Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Tyr, tar, tur, animal[Tier], etc.[Tyr, the sun-and sword-god; Tiu, Zio, Ziu, Zeus; "tar"-=to generate, to turn, to conceal; thus Tarnkappe[cap of concealment], etc.
A twelfth I have: if on a tree there hangs
a man throttled up on high;
then I write some runes
and the man climbs down and talks to me.
The reborn Wuotan, i.e., the renewed Wuotan who has climbed down from the world-tree after his self-sacrifice, as well as the renewed "fanisk"[phoenix], which flies up out of the ashes, is personified in the young sun-and sword-god Tyr.
According to the rule of mysticism, every magical belief moves parallel to mythology, in that the mythic pattern is adopted in analogies to human-earthly processes, in order to reach results similar to those given in the myths.
While esotericism on the basis of the well-known bifidic-biune dyad recognises the mystic One in the mystic Many-and therein it sees the fate of All and hence of every individual-in eternal change from passing away to rebirth. As Wuotan returned after his self-sacrifice-which is to be understood not merely as his death, but rather as his whole life-in a renewed body, so also does every single person return after every life in human form with a renewed body through a rebirth-which is equally a self-sacrifice.
For this reason, "tar" means to generate, to live, and to pass away-and therefore Tyr is the reborn young sun. So too is the twelfth rune at the same time a "victory-rune", and hence it is carved into sword blades and speaheads as a sign to give victory. It shall be said: "Fear not death-it cannot kill you!"