Who is Tobias Snape?
What are the names of Snape's parents in Harry Potter?
Asked in Harry Potter
Did Tobias Snape abuse Severus Snape?
Answer 1 Snape was very guarded about his past. We only got the occasional brief glimpse of what his home life may have been like. We are given the impression that Tobias was not very kind and understanding to Snape all the same. Answer 2 When Harry accidentally breaks into Snape's mind in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and sees some of Snape's childhood memories, one of the memories he sees is Snape's dad yelling at Snape's "cowering" mother (USA Scholastic hardcover edition, p592). The fact that Eileen Snape was cowering from her husband suggests that he was physically abusive to her, since you don't usually cower from someone unless you are afraid they're going to hit you. If Tobias Snape did indeed beat his wife, then it is certainly possible that he beat young Severus too.
How is Snape the Half Blood Prince in Harry Potter?
"Half-Blood Prince" is a nickname Snape made up for himself when he was a student at Hogwarts. Snape's mother was a pure-blood witch named Eileen Prince while his father was a Muggle named Tobias Snape. Thus, Snape is literally the half-blood member of the Prince family. The Half-Blood Prince's book is Snape's Potions textbook from back when he was a student at Hogwarts.
Who is the Half-Blood Prince in the Harry Potter series?
Professor Severus Snape He is a half-blood because his father, Tobias Snape, is a muggle, but his mother, Eileen Prince, was a pure-blood witch. Due to his Death Eater interest, he clung to his mother's heritage and used her maiden name to create his pseudonym. Snape revealed he was the Half-Blood Prince as he was fleeing from the castle after killing Dumbledore.