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Why You Shouldn’t Underestimate A Hufflepuff | Blogtober 2019

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Last year I let you guys know why I love being a Hufflepuff so much!

There are so many reasons why this House is one of the best at Hogwarts but, for some reason or another, Hufflepuff is seen as one of the weakest. Maybe it’s because the other Houses are described as ‘brave’, ‘wise’ and ‘great’ and we have ‘loyal’.

Well, for this Halloween month, I’m going to tell you why you should never underestimate a Hufflepuff.

We produce wizards and witches you shouldn’t mess with

Gryffindor and Slytherin aren’t the only ones you should place your bets because we have had some incredible people come through. Cedric Diggory was a Triwizard Tournament contest who won against a dragon, saved a friend from mermaids and took on a killer maze.

Nymphadora Tonks became an Auror who consistently put herself in the aim of fire of Deatheaters and criminals. She also started dating and married a werewolf regardless of what he thought.

As for Newt, he has a suitcase with some of the cutest yet most dangerous magical creatures.

We stayed behind to fight alongside gryffindor

This is something that I loved hearing about Hufflepuff from JK Rowling. While the majority of the other Houses escaped while they could, we stayed behind to help defend Hogwarts.


We are loyal to Hogwarts, regardless of it being a castle.

We are near the kitchens

What’s that? You’re peckish and wanted to grab a snack from the Hogwarts kitchens. Oh, and you decided to beat up a Hufflepuff earlier on that day?

Oh dear.

Did you know that the Hufflepuff Common Room is right next to the kitchens? We’re very protective of our own and being loyal/trust-worthy doesn’t mean we don’t defend. Just remember to go to the Hospital Wing when you don’t growing pink hair all over your body.

some of us love our plants

It’s no surprise who are Head of House was. Professor Sprout was a force to be reckoned with and didn’t take kindly to anyone who messed about.

There’s a reason why we have a lot of plants in our Common Room and that’s because we’re meant to be particularly good with them…we’ve secretly adopted Neville! Don’t worry…we won’t set anything nasty on you like Mandrakes or Devil’s Snare. We’re not evil!

Just don’t be alarmed when you suddenly get squirted with Mimbulus Mimbletona pus and smell rancid for a few weeks.

Our House mascot is a badger

We may be a European badger but we don’t have any known predators!

Though other badger species can give as good as they get, especially the honey badger. If you rile them up, they will run at you and give you one heck of a bite. A lot of their prey are venomous and tend to be snakes so…Slytherin, be nice.

Don’t mess with a badger.

What are your thoughts on Hufflepuff being seen as weak?

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