As 31 July marks the birthday of J.K.Rowling’s “Chosen One” we here at Buzz Magazine wanted to bring back the magic and nostalgia of our childhood.
The Harry Potter series is the magic we grew up with. A young boy’s magical journey from boring and unloved childhood to something brilliant. We all wanted to be at his place, going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (How many of us are still waiting for our letters again?)
With Wizarding World comes the inevitable fun of sorting into four Hogwarts houses. But come to think of it, I have only seen people wanting to be sorted into Gryffindor… for obvious reasons. Some choose Slytherin because they are posh and fancy. Those who don’t care about so-called “elite” houses choose Ravenclaw. But how many people choose Hufflepuff?
I have been a member of many Harry Potter Facebook groups. People, in general, don’t like much when they’re sorted in Hufflepuff. I have seen lots of disappointing comments on how they are not a Hufflepuff and they don’t want to be a part of this house.
I am a Hufflepuff and I am proud of it. And I am also angry that our representation in the books is very small. In the films, we are almost extinct. And we are dubbed as a bunch of duffers.
But what if I tell you that Hufflepuff is actually the best Hogwarts house will you believe me?
Well, let’s shine the light upon it, shall we? Lumos.
Reason 1. Hufflepuff house is like a mom
This song by RiddleTM sums up my argument in the best possible way.
Brave Godric Gryffindor favoured the strong
Those who had courage and knew right from wrong
And Rowena Ravenclaw taught only the best
So kind Helga Hufflepuff would teach all the rest
Hufflepuff house is like a mom who treats her all children equally. You don’t have to be a braveheart, an ambitious snob, or the top of the class. Hufflepuff will welcome you and love you unconditionally.
Reason 2. Hufflepuff traits are what society should adhere to
Hufflepuffs are known as hard workers. They are loyal and just. And they are dedicated and patient in their efforts. These are some traits that every citizen in a society should have. I don’t want to be political or whatever but yes Hufflepuffs have better common sense than others. They are inherently leaned towards the good side.
And that brings me to my next reason…
Reason 3. There are almost no dark wizards from Hufflepuff house
Due to being generally compassionate and good-natured, there is almost no dark wizard from the Hufflepuff house. There is only one instance. In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we see Cedric Diggory joining the dark side (sorry for the spoiler if you have not read it yet) is the only time we see a Hufflepuff becoming a dark wizard.
Reason 4. The Hufflepuff House entrance is located near the kitchen
Being a Hufflepuff meaning you can sneak into the kitchen whenever you are free, make friends with the house-elves that working there and grab your favourite grub.
Basically, a Hufflepuff chill time means to have comfort food while watching the drama unfold between Gryffindors and Slytherins.
Reason 5. Hufflepuffs get the best food!
Do you know that Helga Hufflepuff is the innovator of most of Hogwarts’ recipes? She also brought a lot of house-elves into Hogwarts to save them from tortures. The kitchen is near the Hufflepuff basement, students often sneak around with pocketfuls of treats.
The way J.K. Rowling describes the common room sounds like the cosiest and warmest place in the whole Hogwarts. And the photo of it from the Official Wizarding World website proves it.
Imagine yourself in Hogwarts. You are a new first-year student. You left your home, your parents for the first time because of school. And found a house that does not make you miss home at all. What can be better than a schoolhouse that makes you feel at home?
The common belief in the Wizarding community is that Hufflepuffs are idiots. But it is a completely false notion. Hufflepuff house has given some of the best wizards of all time. Cedric Diggory, Newt Scamander and Nymphadora Tonks are only a few names among them.
But why are they called such? Are Hufflepuffs dumb?
Hufflepuffs traits are pretty straightforward. They are hard workers, honest, loyal, just and compassionate. And It is very easy to make a fool around a person who has complete trust in another person. Hufflepuffs are empathetic. They open their hearts and get hurt in return. They are honest.
They will never lie in favour of themselves or someone else. Naturally, they are considered idiots because they trust people and sometimes get taken advantage of. To a dishonest individual, there is no place for loyalty and honesty.
So these are my seven reasons why Hufflepuff is the best house of Hogwarts. We don’t win the House Cup maybe, but hey we are generally happy people going our merry ways with chocolate chip cookies! 😉