The Name of Salazar Slytherin from Harry Potter Given to a Real Snake Species


The name of Salazar Slytherin, who gave one of the four buildings in the wizarding school Hogwarts in the Harry Potter universe, was named this time for a real snake species.

Researchers from India have discovered a new type of green pit viper. The researchers named the pit viper type they discovered, the name of Salazar Slytherin, one of the characters from the Harry Potter universe.

Researchers who published an article in Zoosystematics and Evolution magazine about the discovery of the new snake species, explained that they called the snake “Trimeresurus salazar” because of the ability of Salazar Slytherin to speak to snakes.

The green pit viper, named Trimeresurus salazar, is a poisonous snake species. The ribbon in orange and red colors on the edge of the head of the male of the species is among the distinguishing features of the species. Trimeresurus salazar can be seen in East and Southeast Asian countries besides India.

Who is Salazar Slytherin from the Harry Potter universe named after the snake?
Salazar Slytherin, J.K. He is one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Rowling’s Harry Potter book series and movie adaptations of the series. The name of Salazar Slytherin, who founded Hogwarts with Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff, was also given to one of the buildings in the school.

Since Salazar Slytherin has the ability to speak with snakes, the building’s symbol is a snake. In the Harry Potter series, it is stated that Slytherin is among the most powerful wizards, while the evil character of the Harry Potter series, Voldemort, also remained in this building while he was training at Hogwarts.


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