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  • God Tyr : History and Legends in Norse Mythology

    November 11, 2019 4 min read

    God Tyr

    In Scandinavian legends, Tyr is considered a powerful warrior, a primitive god. Many myths speak of him, since he symbolizes justice and war. His battle heroism and bravery inspire so many Warriors.


    About Tire

    Tyr is one of the sons of Odin, known as the Allfather, leader of the Aesir clan and king of Asgard. While his father reigned, Tyr always left the realm of Asgard to travel to other worlds. The story claimed that during his youth he was in search of ultimate wisdom. During his adventure, he became a brave warrior. On the other hand, his feminine characteristics differ him from the ases gods.

    Her mother's name is Frigg . She is a goddess of the sky, of love and of marriage. Known as the family seer, she knows what is about to happen. Yet there is nothing she can do about it to change it.

    Tyr is one of the important deities in Norse mythology, especially among the Germans. In some regions, he is the main god, hence the name "Tiuz" for the North, "Zîu" for the South and "Tiw" for the West.

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    In the glory days of the Romans, they identified Tire with their god of war, Mars. This same ethic still springs up in modern English: the name “Tuesday” (Tiwesdaeg), derived from the Old English “Day of Twin”. In the literal sense, this word comes from the Latin “Dies Martis” which translates to “Day of Mars”.


    Tyr, the god of war

    According to mythical media, Tyr is a god of war, just like Odin and Thor. It has been cited in sources from the Viking Age. A concrete proof of this fact is illustrated in the "Sigridrifumal", one of the poems of Edda. In his work, the author speaks of the valkyrie Sigrdrifa teaching the Sigurd warriors on what: "Tyr must be invoked in order to obtain victory". He takes care of the delivery of success during the fight and that for free.

    Another poem by Eddic titled "Lokasenna" reflects the image of Loki insulting the god Tyr. He was addressing the fact that Tyr is only a god of quarrel and not of reconciliation. A mistranslation of the god of war.

    It is also important to specify that Surzhenko and Yann, the creators of the Thorgal novel and comic strip announce in Louve - tome 2: "The severed hand of the god Tyr". Moreover, Régis Boyer, a famous professor of Scandinavian literature and civilization evokes several times in his story the role of Tire during the war of the empires.


    Tyr, the god of justice

    Beyond his status as a god of war, Tyr is a god of justice. In principle, its role is to defend human rights and equality.

    The story of Tyr known as a divine jurist is well proven by the mythical book titled “The Binding of Fenir”. In this story, the terrible wolf was just a little pup, but he grew up so fast. Fearing their lives, the gods tied him in irons to avoid a possible perilous situation. The Fenrir laid his eyes on the chain with a wary gaze and declared that he would not let the gods surround him with chains. He then offered a deal that if any of the gods put an arm in his mouth, he would agree to be chained. By dint of courage, Tyr was the only god willing to sacrifice his arm, as a token of good faith. Chained and unable to break free, the Fenrir tore Tyr's arm off. This is the price to pay. Thanks to this act of bravery, he becomes the first to obtain the status of god of law.

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    For the ancient Germans, war and justice can never be separated. War is not just bloody combat. There are always rules and a cause to defend. The rules of war reflect 'law' and 'justice'. This is why the day and the place of the battle are pre-established in advance.

    According to Germanic myths, the Norse gods of war are distinguished by a particular aspect related to war. Among other things, Thor stands out for his brutal physical strength, while Odin is endowed with magical powers. It is Tire who makes the legal decisions and the principles of war.


    Tyr and the proto-Indo-European god: “Dyeus”

    According to an ancient theory, the Germanic people descended from the Indo-European family tree. Before, they worshiped the god "Dyeus", which would later be changed to Tyr.

    The term Dyeus is derived from the root "dyeu-", which means "day sky". Dyeus is one of the main deities of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon. His name is almost similar to the concept "God". Other gods are derived from his name, namely the Greek god "Zeus" and the Roman god "Jupiter" or "Dyeus Pather", meaning "the father of the sky". Aside from that, the modern English words "day" and "deity" come from this word root "dyeu-".

    Like the god Tyr, Dyeus' role is to uphold justice.

    However, while there are no sources that truly link Tire to the daytime sky, there is a clue that refers to its name. On the form side, the rune used to unlock his power is the letter "T". Several jewels such as the necklace and the pendant bear this "T" insignia. Whether it's a coincidence or not is up to you.

    The shapes and names of the runes symbolize cosmic forces. Thus, the name T-rune comes from "Tiwaz", the ancient name of Tyr. The rune of Tyr is presented by an arrow which refers to his role as god of war. In this regard, the direction of the arrow pointing to the sky announces another image. It is likely that Tyr is also a sky god, just like Dyeus.

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