Bereft of reason, Ogma brandishes his battleax like a madman, completely forgetting who he once was. When an enemy enters his sights, all he can think about is their blood gushing onto the ground. Fleeting memories of his animal friend from the forest flash into his mind, but they vanish as quickly as quickly as they appear. There is fresh blood to be spilled.
See Mute Berserker Ogma.
The name berserker derives from the Old Norse berserkr (plural berserkir). This expression most likely arose from their reputed habit of wearing a kind of shirt or coat (serkr) made from the pelt of a bear (ber-) during battle. The bear was one of the animals representing Odin, and by wearing such a pelt the warriors sought to gain the strength of a bear and the favor of Odin.
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. Most historians believe that berserkers worked themselves into a rage before battle, but some think that they might have consumed drugged foods.