Samoyeds were Siberian people that lived in Svalbard where the panserbjørne lived in Lyra's world. They wandered around Svalbard and also delivered gifts to the King of the Ice Bears; they were also allies to Bolvangar. Their dæmons were wolves and travelled in groups on the cold glacier. A group of Samoyeds once chased after Lord Asriel and his dæmon, Stelmaria. They managed to capture him and took him to the Ice Bears' kingdom. However, he bribed his captors into releasing them. Samoyeds were also seen again where they ambushed the gyptians and took Lyra Belacqua to Bolvangar.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- In the real world, "Samoyed" is most commonly used for a dog breed which was created and used by the Samoyed people. In Europe, this breed is also called "Bjelkier".
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Northern Lights
- The Golden Compass (film)
- The Golden Compass (video game)
- The Subtle Knife (Mentioned only)
- His Dark Materials (TV series), Series 1
References[edit | edit source]
- Northern Lights, Chapter 14