>I need to do some research on the Brehon Laws, and would like to
>know any names of books that contain these, any infor?
>>>> Michael C. More MMore1023 <[log in to unmask]> 01/30/96
>A sacrfice was not for the punishment of crimes in pre-Christian Ireland.
> It was to send a messanger to the gods to speak in behalf of the people
>of the tribe. Under Brehon law, common during Druidical times and up to
>the English coming, crimes were settled by fines and fees, and Brehon
>law was a law system of arbitration. If a person killed another, he or
>his family were responsible for paying the worth of the victim for (I
>believe) a year. The more people you killed (outside of war), the more
>you paid. The higher rank a person was you killed, the more you paid.
>Also, wealth was cattle, and that's what you might end up paying in. It
>was an effective system and a good discourgement.