Al-diyah and Al-aqila (wergild
or blood money to rescue an accused involved in accidental killing).
angilde 2 'to be compensated for', oegilde 'receiving no wergild
as compensation', andergilde 'in repayment, in compensation'
(10) See CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, supra note 5, at 28 ("If anyone kill a man who is in the act of thieving, he is to lie without wergild
." (emphasis added)).
The volume includes maps, illustrations, tables, and charts of Wergild
(compensation) tariffs in Germanic injury laws.
In England, by the year 1200 AD (CE), a system of wergild
, or payment of money as compensation for a wrong was developed as a way of reducing the frequency of violent blood feuds.
Hreidmar and his two surviving sons take the Gods prisoner, and demand as wergild
that they cover Otr's skin with gold.
Social control emphasizes education, cleansing the offender of their wrongdoing, and making reparation to the victim, their family and clan "bearing marked resemblance to the old Teutonic wergild
, or 'blood money.'" (Kluckholn and Leighton 1974, p.298).