- Gísli Súrsson (Þòrbjörnson). The tragic hero of the story, Gísli kills Þorgrím in retaliation for his suspected murder of Vésteinn, setting the events of the saga in motion.
- Auð Vésteinsdottir. Gísli's loyal and devoted wife, who follows him into outlawry.
- Vésteinn Vésteinsson. Gisli's best friend and brother-law and Auð's brother; murdered in his sleep for his suspected infidelity.
- Þorgrím Þorsteinsson. Gisli's brother-in-law and suspected murderer of Vésteinn; murdered by Gísli in revenge.
- Þórdís Súrsdóttir (Þòrbjörnsdottir.) Gísli's sister, married to Þorgrím and later Bork. Urges Bork to get revenge on Gísli for his murder of Þorgrím.
- Bork Þorsteinsson. Gísli's brother-in-law, Þorgrím's brother and Þórdís's second husband, who pursues Gísli to avenge Þorgrím's death.
- Eyjólf Þórðarson. Leader of the men hunting Gísli.
Gisli's Family & HouseholdEdit
- Þorkell Súrsson (Þòrbjörnson). Gísli's brother.
Martin S. Regal, trans., "Gisli Sursson's Saga," in The Sagas of the Icelanders, ed. Örnólfur Thorsson (New York: Penguin Books, 2000,) 496-557.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Gísla saga," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%ADsla_saga (accessed January 24, 2012).