Tiwaz: The Warrior’s Rune GemShoppy March 27, 2015 Symbols Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. Honor, justice, leadership and authority are commonly associated with Tiwaz. The rune lets you know where your true strengths lie and points to a willingness to self-sacrifice. It predicts victory and success in competition, or in a legal matter in which the subject is involved. Tiwaz protects the material surroundings, brings victory, strengthens will and can help heal wounds. Tiwaz is named for the Norse god Tiw, after whom Tuesday is named. Tiw is the Norse equivalent of Zeus or Jupiter. He was the god of war and justice, fair law and regulation, and success through sacrifice. He was courageous, fearless, the master tactician and a consummate diplomat. He allowed a wolf to bite off his right hand in order to bind the wolf’s chaotic force and thus protects warriors (both physical & spiritual), the disabled and the left-handed. Tiwaz also represents determination and male sexuality. It symbolizes new challenges and initiations into new understandings. Tiwaz rune symbolises new challenges and initiations into new understandings. It represents voluntary sacrifice made by someone who understands exactly what they are giving up and why. Tiwaz is a positive rune, but it carries a stern message of responsibility, cost and loyalty. There is a need for courage now, as your victory is already assured if your heart remains true. Make use of all the skill and wisdom you have acquired so far. Protect your faith, as it will be challenged. But truth, honesty and justice will always win through. Ultimately, this is an extremely positive rune signifying victory in battle and success in competition. Direct action and powerful forward motion is indicated. Sound leadership is often characterized by selflessness. A good leader places his people and his clan before his own needs. Management and leadership skills are referenced positively here. From a spiritual perspective, Tiwaz represents a spiritual breakthrough that awakens new levels of understanding.