Norse (Viking): Tiw, Tyr
Old English: Tir, Tyr
Other Names/Spellings: Teiws, Teiwaz, Tiwar, Ty, Tys
English Letter Equivalent
T as in top.
The god Tiw (as in Tuesday).
Tiw, the god of battles and legislation. Protector of warriors
and mariners. Courage, compassion.
Tactical genius, courage, bravery, dedication, daring.
Protection on sea voyages. Negotiating and legislative ability.
Tiwaz is named for the Norse god Tiw, after whom Tuesday is
named. Tiw is the Norse equivalent of Zeus or Jupiter. He was
the god of war and justice, fair law and regulation, and success
through sacrifice. He was courageous, fearless, the master
tactician and a consummate diplomat. He allowed a wolf to bite
off his right hand in order to bind the wolf's chaotic force and
thus protects warriors (both physical & spiritual), the disabled
and the left-handed. Tiwaz also represents determination and
male sexuality. It symbolizes new challenges and initiations
into new understandings.
There is a need for courage now, as your victory is already
assured if your heart remains true. Make use of all the skill
and wisdom you have acquired so far. Protect your faith, as it
will be challenged. But truth, honesty and justice will always
Naiveté, shyness. You must overcome a tendency to cowardice.
Loss of concentration. Beware of left-handed people.
Uncover your hidden talents of leadership. One who appears a
fool is in fact courageous.
Runic Number: 17
Color: Bright Red
Associated gods: Tiw, obviously!
Astrological Correspondence: Libra
Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
This rune could be associated with Justice because of
the legislation aspect. However, man made law is truly
the most superficial aspect of the Justice card. I
believe Justice should, in Tarot, be viewed in a more
holistic and natural way.
My choice for Tiwaz is
The Emperor because he embodies
man-made authority, law, structure, order, altruism,
protection, defence and more. He is a warrior (like
Tiw), he is courageous, diplomatic, organized and
capable. If I was to pick a god to put on the emperor
card, it would be Tiw as embodied in Tiwaz.
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The Rune Poem: Verse XVII Tiwaz
Tiw is a certain sign - it keeps trust well,
With Aethlings, ever on course,
Over the night-fogs,
It never fails.