Calling all Slytherins! Let’s set the record straight and expose the truth behind Hogwarts’ most misunderstood house! (Not spoiler free!)
You know it. I know it. All of Hogwarts knows it. Slytherin isn’t portrayed as the cuddliest house in the world of Harry Potter. But let’s be honest, if ¾ of your school’s student body judged you the second you were sorted, you wouldn’t be either.
I get it, Harry needed an antagonist, someone to contrast him and help drive the plot, but did it have to be a whole house? I mean there was Voldemort, Lucius Malfoy, Severus Snape (he’s just misunderstood), Draco Malfoy (again, he was going through it), Bellatrix Lestrange, Crabbe, Goyle, Pansy — GAH! The list doesn’t end! It’s no wonder people are so quick to call us the "bad guys" and overlook how AWESOME being a Slytherin or having Slytherin friends can be!
Our house may have some...notable...alumni… but contrary to popular belief, nowhere near all of them were bad. In fact, Merlin — the greatest and most respected wizard of all time — was a Slytherin! So put your shoulders back, hold your head high, and get ready to embrace your Slytherin pride! It’s time we brought new meaning to the house of the snake!
“Or perhaps in Slytherin you’ll make your real friends. Those cunning folk use any means, to achieve their ends.” — The Sorting Hat