Lyra's world was one of the many parallel worlds in the multiverse.
The continents appear to match almost exactly the seven continents of our world; the symbols on the alethiometer detail Africa, America, Asia and Europe, and Antarctica and Oceania are mentioned in the 'Globetrotter' maps.
The land of Lyra's world was divided politically and geographically into countries. Some of these countries were alike to those in Will's world, for instance England, however some took on a more obvious parallel history, for example a distinction is made between Muscovy and Tartary.
Seas and oceans
Much of Lyra's world was covered in water. There were several known seas and oceans:
The fauna of Lyra's world was largely similar to that found in Will's world. There were some notable differences, however.
- See also: Human
Humans were the dominant sentient species of Lyra's world. In this world, the soul of a human was visible externally as a dæmon. Notable humans from Lyra's world included Lyra Silvertongue, Lord Asriel, Marisa Coulter and Lee Scoresby.
- See also: Witch
Witches were humanoid beings who had dæmons which took the form of birds. Witches had a much longer lifespan than humans and were adapted to live in the cold North. Notable witches included Serafina Pekkala and Ruta Skadi.
- See also: Panserbjørn
Many of the plants in Lyra's world were similar to those in Will's world. A notable exception was bloodmoss, a plant known for its curative properties, and cloud pine, a type of tree with magical properties.
- 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
- The Book of Dust