Geitir

Norse - Brother-in-law of Helgi. Father of Thorkel. In one story, Geitir was killed by Helgi but in others they fought but became firm friends. He and Helgi plotted to kill a merchant for his valuables but the merchant's partner, Thorleif, sent the dead man's possessions to his heirs. Helgi then employed a man named Ketill to kill Thorleif but the plan misfired when these two became friends. Geitir and Helgi each came to suspect that the other had stolen the merchant's fortune and, in the end, Geitir laid an ambush in which Helgi was killed. Also called Geitir, Geitnir or Geitnir.

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