(Le asked, rather annoyingly not changing the subject line. Thhppt!)
Did the Celts have idea or notion of the bloodfeud? Was the concept based on the Biblical principles of an eye for an eye, life for a life etc...? Thank you very much for any help on this.
Yes, like most pre-industrial societies that were/are based in some part on kin groups, they did have the bloodfeud. Feuding was a form of dispute resolution and was a last resort of negotiations between the aggrieved parties and their families could not work out their differences. Additionally, when we're talking about a warrior-centric society, feuding might also take place to allow for the establishment and/or strengthening of social ties between those groups that allied with each other as part of the feud.
David W. Fortin
Millersville, PA 17551