The Golden Compass

by

Philip Pullman

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The Golden Compass Terms

Dæmon

The term for humans' souls, which in Lyra's world take the form of animals. When humans are children their dæmons can change form, but they settle into a permanent form once their person reaches… read analysis of Dæmon

Gyptian

A group of people in Lyra's world that are modeled off of real-world Roma people. They're transient people who live on narrowboats, and the general populace thinks of them as thieves and liars. While… read analysis of Gyptian