The Golden Compass is the first book out of the trilogy of three. It is a about a young girl named Lyra and her daemon named Pantamalion. Like I said in the beginning, a daemon was a creature that was connected with the human they are bound to. They are not pets, rather like souls connected to each other. A daemon can change form when the human is still young, but as they grow older, they resume a permanent form. Pan, can still change to whatever creature he wants too, which proved to be quite handy in some of her adventures on the roof, to scare off somebody, or to camouflage.
Philip Pullman was born in 19 October 1946 is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, . In 2008, named Pullman one of the “50 greatest British writers since 1945”. The first book of his trilogy, The Golden Compass or so called The Northern Lights won the 1995 Carnegie Medal.
Left: God wielding the golden compasses, by William Blake. Right: Jesus as Geometer in a 13th-century medieval illuminated manuscript of unknown authorship.
Everybody in this world has a daemon. The daemon is part of their soul, and reflects their personality. When they feel anger and tension at someone else, their daemons will feel it too and fight. When its love, the daemons will nuzzle and pat each other. This is the central idea of The Golden Compass; but I think the concept is not merely just a fiction, or fantasy. It really can relate to us. People has different personalities. Some are solitary like cats, while othres form groups and have a strong sense of belonging, like dogs. Some gets super hardworking like ants, while others are slow like sloths. Some are fierce like sharks, while others are gentle like panda. That’s daemon is all about.
The Golden Compass. . Wallpaper and background images in the His Dark Materials club tagged: the golden compass movie still nicole kidman eva green.