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

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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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In most of these themes supernatural beings like jinn, ghouls or su 'luwwa (ogress) and sorcerers, good or evil, lend a helping hand to alter the path of the narrative and secure a happy ending for the worthy hero or heroine, or a fitting punishment for the villain.
Treating the oni as a marginalized other, she reviews their origins, etymology, and formation in different Asian traditions; characteristics; the history of different types, such as Shuten Doji, oni women, and yamauba, the mountain ogress; and oni as victims, in urban culture, with Japanese identity, in manga, anime, and film, and those that are without negative associations.
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Such a lesson is not unlike the lessons learned by archetypal fairy-tale maidens who discover how to survive with terrible losses or impairments such as having hands or sight removed, being under the servitude of a wicked ogress, or being persecuted by evil stepmothers and -sisters.
During a preview arranged for visiting journalists, scares created by "the world's most sophisticated holographic projections" turn into actual violent perils as the malevolent spirit of Bible-thumping ogress Miss Darrode wrests control from the computer mainframe.