Swords, Shields and Disfigurement: Symbols
of Law and Justice in Norse and Modern
Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
This paper compares Norse symbols of law and justice to their modern
counterparts. Although we now live in a digital age, law remains an oral
narrative, carrying on the tradition of the lgsgumar. Despite the supposed
importance of the written letter of the law, law retains the use of visual symbols.