OgreAccording to the folklore and mythology of the peoples of Northern Europe, the ogres (from Latin Orcus) are a race of humanoid beings, fierce and cruel monsters, that eat human flesh; they are also shy and cowardly, and have little or no intelligence and cleverness, which makes it easy for men to defeat them. A female of this race is called ogress.
In Scandinavian countries ogres are sometimes associated with trolls; they are considered to be masters of castles built in the mountains, keeping fabulous treasures (compare with the Irish leprechaun); this creature is considered to be either a giant (most commonly) or a dwarf.
In art, ogres are depicted with a big head, abundant and hirsute hair and beard, a huge belly, and a strong body.
By extension, the term ogre applies to disgusting persons with a violent temper.
Ogre is also a free 3D engine released under GPL.
O.G.R.E is also a Steve Jackson Games game involving very large tanks.