Arabia - Moomin Mug - The Groke
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.
The Groke is an ominous creature whose frightening presence scares everyone wherever she goes. She turns up uninvited and rarely says anything. A chilly aura surrounds the Groke and the ground freezes beneath her.
Little is known about the Groke’s life, as she likes no one and no one really likes her. Usually, she simply stares threateningly with her round eyes and disappears as soon as she gets what she came for. Although the Moomins fear the Groke, they also pity her desperate loneliness.