legendary monster featuring in mythology, folklore, and fiction

An ogre is fictional monster. A female ogre is called ogress. Most stories say ogres eat humans, including small children and babies. The word originally comes from French: Charles Perrault mentioned an Ogre in his fairy tale, Little thumbling, published in 1697. In that story, the word has also been translated as giant.

The ogre from Little thumbling, by Gustave Doré