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berserkers

ancient Norse warriors; assumed attributes of bears in battle. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 137]
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Dylan Sprayberry expects Liam to have a love interest in "Teen Wolf" Season 5 since his character became busy with his transition, lacrosse and the Berserkers in the previous season.
Merthyr born Antony Smith, a 38-year-old former HTV Wales drama producer, is the brainchild behind Berserkers, which follows The Darkest Day, another viking themed movie, from his Sand-fields, Port Talbot based Tornado Films studio.
There were no such qualms when she decided to continue with the adventures of would-be berserker Thorgil (a feisty girl if ever there was one), Bard's apprentice Jack and his captor Olaf One-Brow.
"The Sea of Trolls" tells the story of 12-year-old Jack, a Saxon boy of blossoming magical talents who is kidnapped with his little sister, Lucy, by "berserkers," also known as Vikings.
Favourite words include berserk, derived from "berserkers", savage Norse soldiers who, it is said, went into battle naked.
Hurtle back in time at the Viking Adventure with a bunch of Dublin kids, direct descendants of the berserkers who brought mayhem to these shores 11 centuries ago.
Michael R Speidel has recently compared aspects of the stanza quoted above to the archetype of the berserker. (36) According to Ornolfur Thorsson, the berserker in the sagas "was a man who slipped or deliberately worked himself into an animal-like frenzy, which hugely increased his strength and made him apparently immune to the effect of blows from weapons." (37) By the time of the sagas, those specifically referred to as berserkers are often typical of stock figures, but aspects of the tradition often appear in descriptions of the rage of warriors.
They are the berserkers." Buchanan still hopes that Bush, who scorned nation-building during the campaign, will end up disappointing the Kristolites: "If the President goes to war, our side of the argument will be seen as being defeated.
Released on the Spitfire label, 1919: Eternal is BLS's third and probably heaviest set featuring classic riff & roll tracks like Demise of Sanity, Berserkers, Lords of Destruction and Battering Ram and one stay ballad Bridge to Cross.
The berserkers, the vanguard of the Celtic and Viking fighters, toasted with mead before roaring off to make savagery with the Roman legions.
But unlike Saxon berserkers, these folks are arbitraging the institutionalized violence of the modem justice system.
But the humans have an ace up their sleeves: They've cracked the Berserkers' communications codes, allowing them to decipher the enemy's battle plans.