That which does not kill me should--run. - That was certainly true for the Armstrongs during the "Riding Times!" The Armstrongs are said to have a legend of descent from a Danish Viking. Not sure if it's true or not - either way, this saying still fits!
Berserker by Brenoch Adams. A common prayer in the French churches during the century states : ‘A furore normannorum libera nos domine' ; ‘Skona oss herre från nordmännens raseri’ ; ‘Oh lord, save us from the rage of the Nordic people’