The land of the dead was a desolate land in the world of the dead. Ghosts reached the land of the dead by the boatman's ferry from the suburbs of the land of the dead. Souls, or dæmons, could not enter the land of the dead and were left behind.
Behind the scenes
- Pullman's land of the dead was inspired by the underworlds of Homer and Virgil.
|World of the dead|
|Locations||Abyss • Holding area • Land of the dead • Suburbs of the land of the dead|
|Natives||Boatman • Gracious Wings • Martha • Magda • Peter • Martha and Peter's son • Martha and Peter's child • Martha and Peter's baby|
|Ghosts||Castor's human • Dirk Jansen • John Parry • Lee Scoresby • Matapan's human • Roger Parslow • Sandling's human|
|Important||Deaths • Harpies • Ghosts • The Authority|