Founded by Salazar Slytherin, Slytherin is one of the four houses at Hogwarts. Slytherin values include, cunning, ambition, resourcefullness, all qualities very important to founder Salazar and well represented by the house animal, the Serpent.
Slytherin members are highly competitive, highly motivated students, also known to be cunning and have certain disregard for rules. Slytherin has a deep history of dark witches and wizards, this darkness often reflects on the entire house, however, not all members possess this darkness.
Slytherin famously shares a fierce rivalry with the Gryffindor house following a past falling out with house founders over blood purity.
You could be great, you know, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that."
Heads of House
Horace SlughornSeverus Snape