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.[1] 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 scenes[edit | edit source]

  • "Otyets" is Russian for "Father", both generally and in the religious sense.
  • This character's name translates as "Father Simeon, son of Boris."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Amber Spyglass, Chapter 8
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