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Týr (; Old Norse: Týr ) is a Germanic god associated with law and heroic glory in Norse mythology, portrayed as one-handed. Corresponding names in other Germanic languages are Gothic Teiws, Old English Tīw and Old High German Ziu and Cyo, all from Proto-Germanic *. The Latinised name is Tius or Tio.

In the late Icelandic Eddas, Týr is portrayed, alternately, as the son of Odin ( Prose Edda) or of Hymir ( Poetic Edda), while the origins of his name and his possible relationship to Tuisto (see Tacitus' Germania) suggest he was once considered the father of the gods and head of the pantheon, since his name is ultimately cognate to that of * Dyeus (cf. Dyaus), the reconstructed chief deity in Indo-European religion. It is assumed that Tîwaz was overtaken in popularity and in authority by both Odin and Thor at some point during the Migration Age, as Odin shares his role as God of war.

Týr is a god of war and will take mead, meat and blood for sacrifice. If a warrior carved the rune Tîwaz on his weapon he would be dedicating it to Týr and strengthen the outcome of a battle to be in his favor. After a warrior has dedicated his weapon to Týr he should not lose it or break it. Tiw was equated with Mars in the interpretatio germanica. Tuesday is in fact "Tīw's Day" (also in Alemannic Zischtig from zîes tag), translating dies Martis.

Tyr (album)

Tyr (;) is the fifteenth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released in August 1990 by I.R.S. Records.

The album title, and several song titles, allude to Norse mythology, which led many to call Tyr a concept album, although bassist Neil Murray dispelled that in 2005, stating that while many of the songs may seem loosely related, very little of the album has to do with mythology and it was not intended to be a concept recording.

Týr (band)

Týr is a Faroese heavy metal band. Their subject matter revolves almost entirely around Viking lore, mythology, and history, taking their name from the Norse god of law and justice. They signed a worldwide deal with Austria's Napalm Records in early 2006, while signed to the Faroese record label Tutl. In September 2012, they signed a three-album deal with Metal Blade Records.

Tyr (journal)

Tyr: Myth—Culture—Tradition is the name of an American Radical Traditionalist ( anti-modern, neo-tribalist) journal, edited by Joshua Buckley, Michael Moynihan, and (in the first issue) Collin Cleary.

It is an annual publication named after Tyr, the Germanic god. The magazine states that it "celebrates the traditional myths, culture, and social institutions of pre-Christian, pre-modern Europe." The first issue was published in 2002 under the ULTRA imprint in Atlanta, Georgia. The magazine largely focuses on topics relating to Germanic neopaganism and Germanic paganism with an amount of content regarding Celtic polytheism as well.

Three volumes have appeared so far; vol. 1 in 2002 and vol. 2 in 2004 and now vol. 3 2006 is available from the Tyr website or from Norway's Integral Publications. Contributors include Asatru Folk Assembly founder Stephen McNallen, Nouvelle Droite leader Alain de Benoist, an interview with noted French comparative philologist Georges Dumézil, British musicologist and translator Joscelyn Godwin, modern Germanic mysticist Nigel Pennick and scholar Stephen Flowers, besides translations of texts by " Traditionalist" author and occultist Julius Evola and völkisch poet and musician Hermann Löns. Volume 2 also includes a CD of music related to the subject matter or authors contributing.

Tyr (Forgotten Realms)

Tyr was the Faerûnian deity of Law and Justice in Ed Greenwood's Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, specifically the fictional world of Abeir-Toril. His dogma is primarily concerned with the punishment of wrong-doers, and the general furthering of Law and Good in the world.

Tyr (comics)

Tyr, in comics, may refer to:

  • Tyr (DC Comics), a DC Comics supervillain
  • Tyr (Marvel Comics), an Asgardian in Marvel Comics
Tyr (Marvel Comics)

Tyr is a fictional character, an Asgardian god in the Marvel Comics Universe, based on the Norse god of the same name. Along with Thor and Balder, he is one of Odin's biological sons. The character is portrayed by Clive Russell in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor: The Dark World.

