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.
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.
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]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- Omid Djalili plays Martin Lanselius in the TV series.
- 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]
- Northern Lights
- Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel
- The Golden Compass (video game)
- The Subtle Knife
- His Dark Materials (TV series), Series 1, 2
- Lyra's Oxford (Mentioned only)
- La Belle Sauvage (Mentioned only)
References[edit | edit source]
|Witch clans||Lake Enara clan • Keitele clan • Lake Ladoga clan • Lake Lubana clan • Micokojärvi clan • Nania clan • Onega clan • Taymyr clan • Tikshozero clan • Lake Umolese clan • Lake Visha clan|
|Clan queens||Ieva Kasku • Julia Ojaland • Juta Kamainen • Katya Sirkka • Paula Pyhäjärow • Reina Miti • Ruta Skadi • Sara Leiro • Serafina Pekkala • Tanja Lentana • Tilda Vasara|
|Other witches||Lena Feldt • Medea • Serafina Pekkala's mother • Yelena Pazhets • Tortured witch • Unidentified witch|
|Important||Yambe-Akka • Cloud-pine • Holding spell|