Slytherins get a bad rap, mostly because the most well known Slytherins don’t do a good job of representing our house! When people hear the word ‘Slytherin’ most people think of Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape and Voldemort. But did you know Merlin himself was a Slytherin? Don’t believe every bad thing you hear about Slytherins! We might have a bad reputation, but I wouldn’t want to be in any other house. So here are some reasons why it’s great to be in Slytherin.
1. “Or perhaps in Slytherin you’ll make your real friends,”
As said by the Sorting Hat, you’ll make true friends in Slytherin! We Slytherins are fiercely loyal and protective of our friends.
2. “Those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends.”
Also said by the Sorting Hat, this phrase sounds bad but really it isn’t. Ambition and cunning are two traits that any leader would desire. And ‘using any means to achieve their ends’ just means we are willing to push ourselves to the breaking point to reach our goals.
3. We have the best housemates:
We’re known for being witty, so that means when we get together with our housemates we have a battle of wits. Obviously we have the sassiest and most sarcastic conversations ever with each other. Also, did somebody say rap battles? 😉
4. You don’t mess with snakes:
Which means if you mess with one of us you mess with all of us. Slytherins take care of our own- especially our baby snakes! First years don’t have to be worried about being left behind, older students will show them the ins and outs of Hogwarts, and will protect them from any potential bullies.
5. We’re persuasive:
Again, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing!! Picture this: a Slytherin that uses their persuasion to lift people’s self-confidence by convincing them they’re wonderful.
6. We put ourselves first sometimes- and thats ok.
If someone treats us bad, we don’t let them get away with it. If something isn’t good for our mental health, we cut it from our lives. We love and respect ourselves and we don’t let anyone walk all over us. We have lots of self-pride and house pride. Slytherin forever!