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(in folklore) a giant, usually given to eating human flesh



a city; center of Ogre Raion, Latvian SSR. Situated on the Daugava (Zapadnaia Dvina) River at the point where the Ogre River empties into it. Railroad station on the Riga-Moscow line, 37 km southeast of Riga. Population, 20,700 (1973). Ogre has a knitwear combine, a plastics plant, and a cardboard factory.


Saks, G. Gorod Ogre i ego okrestnosti. Riga, 1957.



a river in the Latvian SSR, a right tributary of the Daugava (Zapadnaia Dvina) River. It is 176 km long and drains an area of 1,700 sq km. It originates in the Vidzeme Upland and flows through the Central Latvian Lowland. The river is fed by mixed sources. The mean flow rate 20 km from the river’s mouth is 17.7 cu m per sec. The Ogre freezes over in December and thaws at the end of March or early April.

What does it mean when you dream about an ogre?

An ogre in a dream may symbolize authority issues related to discipline in one’s business or personal life. Alternatively, this symbol may represent being an “ogre” to oneself through constant self-criticism. (See also Monster).

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However, it might be argued that the American acquaintance of the projector is a New World savage and as such his insistence on child eating undercuts my distinction between parodic/resistant cannibalism on the part of New World savages such as the Maori and the ogrish cannibalism proposed by the projector and his unsavoury acquaintances.
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Professor Kiel, brought from Konigsberg (Kant's town) to examine the exhumed erl-King, lends intellectual credibility to ogrish vision when he maintains in his account of the ancient Germans that the future is predicated on the rediscovery of the past: "Mais plus nous avancons dans le temps, plus le passe se rapproche de nous" (RA, 296).