Of the many famous Hufflepuffs in Hogwarts history, we've only really gotten to know a handful so far. First, there was Pomona Sprout, the Herbology professor who taught us all about the screaming mandrake root, then Cedric Diggory (R.I.P.), and then our old Order of the Phoenix pal Nymphadora Tonks.
Thanks to the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" series, however, Gryffindor House is going to be taking a backseat to the yellow and black badger brigade because Newt Scamander is going to usher in the "Age of Hufflepuff," as J.K. Rowling herself coined it.
On Twitter Wednesday (Sept. 9), the "Harry Potter" author shared Pottermore's list of famous Hufflepuffs, which includes the mysterious textbook author Newt, adding that "This is starting to feel like the dawn of the Age of Hufflepuff" -- with a "Fantastic Beasts" hashtag tacked on to ensure we all understood the suggestion.
And as much as we adore our garnet and gold scarves and Gryffindor crest socks, we're so into this news right now and think the Hufflepuff era is going to be magical.
For starters, the students are going to be super likable.Warner Bros.
Hufflepuff House prides itself on being "the friendliest, most decent and most tenacious house of them all" and is brimming with students who are known to be loyal and trustworthy and willing to use a little elbow grease to get the job done.
The dorms are probably going to be pretty chill.Warner Bros.
Hufflepuffs are salt of the earth kinda kids, so at Hogwarts they lived in the basement right next to the kitchen. If American Hogwarts is anything like the school we're used to, this means the new kids are gonna have pretty cozy living quarters to hang around in.
Mother Nature loves magic too.Warner Bros.
Hufflepuffs are especially adept at dealing with earthly beings -- hence, Newt's recorded skill at locating cool creatures -- so they keep a lot of herbs and metals around, and they have a unique respect for living things. Which means we might get to see more magical greenery than whatever plant/tree/monster was trying to kill Harry and Ron at any given moment. Could be interesting.
J.K. Rowling likes them, so we like them.
Mother Jo has said before that she has mad respect for the Hufflepuff kids because they stuck around for the Battle of Hogwarts, not out of innate bravery but for a sense of duty. She even went so far as to say they're her fave, which means she's going to have some real fun with them in this new story and we cannot WAIT to see what she cooks up.