Invocation of Tyr
Invocations of Tyr have primarily three purposes:
These in themselves are fine but limiting and show one aspect of the God form that is TYR, to these I would also like to add some other ideas for use (although these are also limiting).
- The god as divine mediator where more than one god form are used or worshipped.
- In rites of personal sacrifice, bodily adornment or scarification (where ritual is involved, even if this is only known to the operator).
- The God as Teacher or mentor in learning of a structured or intellectual nature and in the answering of questions of a specific nature where straight answers are sought.
- Rites of a nature where the aspirant seeks to raise their perceived position in life or affect the way others look upon or treat the operator (achieved outcome may require greater sacrifice than some may be willing to give).
- The God as divine physician/healer, particularly when there is a perceived or actual injustice that has caused or is the affliction (this is for the operator to decide and may form part of the petitioning of the god).
- The god may be invoked prior to the evocation of demons or spirits of a mischievous nature where an ordered mind and ritual may be called for and to help prevent obsession or possession of the operator.
It is advisable that in all possession workings the operator performs at least a banishing ritual i.e.
- All God form of the Hammer banishing. (see Nine Doors
of Midgard, E. Thorsson)
- The I.O.T. G.P.R.
The operator should begin by performing the stadgaldr for the Tiwaz rune. Intone the rune three times while holding the runic position for Tiwaz.
The operator should then perform the three invocatory passages below until the operator feels fully possessed by the god Tyr.
LITANY TO TYR
- Hail to thee great Tyr,
- King of kings, lord of lords,
- Giver of law, wielder of the measure,
- We ask you to fill this worthy body
- To possess and control this thy servant,
- for the great task of justice ahead,
- fill him with your might and courage,
- let this injustice end,
- strike down this wrong that fills our friends,
- let the judgement be made,
- let the might of your single arm prevail as right is won and justice done.
(Vibrate 3 times) T-I-W-A-Z (using stance)
- Tyr, we call upon you
- you who was called the irmin got
- you who was the waltant got
- you who are the star
- you who are the warder of heavens realms
- you who are the warder of man
- we call upon you on this fair day
- to live and breathe in this fair form
- for the time has come for you to act
- to free mankind, to free your kinsmen
- from the chains that bind
- and the ills that strike down the warriors bold
- be here now, your might prevail!
- Tiwaz! Tiwaz! Tiwaz!
- Tyr, God of war
- Tyr, Strong and noble Lord
- Tyr, wolfs bane
- Tyr, who lost his hand in sacrifice
- come, come now fill these bones
- move this body
- you who feared not the wolf
- you were the bravest of them all
- fill this mind with victory to come
- Tyr, ruler of the temple
- Tyr, God of justice
- Tyr, warlord God of truth
- call up your warriors, draw your mighty sword
- the time for battle is upon us
- come, come, strike true
- smite our enemies
- your kin call upon you.