Tyr, Odin’s son with the daughter (?) of the Giant Hymir, is bold
courageous; men call upon him in battle, and he gives them courage
heroism. Therefore Tyr is the true god of war; he takes pleasure
bringing about strife, and he does nothing whatever for the
concord. Captains and princes are designated after him, Kinsmen of
No small number of places in the North (mostly in Denmark)
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.
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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