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Helga Hufflepuff is one of the founders of Hogwarts. She created Hufflepuff House. She was said to be kind and caring, and 'particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related charms.'


Helga Hufflepuff was the founder of Hufflepuff house at Hogwarts, after whom it is named. Along with three other Hogwarts founders, Helga Hufflepuff helped build Hogwarts castle over one thousand years ago.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Discovered in chapter 9, The Writing on the Wall

At first the four founders worked together, bringing together young witches and wizards to teach them the magical arts. However, one founder – Salazar Slytherin – believed that only those from all-magic families should receive their education at Hogwarts. Hufflepuff, along with the other two founders – Godric Gryffindor and Rowena Ravenclaw – welcomed Muggle-borns into the school, which prompted Slytherin to leave.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Discovered in chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament

During the song performed at the Sorting Ceremony, the Sorting Hat reveals that Helga Hufflepuff valued hard-working students in those she chose for her house. Along with the other founders, Helga helped give the Sorting Hat brains to allow it to sort the students after they were gone.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Discovered in chapter 20, Lord Voldemort's Request

A cup belonging to Helga Hufflepuff was passed down her line, coming into the possession of Hepzibah Smith, a distant descendent.

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