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If Harry was a decendant of the Peverell family(Ignotus Peverell) and Voldemort was a descendant of the Peverell family(Cadmus Peverell) and Salazar Slytherin, wouldn't that make the Peverell family a parseltongue. So if this was past down from generation to generation, Harry Potter should be able to speak parseltongue even without the connection due to Harry and Voldemort being related. Anyone care to explain —The preceding unsigned comment was added by LoOsers (talkcontribs).

The answer to your question is that, the Peverells are not descendants of Slytherin. The Gaunts were, however, so this means that the Slytherin line intermarried with the descendants of Cadmus Peverell, meaning that the families came together after the spur that Harry descended from split off from the one that Voldemort descended from. Also, this is not a general question forum, this forum hosts questions related to the running of this wiki. Lastly, pleas sign your posts. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 17:41, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
But that can't be possible as Cadmus committed suicide over his dead girlfriend - (is that just a story) LoOsers 06:58, January 7, 2011 (UTC)
It is likely, that little of the story is based in reality. Dumbledore believed that the three Deathly Hallows were simply created by the three Peverell brothers. Think about it, somehow the ring was passed down. In the tale only the youngest brother lived long enough to have a family, but we know that 2 of the 3 Hallows were passed down the family line. Frankly, this is all speculation, though. There is little canonical information given on the subject. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 07:22, January 7, 2011 (UTC)