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Berserkers (or berserks) were Norse warriors who are primarily reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk. Berserkers are attested to in numerous Old Norse sources. It has been suggested they consumed hallucinogens before battle, particularly the mushroom amanita muscaria.

Berserkers (or berserks) were Norse warriors who are primarily reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk. Berserkers are attested to

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie  is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. Selecting among half of those who die in battle, the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin.

In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. Selecting among those who die in battle, the Valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the God Odin.

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Nordic mythology presents the same eternal image in the story of the poet-shaman Odin (or Woden), who must hang on the cosmic tree for nine days and nine nights to receive a sublime revelation. He ascends the Tree to surrender to the streaming of cosmic currents through its leaves and branches.

"The Hanged Man" must hang on the cosmic tree for nine days and nine nights to receive a sublime revelation. He ascends the Tree to surrender to the streaming of cosmic currents through its leaves and branches.

In terms of navigation, the Viking sailors used whale sightings to decipher and determine the course of their journey. In addition to whales, the then prescribed methods using the sun as a focal navigating point was also used by the Viking navigators. Moreover, Viking ships were supposed to be known as the most robust and beautiful ships of the ancient marine world.

Viking boats and ships have been known since the ancient times for their beauty and robustness. Ship design ideas from the Viking ships are still used in modern ships. Learn 10 amazing facts about Viking ships.