Gelleia was captured by a young warrior, Víga-Elfráðr Gylðir, during a pillage in Lincolnshire, England. Stolen away from hearth and kin, she was taken on many raiding adventures. To prove her worth, Gelleia learned the art of mead-making, and soon Fráðr made her his wife.
Gelleia and her lord husband, Fráðr, first joined the SCA in the Barony of Ben Dunfirth. Gelleia currently resides in the Barony of Rising Waters.