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Horace Slughorn

Horace Slughorn is the most successful professor who thought alchemy lessons in Hogwarts. He was very active in all wizarding wars.

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His full name is Horace Eugene Flaccus Slughorn, but just simply known as Professor Slughorn was born between 28 April 1882 and 1913, his exact birthday is unknown. He is very mysterious, there is also no information about he is half-blood or pure nor his past life.

Slughorn was educated in Hogwarts and he was a member of Slytherin house. He worked at Hogwarts in 1931 as a potion professor and also become the head of Slytherin house. In 1981, Horace Slughorn resigned from his position at Hogwarts because he worried about information he gave to Tom Riddle about Horcruxes might be discovered by Albus Dumbledore.

Horace Slughorn live in life long escape from something. After Voldemort’s return, he was worried if Voldemort will want him by his side or not so that feared him. In 1996, Dumbledore persuaded him to stay by his side, so Slugohorn returned to Hogwarts again.

Life

Slughorn’s birthdate is not exactly known. He was born in end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century. Slughorn’s family were very rich. He sorted into Slytherin house in his Hogwarts times.

Slughorn was friend of many Muggle born wizards. His grades were exceptionally good. After he graduated from Hogwarts, he started to work in Hogwarts at same time with Albus Dumbledore. He started his career as professor of alchemy class.

Career

He started his career as professor of alchemy but he became the head of Slytherin house in short time. He founded a club called Slug Club with his favourite students. He is known for doing discrimination between students. He is known with giving different gifts to his favourite students in the club like Quidditch tickets, even gave them opportunity to meet with important Ministry of Magic employees.

Slughorn was very close with his favourite student Tom Marvolo Riddle and he spend a lot of time with him in 1940s. Despite the warnings of Albus Dumbledore, Slughorn was continue to teach things Tom Riddle mustn’t know like Horcruxes.

Wars and Battles

Slughorn returned to Hogwarts between years 1996 – 1998 and helped to Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore with giving his memories about Tom Riddle and Horcruxes. Slughorn helped them to find out Horcruxes which has a great importance in battle against Lord Voldemort.

At Battle of Hogwarts, Slughorn defended the school with Slytherin students and killed a few Death Eater.

As a result of his heroic acts in Battle of Hogwarts her portrait was hanged in Slytherin room. Slughorn retired again and left the Hogwarts in 2016.

Special Abilities

  • Occlumency: Slughorn is known with ability to defend his mind against other wizard’s mind reading magics. Even Albus Dumbledore was not able to read Slughorn’s mind.
  • Changing Memories: Slughorn has ability to change his memories. With using that ability, he changed the memories with Tom Riddle.
  • Potions: Slughorn is extremely talented with potions and alchemy. Even he was just a student, he was able to create very complicated potions like Felix Felicis, Polyjuice Potion and Amortentia.

Special Notes

  • Slughorn’s exact birth date is unknown. But it thought he was started teaching in Hogwarts in age of 17 which is extremely rare.
  • In movies, Slughorn sometimes calls Rupert to Ron Weasley. This known as reference to Rupert Grint who is the actor that played Ron Weasley in series. This name only used in movies, not present in books.

Sources

  • General information about Slughorn’s Life (Pottermore)
  • Slug Club (Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 7)
  • Information about his half-blood or pure blood status (Pottermore)
Michael Shaner

Written by Michael Shaner

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