Geirrod

Norse - Son of King Hrauding. Brother of Agnar. Foster-son of Odin. Cast ashore on an island with his brother Agnar, he was taught the manly arts by the disguised Odin who was living there at that time. When they returned home, Geirrod left his brother in the boat at the mercy of the sea. Later, he inherited his father's throne and, when Odin came in disguise to test his hospitality, he had the god tied to a stake between two fires. When, after eight days of torture, Odin cast off his bonds and appeared in his full glory, Geirrod was so startled that he tripped over and fell on his sword. In some stories, this was a deliberate suicide. Odin elevated Agnar, the only one to bring him a drink during his ordeal, to the throne. Known as Geirrod, Geirrodr, Geirrodr, Geirrod, Geirrod, Geirrothr, Geirrothr, Geirrod, Geirrod, Geruthus, Geruthus, Geirrod or Geirrod.
Norse - A giant. Father of Gialp and Greip. He captured Loki who, disguised in Freya's falcon-garb, had perched on his house, and released him only when he promised to bring Thor, unarmed, to visit the giant. After unsuccessful attempts by his daughters to kill Thor, Geirrod threw a red-hot metal wedge at him. Thor caught it and flung it back at the giant, killing him and turning him to a stone. In some accounts, he built the wall round Asgard. On occassion, called Geirrod, Geirrodr, Geirrodr, Geirrod, Geirrod, Geirrothr, Geirrothr, Geirrod, Geirrod, Geruthus, Geruthus, Geirrod or Geirrod.

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