Helga Hufflepuff

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Name: Helga Hufflepuff
Occupation: witch, teacher
Relationships: Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin (Co-Founders); Hepzibah Smith (descendant); Zacharias Smith, Sally Smith (possible descendants)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Other: born c. 10th Century; died unknown
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Helga Hufflepuff is a minor character in the Harry Potter series.


She is a 10th-century witch who is one of the four Founders of Hogwarts, along with Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin and Godric Gryffindor. She is associated with Hufflepuff House.


Fanfiction with Helga is usually set in the Founders Era and focuses on the happenings around and after the founding of Hogwarts. Time travel is also a common theme, where one or more characters travel back in time and meet the founders.


Helga is commonly paired with the other three founders:

Notable Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • The Second Pair by My Dear Professor McGonagall. A story of the lives and enduring, if strained, friendship between Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw.
  • From Valley Broad and Fen by Realmer06. Of them all, she'd loved him best. But life is not a fairy tale, and love isn't always enough.
  • From the Ashes When prophecies lead to war, four friends are instructed to form Hogwarts. And then they find some prophecies concern them.
  • Children. They were teaching children by thepostmodernpottercompendium. Rowena, Godric, Salazar; they tended to forget that. They saw young minds, young acolytes - eyes that would look up to them. Not innocence. Not childish wonder.


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