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Hengist is traditionally credited with the founding of the village of [[Hogsmeade]] after being driven from his home by [[Muggle]] prosecutors. According to popular lore, Hengist used the [[Three Broomsticks Inn]] as a home.<ref name="PSvg">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''</ref>
 
Hengist is traditionally credited with the founding of the village of [[Hogsmeade]] after being driven from his home by [[Muggle]] prosecutors. According to popular lore, Hengist used the [[Three Broomsticks Inn]] as a home.<ref name="PSvg">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''</ref>
   
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The name "Hengist" means "stallion" in Germanic. Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.
 
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Hengist of Woodcroft's Chocolate Frog Card was one of the very first collected by [[Harry Potter]].<ref name="ps6">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 6 - (''The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters'')</ref>
   
 
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Latest revision as of 03:33, November 25, 2014

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Hengist of Woodcroft
Biographical information
Born

982 or later[1]
Woodcroft, Gloucestershire

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Red

Skin colour

White

Affiliation
House

Hufflepuff[2]

Loyalty

Hengist of Woodcroft was a medieval wizard, best known as the founder of the village of Hogsmeade in Scotland, the only all-wizarding village in Great Britain.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Hengist was born in the Middle Ages, no earlier than 982,[1] in Woodcroft, Gloucestershire. In his youth, Hengist attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was Sorted into Hufflepuff.[2]

AdulthoodEdit

Hengist of Woodcroft

Hengist of Woodcroft, as pictured in his Chocolate Frog Card.

Hengist is traditionally credited with the founding of the village of Hogsmeade after being driven from his home by Muggle prosecutors. According to popular lore, Hengist used the Three Broomsticks Inn as a home.[3]

Death and post-mortemEdit

Hengist died at some point during the Middle Ages. Remembered for his founding of Hogsmeade, he was immortalised in a Chocolate Frog Card[3] There was also a bust of Hengist on the Fourth Floor Corridor of Hogwarts Castle.[4]

On 1 September, 1991, Prefect Gabriel Truman welcomed the Hufflepuff first years to Hufflepuff Basement with a short speech in which he mentioned Hengist of Woodcroft as one of the many notable Hogwarts students who were Sorted, like them, into Hufflepuff.[2]

EtymologyEdit

The name "Hengist" means "stallion" in Germanic. Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.

Behind the scenesEdit

Hengist of Woodcroft's Chocolate Frog Card was one of the very first collected by Harry Potter.[5]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Given Hogwarts was founded in around 993 A.D. and that Hengist attended it, he must have been eleven by or after the school's founding. So, the earliest date he could have possibly been born is 982.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pottermore introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available here)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - PS2 version
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 - (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)




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Class 67 · Cuthbert Binns's office · Fourth Floor balcony · Fourth Floor Corridor · Fourth Floor hospital tower corridor · Hogwarts Library · Disused classroom · Restricted Section · Study Area

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the fourth floor

Barking Mad Male Gargoyle · Brutus Scrimgeour · Edward Rabnott · Hengist of Woodcroft · Landscape with trees · Temeritus Shanks

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