While there are many tales, narratives and a record of history surrounding Godric Gryffindor, not much is known about the Hogwarts Founder’s death. Throughout the years his mysterious disappearance has been speculated on and many have even joked that the giant cephalopod that inhabits the Hogwarts Lake may be Godric Gryffindor in Anamagus form. While many don’t believe this adaptation of the story, the Ministry of Magic’s Department for Control of Magical Creatures has also looked into the rumor with no official commentary.
All conjecture aside, it is believed that Godric Gryffindors wand has resurfaced at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Earlier today Kaitlyn Byers, a 4th year from Ravenclaw, discovered what is now thought to be Godric Gryffindors Wand. While the magical item is currently being housed by The Ministry of Magic and undergoing tests to confirm its origin, how the wand made it into the hands of a student is quite astonishing.
When The Daily Prophet finally caught up with Kaitlyn, the 4th year seemed very bewildered about what had transpired.
“I’m not sure how it happened. One moment I was inspecting a suit of armor that has recently been reported to move around at night and the next moment I was being whooshed down a tunnel! As I arrived at the bottom, I was in a dusty snuggery that seems as if it had not been touched for years. I finally stood up after the descent and had a chance to inspect my surroundings, the first thing I noticed a painting of who I believed was Godric Gryffindor, based on my history lessons of Hogwarts. After inspecting the painting, I noticed a glimmering box on an escritoire. Naturally I opened it and found what I believed to be a wand. When I realized exactly who’s wand it could be, I took it straight to my house prefect for inspection. The room that I had been taken down into was also able to be exited from through a similar suit of armor in the study. Im not sure how the doors work but as with most things in Hogwarts, most things seem to be unknown.”
The Snuggery or what muggles refer to as a den is actually the private room and library of Godric Gryffindor, reports the Ministry of Magic. While not much is known about the room or its belongings at the moment, one thing is for certain – Godric Gryffindor’s Wand was found nestled away in an ornate metal box. Interestingly enough, the box that it was found in brandishes the inscription “Nunc Quia Auferetur.”, which means “Away For Now” in Latin.
The Minister of the Ministry of Magic, Hermoine Granger, has reported to The Daily Prophet that the wand believed to be Godric Gryffindor’s is under exceptionally heavy security in the Department of Mysteries due to its unknown properties.
The minister further stated that:
“Despite our efforts to understand the physical makeup of Godric Gryffindors Wand, it’s elements and core remain unidentifiable. We’re not sure how old the wand is, where it came from, or even who made it at this point. We will make every attempt to keep the public informed as we learn more.”
More spellbinding than the fact that a hidden room had been discovered, by a Ravenclaw none-the-less, is the fact that the container that houses Godric Gryffindors Wand bears words that inherently have the Wizarding Community questioning two things; will Godric Gryffindor return? Is he actually dead? While these questions and many more are sure to arise, for now all we can do is wait.
Remember readers, only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far they can go. More on this story as it develops.