- Multiple Cultures (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A generic term for any humanoid creature that follows and scares humans. Usually the Ogre is a large cannibalistic man but the word is also used for various creatures. One Ogre was described in Perrault’s Contes, 1697 as a sharp-toothed woman. Ogre appear across many cultures in legends and in stoires to scare children. Some of these include the Aigamuxa from Africa, Bobalicon from Spain, Acten, the three-headed Bombommachids from England, the devious Cliff-Ogre from Native American beliefs, Atcen from the forests of Canada, Kojin, the flesh eating Ogres from Japan, the Kindershcrecker from Germany, the Nevinbimbaau fom Melanesia and the loud shouting Midchain from Celtic folklore.
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