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Pagdzin tulku
A great healer, who lives in the Himalayan monastery Cho-Lung-Se, three hours walk from the village where Ama lives, in Lyra's world.

Palmerian Professor
A scholar/staff member at Jordan College. His name is Trelawney

Panserbřrne
Armoured bears. A kind of polar bear. Solitary creatures for the most part, but armoured bears to come together during times of war or emergency.

Giacomo Paradisi
The bearer of the knife, before it is passed on to Will.

John Parry
A former officer in the Royal marines - he left to become an explorer. He then disappeared from Will's world. His daemon, in Lyra's world, is an osprey, called Sayan Kötör.

Will Parry
The son of John Pary, he is looking after his sick mother, before he is compelled to escape into another world.

Parslow family
The family employed by Jordan as masons and scaffolders for five generations. Simon Parslow is one of Lyra's companions. Mrs. Lonsdale, the housekeeper, is a Parslow, as is Roger's father.

Fra Pavel
The alethiometrist for the Consistorial Court of Discipline. His daemon is a frog. His full name is Fra Pavel Rasek.

Dr. Oliver Payne
The archaeologist working with Dr. Mary Malone, on her scientific research into dark matter.

Serafina Pekkala
The Queen of a witch clan that dwells at Lake Enara. Her daemon is a beautiful grey goose, named Kaisa.

Alan Perkins
The lawyer in Will's world who is responsible for transferring money from his father to his mother's bank account.

Pie Street, Limehouse
The place where Tony Makarios is first encountered, wandering about. There is a market there. It is in Limehouse, in the London of Lyra's world.

Pope John Calvin
The last Pope in Lyra's world. He moved the seat of Papacy to Geneva. After he died, the Papacy was abolished.

Pre-emptive Penance
A doctrine researched and developed by the Consistorial Court, but not known to the wider church.



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