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Professor Severus Snape (b. January 9, 1960 – May 2, 1998) was a half-blood wizard who was the son of the witch Eileen Snape (neé Prince) and Muggle Tobias Snape. During his lifetime, Severus Snape was Potions master (1981–1996), Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (1996-1997), and Headmaster (1997-1991) of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (which he attended as a student from 1971 until 1978. He was also member of the Order of the Phoenix and played a very important role in both of the Wizarding Wars against Lord Voldemort.
Despite Severus Snape's wizarding heritage, he was raised in the Muggle dwelling of Spinner's End, which was in close proximity to the home of the Evans family. He met Lily and Petunia Evans when he was nine, and fell deeply in love with Lily, becoming a close friend of hers. In 1971 he began his first term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he was sorted into Slytherin. This put him in the same year as his true love, Lily Evans. Severus became the immediate enemy of James Potter and Sirius Black and was a frequent victim of their bullying. Snape developed a passion for the Dark Arts at a young age, and had followed the pureblood supremacists in Slytherin House, despite his own marred pedigree and his love for Lily, a Muggleborn. This put his friendship with Lily under great strain. After leaving school he joined the Death Eaters along with a large group of his fellow Slytherins.
Severus was made a member of the Slug Club, presumably because of his brilliance at potion-making, and Horace Slughorn kept a picture of him as a student, clutching his copy of Advanced Potion-Making. Despite this, Horace did not have many hopes for Severus' future, as his photograph was kept behind many others.
Shortly before Lily Evans was killed by Lord Voldemort, Severus changed sides and became a member of the Order of the Phoenix and double agent during the Second Wizarding War. With tremendous difficulty, Snape was able to prevent Lord Voldemort from learning the truth about his loyalties. Despite the opinions of most others, Albus Dumbledore trusted Snape for reasons that were kept between them both until their deaths. Upon his death, it was revealed that his deep, strong love for Lily Evans caused him to redeem himself, joining Dumbledore's cause at the prospect of her protection from Lord Voldemort.
The relationship between Dumbledore and Snape would be one of an unusually strong loyalty, so much so that Snape agreed to kill Dumbledore upon Dumbledore's own request. Before Dumbledore's death, Snape promised to protect the students of Hogwarts from the Death Eaters, who would inevitably take control of the Ministry of Magic, as well as the school. Snape later participated in the Battle of Hogwarts, but was killed by Lord Voldemort who mistakenly believed that Snape was the master of the Elder Wand, an immensely strong and powerful wand that Voldemort deeply desired. After his death, Harry Potter ensured that Severus Snape's portrait remained at Hogwarts, honoring him as a hero, despite their significant personal differences.
Severus Snape was born January 9th, 1960 to Eileen Prince, a pure-blood witch],and Tobias Snape, a Muggle, making him a half-blood wizard. Severus, whose father was neglectful and possibly even violent, began to identify with his mother's family and created a secret nickname from his mother's maiden name, calling himself "the Half-Blood Prince." His unhappy relationship with his father may have been the origin of his disdain for Muggles. It is implied that Severus was friendless and uncared for by his parents. This lack of care largely shaped Severus' bitter disposition and cruel behaviour later in his life.
Severus grew up at Spinner's End, a shabby suburb of Cokeworth. This area of town was located nearby a dirty river and full of dilapidated houses, disused factories and broken down street lamps. When he was older, he moved to a similarly dilapidated town called Devil's Abode, along with Bellatrix Black and their three young children, Mirianda, Falin and Ilumine. Throughout the rest of his life, Severus continued to return there when he was not at school.
The young Severus is depicted as being unwashed and wearing ill-fitting clothes "that were so mismatched that it looked deliberate". As a child, Severus was apparently neglected and his parents often fought with one another. He could not wait to leave for Hogwarts at the end of the summer.
Lily Evans and her family likely lived in the same town, close to Spinner's End. After watching her for some time, Severus noticed her evident magical abilities and began making friendly overtures. The two bonded quickly and it appears that he was very interested in Lily right from the beginning, though she only regarded him as a good friend. During this time he also developed a contempt towards her older sister, Petunia. This was most likely because she made disparaging comments about his clothes and residence, but may also be because she was a Muggle.
Information from Severus' own memories of his first interactions with Lily and Petunia suggests that he was an awkward child with poor social skills. Even when it was important to him to make a good impression, he always seemed to have trouble doing so. The memories show that both he and Lily had powerful talents for magic before attending Hogwarts.
Mirianda Maburdan (née Snape) was Severus' eldest daughter. Her relationship with him was very strained at times, though their love for potions often brought them together over the years. Severus had Mirianda with Bellatrix Black due to an order given them by Lord Voldemort.
Falin Snape was Severus' only son. Their relationship was strained and awkward. Severus never had the strength to properly care for his son, which put a barrier between the two. Severus had Falin with Bellatrix Black due to an order given them by Lord Voldemort. Falin's death in March of 1996 broke Severus' heart.
Illumine Annyver (née Snape) was Severus' daughter. Their relationship was far more loving and strong than that of his other children. Severus had Illumine with Bellatrix Black due to an order given them by Lord Voldemort.
Serenia Snape was Severus' daughter. Their relationship was strong. Severus loved Serenia a great deal, causing his older children to feel rather jealous. Severus had Serenia with Annenia Aphandy.
Haridelle Black was Severus' youngest daughter. Severus had Mirianda with Bellatrix Black due to a drug Bellatrix used on him that uninhibited him. He died without knowing of her existence.
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