Gerd was born to the jotunns Gymir and Auroda in Jotunheim.
Frey fell in love with Gerd when he was looking for Odur, his brother-in-law, at his sister’s urging. As Frey sat on Hildskalf, he saw Gerd and became besotted with her. He ordered his servant Skírnir to convince her to marry him. Skírnir agreed to assist Frey in exchange for his sword, Sumarbrander. Skírnir eventually persuaded Gerd to marry Frey. They had at least one son, Fjölnir.
Germ contributes to the hotel’s guide by explaining how she and Frey were married.
- In some versions of the myth, it was said Skínir threatened her with dark magic to get her to marry Frey.