Tyr (DC Comics)

Tyr is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe. He first appeared in Superboy Vol. 1, #197 (September 1973), and was created by Dave Cockrum. His name is taken from Týr, the one-handed Norse god of war.

Tyr (disambiguation)

Týr is the god of law, justice, the sky, war and heroic glory in Norse mythology.

Týr, Tyr, or TYR may also refer to:

In music:

  • Týr (band), a Faroese folk metal band
  • Tyr (album), an album by the heavy metal band Black Sabbath
  • Jan Erik Tiwaz, aka Tyr, a Norwegian bassist formerly with the band Borknagar

In entertainment:

  • Tyr (comics), several characters
  • Tyr (Forgotten Realms), a deity in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game
  • Tyr, a city state in the Dark Sun Dungeons & Dragons universe
  • Tyr Anasazi, a character on the television series Andromeda


  • HNoMS Tyr (1887), a Royal Norwegian Navy minelaying vessel
  • HNoMS Tyr (N50), a Royal Norwegian Navy mine control vessel
  • USS Sustain (AM-119), a US Navy minesweeper acquired by Norway and renamed HNoMS Tyr (N47)
  • ICGV Týr, an offshore patrol vessel and the flagship of the Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Hvalur 9 RE399, an Icelandic whaler requisitioned by the Icelandic Coast Guard and renamed Týr

As a code, abbreviation or symbol:

  • Tyr, abbreviation of tyrosine, an amino acid
  • TYR, symbol for tyrosinase, a protein
  • TYR, ICAO airline code of Austrian Arrows
  • TYR, IATA airport code of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, Tyler, Texas

Other uses:

  • Tyr (journal), US traditionalist journal
  • Tyr Sport, Inc., manufacturer of TYR swimwear
  • Tyr, Russia, a village
  • 4092 Tyr, an asteroid - see list of minor planets: 4001–5000
  • Ulmus × hollandica 'Tyr', a bonsai cultivar
  • Operation Tyr - see list of coalition military operations of the Iraq War

Usage examples of "tyr".

Then he turned his back on Tyra and began to discuss the potential hospitium project with Breanne in earnest.

Tyra and began to discuss the potential hospitium project with Breanne in earnest.

And on the other side while Tyrer painfully re-tied the loincloth and put on the kimono, Hiraga elaborated on the theme that the Bakufu were evil, they would cast the blame elsewhere, on ronin, the shishi but they had planned and precipitated it, Anjo, the Elders and especially Yoshi.

Swiss Minister and possible imports from their armament-watch factories, all mixed with the news of the incredible Yoshi meeting, Babcott and Tyrer now in Yedo, the bullion the Bakufu had advanced already counted and accurate --and about Nakama, poor fellow.

Adam was standing at railside next to Tyra late the next morning, watching the dragon prow of the ship dip and rise proudly through the waves, like a sea monster.

Tyra would like to get to know her better, but of course that would be impossible when she was in faraway Byzantium, serving with the Varangian Guard.

Tyra was in the exercise arena, practicing battle skills with other members of the Varangian Guard.

The Stoneheim soldiers are serving with the Varangian Guard under General Leo Phocas, but the warrior princess known as Tyra.

Another sennight had gone by, and Tyra was in the exercise arena, practicing battle skills with other members of the Varangian Guard.

Tyrer had rushed over to the samurai who was equally alarmed by the sudden appearance of the disciplined soldiers, bowed and called out loudly in Japanese, "Please, Sir Officer, all men to stay here safe, Please to salute my Master, Lord of Gai-jin.

A moment of silence then Tyrer and McFay were dumbfounded to see the officer suddenly lose his temper and begin raving at them.

His snubfighter roared over the moon's surface, mere scores of meters above the irregular ground, occasionally dropping closer as he and Tyria headed over deep impact craters.

Damien was halfway through a head count when Tyria Lester informed them that her brother Mels was laid out with a hangover, and had not managed to get out of bed that morning.

Sir William stood with his back to the fireplace in one of the Legation reception rooms, Tyrer, Babcott and Abeh just arrived from Yedo.

Some, like Wraith Squadron's Tyria Sarkin, had refused to steal for him.