Also known as Gerdr, Gerthr, Gerdar.
- Norse (culture)
- Giant (attribute)
- Mountain Dweller (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
- Frost Giants (common type)
A Giantess of Norse mythology. She was the daughter of Angrboda and Gimir the Frost Giant. The sun god Freyr fell in love with her. He sent Skirnir on a mission to get Gerd to meet with him, and if successful Skirnir will get Freyr’s enchanted sword. Skirnir at first tried to convince her with lovely words but failing this used magic runes to subdue her into agreeing to meet Freyr. Gerd means ‘the goddess of the Cultivated Land’.
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