You'll make your real friends.
Those cunning folks use any means,
To achieve their ends."
The Slytherin house is one of the four houses of Fogwarts. The namesake was given by one of the founders of the school, Salazar Slytherin. The house traits are cunning, resourcefulness, ambition-oriented, traditionalism and power. The house ghost is the Bloody Baron. The Slytherin common room is located at the dungeons below the Black Lake. The house colors are green and silver. The house mascot is the serpent.
"Shrewd Slytherin, from fen."
-the Sorting Hat telling where Salazar cam from.
"And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition."
-the Sorting Hat telling what traits Salazar value.