Berserkers VI: Origins: Pipe-smoking Werewolves of Doom? – Viking History

We go down the rabbit hole today as we explore the possible deep origins of berserkers in initiatory cults and Indo-European wolf traditions. Buckle in – it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Special thanks to Faoladh for pointing us at some of the more obscure connections between medieval werewolves and ancient wolf warrior cults. www.faoladh.blogspot.com/

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Time/place: Scandinavia, 800-1200 CE

Dead Idea: Berserkers

Co-host: Andre Sólo

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Iceland, with glacier coverage accurate to 1000 CE, by Adam McKithern

Custom map  by Adam McKithern – showing glacier coverage accurate to 1000 CE

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