Well, I searched and searched and I couldn’t find a thread for our dear Helga Hufflepuff!
HP Lexicon states this on Helga:
So, let’s start out with some questions because I’m thinking of writing a fic on her, and want to see your opinions…According to JKR's website, Hufflepuff was particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related Charms. Many recipes traditionally served at Hogwarts feasts originated with Hufflepuff (JKR). Her Famous Wizard card states that "[s]he brought people from different walks of life together to help build Hogwarts and was loved for her charming ways." (fw12). Another accomplishment of Hufflepuff's was her concern for the treatment of House-elves in the Wizarding world. She made Hogwarts a refuge for them, and as a result they were treated more kindly there than elsewhere (PC122, PC130).
What do you think Helga’s childhood was like?
How did she meet the other Founders?
How did she find out about her magic?
What do you think her personality was like (beyond just loyal and the other Hufflepuff traits)?
How do you think she feels about how her House is toady?
She was from “valley broad” according to a Sorting song. What do you think her childhood home looked like?
How do you think she obtained her famous cup?