Q:

Are ogres real?

A:

Quick Answer

Ogres, giant creatures that feed on humans, are a fictional creation that have been used in many different stories. Some of the more famous examples are "Tales of Mother Goose," "Puss in Boots" and "The Hobbit."

  Know More
Are ogres real?
Credit: Jonathan Warner CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

Ogres as a fictional character were popularized in the late 17th century with the publishing of "Tales of Mother Goose," but many fictional monsters have had similar qualities to the ogre dating all the way back to Grendel in "Beowulf." Some other famous stories with ogres are "Tom Thumb" and "Hansel and Gretel." Ogres have traditionally been villains and mindless monsters in fiction, but the "Shrek" movies are a recent example of ogres in a heroic role.

Learn more about Folklore

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Are gremlins real?

    A:

    Gremlins, as depicted in the 1984 movie of the same name, are not real. The creatures in the movie were animatronic puppets that were controlled by puppeteers. Special effects were dubbed in to make them seem lifelike.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are gnomes real?

    A:

    As of 2014, there is no evidence that gnomes exist. Gnomes are depicted as small humanoid creatures with pointy hats and long beards that live underground. Many homeowners use gnome figurines as yard or garden decorations.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Is the chupacabra real?

    A:

    Although there have been eyewitness accounts and circumstantial evidence, there have been no credible sightings or proof that the mythological chupacabra is a real creature. The chupacabra is said to prowl the Southwestern United States, Central America and islands in the Caribbean Sea in search of goats and blood.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are vampires real today?

    A:

    Vampires do not exist in modern society; in fact, vampires have never existed. They are fictional beings that arose as the result of superstitious beliefs in several ancient cultures. The first appearance of the vampire myth seems to have originated in Egypt.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore