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Group No. 115


G. Ogres

Group No.

G304 – G399

Group name

Other ogres


G304. Troll as ogre. (For troll as underground spirit or mountain spirit see F455. For troll-woman see G200 – G299, Witches.) **E. Hartmann Die Trollvorstellungen im den Sagen und Märchen der skandinavischen Völker (Stuttgart, 1936); Norse: MacCulloch Eddic 285.
G304.1. Appearance of troll (ogre). (Cf. F455.2.)
G304.1.1. Troll in animal form.
G304.1.1.1. Troll as fox. Fb ”ræv“ III 113a.
G304.1.1.2. Troll as hare. Fb ”hare“ I 556.
G304.1.1.3. Troll as goose. Fb ”gås“ I 528b.
G304.1.1.4. Troll as crow. Fb ”krage“ II 285b.
G304.1.2. Troll in form of object.
G304.1.2.1. Troll in form of cloud. Fb ”sky“.
G304.1.2.2. Troll in form of key. Fb ”nögle“ II 723.
G304.1.3. Many-headed troll. Fb ”hoved“ I 654b, ”trold“ III 852b.
G304.2. Characteristics of trolls.
G304.2.1. Fire-producing troll.
G304.2.1.1. Troll lights fingers. Fb ”lys“ 483b.
G304.2.1.2. Troll stretches neck so long that fire comes from lips. Fb ”hals“ I 540.
G304.2.2. Troll’s food.
G304.2.2.1. Troll‘s food gives men strength. Fb ”mad“ II 525a; *DF XLVI 66ff.
G304.2.3. Special powers of troll.
G304.2.3.1. Locks spring open for troll. Fb ”lås“ II 523a.
G304.2.4. Antipathies of trolls.
G304.2.4.1. Trolls cannot endure churchbells. Fb ”kirkeklokke“ II 130b; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 120, 124, Boberg; Swedish: Grimm Deutsche Mythologie II 798 n. 1; Finnish-Swedish: Landtman Finlands Svenska Folkdiktning VII 560.
G304.2.4.2. Trolls afraid of bears. Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn I (1892) 434 – 37.
G304.2.5. Troll bursts when sun shines on him. Or he may become stone. *Fb ”sol“ III 356a; Icelandic: Arnason Icelandic Legends (London, 1864) I 122, Boberg.
G304.3. Troll‘s possessions.
G304.3.1. Troll’s castle.
G304.3.1.1. Golden door to troll‘s castle. Fb ”guldport“ I 514.
G304.3.2. Troll’s animals.
G304.3.2.1. Troll has team of mice. Fb ”mus“ II 631b.
G304.3.2.2. Troll drives two he-goats. *Fb ”gjedebuk“ I 440.
G304.3.2.3. Troll has bear in stable. *Fb ”bjørn“ IV 43a.
G304.3.2.4. Troll has hares in stable. *Fb ”hare“ I 556b.
G305. Earl king. Child-stealing ogre. (Cf. F321.5.) Type 367*.
G306. Rainbow as ogre. Africa: Werner African 236.
G307. Jinn. India: Thompson-Balys.
G307.1. Where jinn comes from.
G307.1.1. Jinn always appears out of strong wind. India: Thompson-Balys.
G307.2. Form of jinn.
G307.2.1. Jinn can take any human form he chooses. India: Thompson-Balys.
G307.2.2. Jinn unseen by anyone except person(s) he wishes should see him. India: Thompson-Balys.
G307.3. Jinn kills whoever tries to occupy house he has chosen to live in. India: Thompson-Balys.
G307.4. City infested by jinns deserted. India: Thompson-Balys.
G308. Sea monster. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Persian: Carnoy 325; Jewish: Neuman.
G308.1. Fight with sea (lake) monster. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
G308.2. Water-monster. Irish myth: *Cross.
G308.3. Herds of sea monsters on surface of sea. Irish myth: Cross.
G308.4. Lake made dangerous by haunting serpent (dragon, péist). Irish myth: *Cross.
G308.5. Shark-man ogre, eater of children swimming. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 191; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 13/346).
G308.6. Lake monster has power to attract victims. Eskimo (Kodiak): Golder JAFL XXII 22.
G308.7. Clam shell invites man down into sea so he can be eaten. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 97.
G308.8. Monsters of the sea: two whales of human parentage. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G 3/912).
G308.9. Demon-octopus. Tuamotu: Beckwith Myth 289; Marquesas: Handy 76.
G310. Ogres with characteristic methods.
G311. Old man of the sea. Burr-woman. Ogre who jumps on one‘s back and sticks there magically. *Chauvin VII 23 No. 373E; Fb ”ryg“ III 103ab; *Basset 1001 Contes I 190; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 126 No. 58; Greek: Grote I 7; Eskimo (Central): Boas RBAE VI 626; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 330 n. 191e; Africa (Luba): DeClerq Zs. f. Kolonialsprachen IV 226.
G312. Cannibal ogre. India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 109, 291, 1113, II 950; Mono-Alu: Wheeler 14, 21.
G312.1. Pisaca. Drinks blood and eats human flesh. Eats corpses and makes living waste away. Hindu: Keith 98, 157.
G312.2. Spirit-woman in rock devours men and cattle. India: Thompson-Balys.
G312.3. Flesh-eating spirits live in trees. India: Thompson-Balys.
G312.4. Man-eating ogre fries his victims in kettle of oil. India: Thompson-Balys.
G312.5. Bhrat, fierce flesh-eating creatures made by Creator in fit of anger. India: Thompson-Balys.
