Professor Jotham Santelia F.R.A.S. F.B.A. was the professor of cosmology at the University of Gloucester. He was invited to Svalbard and later imprisoned. His dæmon had the form of a snake.
Santelia received an invite to Svalbard to become the vice-chancellor of Iofur Raknison's planned university. Later he was defamed, according to him by P. Trelawney, and the bear king imprisoned him.