Viking painting Viking berserks are described as terrible in the Icelandic old Sagas. They are supposed to have trembled, clapping their teeth and howling. When attacking they would bite their shields, feeling no fear or pain, the only thing in their mind was to destroy the enemy
Cracked smiles and silent shouts
Lagertha from Vikings
Like costume for Lute.
"Why, oh why didn't I wear armour on the other upper arm too? Come to think of it, maybe a helmet would be nice too ..." Art by leejeeh84
Types of Gladiators: There were many categories of gladiators, who were distinguished by the kind of armor they wore, the weapons they used, and their style of fighting. Most gladiators stayed in one category, and matches usually involved two different categories of gladiator.