Noita – The Witch of Moominvalley





If you have ever visited Moominworld in Naantali, Finland, the character you probably first come across is the Witch of Moominvalley. The Witch of Moominvalley is a well represented character not only in Naantali Moominworld, but also in the original 1990s TV series ‘Muumilaakson tarinoita’ (Moomin, 楽しいムーミン一家 ). It is important to note that the Witch was not actually an original character created by Tove Jansson. Instead, the Witch was created afterwards as an additional character for the Moomin TV series.

The Witch loves in a small cottage on the outskirts of Moominvalley, in the dark witch forest. The Witch is not necessarily evil, although she hates the kindness of the Moomins. The Witch does look quite scary, and she does indeed have magical powers. But in reality she is a quite harmless old lady. The Witch can fly with a broomstick, make magic potions and spells. She is small and old, has a bended back, and orange hair tied in two ponytails.

The Witch has a granddaughter called Alice, but she does not want Alice to play with the Moomins but pay more attention to her studies instead. Every once in a while Alice runs away from her grandmother to play with the Moomins in secret. In the beginning the Witch is very much against the Moomins, but as time goes by, she starts to warm up to the Moomins a little.

Sources: Wikipedia. Various other internet sources.Witch FB