Great lovers of rules and responsibility
The hemulens all share certain character traits: they like order, believe in duty, and strongly feel that rules and regulations should be followed – to the letter. They are prone to obsess over collecting things (whether that be plants, stamps or insects) and tend to be a bit bossy. Most of them lack a sense of humour, but they can also be surprisingly convivial and high-spirited!
‘The Hemulen always wore a dress that he had inherited from his aunt. I believe all Hemulens wear dresses. It seems strange, but there you are.’ (Finn Family Moomintroll, 1948)