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Meaning of the rune Tiwaz or Tyr

 
 

Fehu

Uruz

Thurisaz

Ansuz

Raidho

Kenaz

Gebo

Wunjo

Hagalaz

Naudhiz

Isa

Jera

Eihwaz

Perthro

Elhaz

Sowilo

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Berkano

Ehwaz

Mannaz

Logr

Ingwaz

Dagaz

Othala

Meaning of the Rune Tiwaz or Tyr

  • Divinity : Tyr
  • Letter : T as in top
  • Symbol : The spear
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : Oak (Quercus robur), and the Chestnut (Castanea).
  • Plant : Monkshood (Aconitum napellus) and Common sage (Salvia officinalis)
  • Stone : Sodalite, Sapphire, Lapis lazuli
  • Color : Bright Blue
  • Animal : Bear

The first rune of the third aett is named Tiwaz and pronounces "Tee-wahz". As Ansuz, Tiwaz is a rune-god : the rune of Tyr, god of the sky of northern Europe. The Scandinavian mythology evokes Tyr's brave sacrifice while he was cutting his right hand to chain up Fenrir, the mythological wolf, which threatened the cosmic order. Tiwaz represents the justice, the responsibility, the war, but also the sacrifice.

The one who looks for success will need to do a sacrifice to reach his objectives, whether it is a relentless work, a financial risk or a consequent stress because Tiwaz is the rune of the positive regulation. Its shape of arrow indicates the implementation and the concentration of the positive forces. Quite as Sowilo, Tiwaz promises the realization of the objectives. Tiwaz works particularly in justice. But you will obtain satisfaction only if you are right. The justice cannot do a mistake during the invocation of Tiwaz. This rune gives the power to see things aptly and righteousness. Rune of responsibility, justice and sacrifice, Tiwaz was particulary the rune of kings.

Finally, Tiwaz symbolizes the Axis Mundi, the Yggdrasil, axis which connects and separates the Sky and the Earth, that is the human's world and the realm of Gods.

Divinatory value : Justice delivered . Passionate love builds to last in time. Emotional happiness. Problem with the law.

Spiritual value : The researcher has to remember that a big courage is required to walk forward to the spiritual path and to reach his goal: the Spiritual Illumination.

Physiological value : Acts positively on the solar plexus, the lymphatic system, the blood system, the arteries, the spleen.

Wisdom guidance : " Apply your faiths and your knowledge, be responsible with your circle of acquaintances by taking commitments, whether it is on the family or social plan. But you have to exercise these responsibilities with righteousness and intelligently..."