Female Inheritance, Grágás



A mother takes one-third of killing compensation after her legitimate children, sharing with the dead man's brothers born of the same father; and in the same way she takes one-third of the compensation paid on account of her daughters, sharing with their brothers born of the same father.[…]

Source: Andrew Dennis, Peter Foote and Richard Perkins, trans., "Laws of Early Iceland, Grágás" (Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press, 1980), 51.

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