The Golden Compass

by

Philip Pullman

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Serafina Pekkala's gray goose dæmon. Witches' dæmons can travel far from their humans, which gives Lyra quite a shock the first time she sees Kaisa. Like Serafina Pekkala, Kaisa is extremely wise. He is vague when he doesn't know information or doesn't want to share his opinions, and believes that the things happening at Bolvanger are evil. He magically helps Lyra free intercised dæmons from their cages during a fire drill and promises to help reunite them with their children.
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Kaisa Character Timeline in The Golden Compass

The timeline below shows where the character Kaisa appears in The Golden Compass. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eleven
Humanity, Identity, and the Soul Theme Icon
...Coram and John Faa join her on the deck and Farder Coram calls the goose Kaisa. Kaisa looks at Lyra, says he knows who she is, and asks if the gyptians... (full context)
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Kaisa explains that they don't know what the Dust hunters do at Bolvanger, but it emanates... (full context)
Childhood, Innocence, and Maturation Theme Icon
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Lyra asks which side the witches are on. Kaisa says that it's complicated, as the witches are divided and there would be a huge... (full context)
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Everyone turns to Kaisa, who says that the witches are interested in Lyra in part because of the alethiometer.... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
Humanity, Identity, and the Soul Theme Icon
Truth, Lies, and Morality Theme Icon
Destiny vs. Free Will Theme Icon
...to ask the alethiometer about how Bolvanger is protected. She says that it's just like Kaisa said, but the alethiometer is also telling her about a nearby village with a troublesome... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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Humanity, Identity, and the Soul Theme Icon
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...the main building with "ENTRY STRICTLY FORBIDDEN" written on it. Roger squeals in surprise as Kaisa swoops down and explains that the gyptians are fine and on their way. Lyra sends... (full context)
Childhood, Innocence, and Maturation Theme Icon
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Lyra tells Kaisa about finding Tony Makarios and notices an empty cage with his name on it. She... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
Truth, Lies, and Morality Theme Icon
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Serafina Pekkala confirms that Lyra still has the alethiometer. Kaisa flies up and Serafina passes on that Bolvanger is in ruins, the children are safe,... (full context)