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Serafina Pekkala
Serafina Pekkala
Biographical information

approx. 300



Physical information
Species Witch


Hair colour


Family information
Family members



Farder Coram


Kaisa (settled as a goose)


Lake Enara clan

Native world

Lyra's world

Serafina Pekkala was the queen of the Lake Enara clan of witches. Her dæmon, Kaisa, had the form of a goose.[2]


Early LifeEdit

Serafina was born around the end of the 17th century to the Queen of the Lake Enara clan of witches.[3]

As she reached adolescence, Kaisa took the form of a goose.[2]

Relationship with Farder CoramEdit

In the 1950s, Serafina Pekkala fell into a swamp and was about to drown after being attacked by a large red bird. Farder Coram pulled Serafina into his boat and shot the bird, which he then realised was another witch's dæmon. Serafina told him that any time he needed help, he could call on her.[4]

When Farder Coram was hit by a Skraeling's envenomed arrow, Serafina took care of him.[4]

Serafina and Farder Coram fell in love and the couple had a son. However, the young boy fell victim to an epidemic and died.[3]

Reign as QueenEdit

Not long after the death of her son, Serafina's mother died and she became Queen of the Lake Enara clan.[3]


Serafina had long blonde hair and green eyes, and was described by Farder Coram as "thinner than some, prettier than most". She wore a crown of red flowers when acting as queen to her tribe.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Golden Compass serafina

Serafina's character poster from the film

  • In the film The Golden Compass, Serafina Pekkala is played by Eva Green. This was the first film in which Green appeared as a witch, the second being Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.


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HDM Wiki has 2 images of Serafina Pekkala.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Subtle Knife, Chapter 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Northern Lights, Chapter 11
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Northern Lights, Chapter 18
  4. 4.0 4.1 Northern Lights, Chapter 8

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