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Slytherin House

Slytherin blazon: vert, a serpent argent Head: Professor Severus Snape until spring of 1997, then Horace Slughorn.
Founder: Salazar Slytherin.
Blazon: vert, a serpent argent (that is, a silver serpent on a green field, hence the Slytherin colours of green and silver) (PA15, GF15). The serpent device signifies the founder's gift of being a Parselmouth (CS11).
Ghost: The Bloody Baron (PS7).
Location: The Slytherin common room is a low-ceilinged, dungeon-like room with greenish lamps and chairs, with skulls all around. It is located under the lake (DH23) [1].

Sorting Hat description: (PS7)

Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.

Slytherin Quidditch team
green robes
players chosen more for size than finesse or skill, it seems
all fly on Nimbus 2001s
the 1991-92 team included no girls

Slytherin gang Known Slytherins, past and present

For each known Slytherin below, his or her name is given (with a link to the appropriate entry in Which Wizard), together with the years he or she was a student in Slytherin. See the individual students' entries for more detailed information (such as the references for how we know that they're Slytherins and what years they were in).

(unknown, but roughly contemporary with the Founders)

(years unknown, but possibly nineteenth century)

1858-1866

(1936 - 1943) (or is it 1938?)

(c. 1970s) (1990s) 1986 - 1994 1988 - 1995 1989 - 1996 1991 - 1998 1992 - 1999

1993 - 1994

1994 - 2001

[1] according to Rowling's instructions to the designers of the set for CS/f., later verified in DH23.

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