Gryffindor was nominated as “Witch of the Month” in July 2007 on the Rowling website. One of the four famous Hogwarts founders, Godric Gryffindor was the best contender of his time, a leader in combating discrimination against Muggle and the first owner of the famous Sorting Hat. Harry Potter Gryffindor Scarves Scarf. J.K. Rowling once joked that if Godric Gryffindor was still alive: he would be the giant squid that lived in Hogwarts’ lake, that would make him the greatest (and, most likely, oldest ) in the wizarding world. At ten o’clock every night the squid will transform and return to the Gryffindor house, he will wander the school grounds before returning to his squid form. It’s worth noting that Rowling was sarcastic in her attempt to create a bit of a problem, but clearly this statement is not considered canonical.