Oodles of Ogres
WELCOME TO OODLES OF OGRES
This light-hearted lens is devoted to a fearsome fanciful fiend, better known as the Ogre.
Quite frankly, what would Halloween be without a few frightful yet sometimes friendly folk who are likely to scare the pants off unsuspecting humans of any age?
The good news is that you've landed on the right spooktacular spot. The bad news is, you might get the willies just looking at these amusingly awful-looking critters.
On the other hand, if you say nice things about "Lenny the Ogre", he just might pet you, particularly if you're a rabbit or a unicorn!
Image Credit: Lenny the Ogre - www.serratedsoul.com
Ogres Come in all Shapes & Sizes - But maybe they're no match for dnagerous dragons.
Burt the Big Bopper was keen to bag himself a boisterous beast, until he came upon a very strange sign: "Beware, ye of the dragon's lair, for ye are juicy medium rare."
Image Credit: Ogre - Ron Leishman - clipartof.com/438806
ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT OGRES
Ogres are large, hideous, and ill-behaved creatures that are often portrayed as monsters in fairy tales and classic literature as well as fiction. Known for having a voracious appetite, they are usually depicted with large heads, covered with hair, devouring human flesh like it was their favorite fast-food snack.
Ogres have been around a long time, according to the folks at Wikipedia. It is said that the "fictional 'History of the Kings of Britain' by Geoffrey of Monmouth, were the inhabitants of Britain prior to human settlement. Ogre could possibly derive from the two mythical giants Gog and Magog (or from the Greek river god Oiagros, father of Orpheus)." In fact, ogres can be traced back to 12th century France, where French authors portrayed their arch enemies in England as the Kingdom of Ogres.
Of course, given all the blood-letting that went on in Europe over centuries, it is not surprising that besides the French and English, the Italians couldn't wait to tell their own tales about those hefty, horrible Ogres.
For those who adore collecting all manner of things about grumpy gremlins, outrageous ogres, or terrible trolls, here's a little something to add to your learning library.
Frankly, what would the wicked and wonderful world be without "equal opportunity" monsters? So, it's not surprising that writers would also come up with the idea of a female ogre; the first reference being an "ogress", found in Charles Perrault's version of "Sleeping Beauty", where it is spelled "ogresse". And what's a family of ogres and ogresses without an outrageous offspring referred to as an "ogree" by the Comtesse d' Aulnoy in her story L'Orangier et l' Abeille (1698).
For those who don't give a sweet tweet about the history of horrible critters, they're most likely to have run across these dastardly demons in a ghastly game of "Dungeons and Dragons" (which is popular on Halloween or for that matter any time of year).
And, for those who don't like anything scary or spooktacular -- there's always a gargantuan, green, and grubby ogre named "Shrek" who (with the help of a miniature donkey whom he befriends while living a carefree life in a stinky swamp), manages to transform himself from being a grumpy, mean, and selfish beast into a nice, non-hostile sort of creature who would in well with any modern American family.
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Bigger Bad Beasts
Now there's one hunky honcho you don't want to run into on a dark night.
He is not known to say please and thank you.
A marvelous meat-eater.
Has great teeth, but would probably not win a beauty contest.
He prefers claws to paws.
Dastardly Dispositions Are Quite Common Among Ogres and Ogresses - They all suffer regularly from "PMS" - Prickly Monster Syndome
WHO THE HECK IS SHREK?
A monsterous mirthful movie character that's what!
King Harold (father-in-law)
Queen Lillian (mother-in-law)
Arthur Pendragon (cousin by marriage)
Fergus, Farkle and Felicia (ogree - children)
AN OGRE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR?
What's not to like about a grizzly, gruffy, green guy who lives in a swamp, takes advice from a donkey, and falls in love with a hot-looking princess?
Ogres and Onions have what in common? - They're both smelly? ...No Virginia...try again.
Recycling folks will love this little gem -- the star is a green gremlin!
Yup, the green guy's back again with oodles of laughs!
Well, if you're into smiley-faced spooktacular sagas...this might just fill the bill!
Ooh la la ... just in time for the "Happy Holidays" in December!
The best solution to smelly spooks!
Brent Engstrom, illustrator, has used his creative genius to come up with some pretty wacky if not wicked packaging for a brand-new product that's guaranteed to send those ogres in your life packing!
Destroys ogres on contact!
Better stock up on these hungry horse helpers!
Image Credit: http://monkeyboy.blogspot.com/2010/08 wacky-pac
How well do you know your ogres?
Image Credit: - atari-controller - coghillcartooning.com
Art Anklebiter is known for what amazing feat?
Ooh La La -- More Ogres!
Shrek and friends really take the cake!
When you're fight'n alligators in the swamp, it's nice to have a buddy along.
Now here's one very cool gift!
Now there's one peculiar pet pillow if ever there was one!
Whad'ya mean you don't like my mug?
A New Generation of Ogres Awaits the World - The real question is...do you want to join them in ruling it?
Image Credit: bcanada92 at flickr.com
The Christmas Ogre could hardly wait -- Santa had finally given him something to do! - To deliver all those big fat lumps of coal to kids on the Naughty List.
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I'm not the brightest crayon in the box but - Ogres don't brush their teeth and they certainly don't hunt Easter Eggs!
Image Credit: www.breadwig.com
SOME MORE OGRE STUFF
Ogres are not hungry horses but they do feast on fun by filling their tummies with all the letters of the alphabet.
Well this fine work is fifty-years in the making -- great for younger generation not to mention grown-ups.
A rather fine funny-bone tickler tale!
The Awful Ogre rides again into a world that is irresistibly gross and awesomely awful!
For grown-ups who love tantalizing tales like the Brothers Grimm -- well worth the read!
PEEK A BOO ... I SEE YOU! - Grrrrigggle Greetings from the Ogre of Christmas Past!
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