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Group No. 118


G. Ogres

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G600 – G699

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Other ogre motifs


G610. Theft from ogre. *Types 328, 314*; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 54, Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”argent“; Japanese: Anesaki 314; Molucca: Dixon 230; West Indies: Flowers 454f.
G610.1. Stealing from ogre for revenge. *Type 328.
G610.2. Stealing from ogre to help a friendly king. *Type 328.
G610.3. Stealing from ogre as task. *Type 328; *BP III 21 n. 1; Christiansen 45 No. 328; Italian: Basile Pentamerone III No. 7; India: *Thompson-Balys.
G612. The one eye of the three giants stolen. Type 328*.
G613. Ogre’s charm stolen. India: Thompson-Balys.
G614. *Boberg.
G630. Characteristics of ogres.
G631. Ogre so old that his eyelids must be propped up. *Krappe Balor 4 n 15; *Fb ”öje“ III 1167a.
G631.1. Thousand year old ogre. Korean: Zong in-Sob 99, 169.
G632. Ogre who cannot endure daylight. (Cf. G636.) Penzer I 77.
G633. North as abode of evil spirits. Wimberly 136; Irish myth: Cross; Gaster Oldest Stories 233, Jewish: Neuman.
G634. Genie sleeps with eyes open. Chauvin VI 2 No. 181 n. 1.
G635. Ogre revives after limbs are severed. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 71; Africa (Zulu): Callaway 51.
G635.1. Monster‘s returning head. Joins body after it has been severed. *Kittredge Gawain 147ff.; India: Thompson-Balys.
G636. Ogres powerless after cockcrow. (Cf. G632.) Penzer I 77 n.; Japanese: Ikeda; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 106 No. 7.
G637. Ogres live in trees. Melanesian, Indonesian: Dixon 63.
G638. Ogre powerless to cross stream. Penzer III 236.
G639. Ogress lives in water. (Cf. F420.1.4.9, F426.) Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 280 – 81, Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 152, Boberg.
G650. Unclassified ogre motifs.
G651. Ogre teaches smith how to transform sand in his smithy. Type 1163; Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 753.
G652. Ogre sings constantly, usually own name. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 91.
G653. Ogre attracts attention by whistling. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 92.
G655. Ogre’s ashes cast on stream cause rapids to stop. Also kill all creatures in the stream. Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 132, *Cross.
G661. Ogre‘s secret overheard. Christiansen FFC XXIV 68ff.; Japanese: Ikeda.
G661.1. Ogre’s secret overheard from tree. *Types 613, 812; *BP III 13; Christiansen FFC XXIV 68ff.
G661.2. Ogre‘s secret overheard by masking as bird. *Type 812; *Dh I 194ff.
G665. Vanquished ogre grants hero’s three wishes. Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 149, *Cross.
G671. Wild man released from captivity aids hero. *Type 502; BP III 94ff.; Dickson 121 n. 64; Jones PMLA XXIII 567; Missouri French: Carrière; Icelandic: Boberg.
G672. Hero in service of wild man. Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 1.
G674. Ogre‘s wife jealous of him. India; Thompson-Balys.
G675. Ogres harnessed to plow. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”charrue“.
G676. Ogre carrying mortar and pestle. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 91.
G677. Ogress attracted by scent of sugar cane ravages city. India: Thompson-Balys.
G681. Ogre gives riddle on pain of death. *Penzer I 51; Slavic: Máchal 267; India: Thompson-Balys.
G682. Large price exacted for curing ogre after wounding him. India: Thompson-Balys.
G683. Cannibal offers wealth to save his life. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 69.
G691. Bodies of victims in front of ogre‘s house. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 351 n. 268b.
G691.1. Giants keep corpses on hand to eat. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 25.
691.2. Widow(s) of ogre’s victims seen at ogre‘s house. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 69.
G691.3. Maimed victims seen at ogre’s house. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 69.
G691.4. Lost husband‘s bones found among cannibals. Eskimo (Kodiak): Golder JAFL XVI 27.

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