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You have stumbled upon the part of my Hall that is dedicated to storing primary resources for the Norse God Tyr (ON: Týr)! Here you shall find links to useful texts, as well as information to the relative chapters and passages that concern him. These resources are meant for research, but are also suitable for more casual learners. I shall not provide a summary of who he is (and was), but rather will allow the texts to speak for themselves. So please do rummage around, my good friend; there is much to be found here!
- (#) indicates a reference not by name (indirect).
- […] provides additional information about a given reference.
- # indicates a reference that may be of particular interest (Fjorn’s Recommendations).
- ff. indicates that Tyr is consistently present throughout the rest of that reference.
- For verses: stanza#.line#
IMPORTANT: This page is NOT complete. The nature of this page is such that it will frequently be updated with new resources and references as they become known or available.
In accordance with Anthony Faulkes’ translation:
NOTE: The word ‘Týr‘ frequently appears in kennings for Thor and Odin, i.e. Hanged-Tyr or Victory-Tyr (both for Odin). In these cases, it may be more likely that ‘Týr‘ means ‘god’, and thus does not necessarily have anything to do with Tyr himself.
- 24-5 [a summary of Tyr]
- 27-9 [the story of Tyr and Fenrir’s binding]
- 54 [Tyr’s actions at Ragnarok]
- 59 [listed here among other gods]
- 64 [concerning poetic practice]
- 76 [kennings for Tyr]
- 95 [listed here among other gods]
- 157 [listed here among the Æsir]
In accordance with Carolyne Larrington’s translation:
- Hymiskviða (The Lay of Hymir):
- 4.3 [regarding advice given by him]
- 33.3 [Tyr tries to move a cauldron]
- Lokasenna (The Flyting of Loki):
- prose [listed among guests]
- 38.1 [Loki refers to Tyr’s missing hand]
- 40.1 [Loki claims to have had a child by Tyr’s wife; nothing else is known about this reference, both to his wife and to such actions]
- Sigrdrífumál (The Lay of Sigrdrifa):
- 6.4 [regarding runes carved for victory, invoking Tyr]
FORNALDARSÖGUR (Sagas of the Ancient Age)
- Vǫlsunga saga (The Saga of the Volsungs):
- Chapter 21 [Tyr is invoked through rune-carving; this reference is in verse, and it is very similar to that of Sigrdrífumál]
HEIMSKRINGLA (Sagas of Kings)
In accordance with Heimskringla I, translated by Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes:
NOTE: As was the case for some references for the Prose Edda (which I left out), a few of these have references to the word ‘týr‘, but may not be directly reflective of the god Tyr himself. In some cases, the word comes to be another word for ‘god’. Every case below seems to be of this nature.
- Hákonar saga góða (The Saga of Hakon the Good):
- Chapter 30 [in a kenning for ‘generous man’]
- Chapter 32 [in a kenning for Odin]
- Haralds saga gráfeldar (The Saga of Harald Grey-cloak):
- Chapter 6 [in a kenning for a ruler with divine ancestry]
- Ólafs saga Tryggvassonar (The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason):
- Chapter 27 [in a kenning for a man who performs heathen sacrifices]
- Chapter 30 [in a kenning for ‘warrior’]
- Chapter 113 [in a kenning for ‘generous man’]
REMEMBER: This page is NOT complete. I have only added what I could from my personal library, but I will be taking time in the future to gather more resources for this page. However, this should be enough to get the project started!