Special Sub-Topic: "Dark Materials" Daemons
|We get to know Lyra's daemon Pan quite well. What is his full name?|
Pantalaimon. We never learn how he got his name.
|Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, has a daemon in which form?|
Snow Leopard. Her name is Stelmaria. Typically, a person's daemon will be the opposite sex, though the author notes that there were rare instances where a person and their daemon were of the same sex.
|Sticking with Lyra's family, her mother, the beautiful but deadly Mrs. Coulter, has a daemon in what form?|
Golden Monkey. That was one mean little monkey.
|What is Texan Lee Scoresby's daemon?|
Hare. Her name was Hester. She was "about as plain and scrawny as a hare could be", but she had my favorite line in the book: "Shame to die with one bullet left, though."
|Farder Coram, the revered Gyptian, has a daemon in what form?|
Cat. It was a "beautiful autumn-colored" cat. There are some interesting parallels between Farder Coram and Will. Both end up separated from the women they love, both have cat daemons, and Will even notes to himself that he'll use Farder Coram as a model of how to carry himself when he reaches the old man's age.
|Like all witches, Serafina Pekkala has a daemon in the form of a bird. What type of bird?|
Goose. A "great gray goose" that was instrumental in freeing the daemons from Bolvangar.
|At one point, the ever resourceful Lyra pretends that she is the daemon of which other character?|
Iorek Byrnison. She does it so Iorek will have the opportunity to battle the usurper, Iofur. Iorek Byrnison is one of the great Polar Bear characters in contemporary literature.
|Dr. Mary Malone eventually learns that she has a daemon, and that it is in which form?|
Chough. A Chough (pronounced "chuff") is a member of the crow family with a red beak. I'd never heard of it either.
|The sinister Lord Boreal (also known as Sir Charles ) had a daemon in which biblical form?|
Snake. Not knowing that he had a daemon, Lyra told him his would likely be a dung beatle, to which the unflappable Boreal replied, "If the Pharaohs of Egypt were content to be represented by a scarab, then so am I".
|What is the name of Will's daemon?|
Kirjava. She gets her name from Serafina. Cats figure prominently in this story for Will. Other than his mother, the only creature from his world that he cares for is his cat, Moxie. A cat also leads him through his first window. The same cat later distracts Mrs. Coulter's Golden Monkey when it is closing in on Will and Lyra.
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