Joined: 20 Nov 2006
|Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:58 pm Post subject: GREATER DEITY: Tyr
Spheres of Influence: Courage, Trust, Strategy, Tactics, Writing
Cleric Domains: Good, Knowledge, Law, Protection, War
Symbol: Longsword (point down)
Favored Weapon: Longsword
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Cleric Alignments: Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral
Tyr was the original god of war as well as his current role as the patron god of justice. He was the precursor of Odin. Tyr made way for Odin, who became the god of war himself. Tyr was by then regarded as Odin's son (or possibly of the giant Hymir). He is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. Tyr is represented as a man with one hand, because his right hand was bitten off by the gigantic wolf Fenrir. His attribute is a longsword; the symbol of justice, as well as a weapon.
It is said that at the day of Ragnarok, Tyr will kill the hound Garm, the guardian of Hel, but will die from the wounds inflicted by the animal.