Týr was an Isu who was later revered as the god of war, justice, diplomacy, and peace in Norse mythology. A member and former leader of the Æsir, he sacrificed his arm to help Odin imprison Loki's illegitimate son, Fenrir, for good.
Formerly the War Lord of the Æsir, Týr lost his position when Odin defeated him in a battle of martial skills. Fairly conceding defeat, Týr accepted his new role as a loyal lieutenant to Odin. The All-Father rewarded his trust with making Týr his confidant and chief lawgiver.
After Odin had Loki's son Fenrir imprisoned on grounds the former thought false, Týr would keep him company and eventually gained his trust. When Odin reapproached to bind Fenrir with the Dwarven-crafted Gleipnir, a scuffle ensued and in the process Týr lost his arm by Fenrir. With the trust between them broken, Týr left Fenrir atop Lyngvi.
As the Great Catastrophe approached, Týr and the other eight Norse Isu uploaded their DNA data into Yggdrasil to be later redistributed into the human gene pool. Millennia later, in 842 CE, Týr was successfully reincarnated as Sigurd Styrbjornson.
Legacy and influence
Týr had a totem named after him in the popular dice game Orlog, played in the 9th century. The piece "Tyr's Pledge" would allow players to sacrifice a number of health tokens in order to destroy an opponent's God Favor. An Anglo-Saxon woman in Fearnhamme, Hamtunscire possessed the piece, which she gave to the Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan after being defeated.
Personality and characteristics
While Týr prided himself on his unchallenged reputation as a fair and even-handed judge, he occasionally expressed an intense distrust of the Vanir over reasons he refused to fully disclose.
Behind the scenes
Týr is a Norse god and a character appearing in the 2020 video game Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, where he was voiced by the Icelandic actor Gudmundur Thorvaldsson, who also voiced Týr's human reincarnation of Sigurd.
- Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants – Fate of the Gods (indirect mention only)
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Geirmund's Saga (mentioned only)
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (first appearance)
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Forgotten Myths
- Assassin's Creed: Initiates – Timeline
- Assassin's Creed: Syndicate – Hopton's
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – A Brother's Keeper
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Of All That Has Passed...
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Breaking the Order
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Database: Tyr
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Binding Fate
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Animus Anomalies: AA_Complete
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
- Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants – Fate of the Gods – 
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