The Groke is the terror of everyone in the valley. She is so cold that frost appears on the ground where she soundlessly shuffles along. The Moomin family are quite frightened of her but in the book Moominpappa at Sea, Moomintroll begins to understand that the Groke does not only mean to scare others but is also lonely herself. She might even crave company.

She is big and grey, looks frightening but has lonely eyes. The Moomins encounter the Groke for the first time in the book Finn Family Moomintroll.

Did you know that in Scotland the term Groke, is to describe someone who stares at you whilst you are eating in the hope that you share your food with them!