Slytherin house is known with ambitious and pure blood wizards and they were active in many events in wizarding history.


Slytherin is one of four houses in Hogwarts and it is very well known with Gryffindor house. It was founded by Salazar Slytherin and values handful, talented and most importantly ambitious wizards.

Founder of the Slytherin house Salazar Slytherin favours the pure blood wizards. Even he mentioned it is mandatory to be a pure blood wizard to join house, there are muggle born Slytherin exceptions in rare situations.

Slytherin house animal is a serpent and they use a coat of arms with a snake on it, along with silver and green colors. Slytherin element is water. It thought water element is connected with mystical snake-like creatures in seas and oceans.


Slytherin house is famous with dark wizards. Even many people think, every dark wizard is a Slytherin. But, despite that idea, there are strong dark wizards like Peter Pettigrew and Quirinus Quirrell whom are not members of Slytherin. Pettigrew is a Gryffindor and Quirrell is a Ravenclaw, there are many exceptions.

Salazar Slytherin, founder of the house is known with favouring pure blood wizards. Also the house is very suitable for dark wizards and this can be seen in many events in wizarding history.

Slytherin house has many students that fight with Lord Voldemort. Even some of the senior students defended the Hogwarts against Lord Voldemort, many of Slytherins fight with Lord Voldemort against other houses.


Slytherin wizards are known with their handful and cunning characters. They are also famous with their tendency to dark magic and dark arts.

Slytherin house is a lifelong rival of Gryffindor house and battled against each other in every situation. Starting from founders era, Slytherin and Gryffindors are opposed against each other about pure blood wizards and this issue is still persisting.

Slytherin house members are always considered as bad and merciless people but those are not the traits of the house, it is only because of ambitious characters of wizards.

Ghost of Slytherin House

Slyherin house ghost is Bloody Baron. The Bloody Baron was sent to find Ravenclaw house’s founder’s daughter, Helena Ravenclaw but he fell in love with her. After he rejected by Helena and she refused to return Hogwarts, he killed her with a knife. After he realized what he has done, he killed himself with same knife.

Grey Lady Helena Ravenclaw became ghost of Ravenclaw house and he became the ghost of Slytherin house.

Notable Slytherin Members

  • Albus Potter
  • Bellatrix Black
  • Dolores Umbridge
  • Draco Malfoy
  • Horace Slughorn
  • Kanlı Baron
  • Lucius Malfoy
  • Marcus Flint
  • Merlin
  • Narcissa Black
  • Scorpius Malfoy
  • Severus Snape
  • Tom Riddle

Special Notes

  • Slytherin students especially talented potion makers.
  • Slytherin house is the first house that mentioned in beginning of the Harry Potter series. Also, it is the last house that mention at the end of the series.
  • There is character called “Slitherhen” in Game Boy Advance game, “Mother 3“. That character was inspired by Slytherin house.


Michael Shaner

Written by Michael Shaner

Hi, geeks! I am Michael Shaner and I am potterhead like you. Follow me for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery rumors, news, tutorials, tips and tricks.


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  1. Barely anything was written about Slytherin traits. Why is the rivalry against Gryffindors in the trait section? That is not a trait and just further pushes the idea that Slytherins are to be feared or persecuted. You aren’t a true Potter fan if you only justly represent the houses you like.

    • I’m sorry about that. Actually, I’m a Slytherin fan, and if I had a chance to choose a house, it would be Slytherin. I will edit this post.

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