Slytherin is one of the four fictional houses of the magical Hogwarts University. It brings together students who are characterized by a heightened sense of self-preservation, leadership, resourcefulness, ambition, pride, quick wit, and cunning. A selects students at the entrance of the Sorting Hat based on the qualities found in them. The founder of the faculty is Salazar Slytherin. He created it around 990 AD. The patron is Bloody Baron. The main principle of the representatives of this house is the belief in magicians of pure blood, so they actively oppose the enrollment of Muggles and half-breeds. The key location in the dungeon is a room under the lake, decorated with tapestries, green lamps, chairs, and skulls.
Meaning and History
The founder of Slytherin was the first leader. Then, at different times, professors H. Slughorn and S. Snape occupied the post of the head. The collective of the house was made up of the so-called purebreds – the offspring of wizards. This influenced the concept of the faculty and became the reason for the main confrontation in the Potterian – two spiritually strong houses whose members competed in everything.
The serpent corresponds to such purposeful and insidious qualities of students from Slytherin. It was she who was chosen to be his talisman. This reptile is cold, calculating, flexible and mobile – in accordance with the character traits by which Sorting Hat assigns students here. The basic element of the house is water. Therefore, the dungeon is located under the lake, acting as a defense. In addition, water is recognized as a portal to another world.
Although Slytherin and Gryffindor were constantly at odds over the purity of Hogwarts students, Harry Potter was a contender for admission to each of these houses. However, their representatives were not friends with each other, continuing the centuries-old hostility. This was openly manifested in Quidditch competitions and the House Cup championship. The eternal confrontation is also reflected in the identity of the houses. Slytherin has a snake – cold-blooded, arrogant, formidable. The house has such a powerful energy that Stephen King mentioned it in the book Dark Tower.
The coat of arms of the faculty depicts a silvery snake with distinct scales. She curled up in rings and stretched upwards, looking down on her surroundings. She has a broad head, black eyes, and a thin, forked tongue. This image is the personification of all those character traits that should be inherent in members of the Slytherin society. In addition, this is the favorite animal of the founder of the faculty, who knew how to talk with snakes (he was a snake tongue).
A large reptile is located on a green background with a bright emerald hue. The field is lined with curly lines resembling waves, as water is another important totem for the home. All elements are placed in a figured shield with deep depressions along the edges. They are decorated with a combination of light gray and dark gray diagonal stripes.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
There is no single inscription in the logo: it is designed as a coat of arms with a snake pattern, which symbolizes Slytherin. The color palette consists of silver and green. They are associated with the element of water: lakes are usually surrounded by greenery and often covered with green duckweed or mud. And gray is the image of water in general—for example, rain, which is associated with silvery streams.