Otyets Semyon Borisovitch was a priest whom Will Parry met in Kholodnoye, Siberia, as he began his travels through Lyra's world.[1] He gave Will the name Will Ivanovitch, which was taken from the Russian name of Will's father which is Ivan.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • "Otyets" is Russian for "Father", both generally and in the religious sense.
  • This character's name translates as "Father Simeon, son of Boris."



  1. The Amber Spyglass, Chapter 8