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berserk

a member of a class of ancient Norse warriors who worked themselves into a frenzy before battle and fought with insane fury and courage
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This is the start of a series of adventures which sees Hiccup's best friend Fishlegs caught sending illegal love poems to the daughter of Ug the Uglythug, and Hiccup and Fishlegs having to complete the Impossible Task or be killed by the Berserks.
When Fishlegs is caught sending illegal love poems to the daughter of Ug the Uglythug, Hiccup and Fishlegs have to complete the Impossible Task, or else face death at the hands of the Berserks.
Rooted in the mythology of a Nordic warrior cult whose activities purportedly gave rise to the expression "running berserk," "Berserks" is part of an evening-length work, Mjollnir (The Hammer of Thor) (1995) and is choreographed by Chvala in collaboration with the percussionist group Savage Aural Hotbed.