- "Then, as [Harry] drew level with the last pair of pillars, a statue high as the Chamber itself loomed into view, standing against the back wall. [...] It was ancient and monkeyish, with a long, thin beard that fell almost to the bottom of the wizard's sweeping stone robes, where two enormous grey feet stood on the smooth Chamber floor."
The Statue of Slytherin was a massive stone statue of Salazar Slytherin located in the Chamber of Secrets. Constructed by Slytherin himself, along with the rest of the Chamber, the statue served as a testament to his own ego; he alone of the founders built such a statue. The statue served as the home of the Serpent of Slytherin, who was normally concealed within the statue's mouth. Freeing the Basilisk required a Parselmouth to speak the words "Speak to me, Slytherin, greatest of the Hogwarts Four".
Behind the scenes
- In the Harry Potter films, only the head of the statue is seen. However, according to Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, the whole statue does exist in the films; the Chamber has merely been flooded to cover the rest of it.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Pottermore (First identified as Statue of Slytherin)
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault