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tldr: he used a basilisk because that was the best option available to him This answer is based on the assumption that all the information we have about Slytherin are correct. I also recommend you to read and upvote this as it's a good answer. But I also think it's just a theory, and as more new material gets added to the Harry Potter universe, I think we ...


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Salazar’s reason is never truly confirmed. It isn’t known for certain why Salazar Slytherin put the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. Though the often-cited explanation is that he did it so he or one of his descendants could rid the school of all those who were unworthy of studying magic, it’s unclear if this is proven anywhere or if it’s just a ...


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