Professor Jotham Santelia F.R.A.S. F.B.A. was the Regius Professor of Cosmology at the University of Gloucester. He was invited to Svalbard and later imprisoned. His dæmon had the form of a snake.


Santelia received an invite to Svalbard to become the vice-chancellor of Iofur Raknison's planned university. Later he was defamed, according to him by P. Trelawney, and the bear king imprisoned him for malice and jealously.[1]

In prison, he met Lyra Belacqua and taught her about the culture of the panserbjørne, giving her the information she needed to help Iorek Byrnison become king of Svalbard.[1]

Santelia later wrote a book about his experiences in Svalbard entitled A Prisoner of the Bears.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Northern Lights, Chapter 19
  2. Lyra's Oxford, Globetrotter catalogue
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