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Hugh MacPhail
President of the Consistorial Court of Discipline. A Scot. His daemon is a lizard.

Magisterium
A tangle of courts, colleges and councils that grew up in place of the papacy, when it was abolished after Pope John Calvin's death.

Tony Makarios
A young boy. His mother thinks he's nine years old, but she's not sure, because she has a bad drink-addled memory. His daemon is called Ratter. He lives in Clarice Walk, London.

Dr. Mary Malone
A scientist researching 'dark matter' in Oxford, in Will's world.

The Master
The master of Jordan College, Oxford.
His daemon is a raven.

Maystadt Process
The name for a sinister operation being executed by the General Oblation Board

Captain Magnusson
The captain who is taking the children on board his ship to the North, in Lyra's World.

Metatron
The Authority's regent. He was once a human, named Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalel.

Moxie
Will's cat, a tabby.

Mulefa
Cattle-like creatures who are sentient, and compassionate. They have one front leg, one back leg, and two side legs, in a diamond-shaped formation. They can cover great distances, at speed, by hooking claws on their front and back legs into wheels. They live in harmony and are very much in touch with nature. They have language, which includes the use of their trunks, and they have laughter. 'Mulefa' is their word for themselves, as a people.

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We would like to include as much detail as possible from the Trilogy in this dictionary, so if you find anything we've left out, or if you want to add something to the existing definitions (without giving away the plot!) please email us at this address:
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