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A Weregild was the amount of money one was worth to his or her "tribe" or town. If killed in combat, their family would get paid in how much your Weregild was, by the slayer.

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Significance in Tolkien MythologyEdit

Isildur claimed the Ring as a Weregild for his father's and brother's death despite all councils from the wise to destroy it.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

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