>>56870247>What the fuck are ogres even in traditional European folklore?
I'm under the general impression that ye olde England and France especially, suffered under the threat of Ogres in their folklore. Ogres were always fat, occasionally had quite impressive beards, were typically maybe 8-10ft tall, and were well known as being unsympathetic, gluttonous, cannibals. Things get more personal from here, though, because Ogres were often times pretty affluent, well dressed, and typically had power, status, some were even accomplished wizards into their own right, so heroes and princesses often had to carry their favor or even marry them for political purposes n' so forth.
In a nutshell, really, Ogres are constantly measuring the pros and cons of either cooking & eating humans (because humans are delicious to them) or seeing how they can extort a person for favors, labor, etc.. As Ogres are always looking to monopolize and expand their wealth, resources, without doing any of the actual work for it.