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It's a "Gudastötta" with Týr.
He will always be a part of my private blót for him.
He is one of the Gods I hold very high after my life with violence and protection and work with justice in just that field.
Also known as Tiw and Tiwaz is our Norse war God, and some say that he is the son of Óðinn and his wife Frigg.
It's from his name Tiw from Old English that our weekday Tuesday derivers from.
He is closely associated with Óðinn and, like that God, received sacrifices of hanged Men.
Týr was also an early sky God whose powers were later passed to Óðinn and Thor.
He was propably the first Allfather before Óðinn as we know.
Gungnir, Óðinn's magic spear, may once have belonged to Týr, since it was customary for the Vikings to cast a spear over the heads of an enemy as a sacrifice before fighting commenced in earnest, and over recent years archeologists have found numerous splendidly ornaments Spears dedicated to Týr.
We all know about the myth of when he binds the wolf Fenrir as well.
And that he is our war God, our symbol of justice and courage.
He is also one of the Gods I am the most drawn to, and how I live my life as a man and Ásatrúar.
Týr doesn't like offerings.
So the best way to salute him is to train martial arts and in the art of war and fight.
Help others who can't help themselves is also a way to please him.
Hear me Týr, before this fight
That many foes, I shall in, your name, smite.
Skilled skirmisher of single-hand
And trustee for the Wolf of Fenris
Grant me the benefit of your past wars
So suffer I shall not, even scratches
Unmatch-ed are your skills of war
That unto me, I beg you grant
With your gift, unrivalled, I’ll be through battle
With wounds, nary; At most, scant.
Týr please hear my calling ‘fore war
Arm me with fatal wisdom
As all do cower ‘fore your sword
That cleaves both man and kingdom.