A much-misunderstood creature
The Groke is loneliness personified. She is a cold and solitary creature, who is feared by most residents of Moominvalley. The ground freezes beneath her and her icy presence leaves others thinking forlorn thoughts. She seeks warmth and light, but it always eludes her, so her lonely roaming continues.
‘She stared at the lamp and softly shook her big, clumsy head. A freezing white mist hung round her feet as she started to glide towards the light, an enormous, lonely grey shadow.’ (Moominpappa at Sea, 1965)