Hufflepuff Crest

Hufflepuff House

House Mascot: Badger

Hufflepuff students are typically fair-minded, loyal, honest, and hard-working. According to Rowling, Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth. The house mascot is the badger, and canary yellow and black are its colours. The house ghost is The Fat Friar. Its house gem is a topaz. The Hufflepuff dormitories and common room entrance "is concealed in a stack of large barrels in a nook on the right hand side of the kitchen corridor." To enter, one must tap the barrel two from the bottom in the middle of the second row in the rhythm of 'Helga Hufflepuff'. Unlike any other house, the Hufflepuff common room has a repelling device that douses the illegal entrant in vinegar if the wrong lid is tapped or the rhythm is wrong.