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Group No. 116


G. Ogres

Group No.

G400 – G499

Group name

Falling into ogre’s power


G400. Person falls into ogre‘s power. *Types 311, 312.
G401. Children wander into ogre’s house. *Types 327, 327**; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 326 No. 1; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 48 No. 327E*, Espinosa Jr. No. 81; West Indies: Flowers 453.
G401.1. Mistake of elder leads two brothers to the home of ogre. Alu: Wheeler 50.
G402. Pursuit of animal leads to ogre‘s house. India: *Thompson-Balys.
G402.1. Pursuit of bird leads to ogre’s house. Type 313; Africa (Kaffir): Theal 108.
G402.2. Pursuit of mongoose leads to witch‘s house. India: Thompson-Balys.
G403. Ogre in animal form lures victim into captivity. Hdwb. d. Märchens I 542b nn. 23 – 27; India: Thompson-Balys.
G405. Man on hunt falls into ogre’s (witch‘s) power. Type 303; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Spanish Exempla: Keller; India: Thompson-Balys.
G406. Lost (marooned) person falls into ogre’s power. Irish myth: *Cross.
G410. Person betrayed into ogre‘s power. India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 76 No. 1.
G411. Person aids ogre and is captured. Africa (Zulu): Callaway 75, (Basuto): Jacottet 236 No. 34.
G412. Children lured into ogre’s house. Mono-Alu-Fauru: Wheeler 44f.; Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 189, 311.
G412.1. Ogre‘s gingerbread house lures child. *Type 327.
G413. Ogre disguises voice to lure victim. Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 64 No. 10; West Indies: Flowers 453.
G414. Ogress invites boys to live in her house. India: Thompson-Balys.
G420. Capture by ogre.
G421. Ogre traps victim. Africa (Zulu): Callaway 6, (Basuto): Jacottet 258 No. 38.
G422. Ogre imprisons victim. *Type 327; Oceanic (New Zealand, Mangaia, Rotuma): Dixon 62.
G422.1. Ogre imprisons victim in drum. Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 62 No. 10, (Kaffir): Kidd 233 No. 4, (Yoruba): Ellis 261 No. 1.
G423. Ball falling into water puts person into ogre’s (witch‘s, water spirit’s) power. *Type 440; BP I 226.
G424. Bridal party will not pass over bridge for fear of water-demon. Fb ”bro“ IV 62a.
G426. Ogre draws girl over waterfall. Eskimo (Kodiak): Golder JAFL XVI 26.
G440. Ogre abducts person.
G441. Ogre carries victim in bag (basket). *Type 327; Norwegian: Christiansen 43f. No. 327**; India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen II 85; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 351 n. 268a, (California): Gayton and Newman 96; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 66 No. 10, (Kaffir): Theal 120, 134, (Zulu): Callaway 75.
G442. Child-stealing demon. Irish myth: Cross.
G442.1. Ogre abducts new-born babe, keeping it captive for seven years. Irish myth: Cross.
G442.2. Child watched throughout night as protection against child-stealing demon. Irish myth: Cross.
G450. Falling into ogre’s power – miscellaneous.
G451. Following witch‘s fire into her power. *Type 303.
G452. Youth takes service with ogre. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 25.
G455. Falling into ogre’s power through fascination with his daughter. (Cf. G530.2.) Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 13/152).
G461. Youth promised to ogre visits ogre‘s home. *Types 313, 314, 313***; Missouri French: Carrière; India: *Thompson-Balys.
G461.1. Boy in ogre’s house sees many human heads placed in rows: heads smile and weep. India: Thompson-Balys.
G462. Person as servant in ogre‘s house. Types 314, 428; India: *Thompson-Balys.
G462.1. Hero as giant’s (ogre‘s) goatherd. Icelandic: *Boberg.
G463. Ogre guesses correctly and gets princess. Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 5.
G464. Ogre tyrannizes over fairyland. Irish myth: *Cross.
G465. Ogre sets impossible tasks. *Type 313; Chinese: Graham; Africa (Benga): Nassau 215 No. 33.
G466. Lousing as task set by ogre. *Type 480, Roberts 167f.; Greek: Frazer Pausanias V 269f.; Africa: Werner African 205.
G475. Ogre attacks intruders.
G475.1. Ogre attacks intruders in house in woods. *Type 301; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Japanese: Ikeda; Philippine: Fansler MAFLS XII 34, 433; Borneo: *Dixon 188 n. 6.
G475.2. Ogre attacks intruders on bridge. *Type 301.
G476. Ugly ogre terrifies women who flee and are drowned. Irish myth: *Cross.
G477. Ogre kills men and rapes women. Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
G478. Ogre kills noisy children. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 47; Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 191.

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