Wooden statue of the Norse god "Tyr" holding candles

Wooden statue of the Norse god "Tyr" holding candles

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This handcrafted oak wood carving is ideal for decoration or for your altar. The figure comes with two matching square candle holders with Nordic ornaments.

Each statue and candle holder is unique and may differ from the product photo.

Tyr is the ancient god of war and the lawgiver of the gods. The bravest of gods, Tyr, is credited with binding Fenrir by sacrificing his right hand.

Tyr also appears to be a god of justice. His name derives from Tiw or Tiwaz, and other Roman writers equated this character with Mars, recipient of human sacrifice. His day is Tuesday.

Tyr was the son of Odin, although he turned out to be the son of the giant Hymir. Like Odin, he shares many characteristics of the earlier Germanic gods of battle. Parallels in other mythologies, together with archaeological finds regarding a one-handed god, suggest that this character is very old and was known in northern Europe anywhere from one to two thousand years before Snorri Sturluson included him in his Prose Edda. Similarities can be found in the one-handed naudu in Irish mythology.

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