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Tyr the Norse god by humon Tyr the Norse god by humon

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Tyr isn't one of the most well known gods outside of the North, neither is he my fave, but I alway like him.


EDIT: People seem to misunderstand me. Tyr is well known now in Sweden and Norway, but back before the stories were written down almost no traces have been found of him in those countries, while plenty of places and things are named after him in Denmark. Ullr is now almost forgotten because his stories weren't written down, but a lot of things and places are named after him in Sweden an Norway, so he was obviously important, while nothing is named after him in Denmark. 

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DWestmoore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Awesome!
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Engill16 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
He's my all-time favourite god. ^_^ <3 I'm loving this!
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Obeliskgirljohanny Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Was tyr really really both a god and a legend?? :?
I'm confused...
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FluffyCockatrice Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gods are basically legends.
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ranchboy1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Didn't the norse dwarves also build Tyr a hand out of silver?
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ProfessorMythology Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Loki seems to piss a lot of people off :)
I love this btw!
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IsaacLangan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tyr is actually my favourite of all the Norse gods.
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MagpiePrince Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm loving this, learning mythologies and stuffs
but lol loki looks like shit, my daughter's gonna kill me for this
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DariusSummuns Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Could you recommend any books on norse mythology?
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luca0483 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this is like a half year old, but i would like to point out that there is something named after Tyr in denmark. The lake "Tissø" is said to originally have been called "Tyrs sø" or in english "Tyr's lake".
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DesertRose74 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Loki you slut XD
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hvk Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, I'm loving these mythological bits from you! :D Relevant beccause I enjoy devising stories with the Norse gods.
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AsaPancake Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I just realized that Loki is now blonde here...Well then. 
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Xue-Yun Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
The way you drew him reminds me of the guy from the Die Hard movies
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Zero-Box Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
me, and my friends from venezuela -contry, in rigth side of colombia, south america- will LOVE to learn more abouth these gods... and the way you bring them... its so practic, even our little borthers can understands the historioes with thes kind of drawn, if there are more "meet the god" in the future, we will be very happy

have a beautiful day, and if you see any misspell... i am so sorry, my english lacks some times-
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Silverkittykat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
My dog is named after this god. It was really funny when we put in a price to adopt him, my parents told me of how Tyr lost his hand to Fenrir, but the first thing I thought was that some dog bit my puppy's paw off after we left the shelter. I now clearly understand the story, though, and that confusion is now gone.
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Asderuki Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ha! So from norse mitology Dungeons and Dragons got their Tyr. He also don't have one hand and is of justice and war... heh good to know.
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EuphoriaStatement Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
You've made me love Tyr, and I really don't like  him.
Thanks for clarifying the story.
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Aww I don't underappreciate you tyr you're one of my favourites ^^
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Screenfox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh shit.   Tyr just found a spot in my developing story and in my heart. 
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Safiro15 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
his story is very interesting indeed =)
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oOstormysoulOo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I feel proud that I'm an American and knew about Tyr previously!
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Dbldude Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Me too! Hoo-rah!
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Tuulensisko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014

For a fair while he was my favourite of the Norse Pantheon. (Nowadays it's Loki... I know, me and everybody else.) Although it miiiiight have had something to do with the fact that I liked the Faroese band named after him. But I liked the hand-eating story a lot... plus I kinda have a thing for... oh god, there's no way to say this and not sound like a horrible person. No, I won't even say it. I'm a creep, okay? Battle wounds are just cool... I know they're not really if you actually have them but in //stories//, right?


I'm surprised he wasn't well known in Sweden or Norway back in the day.

