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In The Golden Compass, what daemons do they have and what are their names?

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Posted December 15, 2008 at 2:33 AM via web

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In The Golden Compass, what daemons do they have and what are their names?

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:41 AM (Answer #1)

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Clearly, given that every human character in the novel has a daemon, there are lots of daemons in the novel and even the most superficial reading will reveal a wide range of daemons. However, here are a few from the first chapter. Lyra's daemon of course is very important, Pantalaimon, who has not "fixed" on a shape yet. The servant, as befitting his status, has a dog as a daemon. The Master of Jordan has a raven. Lord Asriel has a snow leopard called Stelmaria. What is interesting about this trilogy is the relationship between deaemons and their human counterparts and how they reflect character and reveal something of their humans.

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