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English folklore
Similar creature(s)
Giant, Jötunn, Troll, Oni, Cyclops

The ogre is a large manlike creature infamous for eating the flesh of humans, especially children. They are generally strong, often have disproportionately large heads and are nigh insatiable.

Source[edit | edit source]

Ogres are featured, in various forms, in the folklore of many countries in Europe, dating as far back as to around 1,000 AD, with the tale of Beowulf.

Media[edit | edit source]

The ogre appears in the following media:

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • Berserk
  • Goblin Slayer
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Marvellous Land of Snergs
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles

Games[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • Prince Caspian
  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Shrek the Third
  • Shrek Forever After
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe