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Daemons - what is yours?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by NickM, 10 Dec 2007.

  1. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    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...
     
  2. Pete

    Pete Guest

    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...
     
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Mine would be a bouncy mongrel dog.
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Can I hope for a baby elephant?
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Bloated?
     
  6. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
  7. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Given how I spend my time, I think my daemon is httpd
    Pronounce his name thrice, and ye shall be dragged into Gehenna?
     
  8. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Probably a badger. But, that's mainly because I am obsessed with badgers and learning their ways.
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Are you in touch with your inner badger then? ;)
     
  10. Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    A mule. I'm too arguementive and stubborn for my own good
     
  11. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    I'd like it to be a gibbon, my friends think a weasel, but according to the movie website it's a raccoon. Close enough...
     
  12. GaryA

    GaryA Subversive Sage

    Location:
    High Shields
    A wiley Fox
    outsmart those mutts any day
     
  13. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    A cat: silent and fast, but equally capable of being fat and lazy. :tongue:
     
  14. llllllll

    llllllll New Member

    That would make me something like a gerbil