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S0ngSparr0w Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Tuesday! (Tyrsday)
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Nonsens Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GO TYR! *woop woop*
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Lauffeuer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who is your favourite, then? :)

I love your portrayal of the norse gods so much, I researched a lot about these tales when I was in my teens. Odin's smile made me laugh out loud!
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LDboy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks and sounds cooler than the other Norse gods I know of, and that's not much.
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merle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Tyr is pretty darn cool. One of the best "paladin" gods to import into fantasy settings.
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Kenmdrt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Tyr and Fenrir was actually one of the few Norse god stories I read as a kid that stuck with me.
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FuzzyNecromancer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Wait, why does Hel keep her half-sister as a pet?
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for-a-free-vinnland Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
my family is named after tyr, actually >>
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GrenadierJorinde Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Oh my god, for a second, he was the spitting image of the actor from TAJ.
Tell me you have heard of The Almighty Johnsons?
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Knowledger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I like the modern imagery in this comic. Ms Humon, I think this could be a neat project idea for you: The Norse Gods as they are in the modern, global world.
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AugustusImperator Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always had the greatest respect for Tyr.  A god unafraid and willing to do what must be done, even when it comes at a terrible cost.  I'm curious though, you say you like him, but he is not your favorite Humon.  Who is your favorite then?  Also, is this part of a new series?  I'd love to see you do this with other figures of Norse Mythology.
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mhc4444 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
might be a bit out of context, but, the first picture here up at the top, my first thought was ''dang, i dont care what this post is about, but what i wouldn't pay for a yaoi with that character'' ~ 
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Zousha Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of all the Aesir, Tyr was always my favorite.  There's a reason he was incorporated into the Forgotten Realms setting...
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ChalithraDeVir Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
ullur, or Ullr is a different god, he's the son of Sif, Thor's wife according to the script we have in Iceland, anyways.
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I really don't like Tyr. He betrayed Fenrir for a self-fulfilling prophecy, and achieved nothing but giving Loki another good reason to cause Ragnarok. In some of the myths Fenrir even had his head pinned to the ground with a sword through his lower jaw, which is fucking torture for a crime he hadn't even committed yet.

Fuck Tyr.
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humon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
You can read whatever you want into the story, but all versions I've read of it simply says the gods put a magic chain on Fenrir. Never read anything about a sword.
There are meany ways to look at it. As much as I loved wolves when I was younger I always thought Fenrir was kind of stupid. He knew the gods were trying to chain him but he thought it was funny to show them how strong he was by breaking the chains. Then they show up with an impossibly thin chain and he suspects that it's magic yet he let them put it on him anyway. And not because he trusted them at all, otherwise he wouldn't have asked someone to put a hand in his mouth. He could just have run away. The Norse gods weren't all knowing and plenty of monsters roamed the various worlds without the gods being able to find or kill them.
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MaiaTheOne Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Tyr is so bad ass XD
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BellaSylph Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tyr's story sounds almost like a Hercules' story, almost as strong as a god but not quite and therefore always going the extra mile to prove himself; if not to them but himself. not sure about the wife thing but, who knows. sometimes they may test the women to see if they're worthy enough.
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fainting-goat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My first thought on reading this: 'doesn't Loki claim to have slept with almost everyone's wife?'
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL yes

Loki likes making trouble. And some of the Norse gods were dumb enough to get angry even if they didn't have wives :p
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fainting-goat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I imagine all Loki had to do was open his mouth and people would get angry, just from force of habit.
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah.

. . . poor Loki. He needed to find a pantheon with a sense of humor. And less prejudice.
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CakeFriendThrine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I remember hearing about him once or twice, but he hasn't been mentioned often. 
I'm a Dane btw. 
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JOHN91043353 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I'm from a villige in Sweden called Tyringe, but that's in Skåne, so yeah, Denmark back in the Viking days. 
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PandaTeddyClaws Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've got the saddest image of Tyr caring for Fenir for years and the two become really good friends but  then when Fenir is chained up he thinks Tyr has betrayed him and bites off his hand in sadness and rage. Probably not how the story went at all but it seems like a really sad tale to me. 
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Tyr did betray him. And it was sad--sad and counterproductive, because it was a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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