Daemons - what is yours?


Now that it's being filmed, I expect most of us have at least heard about Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, with its alternate universe in which people have external souls called daemons which accompany them at all times, adopt the form of animals, and speak and act independently.

The daemons of children can change shape; but the daemons of those who have lost their innocence settle into a single animal, representative in some way of the character of the person. In the film, important people tend to have bigger, more powerful/independent/forceful animals as their daemons whereas more unassuming characters such as servants have smaller or less interesting daemons.

So - what would yours be?

I think mine would probably be a goat. Not because I smell, but because I am not a sheep. There would probably be lots of those in this universe...


NickM said:
I think mine would probably be a goat.
You're Aberforth!? ;)

Sorry, wrong book..... Come to think of it, maybe JKR's 'patronuses' ('patroni'?) are the same sort of thing as PP's 'daemons'.

If you can't make head nor tail of this, forget it...


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Probably a badger. But, that's mainly because I am obsessed with badgers and learning their ways.
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