VIK26 Ulfhednar (12)
Úlfhéðnar ("wolf coat"; singular Úlfheðinn) are mentioned in the Vatnsdæla saga, the Haraldskvæði and the Völsunga saga. They were said to wear the pelt of a wolf when they entered battle and are sometimes described as Odin's special warriors: "[Odin's] men went without their mailcoats and were mad as hounds or wolves, bit their shields...they slew men, but neither fire nor iron had effect upon them. This is called 'going berserk'." In addition, the helm-plate press from Torslunda depicts a scene of Odin with a berserker with a wolf pelt and a spear as distinguishing features: “a wolf skinned warrior with the apparently one-eyed dancer in the bird-horned helm, which is generally interpreted as showing a scene indicative of a relationship between berserkgang ... and the god Odin”.
Contains twelve Viking Ulfhednar Berserkers.
Supplied with a selection of appropriate separate weapons and separate Dark Age Large Round shields, although spears are not provided.
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Suppllied unassembled and unpainted. Bases not included. Any weapons supplied may vary from those illustrated.
28mm metal figures. Sculpted by Colin Patten. Examples painted by Charles Baynon.
Brand: Gripping Beast