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Tyr 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, it was said that he sacrificed his arm to help Odin conquer and bind Fenrir.


In addition to being known as Týr or Tyr, he was also called Tíw by the Anglo-Saxon pagans along with the title of justice-bringer.[1] Through the ages, he was also referred to as Mars by the Romans.[2]


Formerly the Æsirian War Lord, Tyr lost this position when Odin defeated him in a battle of martial skills. Fairly conceding defeat, Tyr accepted his new role as a loyal lieutenant to Odin. The All-Father rewarded his trust with making Tyr his confidant and chief lawgiver.[3]

As the Great Catastrophe approached, Tyr and the other eight Norse Isu uploaded their DNA data into Yggdrasil to be later redistributed into the human gene pool.[4] Millennia later in 842 CE, Tyr was successfully reincarnated as Sigurd Styrbjornson.[5]

Legacy and influence

Tyr 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.[6]

Familiar with the legends of Tyr, Grace Collins warned Owen Meyers over approaching the Dog archetype within their shared Animus session at the Aerie around 2016.[7]

Personality and characteristics

While Tyr 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.[3]


Behind the scenes

Tyr 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 Tyr's human reincarnation of Sigurd.[8]



  1. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaBreaking the Order
  2. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaOf All That Has Passed...
  3. 3.0 3.1 Assassin's Creed: ValhallaDatabase: Tyr
  4. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaLayla Hassan's personal files: "Videos: AA_Complete"
  5. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaOf All That Has Passed...
  6. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  7. Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants – Fate of the Gods [citation needed]
  8. Twitter.png Gudmundur Thorvaldss (@GThorvaldsson) on Twitter " Thats me as Sigurd with the brilliant @Magnus__Bruun @CarloRota. Thank you @Ubisoft @DarbyMcDevitt and the reat [sic] of the amazing team." (screenshot)