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What Doesn't Make Sense About Hogwarts' Founders In Harry Potter

There's still a lot about the world of Harry Potter that fans don't know — though they love to input their own fan theories, nonetheless. While the seven main Harry Potter books did a good job of creating a well-drawn and enticing fantasy world, they only delved into the history of the Wizarding World itself as much as Harry, Hermione, and Ron needed to. That meant there were a lot of mysteries and questions left unresolved by the Harry Potter series, and that there were events and characters that were only ever occasionally referenced or alluded to.

The current Fantastic Beasts film series is doing a lot to reveal more about the Wizarding World, especially what the state of it was several decades before the events of the Harry Potter books. But there are mysteries from even earlier in the Wizarding World that fans still want answered someday. Specifically, there are a lot of questions that Harry Potter fans have about none other than the four founders of Hogwarts.

How did the Hogwarts founders in Harry Potter even meet?

Hogwarts was founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. The four wizards built the school together and served as the namesakes of its four houses. But while it's said that the characters were some of the greatest witches and wizards of their age, there's still quite a bit of mystery surrounding the powerful Harry Potter figures.

In fact, one of the biggest questions that Harry Potter fans have about the Hogwarts founders is: what brought the four wizards together in the first place? It's established in the Harry Potter books that Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, and Slytherin all wanted to create a wizarding school, but what made them decide to build Hogwarts together?

Did the founders know each other prior to the school's construction? Fans know that, eventually, tension began to grow between the founders — particularly between Slytherin and the other three — but did that tension just result in the fracturing of a bond that began with the building of the school, or in the loss of a previously longstanding friendship between the four? Unfortunately, until more is written about the founders, those questions are going to remain unanswered.

In the meantime, fans can stream the Harry Potter film series on Peacock TV.