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|Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:45 pm Post subject: Tyr, the Sky God, the Just
|Tyr, the Sky God, the Just
Worshiper’s Alignments: Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Lawful Neutral
Domains: War, Sun, Healing
“Slain – you will gain paradise; victorious you will rule the earth. Therefore rise, resolutely to battle!” Krishna speaking to Arunja Bhagavad Gitä, II, 37
Tyr, the One-handed, sacrificed his right hand to subdue Fenrir wolf, who will devour the sun at Ragnarok once he is set free. As a god of battle and war, Tyr is said to reward his followers who deliver the ultimate sacrifice, to die in battle. Tyr’s believers struggle in two battlegrounds, an inner spiritual war between the forces of Light and Darkness and it’s physical manifestation, war. The struggle is called the Doctrine of War and Victory.
His symbol the Tiwaz (Sanscrit), the T-rune or balance, reflects the divine principle or balance of spiritual and physical forces. One arm of the balance symbolizes the metaphysical, while the other arm represents the concrete. The pillar or column represents world order.
Compassion to the enemy on the battlefield is a sign of weakness. One can see threads of this philosophy from the present time all the way back to the Indo-Aryan text the Bhagavad Gitä.
The compassion and the humanitarian feelings that prevent Arunja from entering the battlefield against the enemy are criticized by the god [Krishna] as being “cowardice unworthy of a noble, ignominy, and distancing from heaven.” Joshua Buckley, Tyr Myth, Culture, Tradition,Vol. 2; Ultra, Atlanta, GA, 2004Crusaders were taught that if they wounded a Christian they would be dammed, but if they wounded an infidel they would be rewarded, and if they died in battle they would become saints.
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