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Salazer Slytherin's family were the only wizards in Ireland to survive St. Patrick's pogrom. The "snakes" that St. Patrick famously drove out were actually Irish witches and wizards with snake correspondences. Salazar's ancestors were the only survivors, and for generations they lived and propagated in secrecy. By the time they produced our founder, the values we've come to consider classically Slytherin were well entrenched in the family, and for good reason.