Tyr, Odin’s son with the daughter (?) of the Giant Hymir, is bold and
courageous; men call upon him in battle, and he gives them courage and
heroism. Therefore Tyr is the true god of war; he takes pleasure in
bringing about strife, and he does nothing whatever for the promotion of
concord. Captains and princes are designated after him, Kinsmen of Tyr.
No small number of places in the North (mostly in Denmark) commemorate
his name; and yet, few traditions connected with him have survived. He has
but one hand; the other was bitten off by the Fenris Wolf.
Peter Andreas Munch: Norse Mythology: Legends of Gods and Heroes. The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York. 1926, pp. 16-17.
Rasmus B. Anderson (Ed.): The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson. Norræna Society, London-New York. 1906.
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