Hufflepuff gets the most ridicule of all 4 houses at Hogwarts. It’s colours are yellow and black and it’s emblem is a badger. Hufflepuffs are known as ‘just and loyal’ and hardworkers. Many people do not appreciate these traits, which is unfortunate. Hufflepuffs are humble and don’t normally get as much respect from people as others do. Hufflepuff is associated with element of Earth and the star signs that are attached to this element are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Both Hufflepuff and Slytherin found themselves in a way naturally allies both being portrayed as the underdog by most people. Helga Hufflepuff being the founder of Hufflepuff. The head of house for Hufflepuff is the herbology teacher, Professor Sprout. The ghost of Hufflepuff being The Fat Friar. Hufflepuff’s common room is right next to the kitchens located through a painting and is quite a cosy and welcoming place. The room is decorated in bright yellow hangings and fat armchairs. The girls and boys dormitories can be accessed through underground tunnels underneath the common room. Cedric Diggory, Hannah Abbott, Susan Bones, Ernie Macmillan, Professor Sprout and Nympadora Tonks are known to have come from Hufflepuff house.
Slytherin is one of the most well-known houses apart from Gryffindor. It is common knowledge that Slytherin and Gryffindor both despise each other and always find ways to show the others up, Slytherin normally doing so in a sneaky way. Colours being dark green and silver, it’s emblem being a serpent. It is obvious Slytherin was meant to be portrayed as the antagonist and cruel house that has housed and still houses all dark wizards. This however is not 100% true, not all Slytherin students and ex-students are death eaters, but a majority are. Slytherin students are known to be cunning and to always be there for their fellow Slytherin’s and to always stick together and work their way to victory. Their head of house being the one and only, Professor Severus Snape. The founder of Slytherin being Salazar Slytherin. The ghost of Slytherin is The Bloody Baron, his clothes being covered in dry blood, is known to have killed Rowena Ravenclaw’s daughter, Helena Ravenclaw, but when asked about what happened get’s very agitated and angry. Salazar was known to of hated and mistrust wizards who were not pure, or more known as ‘mudbloods’. This is a disgusting word in the wizarding world. Slytherin representing the element water and the star signs associated with this element are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Slytherin is exactly like water, subtle, indirect, deep and sometimes underhanded. The Slytherin common room is located in the dungeons and their common room is hidden behind a wall in the cellars. A password has to be known to enter and when correct will reveal a passage leading into the Slytherin common room. The common room is a low-ceilinged dungeon like room with greenish lamps that give off a green light to make the make the common room have a green tinge. The common room has lots of low backed black and dark green leather sofas with buttons, skulls, and dark wood cupboards. It has quite a grand atmosphere, but also quite a cold one. The Slytherin common room is quite extraordinarily right next to the Hogwarts Lake which is where the Giant Squid calls home. It is underneath the water and you can see into the murky depths of the lake from the common room windows and occasionally see the Giant Squid swim past, and the sound of swishing water of the lake is relaxing at night time. The founder of Slytherin also made the Chamber of Secrets which housed a giant basilisk. Only the true heir of Slytherin could open it and when opened the basilisk would set out to kill all ‘mudbloods’ and muggleborns. Slytherin is also greatly known to despise non-pure blood wizards. Phineaus Black, Bellatrix Lestrange, Narcissa Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, Pansy Parkinson, Lucius Malfoy, Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy and Tom Riddle/Voldemort are known to be from Slytherin house.