The Vikings were known throughout Europe as fierce warriors, and no discussion of Viking warrior culture is complete without an examination of the history of berserkers, a particularly wild, violent sect of Norsemen. Berserkers entered a state of animalistic frenzy before combat. This bizarre cult of crazies was eventually outlawed, even in the warrior culture of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, but not before making their mark on history.
If you're interested in Norse berserker history, look no further than this list. Here you will find wild berserker facts and learn about the Viking berserker drugs imbibed before these beastly warriors enter the fray of war. Hold onto your battle-ax because things are about to get kinda berserk.
They Marched Into War Completely Naked, Except For An Animal Pelt
They Lived Like Marauders In The Woods, Braving Harsh Scandinavian Winters Alone
They Entered Battle In A Psychotic Frenzy And Ripped Enemy Soldiers To Shreds
They Ingested Psychedelic Mushrooms And Alcohol Before Battles
One Noted Berserker Ate His Own Shield Before Felling Six Enemy Champions
Their Ultimate Goal Was To Transform Into A Wolf Or Bear