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Of course. Always Gryffindor. – Zibbobz Apr 15 '14 at 18:47
Nothin' good came from those other houses, anyway. – Emrakul Apr 15 '14 at 20:56
"Nothin' good came from those other houses, anyway" really because last time I checked Tonks was a Hufflepuff, Luna was a Ravenclaw, and Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black was a Slytherin. Plus, almost all of the main characters' development were because of characters from Slytherin. – Dragona13 Apr 16 '14 at 3:37
@Dragona13: I'm pretty sure that statement was a sarcastic riff on the fact that all three main characters are in Gryffindor, which is also associated with all the clichéd "heroic" attributes and sure makes it seem at first glance like it's the only house that's worth anything. – Michael Borgwardt Apr 16 '14 at 8:44
Hagrid's main personality trait is insane courage in the face of dangerous creatures, which makes him a natural for Gryffindor. – Royal Canadian Bandit Apr 16 '14 at 9:44

Hagrid was in Gryffindor because of his courage, honesty and loyalty.

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Do you have any references for this? – Shevliaskovic May 19 '14 at 10:28
Most of this would have been better suited as a comment, not an answer... – Valorum May 19 '14 at 11:45

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