Meaning & History
Derived from geir ("spear") and friðr ("love, peace"). In the Grímnismál, Gæirreðr is raised by Odin while his brother Agnarr is raised by Frigg. Gæirreðr kills his brother to inherit his father's kingdom and tortures Odin, who is disguised as Grímnir. After Odin reveals his identity, Gæirreðr falls on his own sword.