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"You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, And unafraid of toil"
The Sorting Hat[src]

Hufflepuff House

Hufflepuff House crest

One of the four Hogwarts Houses, named after Helga Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff House values loyalty and friendship. The house ghost is the Fat Friar. Its house colours are yellow and black and its mascot is a badger. The common room is the only one not seen in the books. The Head of House is the Herbology professor, Pomona Sprout. Their Quidditch team is the Hufflepuff Quidditch Team.


[edit] About

Founder: Helga Hufflepuff

House Colours: Yellow and Black

Animal: Badger

Traits: loyalty, hard work, kindness, dedication, patience.

Common Room: Hufflepuff Basement

Ghost: The Fat Friar

Head of House: Professor Sprout

[edit] Common Room

The Hufflepuff common room is near the kitchen at Hogwarts and you can access it through a still-life painting. It is said to be very warm and cosy with lots of plush armchairs and hangings. It is the complete opposite of the Slytherin dungeon which is dark and dank. There are also lots of small tunnels leading to dormitories which have round doors that resemble barrel tops.

[edit] Notable/Known Hufflepuffs

Hannah Abbott

Susan Bones

Eleanor Branstone


Owen Cauldwell

Cedric Diggory

Fat Friar

Justin Finch-Fletchley

Helga Hufflepuff

Ernie Macmillan

Laura Madley

Zacharias Smith

Pomona Sprout



Nymphadora Tonks

Kevin Whitby

Rose Zeller

[edit] See Also

[edit] Additional Canon

In a web chat on Bloomsbury's website in 2007, J. K. Rowling was asked about the Common Room. Below is a section of the transcript:

Smallbutpowerful: On behalf of all harry potter fans who consider themselves to be hufflepuffs could you please describe the hufflepuff common room as it is the only common room harry hasn’t visited

J.K. Rowling: The Hufflepuff common room is accessed through a portrait near the kitchens, as I am sure you have deduced.

J.K. Rowling: Sorry – I should say ‘painting’ rather than portrait, because it is a still-life.

J.K. Rowling: It is a very cosy and welcoming place, as dissimilar as possible from Snape’s dungeon. Lots of yellow hangings, and fat armchairs, and little underground tunnels leading to the dormitories, all of which have perfectly round doors, like barrel tops.[1]

[edit] Notes

  1. J. K. Rowling, The Leaky Cauldron fan website, J.K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript