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Daemon
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Berserkers

Berserkers were ancient Norse warriors legendary for their savagery and reckless frenzy in battle. They appear prominently in a multitude of sagas and poems, many of which describe them as ravenous barbarians who plunder and kill indiscriminately. Their name derives from the Old Norse word beserkr, meaning "bearskin." Their battle frenzy is believed by some to have been a result of consuming what? More...
taurine
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The new, revised etymology of a word beer: The word beer derives from the Old Norse berserkr. This expression most likely arose from their reputed habit of going into battle bare-chested because their coats were way too heavy after soaking with beer spilled over after numerous toast to hail Odin.
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Some of the 'pawns' in the Lewis Chessmen are berserker.
That's hardcore chess!


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Berserkers
Berserkers were ancient Norse warriors legendary for their savagery and reckless frenzy in battle. They appear prominently in a multitude of sagas and poems, many of which describe them as ravenous barbarians who plunder and kill indiscriminately. Their name derives from the Old Norse word beserkr, meaning "bearskin."
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Reckless and full of frenzy? They were fearless, their "frenzy" was believed to be god-inspired.
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