Týr ( //; Auld Norse: Týr [tyːr]) is the god o Law, the althing, Juistice, The Sky, an heroic glory in Norse meethologie, portrayed as a ane-haundit man. Correspondin names in ither Germanic leids are Gothic Teiws, Auld Inglis Tīw an Auld Heich German Ziu an Cyo, aw frae Proto-Germanic *Tîwaz (*Tē₂waz). The Laitinisit name is Tius or Tio.
In the late Icelandic Eddas, Tyr is portrayed, alternately, as the son o Odin (Prose Edda) or of Hymir (Poetic Edda), while the oreegins o his name an his possible relationship tae Tuisto (see Tacitus' Germania) suggest he wis ance considered the faither o the gods an heid o the pantheon, syne his name is ultimately cognate tae that o *Dyeus (cf. Dyaus), the reconstructit chief deity in Indo-European releegion. It is assumit that Tîwaz wis owertaken in popularity an in authority bi baith Odin an Thor at some point durin the Migration Age, as Odin shares his role as God o war.
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- Merriam Webster Online Dictionary: Tyr
- Adapted from the work of Dr. W. Wägner. By M. W. MacDowall. Asgard and the Gods. The Tales and Traditions of our Northern Ancestors.
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