Alpha Book Club is in the middle of reading Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, so we have dæmons on the mind. I mean, more than we usually do. In the His Dark Materials trilogy, dæmons are physical manifestations of a human’s soul. Every human has a dæmon; humans and dæmons are so connected that they must be physically near each other at all times and if one dies, so does the other. Dæmons manifest in the form of animals, and the book is full of rich, fascinating examples such as the protagonist Lyra Belacqua’s Pantalaimon, Mrs. Coulter’s golden monkey, and Lord Asriel’s snow leopard Stelmaria.
All of them have different personalities and traits. Have you ever wondered which dæmon you would be? If so, we have a quiz for you to take immediately:
For all things dæmons and The Golden Compass, tune into to watch Alpha Book Club live tonight, Wednesday, at 6PM PT on Alpha. Then keep watching every Wednesday at the same time for more live and lively book discussions; they read a different book every month.
So, which dæmon are you? We’re dying to know. Tell us in the comments, share your results with us on Twitter, and best yet, join us in the live chat on Alpha during Alpha Book Club to discuss all things dæmons.
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Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. According to this quiz, she’s a pine marten. Follow her on Twitter.