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The Berserkers were a group of elite Viking warriors who were known for their ferocity in battle. They were said to work themselves into a frenzy before battle and were virtually unstoppable on the battlefield. The name "Berserker" comes from the Old Norse "ber serkr," which means "bear shirt," as they were said to wear the skins of bears and wolves into battle.   Berserkers were considered the highest rank of warrior in Viking society, and were favored by the chieftains for their bravery and fighting skills. They were often given the best weapons and armor, and were expected to...

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The Vikings were fierce warriors known for their skill in battle and their fearsome weapons.Their weapons were designed to be effective in close combat, and many of them were used for multiple purposes. In this post, we will take a look at some of the weapons that the Vikings used, and explain how they were used in combat.         BATTLE AXE One of the most famous weapons used by the Vikings was the battle axe. This weapon was incredibly versatile, and could be used for hacking, slashing, and even throwing. The axe head was typically made of...

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  The Origin of Norse Mythology and the Pantheon of Gods and Goddesses   Norse mythology is a complex and fascinating world, the origin of which is not well understood. It is believed that Norse mythology originated from the ancient beliefs of people who lived in Scandinavia thousands of years ago. The pantheon of Norse gods and goddesses consists of twelve deities divided into two groups, the Aesir and the Vanir. The Aesir are considered to be more warlike while the Vanir are associated with fertility and earth.   Lets start with the most well known Gods and Goddesses of...

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  A symbol is a picture or object which signifies a non-figurative concept, often having to do with one's spiritual beliefs. Every society, from the most prehistoric to the current, has used symbols to make the abstract tangible and noticeable. And they have to guarantee that a higher power is observant in and understanding the skirmishes of human beings. The symbols used in Norse mythology had to do not merely with paranormal entities but likewise with the tests of daily life. And they are also concerned with the secrecy of what loomed after death. Some of these symbols can certainly...

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