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  • Jophiel JagGY
    Sep 1, 2005
      I don't know why I am doing this only that i have to do it
      If this is what you need I am thankful and grateful to be of service


      15 COURAGE TIWAZ (Honour, Justice, Victory, Conquest)


      Courage is faith in action. Drawing this Rune indicates that you are being asked to recognise and honour the courage and strength of your own spirit. As you do, you will grow in the understanding necessary to continue travelling the road you have chosen, and to face with wisdom whatever challenges life brings.


      Anyone who has been sorely tested – suffered through the death of a loved one, been critically ill, recovered from an addiction or broken the silenced of spousal abuse – knows well the courage it takes to heal. The insight from these transforming experiences gives us hope and teaches us that the reward for courage is wisdom.


      If it is the past that troubles you, know that the past is often healed by a courageous heart and mind.


      Are you being asked to make a leap of faith into an uncertain future? If so, consider the circle of the runes, where courage lies between Acceptance and prayer. This the Oracle is saying; If you react to the present situation with panic or denial, there is no place for courage is take hold. If the challenge confronting you feels overwhelming, think upon those who have faced great adversity with grace and pray for their example to inspire you.


      Time and time again, the true test of courage is to live rather than to die, to survive the period of crisis and complete your healing. Take comfort also from this: There is intimacy with the Divine arising from the small brave acts that help us through each day.


      For some receiving this Rune may be a reminder to Reach out and ask for help.


      Taking the risk of reaching out is one and ask for help. Taking the risk of reaching out is one of those brave acts of daily courage.


      For others, the rune of courage announces that the cycle of sorrow and pain has finally come to an end. Be at peace with your healing. You have walked the path of true courage; now it is time to go out in the world and live the life you were born to live




      TEIWAZ : Tyr


      Phonetic equivalent: t



      Duty, discipline, responsibility, self-sacrifice, conflict, strength, a wound, physicality, the warrior path



      Protection, victory, strength, strengthening the will, healing a wound




      Teiwaz, , represents a voluntary sacrifice, made by someone who understands exactly what they are giving up and why.


      Tyr's sacrifice of his hand to allow the binding of the Fenris Wolf was a noble one, and notable in a pantheon of deities not known for their sense of duty and ethical responsibility.  He is believed to be one of the oldest of the Norse Gods - a Bronze-age rock carving was found in Scandinavia depicting a one-handed warrior  - and his position may well have originally superseded Odin.  Tyr's rune is also one of the oldest in the fuþark, having survived virtually unchanged from the earliest Bronze-age carvings.  It represents all those qualities associated with the God: strength, heroism, duty and responsibility.  But it also represents a deeper mystery - that of the wounded God.  Like þurisaz, the pain of teiwaz focuses the attention and forces discipline.  However, in this case the effect is more conscious and the wound carries a greater significance.  Uruz has been confronted and bound, and the lessons of teiwaz and hagalaz have been learned.  This is the path of the warrior.