Daemons are basically an animal representation of your personality/soul/concioussness. For example, servants/those happy to serve others often have dogs, while independant people have cats. Children before the age of puberty have daemons that can change shape, representing their still fluid personality. However, when they reach puberty, their daemons 'settle' (or stay in one form, for the rest of their lives) into one that represents them. In addition, daemons are often of the opposite gender, except it has been theorized that those with special abilities (precognition) or who are homosexual have those of the same gender. What do you think yours is? In addition, what does Dust (conciousness) really have to do with settling? Have you read the books and dissected every bit about daemons? I think mine is a Ring-tailed Lemur, as I'm extremely happy and enthusiastic, willing to eat nearly anything, I bounce around from task to task, and just do my own thing. He strikes me as an 'Enoch.' Edit: What do the schools do about the kids with really big daemons, like elephants or horses? They are corporeal, so do they just keep them outside, or what?