Bogrod: "Madam Lestrange! Dear me! How — how may I help you today?"
Hermione Granger (as Bellatrix Lestrange): "I wish to enter my vault."
Hermione Granger in disguise as Bellatrix Lestrange asks Bogrod to permit her to enter Bellatrix' vault[src]

Bogrod (d. 1 May, 1998) was a goblin and a bank teller at Gringotts Wizarding Bank in the late 1990s. In 1998, during their break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger put Bogrod under the Imperius Curse in order to enter Lestrange Vault undetected. Whilst the trio tried to escape, Bogrod was burnt to death by the security dragon.


Early life

Bogrod was apparently an elder Goblin. At some point in his life, he was employed by Gringotts Wizarding Bank and worked in the capacity of bank teller at the main offices in Diagon Alley, by the 1990s.[1]

1998 Gringotts break-In and death

Bogrod: "You have… identification?"
Hermione Granger (as Bellatrix Lestrange): "Identification? I — I have never been asked for identification before!"
Bogrod: "Your wand will do, madam."
Harry Potter: " Imperio!"
— Bogrod asks for "Bellatrix"'s identification, and Harry Potter, under the Invisibility Cloak, places him under the Imperius Curse[src]

Harry casting the Imperius Curse to Bogrod allow them enter inside the vault

As part of the hunt for Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes, Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger had to break into the Lestrange Vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank to retrieve Helga Hufflepuff's cup.[2]

Bogrod cart

Bogrod driving the mine cart to the Lestrange Vault

On 1 May, 1998, Hermione Granger, disguised as Bellatrix Lestrange; Ronald Weasley, disguised as "Dragomir Despard"; Harry Potter and Griphook, both under the Invisibility Cloak, set off to Diagon Alley. Upon their arrival at the bank, they were joined by Travers, a Death Eater. Given the recent events at Malfoy Manor, after which the occupants were confined to the Manor, Bellatrix's presence at the Bank aroused Travers's and Goblins' suspicion, so Harry Potter placed him and Bogrod, the clerk who was checking Bellatrix's identification, under the Imperius Curse so that they cooperated.[1]

While Travers was sent away, Bogrod escorted them on a cart through the underground levels of the bank. The cart went through the Thief's Downfall, after which Bogrod regained his conscious self momentarily before Harry Potter cast another Imperius Curse at him.


Bogrod, Griphook, and Hermione Granger at Lestrange Vault in 1998

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Bogrod's last moments

Bogrod lead them past the security dragon, and opened the door to the Lestrange Vault to them. When the treasure inside began to multiply as a result of the Geminio and Flagrante Curses being placed on it as a security measure, Hermione and Ron had to struggle to keep Bogrod from falling under the tide.[1] When Griphook left the Vault with Godric Gryffindor's Sword and joined the Goblins that tried to stop the trio Bogrod left too and, still confused by the Imperius Curse cast on him, stood within the security dragon's reach and was subsequently burned to death by a jet of fire it breathed.[3]

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