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What is a berserker rage?

December 1, 2016 | Author: | Posted in History

In Norse mythology Berserk was the nickname of the grandson of the eight-handed Starkadder. He always went into battle without armor and was famed for the reckless fury with which he fought. Berserk in old Scandinavian probably meant “bare-shirt,” that is, one clothed only in his shirt and not protected by armor or heavier clothing. …

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