Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Tiwaz
Norse (Viking): Tiw, Tyr
Old English: Tir, Tyr
Other Names/Spellings: Teiws, Teiwaz, Tiwar, Ty, Tys

Pronunciation
Tee-wahz

English Letter Equivalent
T as in TOP.

Translation
The god Tiw (as in Tuesday).

Meaning
Tiw the god of battles and legislation. Protector of mariners. Courage, compassion.

Characteristics
Tactical genius, courage, bravery, dedication, daring. Protection on sea voyages. Negotiating and legislative ability.

Tiwaz is named for the Norse god Tiw, after whom Tuesday is named. Tiw is the Norse equivalent of Zeus or Jupiter. He was the god of war and justice, fair law and regulation, and success through sacrifice. He was couragous, fearless, the master tactician and a consummate diplomat. He allowed a wolf to bite off his right hand in order to bind the wolf’s chaotic force and thus protects warriors (both physical & spiritual), the disabled and the left-handed. Tiwaz also represents determination and male sexuality. It symbolizes new challenges and initiations into new understandings.

Personal Interpretation
There is a need for courage now, as your victory is already assured if your heart remains true. Make use of all the skill and wisdom you have acquired so far. Protect your faith, as it will be challenged. But truth, honesty and justice will always

Reverse
Naiveté, shyness. You must overcome a tendency to cowardice. Loss of concentration. Beware of left-handed people.

Converse
Uncover your hidden talents of leadership. One who appears a fool is in fact courageous.

Runic Number
17

Color
Bright Red

Element
Air

Polarity
Male

Associated gods
Tiw

Astrological Correspondence
Libra