Gender Male
Species Human (presumably)
Occupation Witch doctor
Creator Mike Mignola
First Comic Appearance The Third Wish #1

Mohlomi is an African witch doctor who is assumed to be dead over 200 years. Yet he is still alive and looks about 60 years old. He gave Hellboy a little bell in Hellboy: The Third Wish #1 to protect him from evil.


In 1882, Mohlomi traveled to England to warn Sir Edward Grey about the threat of Vladimir Giurescu and his master Hecate.

When Hellboy left the B.P.R.D. and traveled to Africa, he met with Mohlomi. The witch doctor protected him from the spirits of Africa who wished him harm.


The character is presumably loosely based on the the African philosopher, prophet and Healer Mohlomi who lived during the 1700's.

Mohlomi is a famous doctor who helped guide one of Africa's most prolific leaders King Moshoeshoe (of the Basotho people)and advised him on healing practices as well as other matters.

See also Mohlomi Memorial lecture.