Samoyeds were Siberian people that lived in Svalbard where the Panserbjørne lived in Lyra's world. They wandered around Svalbard and also delivered gifts to the King of the Ice Bears; they were also allies to Bolvangar. Their dæmons were wolves and travelled in groups on 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 Bears' 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 scenesEdit
- 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".