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Who is Tyr?
The Rites of Odin by Ed Fitch published in 1990 through Llewellyn says that Tyr is "the invincible warrior of the Nordic pantheon, and far older than all the others of Asgard." He is said to have sacrificed his right hand to help bind Fenrir, the wolf who, when set free, is destined to devour the Sun. It is thought by scholars that he may have been the original father-god of the archaic Indo-Europeans, long before the dawn of our histories."
Norse Mythology by Arthur Cotterell, originally published in 1997 and updated for 1999 by Lorenz Books has this to say: "Tyr, also known as Tiwaz, was the Germanic war god... He was closely associated with Odin and like that god, received sacrifices of hanged men. It is not unlikely that Tyr was an early sky god whose powers were later passed on to Odin and Thor. Gungnir, Odin's magic spear, may once have belonged to Tyr, since it was customary for the Vikings to cast a spear over the heads of an enemy as a sacrifice before fighting commenced in earnest, and over recent years archaeologists have found numerous splendidly ornamented spears dedicated to Tyr."
In Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic by Edred Thorrson, originally published in 1984 (using the 6th printing 1991) through Samuel Weiser, Inc. it states:
This is the most important aspect of the God Tyr:
The Tyr (Tiwaz) Rune
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The Viking Prayer
Lo, there do I see my father
Lo, there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers
Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning
Lo, they do call to me
They bid me take my place among them in the Halls of Valhalla
Where the brave may live.
(from 13th Warrior - movie version)
|Tarot card used was from the Power of the Runes deck by Voenix (the artist). ISBN 3-905219-00-x. The publisher is listed as AGM AGMuller which has a website. I have used the email link for inquiry as they do not list the Rune deck on the site but list tarot decks prominently. They do have a sign in form to be added to their mail list for their esoteric catalog. I'm hoping that the Rune deck is listed in here. If it is I will post more information on how to obtain the deck in the easiest fashion.|
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