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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.

Names

In addition to being known by the Anglicized Tyr, he was also called Tíw by the Anglo-Saxon pagans, along with the title of justice-bringer.[5]

Biography

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8] Millennia later, in 842 CE, Týr was successfully reincarnated as Sigurd Styrbjornson.[4]

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.[9]

Around 2016, Grace Collins warned Owen Meyers over approaching the dog archetype within their shared Animus session at the Aerie, as she was familiar with the legends of Týr.[10]

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.[6]

Gallery

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.[11]

Appearances

References

  1. Assassin's Creed: Initiates – Timeline
  2. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateHopton's
  3. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaA Brother's Keeper
  4. 4.0 4.1 Assassin's Creed: ValhallaOf All That Has Passed...
  5. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaBreaking the Order
  6. 6.0 6.1 Assassin's Creed: ValhallaDatabase: Tyr
  7. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaBinding Fate
  8. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaAnimus Anomalies: AA_Complete
  9. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  10. Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants – Fate of the Gods [citation needed]
  11. Twitter.png Gudmundur Thorvaldss (@GThorvaldsson) on Twitter "youtu.be/WaOKSUlf4TM Thats me as Sigurd with the brilliant @Magnus__Bruun @CarloRota. Thank you @Ubisoft @DarbyMcDevitt and the reat [sic] of the amazing team." (screenshot)

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