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Ogres (feminine singular: ogress, plural: ogresses) are beings that are usually depicted as large, hideous, humanoid monsters. They are frequently featured in mythology, folklore, and fiction throughout the world. Ogres appear in many classic works of literature, and are most often described in fairy tales and folklore as eating babies.

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Fairies and Fairy Lore

Ever since I was a little girl I've had a fascination with fairies. There are so many stories about them in so many cultures and traditions, that I can't help but wonder whether there is some basis in truth for their existence.

In Zulu mythology, Abatwa are tiny humans said to be able to hide beneath a blade of grass and to be able to ride ants. They are said to live a nomadic lifestyle and are continually on the hunt for game.

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Yamabiko- Japanese folklore: a furry humanoid creature. It lives in mountains and valleys, anywhere where sound is louder. It likes to echo humans. It is often heard but not seen.

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The Wendigo: malevolent and cannibalistic creatures. Human beings will transform into Wendigos if they perform cannibalism. Once transformed, the individual will become violent and obsessed with eating human flesh. These monsters are the embodiments of gluttony, greed, and excess. They have been classified as giants and upon transformation the human will grow considerably in size. They populate rural and highly forested, mountainous regions.

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Candy a Day: Sno-Caps

The Yeti is a magical creature native to Tibet.gigantic in size; it stands up to 15 feet tall, and is a snowy white furred humanoid creature, that may be related to the troll.It fears fire, and skilled wizards should be able to repel it as to be able to escape. The Yeti will attack and eat any thing that it meets, so no witch or wizard has had the opportunity to study it up close yet.Ministry of Magic Classification XXXX-snowcap candy - yeti poop

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