Salazar Slytherin

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Name: Salazar Slytherin
Occupation: wizard, teacher
Relationships: Godric Gryffindor (co-Founder), Helga Hufflepuff (co-Founder), Rowena Ravenclaw (co-founder)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Other: born c. 10th Century; died unknown
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Salazar Slytherin is a character in the Harry Potter Series. He is mentioned in fanfic more often than he makes an actual appearance.


Salazar is one of the four founders of Hogwarts and founded the house Slytherin, the house of determination and cunning.

Unlike the other founders, he didn’t want to accept Muggle-born students to Hogwarts and thought them to be untrustworthy. Salazar created the Chamber of Secrets, which contained a basilisk, and left Hogwarts.


Fanfiction featuring Salazar is usually set in the Founders Era.

Time travel is another popular trope: Salazar travels to the future or characters from another time travel to the past. In these fics, Salazar gets to interact with characters with more canon details. Another common method for bringing him into contact with other characters is for Salazar to be immortal.


Salazar is most commonly shipped with his co-Founders, Godric/Salazar being the most popular ship. In time travel scenarios, he sometimes gets shipped with other characters, for example Harry/Salazar or Hermione/Salazar.




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Salazar Slytherin at Harry Potter Wiki