TYR
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: TIR   [key]
Meaning & History
Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see ZEUS). In Norse mythology Tyr was the god of war and justice, the son of the god Odin. He carried a spear in his left hand, since his right hand was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, Tyr will slay and be slain by the giant hound Garm.
Related Names
VARIANT: Týr
OTHER LANGUAGES: Tiw (Anglo-Saxon Mythology)
SEE ALSO
TÝR
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