Saturday, August 18, 2007

Choosing A Daemon

I love to read, and my most recent novel was "The Golden Compass" part of the His Dark Materials Series written by Phillip Pullman. I thought it was an excellent book. It is a young adult fantasy novel, and has many interesting ideas about the human soul. In the book, the soul has an external part, known as a Daemon, which is a human's lifelong companion. The Daemon appears when the child is born, and during childhood, the Daemon can change forms (always an animal) but as the child reaches puberty, it takes one form and remains that way permanently through the rest of the person's life. The movie is coming out this December, and on the website you can take a quick 20 question to test to determine your Daemon. Above is mine, with a link to the test to see if you agree or disagree with what it chose for me. Please take the test and let me know what you think!!

1 comment:

Jill said...

My Daemon is a tiger. His name is Leonidas. I was thinking about sending out the link so everyone could do this, but you're not the first person to let me know who their daemon is, so people must be able to figure it out. I'm still reading the first book (trying to read it at work on my lunch hour - what lunch?). I'm excited for the movie at Christmas.