And quick side note - its emblematic animal...is a badger, I mean, fucking Gryffindor have a goddam lion and Hufflepuff gets a badger?
while Slytherins are cunning and ambitious,
and Ravenclaws are smart and bookish.
However, those of Hufflepuff,
are those with big hearts and a smile,
the peace-makers of the Wizarding World.
That does NOT make us wimps!
One of the four 'houses' at Hogwarts.
Usually consists of the most friendly and hard-working students.
Their mascot is the badger.
~Taken from The Sorting Hat's New Song (OotP)
All we know is that they're good finders... sorta.
Dumbledore: ...what the hell is a Hufflepuff?
Dumbledore: I put all of the good guys in Gryffindor, the bad guys in Slytherin, and everyone else goes to Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff.
Because I'm a Hufflepuff... and I take what I want.