real history of berserkers

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tris-

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The Berserkers (rough translation: The Bear Vests) were a happy tribe
of Vikings in Denmark around year 800 that had a habit of going ber-
serk. My history book informs me that they used the alkaloid amanitin
found in the mushroom Amanita. The trick was to boil the mushroom, let
the strongest warrior drink the stuff, and have the other drink his
piss, a trick also known among Siberian, Lappish and Finnish tribes.
The participants got moderately stoned and generally managed some
transcendental experience. This practice is described as limited ex-
clusively to men. The mushroom, Amanita Muscaria/Fly Agaric/Fluesvamp
produces less nausea when it has been filtered in another humans body.
Most people dismiss the idea that the mushroom was used to induce ber-
serker rage, as the mushroom doesn't work that way. The prospect of
killing, raping and mutilating other human beings should be suffi-
cient. If you're going to eat mushrooms, drink piss etc., stick to the
mushrooms with psilocybes in them. They are much more effective.
 
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Uncle Sick(tm)

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So Danes liked to drink weewee?:D

Explains the taste of Tuborg...
 
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SFXman

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lol Sick :D

Hmm, there are other things about the real berserkers... as said in Macbeth when they joke something in the direction of "We have eaten on the insane root", the berserkers also ate some root that well... made them insane. They also painted themselves, or dirtied, black or dark blue. People used to fear these since they were huge and had huge weapons. Not many were needed to slay many many regular soldiers of other nations.
 
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Uncle Sick(tm)

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Originally posted by SFXman
Not many were needed to slay many many regular soldiers of other nations.
... because left-axe always hits...
 
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SFXman

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Hehehehe.... our english teacher was telling about them as well. He is from England but is very good at... well... history of things even remotely related to literature he teaches.
 
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old.Xarr

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Originally posted by Uncle Sick(tm)
So Danes liked to drink weewee?:D

Explains the taste of Tuborg...
lol good one :D

however the berserkers weren't exclusive to only denmark. they may have originated from there, but i'm quite sure that norwegian and swedish vikings had berserkers amongst them too.
 
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old.The McScrooges

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Drink wee and go on a rampage....

Berserkers = University rugby players.
 
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SFXman

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Norway had them as well, that is how Shakespeare's Macbeth at least remotely relates to them....
 
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Teh Fonz!!1

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LOL it's just game! Vikings weren't even real.
 
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SFXman

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That is such a horrible sarcastic/cheeky comment t3h f0nz.
 
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BubbleCDR

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Originally posted by SFXman
lol Sick :D

as said in MACBETH

NOOOO we was reading that story in english..
OMG.. i couldnt understand anything
Oh wee i shall plunge thus sword into young one's...ASS

really hard to understand..
But i know he screwed that plan up him and his wife was gonna do when they killed the king dude but he forgot to leave the daggers behind for the drunk guards...
DUH..
:m00:
 
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old.tRoG

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Originally posted by BubbleCDR



NOOOO we was reading that story in english..
OMG.. i couldnt understand anything
Oh wee i shall plunge thus sword into young one's...ASS

really hard to understand..
But i know he screwed that plan up him and his wife was gonna do when they killed the king dude but he forgot to leave the daggers behind for the drunk guards...
DUH..
:m00:
What... ?

:eek7:
 
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BubbleCDR

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aye that didnt make sense to me when i read it again...DOH

let me just say that the story of macbeth isnt for children. You dont understand a word he says because its all Thus and Tho and stuff...

tRoG did u read the book?:confused:
 
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SFXman

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Umm, that book is actually quite good imho, then again I did understand 99% of it.
BTW, they took the daggers to the guards... he just forgot to leave them there so Lady Macbeth went back to drop them off.
 

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