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Salazar Slytherin's locket

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A heavy, golden locket that can be opened by speaking Parseltongue


Salazar Slytherin's locket fact file


Type

Horcrux

Magical properties

Brings out the negative emotions of the wearer

Where it is likely to be found

Kept in a remote cave until it was replaced with a decoy

Who made or first owned it

Salazar Slytherin

Who it belongs to

Passed through generations of Gaunts before being pawned by Merope, after which it changed hands many times. Destroyed by Ron Weasley

Harry and Dumbledore watch Tom Riddle inspect Slytherin's locket in a memory from the Half-Blood Prince.

Inspecting Slytherin's locket


Covered in rags and pretty far along ... going to have a baby, see. She said the locket had been Slytherin’s.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Illustration of Slytherin's locket Horcrux

Slytherin's locket


Dumbledore and Harry in Horcrux Cave

In the cave


Inferi being fought off with Dumbledore's flames in Horcrux Cave

Inferi

By J.K. Rowling


‘Call ’im off, call ’im off, ’e should be locked up!’ screamed Mundungus, cowering as Kreacher raised the heavy-bottomed pan again.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

An Umbridge character illustration.

Dolores Umbridge


Ron saves Harry from the ice lake.

The chapter that made us fall in love with… Ron Weasley


‘Diffindo.’

It cracked with a sound like a bullet in the silence: the surface of the pool broke and chunks of dark ice rocked ...


Extract

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

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You’ve just got the sword, I know it’s supposed to be you who uses it. Please, just get rid of it, Ron


Harry Potter
Ron holding up the destroyed locket Horcrux.

Destroying a Horcrux


Illustration of Salazar Slytherin's broken locket

The broken locket