Otyets (Father) Semyon Borisovitch was a priest whom Will Parry met in the village of Kholodnoye as he began his travels through Lyra's world. He gave Will the name Will Ivanovitch, which was taken from the Russian form of Will's father's name (John), which is Ivan.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Otyets" is Russian for "Father", both generally and in the religious sense.
- This character's name translates as "Father Simeon, son of Boris."