Main article: Dæmon
In Lyra's world, a human's soul had a physical manifestation called a dæmon. The dæmon had the appearance of an animal. The dæmons of children could change their form at will, until the child reached puberty and the dæmon settled on a final form which reflected their personality. When a human died, their dæmon disappeared, becoming one with the universe. It was believed that in other worlds, where the dæmon was not visible, that the dæmon was inside the human as their soul.
Main article: Ghost
The ghost of a human was also known as the spirit. When a human died, their death came to them and took the ghost to the world of the dead. After taking the ferry to the land of the dead, the ghosts were guided by the harpies to a window to the mulefa world where they became one with the universe.
It has been known for a human ghost to become an angel.
- Northern Lights
- The Golden Compass (film)
- The Golden Compass (video game)
- The Subtle Knife
- The Amber Spyglass
- Lyra's Oxford
- Once Upon a Time in the North
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