Traditional meaning: Tyr
Meanings when upright:
Meanings when inverted:
Tiewaz can be useful for:
Anglo-Saxon rune poem:
Tir biþ tacna sum, healdeð trywa wel
wiþ æþelingas; a biþ on færylde
ofer nihta genipu, næfre swiceþ.
Tiw is a guiding star; well does it keep faith with princes;
it is ever on its course over the mists of night and never fails.
Norwegian rune poem:
Týr er æinendr ása;
opt værðr smiðr blása.
Tyr is a one-handed god;
often has the smith to blow.
A modern poem:
A cruel world this is where I must choose
to live my truth
or have a place to snooze
at night, safe from thieves
or murderers or even just
the relentless and ever-encroaching heat.
Raised on tales of heroes from the sky,
but the days pass on rapidly by
and my rights disappear
into the ether
as curled up in my bed I wait to die.
Conflicting directives you have bestowed,
to not lie to myself
and yet take care of this vessel.
For so long I've been trying to vindicate
who I was this age minus eight,
angel number, all portals
to the outside world
for the crime of poetry taken away.
Keeping my mouth shut means safety
but heavy conscience, soul decay.
I might as well be no one at all.