Samoyeds are Siberian people that live in Svalbard where the Panserbjørne live in Lyra's world. They wonder around Svalbard and also deliver gifts to the King of the Ice bears and also allies to Bolvangar. Their dæmons are wolves and travel in groups in the cold glacier. In The Golden Compass, a group of Samoyeds were seen chasing after Lord Asriel and his dæmon, Stelmaria. They managed to capture him and took him to the Ice Bear's kingdom. However, he bribed his captors into releasing them. Samoyeds were also seen again where they ambushed the Gyptians and took Lyra to Bolvangar.
Behind the scenes
- in the real world, "Samoyed" is most commonly used for a dog breed which was created and used by the Samoyed people. In Europe, this breed is also called "Bjelkier".