Just like my other question this has got nothing on it anywhere, where do the house elves originally come from?

  • If you’re asking how they were enslaved, that seems to be similar to your previous question (I assume some wizards used magic to do it).
    – Adamant
    Commented Nov 7, 2016 at 7:33
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    Possible duplicate of How did the house elves start serving wizards?
    – ibid
    Commented Nov 7, 2016 at 7:34
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    Well.. Sometimes a mommy elf and a daddy elf.. you see...
    – Abulafia
    Commented Nov 7, 2016 at 7:46
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    @Adamant - In Harry Potter, wizards originate from Mars and Muggles from mushrooms. (At least according to Hambledon Quince, that is.)
    – ibid
    Commented Nov 7, 2016 at 7:50
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    @Awesome Add that into your question.
    – Spencer
    Commented Nov 7, 2016 at 12:38

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We don't know.

Rowling has not given us the backstory of how house-elves originated.

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