This is a work in progress, I will return to finish it soon but it has taken far too long already and it is good enough for the moment. Name, Pronunciation, & Meaning: Tiw, pronounced /tiːw/ (IPA), carries a meaning of “god”. Tiw comes to Old English by way of the Proto-Germanic *Tīwaz which comes […]Tiw
Hrēðe, Tīw, and encountering almost-forgotten Gods.
Sometimes this is how I feel in prayer and meditation, waiting for the Gods to place the next delicately-balanced stone. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash I have written here before about my calendar of monthly observances for seasonally appropriate Gods. In this scheme, March corresponds to Hrēþ-mōnaþ, the month of the mysterious Goddess Hrēðe, […]Hrēðe, Tīw, and encountering almost-forgotten Gods.
Tīw- the Anglo-Saxon Sky Father, God of Justice and War
Tīw was obviously an important god to the Anglo-Saxons. They named a day of the week after him, and several places in England were named after him. Tacitus lists him as one of the three most important gods (along with Wōden and Thunor) to the Germanic tribes that would later become the Anglo-Saxons. So it […]Tīw- the Anglo-Saxon Sky Father, God of Justice and War