G312.6. Ogre eats only men’s hearts. India: Thompson-Balys.
G312.7. Ogress devours horses. India: Thompson-Balys.
G313. Procrustes. Monster makes men fit his bed. Tall men sawed off, short men stretched. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 131 n. 2, Fox 99; Jewish: Neuman.
G314. Pine bender. Kills victims by springing tree. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 124 n. 1, Fox 98.
G315. Cycnus. Cuts off heads of strangers in order to build temple of heads. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 264 n. 1.
G316. Giant robber with club. Icelandic: *Boberg; Greek: Fox 98 (labors of Theseus).
G317. Wrestling ogre. Greek: Fox 87, 99.
G321. Cliff-ogre. Kicks victims over cliff. Greek: Fox 99, Frazer Apollodorus II 129 n. 1; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 322 n. 163.
G321.1. Pusher-into-hole. Africa: Werner African 214, (Hottentot): Bleek 78.
G321.2. Ogress at a spot along the road takes toll of lives. India: Thompson-Balys.
G322. Piercer-of-souls: fishes men. Jamaica: *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 250.
G322.1. Giant fisherman. Draws in ships with his line. Scotch: Campbell-McKay No. 17.
G323. Brother-Dead. Trapper of game; silent; pursues trickster. Jamaica: Beckwith MAFLS XVII 249 No. 27.
G327. Swinging ogre. Girls who swing their lovers over pit, cut rope, and later devour them. Montaignais: Speck JAFL XXXVIII 15.
G328. Rectum snakes. Snakes which creep into living man and devour him. *Fb ”snog“ III 436b; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 322 n. 161.
G328.1. Serpent inside man‘s body eats all his food. India: *Thompson-Balys.
G331. Pot-tilter. Ogre who tilts a pot so that victims are drawn into it. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 321 n. 157.
G332. Sucking monster. Giant (sometimes a giant hall or cave) sucks in victims. Irish myth: *Cross; Siberia: Holmberg Siberian 387; India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 321 n. 158, (California): Gayton and Newman 72, cf. 95.
G332.1. Ogre sucks victim’s finger and drinks all his blood. Cosquin Contes indiens 369 n. 1; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 80.
G333. Path between monsters. Scylla and Charybdis. Greek: Fox 137, 264; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 307 n. 113b.
G334. Ogre keeps human prisoners.
G334.1. Ogress has twenty captive princesses in cave. India: Thompson-Balys.
G335. Ogre decapitates captive princess before he leaves palace; resuscitates her on return. India: *Thompson-Balys.
G336. Ogre draws victims under water.
G336.1. Demon drags beneath the water any person whose shadow falls on surface of water. India: Thompson-Balys.
G341. Sharp-elbowed women. Kill with their elbows. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 327 n. 181.
G341.1. Ogre with sharpened leg. S. A. Indian (Toba, Mataco, Shipaya, Warrau, Apinarje, Canella, Tukuna): Métraux MAFLS XL 74ff.
G342. Demon with pointed head, red hair, and black face. India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
G345. Man with fire moccasins. They set fire to surroundings. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 322 n. 164.
G345.1. Ogress can make cold oven blaze by putting foot into it. India: Thompson-Balys.
G346. Devastating monster. Lays waste to the land. *Types 301, 550; Irish: *Cross, MacCulloch Celtic 126, 148f.; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 102; Finnish: Kalevala rune 46; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 12; Greek: Fox 56; India: *Thompson-Balys.
G346.0.1. Devastating monster which comes out of a hole in evening. India: Thompson-Balys.
G346.1. Devastating monster mews like cat. Africa (Hausa): Mischlich 164ff No. 22, Frobenius Atlantis IX 277ff., 287ff. Nos. 74, 75.
G346.2. Devastating demon. Kills and eats people. India: *Thompson-Balys.
G346.3. Amphibious monster. Irish myth: Cross.
G346.3.1. Amphibious tree-destroying monsters. Irish myth: Cross.
G346.4. Evil spirit drinks water supply dry. India: Thompson-Balys.
G347. Ogre: karumba kills hero by medicines. India: Thompson-Balys.
G350. Animal ogres.
B15.7.2. Monster three-legged ass.
G351. Domestic beast as ogre.
G351.1. Dog as ogre. Irish myth: Cross; Tonga: Gifford 121, Beckwith Myth 342, 348.
G351.2. Cat as ogre. Sucks blood. Kittredge Arthur and Garlagon 259 n. 2; Japanese: Mitford 245ff.
G351.3. Ferocious sow. Greek: Fox 98.
G351.4. Ogress in goat-form. India: Thompson-Balys.
G351.5. Ogress in form of donkey. India: Thompson-Balys.
G352. Wild beast as ogre.
G352.1. Wolf as ogre. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 279, Snorra Edda Gylf. XII.
G352.2. Wild boar as ogre. Cook Islands: Beckwith Myth 471.
