Tyr in the EddasEdit
According to the Eddas, when the gods decided to shackle the Fenris Wolf, the beast broke every chain they put upon him. Eventually the gods had the dwarves make them a magical ribbon called Gleipnir from such items as the beard of a woman and the roots of a mountain. Sensing trickery, Fenrir refused to be bound with it unless one of the gods put his hand in the wolf's mouth.
Tyr, known for his great courage, agreed, and he lost his hand as a result. Fenrir, however, will remain bound until the day of Ragnarök.
According to the Prose Edda version of Ragnarok, Tyr is destined to kill and be killed by Garm, the guard dog of Hel. However, in the two poetic versions of Ragnarok, he goes unmentioned; unless one believes that he is the "Mighty One".
- Grimm's Teutonic Mythology (English translation, chapter 9)
- Tyr in Germanic Religion
- Týr and Zisa by William Bainbridge
- Týr Official Site A Viking Metal Band from The Faroe Islands