Famous Hufflepuffs through the ages

So you’ve been sorted into Hufflepuff. Here are some kindly heroes from your Hogwarts house to inspire you…

Pomona Sprout in her greenhouse from the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

‘You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil’
The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Helga Hufflepuff
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad’ was one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Known for being kind and caring, and especially loved for her food-related charms. While the other founders prized daring and cunning, Helga reportedly welcomed all students, particularly hard workers.

Bridget Wenlock
A famous thirteenth-century witch celebrated for her skills in Arithmancy. Protective of her theorems, she wrote many of her ideas down in invisible ink making them somewhat easy to misplace. Bridget was the first to discover the magical significance of the number seven.

Newt Scamander
Magizoologist Newton Artemis Fido Scamander, ‘Newt’ to his readers, was the author of trusted Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Passionate about magical creatures from an early age, he travelled the world observing beasts and their behaviour in the wild. In 1926, he visited New York on just such an adventure…

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in 'Fantastic Beasts'
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in 'Fantastic Beasts', photo by Jaap Buitendijk

Pomona Sprout
Head of Hufflepuff house, her hat may have been patched but there was nothing shabby about Professor Sprout’s knowledge of all things Herbology. From her greenhouse classroom she taught students how to handle dangerous plants like Mandrakes and Bubotubers.

Cedric Diggory
Cedric Diggory was Hufflepuff house’s Quidditch team captain and Seeker. In his sixth year at Hogwarts, he became one of the Triwizard Champions. Good, kind, brave, and a credit to his house.

An Illustration of Cedric's dress robes for the Yule Ball
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Nymphadora Tonks
Not your average witch, or your average Hufflepuff, ‘Don’t-call-me-Nymphadora’ Tonks is an Auror and Metamorphmagus – born with the ability to control her appearance at will, without the aid of a wand. Funny, slightly clumsy but as bright as her ever-changing hair colour, Tonks was also a member of the Order of the Phoenix.

House ghost: The Fat Friar
Hufflepuff house’s ghost is an amiable fellow known as the Fat Friar. He was executed by senior churchment for curing some peasants of the pox with the poke of a ‘stick’ and pulling rabbits out of the communion cup. In his afterlife, he seems like quite a jolly old ghost, particularly if you compare him to Moaning Myrtle.

Hufflepuff Common Room
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