It was Garnia's first times dressing up in costume and the ogress was overwhelmed by feelings of embarrassment. But, desiring more than anything to dispel her image as a monster, she continued smiling nonetheless. Drawing the eyes of all the Halloween festival, her unwittingly demure expression caused no end compliments. Garnia relished in her new fans, and, having earned the title "The Devastating Beauty," she was truly happy at last.
Garnia translates from Latin as "garner". Garnia (protist) is a genus of parasitic protozoa (Greek protos "first", zoon "animal") belonging to the family Garniidae.
An ogre (feminine ogress) is a being usually depicted as a large, hideous, manlike monster that eats human beings. Ogres frequently feature in mythology, folklore, and fiction throughout the world. They appear in many classic works of literature, and are most often described in fairy tales and folklore as eating babies. In visual art, ogres are often depicted as inhumanly large and tall and having a disproportionately large head, abundant hair, unusually colored skin, a voracious appetite, and a strong body. The word ogre is of French origin, originally derived from the name of the Etruscan god Orcus, who fed on human flesh.
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