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Group No. 110


G. Ogres

Group No.

G100 – G199

Group name

Giant ogres


G100. Giant ogre. Polyphemus. (For motifs concerning giants who are not malevolent but merely large, see F531.) *Types 304, 311, 312, 313, 314, 314*, 327, 327*, 328, 518, 531, 545A, 1137, 1148*, 1165*; *Hackman Die Polyphemsage; *BP III 375ff.; *Clouston Tales I 133ff.: Arill Polyphemosmotivet i bohuslänsk folkdiktning (Bohuslänska Folkminnen [Uddevalla, 1922] 54); *Chauvin VII 17 No. 373C, VIII 205, IX 93; Saintyves Perrault 281ff.; Dickson 130 – 135 passim. – English: Wells 17 (Guy of Warwick), 22 (Sir Beues of Hamtoun), 32 (Layamon‘s Brut), 80 (Sir Tristem), 88 (Roland and Vernagu), 117 (Sir Torrent of Portyngale); Irish myth: *Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s. v. ”geant“; Lappish: Qvigstad FFC LX 47 Nos. 69 – 73; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 275ff.; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 12, 20; India: *Thompson-Balys; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 85 No. 5.
G100.1. Giant ogre (Fomorian). Irish myth: *Cross.
G101. Giant gambler as ogre. N. A. Indian (Navaho): Alexander N. Am. 163.
G105. Valley of the one hundred giants. India: Thompson-Balys.
G110. Possessions of giant ogres. Irish myth: Cross.
G111. Giant ogres possess castle. *Types 304, 545A; *BP III 113 n. 4; English: Wells 66 (Ywain and Gawain); Irish myth: Cross.
G112. Giant‘s fields fertile; others arid. French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 21.
G120. Physical characteristics of giant ogres.
G121. Blind giant ogre. *Type 1165*; *Hackman Polyphemsage; Icelandic: *Boberg; Lappish: Qvigstad FFC LX 57.
G121.1. Three giants with one eye. They pass it around. Type 328*.
G121.1.1. One-eyed giant (ogre). Irish myth: *Cross.
G122. Giant’s hair grows into rock. He is thus kept from falling from cliff. N. A. Indian (Navaho): Alexander N. Am. 163.
G123. Giant ogress with breasts thrown over her shoulder. Van Gennep Formation des Légendes 47; Finnish: Holmberg Finno-Ugric 183.
G124. Skeleton giant. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 91.
G125. Fire-spewing giantess. Icelandic: *Boberg.
G126. Giant ogre in shape of animal.
G126.1. Giant ogre in the shape of a cat. India: Thompson-Balys.
G126.2. Giant ogre in shape of horse. India: Thompson-Balys.
G130. Customs of giant ogres.
G131. Giant ogre never crosses water. French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 12.
G150. Giant ogres – miscellaneous.
G151. Two giants with one axe. They throw it back and forth to each other. *Fb ”økse“ III 1171b. – Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3711.
G152. Giant herdsman. Hideous beastlike giant guards a herd of wild fighting animals. Herdsman can seize one of them in such a way as to make rest beg mercy. *Brown Iwain 7ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
G152.1. Giant with tree for herding-stick. German: Dümke Havensagen (Leipzig, 1924) 72 No. 56, Haas Pommersche Sagen (Berlin, 1912) 54 No. 106.
G154. Giant hacked so that a staircase is made up his body. Hero climbs up and kills him. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 17.
G156. King of the giants. India: Thompson-Balys.
G157. Giant ogre‘s prodigious speed. India: Thompson-Balys.
G158. Giant’s shriek heard five miles away. India: Thompson-Balys.
G161. Giant issues out of tiny vessel. India: Thompson-Balys.
G162. Giant lives in a castle in the air. India: Thompson-Balys.
G171. Giant roasts camels, elephants for food on crater of volcano. India: Thompson-Balys.

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