Who is Your Daemon?

Everyone is talking about The Golden Compass -- a movie that I had no idea was being made or released or even premiered this past weekend -- a movie that is based on a series of books that I've never read and have only vaguely heard about. But my readers have fixed that literary oversight for me because you have sent the entire "His Dark Materials" trilogy to me, and I plan to start reading it as soon as I get a couple book reviews finished in the next few days. (Oh, I also plan to see the movie as soon as I've finished reading the first book). But a quick look around the internet has yielded an interesting site where you can view five minutes of the movie and you can learn who your own daemon is, thanks to an online quiz.

I guess that you get to decide if my daemon fits me or not, so .. does my daemon fit me? Who is your daemon?

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Hedwig,

Funnily enough, my daemon is also a crow.

Truly, the His Dark Materials trilogy are three of the best books ever written -- I think you'll really enjoy them and look forward to reading your response.

Hope all is well with you and your new parrot friend!

Fair warning - most people can't stop reading that trilogy once they start. So block out a lot of time once you start! These books are wonderful. Not just children's lit, but great characters, intricate plot, and everything else that defines great literature.

The fact that it irritates fundamentalist Christians is just icing on the cake, and the cake is plenty good without the icing.

By Albatrossity (not verified) on 14 Dec 2007 #permalink

That's a very slow site.
Must be the Magisterium interfering.

My Daemon is a Raccoon named Anexa.

By Chris' Wills (not verified) on 14 Dec 2007 #permalink

People are changing your daemon!

Brian over at Laelaps posted his without the quiz! I wonder if he waited 12 days, or hacked the code somehow?

My is an ermine or weasel or something. For the moment.

I didn't make it though the quiz last time (the site isn't just slow, it's poorly built despite the flashy graphics), but I got the impression they describe the given familiars as "not yet stabilized". In the books, a child's familiar changes shape freely, stabilizing only when the child becomes an adult. (I hear this part isn't in the movie, which gives Lyra her "adult" familiar (a ferret) throughout.)

By David Harmon (not verified) on 14 Dec 2007 #permalink

No luck with the online daemon quiz.
Too bad, I was hoping for a raven.
Nevermore !

OK, I went back and this time it seemed a little stabler, though still slow. I got a chimp named Hyratia.

By David Harmon (not verified) on 16 Dec 2007 #permalink

Hey, mine actually worked OK--got an osprey! Not bad for a birder... and a pretty fair characteristics match (even though of course I've had too many science courses to believe in this kinda stuff) :-)

On the Golden Compass Daemon quiz, I couldn't find a way to get from question 1 to question 2, or beyond. Nice art, but bad design.

By Dangerous Dan (not verified) on 16 Dec 2007 #permalink