Friday, January 20, 2006

Know your Daemon

Have you ever wondered about that inner voice? That unseen companion and comforter? That little voice inside your head? If you have read Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, then you will understand what I am referring to. If not, then you have so far missed out on a very interesting work and I recommend you obtain a copy at the earliest possibility.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a daemon as 'a divinity or supernatural being of a superior nature between gods and humans'.

Your daemon is said to be a physical manifestation of part of your soul. According to some, its gender is usually the opposite of yours and always takes the form of an animal.

Intrigued by the concept, I took a test to determine the shape of my own daemon. Apparently it is a black panther. Only 3% of people have such a daemon. (Make of that whatever you will!) The following character description was attached as a summary:

PANTHER - You are brave, proud, and graceful. You let nothing stand between you and the things that you want. You are cool-headed and you like to be in charge of the situation. You do not take orders. You work best on your own, because the incompetence of others just impedes your ability to get things done. You are the true king of the jungle.

Well, whilst I reserve judgment on the actual existence of daemons, I have to say that I consider the above is a reasonable character assessment of me!

If you wish to check on your own daemon follow this link:


Anonymous said...

those tests are a load of rubbish! don't belive them. If you really want to know your daemon go to: you wont be disapointed!

Robert Jaggs-Fowler said...

That is one of the great aspects about blogging - the stirring up of a little controversy! Thank you for the input.
Dr T.

Anonymous said...

Nobody can tell you for sure what your daemon is. They can only suggest. It's entirely up to you.

Also, there is no need to be skeptical about daemons existing or not. Daemons do not require belief or faith in something that is not provable. As a daemian, you acknowledge that they are completely made up and inside your head. They exist as long as you imagine them. They exist in all the times in your life when you have "talked to yourself" in any fashion.

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