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berserkers

ancient Norse warriors; assumed attributes of bears in battle. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 137]
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In this light, the legend of the berserkers is simply an example of the phenomenon, which has been widely recorded among inner-Eurasian populations (Deleuze & Guattari 1980/1987; Baldick 2000).
For example, after the Moorish berserker Muley attacks and demoralizes the Spanish army, Alfonso counters the Moor's orgilos with his own measured bravery.
Gurken Stonebiter, dwarven berserker and avatar of Durstin Firebeard, is in a bind.
During his preseason training, Mitch became a berserker on ice.
Dungeon Rampage features a range of six playable warriors, including the hammer-wielding Berserker, the Battle Chef and the katana-slashing Ghost Samurai.
We're disappointed that the state supreme court has taken away what the university believed was its statutory and constitutional authority to provide for the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors," said Ken McConnellogue, spokesman for the university--implying, as usual, that everyone is safer when law-abiding citizens and even off-duty peace officers are stripped of the right to defend themselves and others against an armed berserker.
As crazy and as borderline berserker as Bush and Cheney and the rest of the neocons crowd appeared to be, would they really have followed through and eliminated the state of Pakistan, if Musharraf hadn't given in to their demands?
I refer to Eliade's description of a type of tranced, shamanic warrior called the berserker.
THE KILLING OF 8 PEOPLE BY A BOMB in Oslo, placed by the Norwegian berserker Anders Behring Breivik, followed by his gunning down of a further 69 on the island of Utoya, is a horrible reminder of the potential for evil inherent in human nature.
Her drawings are densely worked, with shallow spaces full of sinuous forms pushed close to the picture plane, like berserker Daumiers, and the comic fury of Goya is still her guiding principle.
His director also recognised that taping into the Australian stereotype was the key to getting Chris to reveal his inner berserker.