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
    Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 18:47
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    Nothin' good came from those other houses, anyway.
    – user14349
    Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 20:56
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    "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
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 3:37
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    @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. Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 8:44
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    Hagrid's main personality trait is insane courage in the face of dangerous creatures, which makes him a natural for Gryffindor. Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 9:44

Pottermore confirms Hagrid was in Gryffindor in addition to the interview quote given above.


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  • Although that only means that someone on the Pottermore team either saw the interview or just copied the information from the wiki.
    – ibid
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 23:34

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