Young Severus Snape
Brilliant Great Lakeshore
The New Marauders
Spinner's End, Cokeworth, England
Severus Snape was the son of Muggle Tobias Snape and witch Eileen Prince. Despite his tumultuous upbringing, Severus was already skilled at magic prior to his admittance to Hogwarts. This knowledge allowed him to identify Lily Evans as a witch at age nine. The two quickly became close friends while waiting for their Hogwarts letters. Their relationship would be irrevocably damaged, however, when, after being bullied by James Potter, Severus inadvertently called her a Mudblood.