Category Archives: Berserkir

Some ruminations inspired by ‘The Myths and Realities of the Viking berserkr’

I received my author copies of my new book just before Christmas. When the postie knocked on the door, I was surprised, because I was not expecting them quite as early as they turned up. It was lovely to actually … Continue reading

Posted in Berserkir, Books, Reception | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Did #Viking berserkers go #berserk?

This is a slightly modified and shortened extract from a paper I gave at the Unlocking the Vikings 2014 conference. One question I am almost invariably asked when I mention my thesis topic to people is, “How did berserkers go … Continue reading

Posted in Berserkir, Vikings | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

ber-serkr (-s, -ir), m.

‘bear-sark’, berserker, a wild warrior of the heathen age. (Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic) Berserker: Hell’s Warrior This chap is the subject of my thesis and will probably consititute the bulk of the posts on this … Continue reading

Posted in Berserkir, Thesis | 3 Comments