Är Snusmumriken den mest populära Muminkaraktären?

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Snusmumriken – nomaden

Snusmumriken och Mumintrollet är bästa vänner. Ifall Muminfansen kunde välja en karaktär att spendera tid med från Mumindalen skulle största delen troligtvis välja Snusmumriken.

Snusmumriken ger sig av då den första snön faller. Han lämnar Mumindalen varje vinter och återvänder då snön börjar smälta på våren. Men var spenderar han sina vintrar? 

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Snufkin’s outfit

Our favorite Moomin is known from his green clothing. He is almost always wearing his cone shaped hat. The story goes he has had it since birth! Snufkin often has either his pipe or flute on his lips and might be carrying a fishing rod whether he is fishing or not. Sometimes Snufkin’s hat has flowers, often just a single feather though. He is often wearing a scarf, even during summer.

Besides the outfit, Snufkin can be recognized from orange or brownish hair and brown eyes. 

He must be the most laid back Moomin character. Snufkin lives alone, but does not mind to be around the others either. He is calm, yet gets things done when needed. 


För tillfället finns det tre olika Muminmuggar där Snusmumriken är huvudkaraktär. Han medverkar även i ett flertal Muminmuggar.  Muggarna är:

Det finns även andra Muminprodukter med Snusmumriken-motiv, som glas, skålar, fat etc.

Snufkin Moomin info

Other names: Snusmumriken (swedish) Nuuskamuikkunen (finnish) Snusmumrikken (norwegian) Снусмумрик (russian) Włóczykij (polish) Snúður (icelandic) Snuisterik (dutch) סנופקין (hebrew) Nuuskmõmmik (estonian)

First Moomin book featured in: Comet in Moominland, which was published already in 1946! Written by Tove Jansson… of course.

Family members: Parents are The Joxter and Mymble’s Mother. (Could be called Snufkin’s Mother.) Which makes Little My his half sister and all those 34 Mymble’s Mothers’ nameless kids his half-siblings as well. 

Background: The character is said to be based on Atos Wirtanen, who had some controversial views.

Hair: Brown or red headed, but in some stories he is bald. (This surprised me!)

Hobbies: Paying flute, playing harmonica and fishing.

Personal traits: Confident, calm, calculative and friendly.

He is also known to be quite a philosopher and a free spirit, some could describe him as a hippie. He is a wanderer and reminds me about mountain and rock climbers. 

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