Re: Death Eaters, Slytherin and Severus Snape
- From: dicconf@xxxxxxxxx (Richard Eney)
- Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 02:41:56 -0000
In article <1144584083.451884.292280@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Jane Grey <jane.grey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Richard Eney wrote:
This is a bit of a stretch. I agree, although we have no hard evidence,
that Eileen Prince is likely to have been a Slytherin, especially as
I was inclined to think she was Slytherin too but then, a Slytherin
marry a muggle? Did Eileen change her opinions about muggles
drastically since her sorting or what?
Eileen was highly competitive, shown by her being a Gobstones champion;
Slytherin is for the ambitious. Maybe it was being in Slytherin that
showed her what a lot of inbred idiots most of the purebloods of that
generation were, and she decided she'd rather marry a muggle.
Tobias Snape was a muggle so Snape's early magical training is likely
to have come from her or her friends. However, she need not have been
a DE or have known Voldemort. There were other dark wizards, not
all as deep in the dark arts as Tom Riddle, but he had to learn from
someone, and Grindelwald would have had associates too. There are
also books of dark magic, some even in the Hogwarts library.
i get the impression that dark magic is passed down the generations in
dark families and the Prince family could have been one of these. Maybe
Snape was sent to stay with his grandparents alot and picked up stuff
from them. I guess families could be into dark magic without being too
into their pureblood pride thing...
At least an attitude toward it can be passed on by family training.
The main thing with dark magic seems to be a desire for power rather
than a desire to help others or just make a living. Some of the spells
given as the 'claim to fame' of certain wizard healers sound like rather
nasty attack spells if used to cause harm.
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