PUBLISHED: 14:54, Sun, Aug 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:55, Sun, Aug 2, 2020
Hogwarts house founder Salazar Slytherin created the Chamber of Secrets in the dungeons of Hogwarts castle. But now a popular new fan theory argues that the Harry Potter character created the chamber, not because he hated muggle-borns wizards, but because he wanted to protect the school. Reddit user spooper_booper writes: “In the Harry Potter world it is known that the Slytherin house is not a fan of mudbloods.”
They theorised: “This is believed to have stemmed from the belief of one Salazar Slytherin, one of the founders which the house is named after.
“It is my belief that Salazar Slytherin only distrusted muggle borns, not actually hate[d] [them].
“Looking at the time when Hogwarts was founded, and what has been said through out the books, Hogwarts was created as a sanctuary for young witches and wizards to escape the prosecution of muggles.
“My belief is that, as it was hard to be a witch or wizard, Slytherin feared that the muggle world would corrupt magical people born to non-magical families and created the Chamber of Secrets to protect Hogwarts, not just to harm mudbloods.”
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Harry Potter theory: The REAL reason Salazar Slytherin created the Chamber of Secrets (Image: WB)
Was Slytherin just trying to protect Hogwarts? (Image: GETTY)