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147. "" Nor was there any regard for person in meting Says Earl Einar: out punishment. * confesses: Now must myself I Purify from crime. But Chaillu also calls attention to the fact that "the laws did not aspire to improve the moral condition of the criminal and try to make him a better man, except through fear of punishment; their object in early days was to prevent private revenge, own hands. "4 was in later and stop people taking matters into their In Heimskringla we find that another kind of propitiation Offenses and crimes were settled for by times resorted to.

Again, vs. i6: My bear hence son! Thy And mother's words, in thy breast let them dwell, For happiness abundant Shalt thou have in life. While of my words thou art mindful. Concerning the advice of experience and old age we read: "I counsel Never laugh at a hoary sage: old men's sayings are often thee. . "^ in founding men," he happy homes Vicary adduces a plain says, "did sometimes Thus Njal usually did so for them. that he had thought faith in his father's select their [in of a wife for him. a great deal of their free homes.

North was one udal-hondi and people from what they considered fled the tyranny of Harald Haarfager and the oppression of the feudal system which he was attempting their gods as belonging to a adapts this mythology is, One Norway. to establish in features of Norse mythology furthermore, that And race. finite to ethical application and it this, of the distinctive always represents as already stated, The gods interpretation. was reasoned, they must also have an Being born of a mixture of divine and gigantic elements, they were end.

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