An ogre is a mythologically based beast that appears in a plethora of fairy tales and folklore from around the world. As far as I can tell there are three general qualifications that define an ogre. They must be extraordinarily large, hideous in appearance, and snack on humans. They are often mentioned as eating babies. Yeah, fairy tales! Never a peaceful moment.
Top 10 Ogres in Literature
The ogre in Puss In Boots who was outwitted by a feline.
The ogre in Hop-O-My-Thumb who almost ate 7 siblings.
Bluebeard the serial groom who liked to bake his new brides into pies.
Grendel from Beowolf (700-1,000 AD) a direct descendent of the biblical Cain.
Polyphemus the cyclops in Homer’s Odyssey is the son of Poseidon.
The Cyclops in Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas
The Oni from Japanese folklore.
The Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk.
I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he alive, or be he dead,
I’ll grind his bones to make my bread