G353. Bird as ogre. Tuamotu: Beckwith Myth 261, Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1229); Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 493.
G353.1. Cannibal bird as ogre. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 78.
G353.2. Eagle as ogre. Fb ”ørn“ III 1183b; Icelandic: *Boberg.
G353.3. Duck as ogre. Tonga: Gifford 104.
G354. Reptile as ogre.
G354.1. Snake as ogre. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges; India: *Thompson-Balys.
G354.1.1. Demon in the shape of serpent guards forest where treasure tree grows. India: Thompson-Balys.
G354.2. Crocodile as ogre. Africa (Fang): Trilles 158.
G354.3. Lizard as ogre. Samoa: Beckwith Myth 128.
G360. Ogres with monstrous features. Irish myth: *Cross.
G361. Ogre monstrous as to head. (Cf. G369.4.) Irish myth: Cross.
G361.1. Many-headed ogre. India: Thompson-Balys.
G361.1.1. Two-headed ogre. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Africa (Fang): Einstein 149.
G361.1.1.1. Monster with two horns, each having human head on it. Africa (Shangani): Bourhill and Drake 43ff. No. 5.
G361.1.2. Three-headed ogre. Hindu: Keith 88; Africa (Fang): Einstein 149.
G361.1.3. Six-headed ogre. Luzon (Tinguian): Cole 104.
G361.1.4. Seven-headed ogre. Jewish: Neuman
G361.1.5. Ten-headed ogre. Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 75.
G361.2. Great head as ogre. Head detached from body pursues or flies about doing damage. N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 262, 291; S. A. Indian (Caviña, Tumupasa): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 448, (Araucanian): Alexander Lat. Am. 329.
G361.3. Headless ogre. Penzer IX 88 n.
G362. Ogre monstrous as to nose.
G362.1. Noseless ogre. Eskimo: Alexander N. Am. 7.
G362.2. Pug-nosed ogre. Eskimo: Alexander N. Am. 7.
G363. Ogre monstrous as to mouth. Irish myth: Cross.
G363.1. Ogre with flaming mouth. Irish myth: Cross.
G363.2. Large tusks grown from ogre’s mouth. Chinese: Graham.
G363.3. Diamond-toothed ogre. India: Thompson-Balys.
G365. Ogre monstrous as to feet.
G365.1. Ogre with feet reversed. Penzer IX 160; S. A. Indian (Araucanian): Alexander Lat. Am. 327.
G365.2. Ogress can extend leg or arm any distance. India: Thompson-Balys.
G366. Ogre monstrous as to trunk.
G366.1. Ogres who have no belly. S. A. Indian (Fuegian): Alexander Lat. Am. 340.
G367. Ogre monstrous as to blood.
G367.1. Blood of five ogres colored yellow, red, white, green, black. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369. Monstrous ogres – miscellaneous.
G369.1. Rakshasa. Dog or ape-shaped; red hair and eyes; mouth reaching from ear to ear; ears pointed like spears; shape-changers; cannibals; three heads, five feet, four eyes, no fingers, bear-neck, horns. Attack women. Hindu: Keith 98, Penzer X 277 s.v. ”Rakshasas“; India: *Thompson-Balys.
G369.1.1. Rakshasas have power of extending bodies eighty miles. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.1.2. Rakshasa can be defeated by hero who has rakshasi blood in his veins. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.1.3. Rakshasa eats many of the domestic animals each night. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.1.4. Rakshasa eats horse, dog, and child. Suspected Ranis ordered for execution. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.1.5. Man persecuted by a rakshasa in form of beautiful wench. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.1.6. Rakshasa hidden in deer’s head swallows men. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.1.7. blood. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.2. Genie in form of smoke, taking shape with three wings, one on back. Chauvin V 262 No. 154.
G369.3. Ogre without a shadow. Cowell Jataka V 18.
G369.4. Ogre has head and tail of a cat. (Cf. G361.) Irish myth: Cross.
G369.5. Ogre (demon) with long arm (demon hand) which is thrust down chimney (through door, etc.) Irish myth: *Cross.
G369.6. One-breasted ogress. India: Thompson-Balys.
G369.7. One-eyed demon. India: Thompson-Balys.
G370. Ogres – miscellaneous.
G371. Stone giants. (Stone coats.) N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 178, 330, 344, 438, 682.
G371.1. Ogre clothed in rock. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 79.
G372. ”Rain“ as ogre in bull form. Gaster Oldest Stories 47; Africa (Bushman): Bleek and Lloyd 193.
G375. Wonderful birds guarded by monster. India: Thompson-Balys.
G376. Ogre in shape of small boy. India: Thompson-Balys.
G377. Tupilac. Monster made of parts of corpses of animals and vivified. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 151f., 201, 461, Holm 59, 69, Rasmussen III 290f., 295.

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