The Bog Roosh is the oldest underwater witch of all.


History Edit

She was first seen in the story The Third Wish, were she said to her three 'granddaughters' that she will grant them a wish if they pierce a spike in the head of her enemy, Hellboy. The three mermaids capture Hellboy and take him to Bog Roosh. After she kills the two of her grandchildren, because of their wishes, she grants the third wish of the mermaid and tells her to leave. She describes to Hellboy her vision. His right hand taken and himself dead. She also says that the Hand will be used to free the Dragon, the Ogdru Jahad.

Hellboy says that he has listened to all that before and tries to punch her. Bog Roosh drops him in a hole in her cave where he remains for nearly twenty months. When he wakes he finds himself in Davey Jones Locker, killing the sea cow (as pronounced by Gruagach) and freeing from his capture by the third mermaid who has now become the Bog Roosh. Hellboy says that they can leave now, but the little mermaid states that she cannot leave now that she is the new Bog Roosh. She frees Hellboy from the spike, and lets him leave in the ocean. As she was leaves the ghost of her father says that he will be with her even in the end of time.[1]

The newest incarnation of the Bog Roosh, true to her word, refused to take the souls of drowned men. However, her position of Bog Roosh has transformed her into a more hag-like creature. When one of the Ogdru Hem manifested on Earth, she sensed its presence, and knew her time was coming.

Gustav Strobl entered her domain intruding with her conversation with the Sea King. She attempted to warn him to swim south to escape the impending doom of the world, but Gustav refused as he was seeking Abe Sapien and his powers led him to her. Both merfolk were unable to determine what Gustav was, but his ramblings of power, made the Bog Roosh dismiss him, warning him to leave else suffer her wrath. The mad occultist proceeded to claw her throat murdering her and banishing the Sea King from his presence.[2]

Powers & Abilities Edit

The Bog Roosh was a powerful sea-witch that rivaled Hecate, who was regarded as the Queen of the Witches. Her accumulated power was attributed to the trapped souls of men that died at sea. She was clairvoyant able to see the End of the World, and also able to grant wishes, such as transformation, magic, submariner and necromancy.


  1. The Third Wish
  2. The Garden (III)
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