Severus Snape

  Severus Snape is the strict, dark-haired Potions master and Hogwarts. He is infamous for displaying favoritism for Slytherin students, and he and Harry Potter share a mutual distrust and dislike for each other.

His first name may have originated from Lucius Septimius Severus, who served as the Emperor of Rome from 193-211. Though Severus's rocky relationship with the Roman Senate drove him to convert Rome into a military monarchy, he was well liked by the Roman people.
  Severus Snape  
Another possible origin for the name Severus may be from the Latin word "severus" which means grave, strict, or hard. Also, the phrase "sever us" means to divide or separate us, and Snape's loyalties come into question many times throughout the series, especially in the later works.

The name Snape originated from a small village in England called Snape, which was inhabited by the Romans 2000 years ago.

Author J.K. Rowling is said to have loosely based Snape on a childhood teacher that she did not like. The "mean teacher" role strikes a chord with many people since at some point, almost every person has had a teacher that they disliked.
 Appears in the Following Films
  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)


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