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This '''gang of Slytherins''' was a group of students who attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in the [[1970s]]. According to [[Sirius Black]], they were all in [[Slytherin]] House and most, if not all, became [[Death Eaters]] during the [[First Wizarding War]]. This group appeared to occasionally bully other students such as [[Mary Macdonald|Mary MacDonald]]. They likely targeted [[Muggle-born]] students and [[blood traitor]]s.
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This '''gang of Slytherins''' was a group of students who attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in the [[1970s]].<ref name="GOF27">{{GOF|B|27}}</ref>
   
It was partially [[Severus Snape]]'s relationship with this group that lead his friendship with [[Lily J. Potter|Lily Evans]] to end. It is likely that they played a role in influencing his [[Pure-blood supremacy|prejudice]] towards [[Muggle]]s and his inclusion into the Death Eater ranks.
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According to [[Sirius Black]], they were all in [[Slytherin|Slytherin House]] and most, if not all, became [[Death Eaters]] during the [[First Wizarding War]].<ref name="GOF27">{{GOF|B|27}}</ref> This group appeared to occasionally bully other students such as [[Mary Macdonald]].<ref name="DH33">{{DH|B|33}}</ref> They likely targeted [[Muggle-born]] students and [[blood traitor]]s.
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It was partially [[Severus Snape]]'s relationship with this group that lead his friendship with [[Lily J. Potter|Lily Evans]] to end unpleasantly.<ref name="DH33">{{DH|B|33}}</ref> It is likely that they played a role in influencing his [[Pure-blood supremacy|prejudice]] towards [[Non-magic people|Muggles]] and his inclusion into the Death Eater ranks.
   
 
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*It is mentioned by Sirius that Bellatrix was associated with this group, however according to the Black family tree, she was born in 1951. However, depending on which month she was born in she would have attended Hogwarts between 1962 and 1969 or 1963 and 1970, both which pre-date Severus Snape and Sirius's first year, 1971 making it impossible for Sirius to know this. It's likely an error as [[J. K. Rowling]] admitted that math is not her strong suit. Though it is possible that Bellatrix needed to repeat several school years.
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*[[Sirius Black]] claims that [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] was associated with this group,<ref name="GOF27" /> but according to the Black family tree, she was born in [[1951]] and her time at Hogwarts would not have overlapped with [[Severus Snape]]'s at all. This might be a mistake on [[J. K. Rowling]]'s part, but it is possible that Sirius remembered his cousin Bellatrix (who presumably lived in [[12 Grimmauld Place]] before her marriage) spending time with her fellow future Death Eaters ''outside ''of school and simplified the connection when he was speaking to [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]].
*It is possible that Lucius was a member of the group, as he seems to be quite familiar with Severus Snape and he was known to have been at Hogwarts during the same time as the gang.
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*[[Lucius Malfoy]] might have been associated with this group as well. He is familiar with Snape and many of the other members of the gang, and he attended Hogwarts around the same time.
*It should be worth noting that none of these individuals attempted to help Snape when [[James Potter (disambiguation)|James]] and Sirius attacked him at the end of their fifth year. It is unknown why this is, however it is possible that [[Marauders|the Marauders]] purposely waited until Snape was alone before deciding to attack him.
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*There are members from the [[Avery family|Avery]], [[Lestrange family|Lestrange]], [[Mulciber family|Mulciber]], and the [[Rosier family|Rosier families]] in both this gang and in [[Tom Riddle's gang]]. Both gangs are noted for their membership with the Death Eaters, and considering the timeline, it is possible that they are sets of parents and children. The parents would have joined Tom Riddle's gang in the [[1940s]], and the children joined the Gang of Slytherins in the [[1970s]].
**This is further supported by Snape's assertion to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] that James would only attack him when he had the other Marauders backing him up and Snape was alone.
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*None of these individuals attempted to help Snape during [[Snape's Worst Memory]], even though Avery and Mulciber (whom [[Lily J. Potter|Lily Evans]] singled out as his close friends among the gang) were probably in his year and would have joined the exodus outside after their Defence Against the Dark Arts OWL. It is unknown why, but considering how adamently Snape defended them during the Prince's Tale, there might have been a hierarchy to their friendship in which the impoverished half-blood ranked lower than the two (presumed) pure-bloods.
*This gang may be a successor to [[Tom Riddle's gang]]. Besides being similar, both gangs have members from the [[Avery family|Avery]], [[Lestrange family|Lestrange]], [[Mulciber family|Mulciber]], and the [[Rosier family|Rosier families]]. Given both gangs relation to the Death Eaters this likely is not coincidental.
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"-he was part of a gang of Slytherins who nearly all turned out to be Death Eaters."
Sirius Black to Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger about this gang[src]

This gang of Slytherins was a group of students who attended Hogwarts in the 1970s.[1]

History

According to Sirius Black, they were all in Slytherin House and most, if not all, became Death Eaters during the First Wizarding War.[1] This group appeared to occasionally bully other students such as Mary Macdonald.[2] They likely targeted Muggle-born students and blood traitors.

It was partially Severus Snape's relationship with this group that lead his friendship with Lily Evans to end unpleasantly.[2] It is likely that they played a role in influencing his prejudice towards Muggles and his inclusion into the Death Eater ranks.

Known members

Behind the scenes

  • Sirius Black claims that Bellatrix Lestrange was associated with this group,[1] but according to the Black family tree, she was born in 1951 and her time at Hogwarts would not have overlapped with Severus Snape's at all. This might be a mistake on J. K. Rowling's part, but it is possible that Sirius remembered his cousin Bellatrix (who presumably lived in 12 Grimmauld Place before her marriage) spending time with her fellow future Death Eaters outside of school and simplified the connection when he was speaking to Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.
  • Lucius Malfoy might have been associated with this group as well. He is familiar with Snape and many of the other members of the gang, and he attended Hogwarts around the same time.
  • There are members from the Avery, Lestrange, Mulciber, and the Rosier families in both this gang and in Tom Riddle's gang. Both gangs are noted for their membership with the Death Eaters, and considering the timeline, it is possible that they are sets of parents and children. The parents would have joined Tom Riddle's gang in the 1940s, and the children joined the Gang of Slytherins in the 1970s.
  • None of these individuals attempted to help Snape during Snape's Worst Memory, even though Avery and Mulciber (whom Lily Evans singled out as his close friends among the gang) were probably in his year and would have joined the exodus outside after their Defence Against the Dark Arts OWL. It is unknown why, but considering how adamently Snape defended them during the Prince's Tale, there might have been a hierarchy to their friendship in which the impoverished half-blood ranked lower than the two (presumed) pure-bloods.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 27 (Padfoot Returns)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 33 (The Prince's Tale)
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Death Eaters

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Regulus Black (deceased) | Igor Karkaroff (deceased) | Draco Malfoy | Lucius Malfoy | Peter Pettigrew (deceased) | Severus Snape (deceased)

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