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Horace Slughorn

An illustration of Slughorn in his dressing gown

Well-connected Potions master and founder of the Slug Club


Horace Slughorn fact file

By J.K. Rowling


Birthday

28 April

Wand

Cedar and dragon heartstring, ten and a quarter inches, fairly flexible

House

Slytherin

Parents

Wizard father, witch mother (family one of the so-called 'Sacred Twenty-Eight')

Skills

Accomplished Occlumens, expert Potioneer, advanced self-transfiguration

Hobbies

The Slug Club, corresponding with famous ex-students, fine wines and confectionery

Professor Slughorn teaches potions to Harry's class

A lesson on luck


Horace Slughorn transfigures back from an armchair into a human

Slughorn's disguise


Snape teaching potions from the Philosopher's Stone

Potions

By J.K. Rowling


Hagrid, Slughorn and Harry at Aragog's Funeral.

Mourning Aragog


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To friendship! To generosity! To ten Galleons a hair!


Horace Slughorn

Slughorn sang plaintively: ‘And Odo the hero, they bore him back home...


Extract

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

An illustration of Slughorn in his pyjamas.

Silk pyjamas


Ron vomits slugs at the Quidditch pitch.

Pure-Blood

By J.K. Rowling


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Your mother was Muggle-born, of course. Couldn’t believe it when I found out. Thought she must have been pure-blood, she was so good.


Horace Slughorn
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But Acromantula venom is very valuable...


Horace Slughorn
Professor Slughorn looks worried at the prospect of being asked about Tom Riddle

A worried Slug


Slughorn teaches his Potions class.

Slughorn's class


Professor Slughorn teaches potions to Harry's class

Cauldrons

By J.K. Rowling


Slughorn's Christmas party

Slug Club Christmas party