The ancient Danes punished adultery with death, while a simple fine was due for murder, this shows which of the two acts was considered more serious.
The Mongols cut the traitor into two parts.
In the Kingdom of Tonkin, she was trampled by an elephant.
And in Siam, customs were more tolerant, although an elephant also participated here. The culprit was placed in a special cunning device, and the elephant could enjoy the unfortunate one, thinking that it was a female elephant.
In similar cases, the ancient Bretons, also most likely out of perverse motives, marked adulterers to death.
In Africa, there is a small kingdom of Luango, where it is customary to throw a traitor and her lover off a steep cliff.
The Gauls used to smear her with mud, then dragged her body along the ground across the city.
In some countries, the wife was judged by the husband himself: he executed her on the spot if he believed that she was guilty; it can be called an echo of the long tradition, according to which husbands could get rid of their wives bored with them.
The Goths had the same custom, which gave the husband the right to execute his wife with his own hands if her betrayal was discovered.
Savages of the Miami tribe cut off the nose of adulterers, the Abyssinians dragged them out into the street and tore them to pieces.
The natives of Canada made an incision on their head, then ripped off their scalp.
In the Eastern Roman Empire, sinners were sold in the market square to everyone.
In Diyarbekir, the criminal was executed by the whole family, and everyone had to inflict at least one blow with a dagger.
In some provinces of Greece, where, unlike Sparta, adultery was not allowed, any person could kill a traitor with impunity.
The savages of the Guax-Toliam tribe, discovered by French explorers in America, threw the traitor at the feet of the leader, cut them into pieces, and everyone present ate them.
The Hottentots, who committed parricide, murder of mothers and children, were harsh about adultery. They punished the traitor with death, and even the child's testimony served as proof of guilt.