Icelandic Gragas Law Code of AD 1250

This Icelandic writing on vellum dates from about AD 1250 and is part of the Gragas Law Code. The artifact is on display in the Icelandic National Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland.

“All men are prescribed by law to provide for those who cannot feed or clothe themselves, supporting them of either their own means or labor. Those who have no such support shall be conveyed to the commune in which their heir resides, if second cousin or closer.”

And here we are 767 years later in a free-for-all death spiral of greed and indifference.

If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener, let them know you’re there no matter what you have to do.

Where to get help:

1. Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca for online chat counselling.

2. Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centre here.

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2017-09-13T17:01:17+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: |0 Comments

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