Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wereword Wednesday: Berserker

Today's wereword is...


Although we tend to see this term as “berserker” (an enraged and therefore empowered warrior or soldier) the more traditional term is a reference to werebears. According to Montague Summers, the berserkir had a bjarnahamr (the skin of a bear worn to begin their transformation).

Makes me think there's yet another potential meaning to "grin and bear it..." ;-)


1 comment:

Saoirse Redgrave said...

Aack! It is not Wednesday! Oh, blogger, why hast though betrayed me thusly? Okay, perhaps I should view this as "Hey, I'm actually ahead of schedule!" *grumble*

Sorry if any of you saw this post (on TUESDAY) and freaked about Wednesday goals you hadn't met or appointments you somehow missed--BREATHE. It's not Wednesday--yet. ;-)