Tiwaz Rune Meaning

Tiwaz Rune Meaning

Tiwaz Rune Meaning

Tiwaz Rune Meaning

Pronounced: “TEA-waz”

The Tiwaz Rune is also known as Tir, Tiw, Tyr

Tiwaz Rune Meaning

The Tiwaz rune meaning is associated with the sky god Tyr. When we observe the physical structure of the rune we can see that it is constructed of an erect pillar with a balanced spear-point. This is indicative of movement towards a single direction (An Upward Direction). Interesting to note, Tyr sacrificed his hand to maintain the cosmic order and prevent the chaos wolf Fenrir from being free. Tyr sacrificed his right hand, and if we remove the right side of the spear point we end up with the Laguz rune, which is also in this Aett. Laguz is the only “negative” rune in this set.

Tiwaz then is a rune of justice, harmony, and of the warrior. Its point represents the center in which all things revolve. Some authors have already noted that this direction is the North Star in which all stellar movement revolves. Tiwaz is also a rune of honor, which is representative of Tyr’s sacrifice.

Tiwaz Rune Poems


Tiw is a guiding star; well does it keep faith with princes;
it is ever on its course over the mists of night and never fails.

Old Norse

Tyr is a one-handed god;
often has the smith to blow.

Icelandic Rune Poem

God with one hand,
And leavings of the wolf,
And prince of temples.

Tiwaz Rune Meaning for Divination and Casting


Tiwaz Rune


Tyr – justice, success in legal matters, honor, leadership, and authority

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