Founded by Salazar Slytherin, the house is traditionally home to students who exhibit such traits as cunning, resourcefulness, and ambition. Its emblematic animal is a snake and its colours are green and silver.
Here’s to the quiet Gryffindors, the ones who aren’t the life of the party, who sit in corners and read, who gaze into fires and contemplate life, who notice the subtle differences in the behavior of their friends when somethings wrong. Here’s to the ones who aren’t funny or charamastic or eccentric, but value loyalty, honesty and integrity in the stillness of their heart. The ones who are brave beyond measure, who will gladly die for their friends, without feeling the need to vocalise their prowess. Here’s to the late nights of conversations held in teary whispers after a breakup, the early morning runs with old friends, the every day moments of courage from those who struggle to be heard.
Here’s to the radical Hufflepuffs, the singers and dancers and actors, the bright sparks of life with energy uncontainable. The ones who dance in the rain and run wild in the forest, the free spirits of joy and happiness, who are not afraid of who they are, and are proud of what they can do. Here’s to the one’s who are the life force of a friend group, who enjoy performing and making others smile. The hearts of gold that lie inside the few precious individuals who live life to the full. Here’s to the ones who will be by your side till the day you die and proclaim it to the world. Here’s to the ones that fight the darkness with relentless joy, unequivocated laughter and longlasting love.
Here’s to the soft-hearted Slytherins. The ones who don’t hide their affection beneath layers of stoic respect. The ones who will always make you smile and laugh, who will break into your house at 3am to bring you chocolate, the ones who spend hours writing letters and poems in preperation for your birthday. The ones who will secretly video you as you walk in on a surprise kitten after your cat passes away. Here’s to the ones that love their families, that play with their baby brother and beat the boys off their older sister. The ones who will offer to cook dinner after work just to give their mum a day off. Here’s to the ones that embody kindness and gentleness every step of every day.
Here’s to the adventurous Ravenclaws. The ones who play seven different sports, who wrestle with their brother in the living room. The ones who start food fights and know when to end them. The ones whose intelligence lies in their people skills and experience. Here’s to the ones who play pranks in the library and text in the back of class. The ones who order too many pizzas at a study night and finish them on a dare, who break into playgrounds at midnight and still nail their exam the next day. Here’s to the ones who will challenge you to a pop quiz on fandom specific facts and then tackle you to the ground when you inevitably lose. Here’s to the ones whose brains lie patiently behind the radical lifestyles of car racing, parties and late night gaming for any given moment to prove you wrong.
Look after your quiet Gryffindors. Don’t reclassify them because of their silence, they will fight anyone for you the second they sense danger.
Cherish your wild Hufflepuffs. Don’t reclassify them because of their confidence, they will drop all sense of performance the minute a friend needs them.
Respect your gentle Slytherins. Don’t reclassify because of their tranquility, they are incredibly strong, powerful and independent, and are will protect the few they care about to the end of days.
Admire your excitable Ravenclaws. Don’t reclassify because of their spunk, they will be the smartest people you know and will teach you wonderful things if you allow them.