This dark blue Moomin mug by Arabia from 2005 features the Groke looking at a kerosene lamp. It’s beautifully designed by Arabia artist Tove Slotte-Elevant and the illustration can be seen in Tove Jansson’s original book Moominland Midwinter.
(Swedish: Mårran – morra “to growl; to grumble”) – she is cold and ghostlike, and represents loneliness and all that is scary in the world of Moomin. She seeks warmth and fire, but is unable to do anything but to put them out. She has a scary appearance and is dangerous to approach due to the cold that she radiates, and yet, she is not truly evil, just very lonely. Makes first appearance in Finn Family Moomintroll and returns in Moominland Midwinter and Moominpappa at Sea. The Groke is used for an exclamation, often like the word ‘Lord’ (“The Groke knows…”). She is the only character whom Little My is genuinely afraid of. In the Japanese dub of the Japanese TV series, she is referred to as Morran.
The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts in Finland. In 1945 Tove Jansson wrote her first book about the Moomin family. They are a family of white, round fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. However, despite this resemblance, the Moomin family are trolls. The family live in their house in Moominvalley, though in the past, their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. They have had many adventures along with their various friends.
Complete your collection of Moomin mugs with this wonderful piece.
The mug holds 0,3 l.
Perfect condition, New (without stickers).