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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


28 April


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




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


Accomplished Occlumens, expert Potioneer, advanced self-transfiguration


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


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...


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.


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


By J.K. Rowling

Slughorn's Christmas party

Slug Club Christmas party