Pronunciation: TEE-wahz

Alternative names: tyr, tew, tiw, teiwaz

Translation: Tyr (Norse God)

Sound: “T” as in “Tuesday”


Associated Concepts and Interpretations

Analysis

Courage

Discipline/focus/tenacity

Duty/faith/loyalty (troth)

Honor/integrity

Irminsul (the tree of Tyr)

Justice/fairness

Masculine energy

Passion/romance

Pole star

Responsibility

Self-sacrifice

Spear

Spiritual balance/faith

Spiritual warrior

Strength

Tyr, the one-handed god

Victory


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.

Norwegian:
ᛏ Týr er æinendr ása;
opt værðr smiðr blása
ᛏ Tyr
Tyr is a one-handed god;
often has the smith to blow
Icelandic:
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
Anglo-Saxon:
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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