Alternative names: tyr, tew, tiw, teiwaz
Translation: Tyr (Norse God)
Sound: “T” as in “Tuesday”
Associated Concepts and Interpretations
Irminsul (the tree of Tyr)
Tyr, the one-handed god
Associated Rune Poems
(as translated by Bruce Dickins, 1915; public domain)
A number of interpretations are derived from the various runic poems and those associated with this rune (where available) are included below for further consideration.
ᛏ Týr er æinendr ása; opt værðr smiðr blása
ᛏ Tyr Tyr is a one-handed god; often has the smith to blow
ᛏ Týr er einhendr áss ok ulfs leifar ok hofa hilmir. Mars tiggi
Tyr God with one hand and leavings of the wolf and prince of temples
ᛏ Tir biþ tacna sum, healdeð trywa wel wiþ æþelingas; a biþ on færylde ofer nihta genipu, næfre swiceþ
Tir Tiw is a guiding star; well does it keep faith with princes; it is ever on its course over the mists of night and never fails
last updated: 21 jan 2022
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