Hello my little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am officially back at school *cue cries* but I feel like this is going to be a good month with posts. Sadly today is a traditional day compared to all the other days throughout literally ALL of the year except for a few days for finals and PD days.
Anyways, why don’t we just get into the post???
Basic Information about the Slytherin House:
Founder: Salazar Slytherin
House Color: Green and Silver
House Animal: Serpent
Well known people from this house according to Pottermore are, “
One of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Slytherin prized resourcefulness and ambition in his students. He believed that the school should only teach pure-blood witches and wizards. His ability to speak Parseltongueis why the Slytherin emblem is a serpent.
Merlin himself was sorted into Slytherin when he was at Hogwarts, and the young wizard went on to become one of the most famous wizards in history. The Order of Merlin, named to commemorate him, has been awarded since the fifteenth century. Legend has it that the First Order of Merlin’s green ribbon reflects his Hogwarts house.
Phineas Nigellus Black
Sirius Black’s great-great grandfather, Phineas Nigellus Black was the least popular of all Hogwarts headmasters. Possibly because he hated being a teacher and seemingly young people in general. Even after his death Phineas went on to advise future headmasters, albeit from his lofty position on their office wall.
The orphaned Tom Riddle found a home at Hogwarts and also a Dark purpose. A direct descendent of Salazar Slytherin, Riddle shared his forebear’s attitude on restricting magical learning to pure-bloods – despite having a Muggle father himself. As a teenager, he unlocked the Chamber of Secrets, leading to the death of a Muggle-born girl, and even learned Dark magic to protect himself from death.
Another Hogwarts Potions master, Horace Slughorn was Head of Slytherin house – twice. Lily Potter, Harry’s mother, was one of his most gifted students. Not one for the spotlight, but certainly one to name-drop, Horace enjoyed the reflected glory his ‘Slug Club’ favourites gave him.
House Ghost: The Bloody Baron
The Bloody Baron is the gaunt and blood-soaked Slytherin house ghost. He’s the only one who can keep pesky poltergeist Peeves under control. The strong and silent type, the Baron wears chains in penitence for a terrible act.”
I did not acknowledge Snape in this post because he is a complete disgrace of a human being. He’s racist, blood focused, a terrible teacher, and a child abuser. No Snape defending is going to be tolerated in the comments. Just an FYI.
Qualities: Ambitious, Cunning, and Achievement-Orientated
Not all Slytherins who were known as Dark Wizards were Bad:
So I am going to be a complete nerd right now and say that if you truly know your Harry Potter knowledge that Regulus Black the brother to Sirius Black and the son to Orion and Walaburga Black was the prime example of this.
Instead of describing everything he did to make him an amazing character but also slytherin would be in this, according ton Wiki|Fandom, “By 1979, Regulus had begun to have doubts about serving as a Death Eater, but was reluctant to act against the Death Eaters and Voldemort. One day, Voldemort asked Regulus for the use of his house-elf, Kreacher and Regulus eagerly accepted as he wanted to please his master. Voldemort used Kreacher to test the defences around his locket Horcrux, leaving him to die afterwards. Kreacher was able to escape using house-elf magic, and told Regulus of what had happened. Regulus worked out that the locket was a Horcrux and was the reason behind Voldemort’s immortality.
This was the deciding factor in Regulus’ defection. He created a duplicate of the locket and placed a note inside for anyone wanting to destroy the Horcrux to find, and then ordered Kreacher to take him to where the real locket was hidden. Kreacher guided Regulus past the cave’s defences. At the island with the basin of potion containing the locket, Regulus ordered Kreacher to take the locket once the potion was gone and replace it with the fake one, then escape without him and find a way to destroy the Horcrux. Regulus drank the potion himself, and when he tried to get water from the lake to quench his thirst, he was dragged to his death by the Inferi. Kreacher obeyed his master’s final order and switched the lockets before escaping. However, despite his best efforts, he was unable to destroy the Horcrux.
Regulus’s father, Orion, also died sometime in 1979.“
And to go on to make his death even sadder is according to the same source as above, “The true circumstances of Regulus’s death were entirely unknown to the members of his family, as he had asked Kreacher to keep the events at the cave a secret, due to this being safer for the family. Sirius Black, not knowing the truth of the matter, came to believe that Regulus had simply gotten in too far and was killed for trying to back out of being a Death Eater. Remus Lupin believed that Regulus had tried to back out of being a Death Eater, commenting that he thought Regulus had lasted “a few days” after his defection before he had been killed.
In 1997, Kreacher told Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger of Regulus’ attempt to destroy the Horcrux, having been there himself, as the trio also sought to destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes. They then realised that Regulus was R.A.B. that was signed on the note to Lord Voldemort. Following this, Harry gave Kreacher the counterfeit locket that Regulus had replaced the real one with, showing Harry’s own respect for the house-elf. Kreacher later earned this respect by subsequently showing more respect towards Harry, Ron and Hermione. The real locket was later destroyed by Ron Weasley with Gryffindor’s Sword, finally accomplishing what Regulus had set out to do.
During the Battle of Hogwarts, Kreacher, having rallied many of the school’s house-elves to assist him, ordered them to fight for Regulus while wielding knives against the Death Eaters’ knees and shins.”
So all in all I love Regulus Black and he deserved better than what J.K. Rowling did to him and also he is 6574382047594892485307824958378495480% my book boyfriend.
Not all of the Slytherins are terrible wizards and, you know, human beings:
So many people associate Slytherin with the evil and, yeah, we got a couple dozen death eaters from this but there is so many great characters in the Marauders Era who were Slytherin who weren’t evil.
I mean do I have to show you Regulus again. Don’t forget about Sirius and His cousin, Andromeda, who was one of the best Slytherins.
There was also a big handful of current Slytherins in the Golden Trio Generation who weren’t that bad or who were able to change their ways. However, the only reason they needed to change their ways was because they were being forced down a certain path due to their guardians.
We Got Merlin from this house:
We got the great Wizard Merlin from this house. Even though he may not be completely the same as the show and the character in other areas there is no doubt that he is a beloved person that we all heard about growing up.
And really if you think about it the wizards in the warding world grew up hearing about Merlin and we did too; so it is really something connecting us all to this world.
The House Room is Goals:
I MEAN JUST LOOK AT IT. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE IN AN AREA LIKE THIS. I LOVE THE SHADE AND WATER SO THIS WOULD BE PERFECT FOR ME. It would honestly fit me so much better then the Hufflepuff room.
Other Reasons why Slytherins are amazing and the Best Sassy friends you can have: