Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tales of Ogres can be found in all cultures. They are generally depicted as overly large, strong, and ugly human beings, usually cannibalistic, and sometimes with features of various animals (horns, pig noses, fangs, etc.) They are also usually not so smart, and most often than not are outwitted rather than defeated in open combat. Despite their intelligence handicap they also posses a deeper understanding of various magics and curses, especially the female Ogress. They share a lot in common with Giants and Trolls.
I picture them as larger, more brutal human beings, perhaps an evolutionary offshoot of Neanderthals.