Thursday, March 20, 2014


Tyr was the Nordic god of war, a son of Odin and one of the twelve gods of Asgard. Tuesday was named after him, as another variant of his name was Tiu. It is said that war prisoners were sacrificed to him and he was also the patron god of the sword, so that every sword had to carry a rune representing his name. Tyr had but one hand, as he lost his right hand to a wolf called Fenris, one of Loki's children, but he killed his enemies with his left hand with an equal success.

And now after this historical note comes a musical interlude (specially for Will S:)) That's about the only song I like from this group:

For those interested, here is the original text and the English translation.