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Gornuk Character Analysis: Goblin on the Run

Gornuk Character Analysis: Goblin on the Run

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Gornuk was one of the Goblins that worked at Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

He went on the run when Death Eaters took control of the bank and placed wizards in charge.

He subsequently joined a group that was evading the Snatchers, but sadly died at the hands of a group of Snatchers.

About Gornuk

Born20th Century – 1998
Blood StatusGoblin
OccupationBanker
PatronusNA
HouseNA
WandNA
Zodiac SignCapricorn (speculative)

Gornuk Biography

Gornuk was one of the Goblins that ran Gringotts Wizarding Bank in Diagon Alley.

Unlike many of his compatriots, when Lord Voldemort took over the Ministry for Magic in the summer of 1997 and placed wizards in charge above the Goblins, he left the bank.

This meant that Gornuk was on the run, along with many others including muggle-borns.

Gornuk soon joined up with a group of fugitives including fellow Gringotts Goblin Griphook, Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, and Dean Thomas.

The group spoke about many things that were going on in the Wizarding World, including whether Harry Potter really was the chosen one.

Like many fugitives, they were hunted by Snatchers. A group led by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback eventually caught up with them, and Gornuk, Ted Tonks, and Dirk Cresswell were all killed in the struggle.

His death was announced on Potterwatch radio.

Gornuk Personality Type & Traits

Gornuk comes across as highly principled, unwilling to continue to work at Gringotts and remain safe when the fundamental agreement between the Gringotts Goblins and wizards was violated.

But he was also open-minded, forming friendships with humans despite a general distrust of wizards.

Gornuk Zodiac Sign & Birthday

While we know little about Gornuk’s birth, his personality suggests that his zodiac sign could be Capricorn.

People born under this sign like details and complexity so could be attracted to banking.

They are also very principled and can be incredibly stubborn when it comes to holding the line.