Dr Martin Lanselius was the diplomatic Consul of the witches of the North, based in Trollesund. His dæmon had the form of a green snake. He had methods of passing on messages to witches under the birch-oath.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

At some point after meeting Professor Gunnar Hallgrimsson, Lanselius met Coram van Texel, and he was able to later send Coram with a letter of introduction to meet the Swedish Professor, where they discussed the study of the Alethiometer.[2]

After the General Oblation Board began abducting children, Lanselius assisted the East Anglian gyptians by sending a message to Queen Serafina Pekkala of Lake Enara, who enlisted her people to help rescue the children from Bolvangar.

It was here that Lanselius was able to test Lyra Belacqua's skills at reading the Alethiometer and prove that she was a child prophesied by the witches.

Physical description[edit | edit source]

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Lanselius was a fat man with a florid face and vivid green eyes. He wore a sober black suit.[3] His dæmon was a small, green snake.[4]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Omid Djalili plays Martin Lanselius in the TV series.[5]
  • In the second series of TV series it was revealed that Martin Lanselius was born to a witch and a human man, he was raised by his witch mother until his dæmon settled at which point he was sent to live with his father to spare him the pain of the witches' ritual that allows them to travel far from their dæmons.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Witches
Witch clans Lake Enara clanKeitele clanLake Ladoga clanLake Lubana clanMicokojärvi clanNania clanOnega clanTaymyr clanTikshozero clanLake Umolese clanLake Visha clan
Clan queens Ieva KaskuJulia OjalandJuta KamainenKatya SirkkaPaula PyhäjärowReina MitiRuta SkadiSara LeiroSerafina PekkalaTanja LentanaTilda Vasara
Other witches Lena FeldtMedeaSerafina Pekkala's motherYelena PazhetsTortured witchUnidentified witch
Consuls Martin Lanselius
Important Yambe-AkkaCloud-pineHolding spell
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