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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Tyr (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Valor of Tyr.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Tyr is a Mythic Age Norse minor god in Age of Mythology. He is the god of warfare and valor, and is available through the worship of any Norse major god.

Attributes[]

God power[]

  • FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter: Summon a pack of wolves to attack enemy Town Centers. No other God Power can be invoked during Fimbulwinter.

Technologies[]

  • Bravery Bravery: Huskarl +20% damage and do double damage against Buildings.
  • Berserkergang Berserkergang: Ulfsark +15% hit points and +10% hack damage.

Myth units[]

Technology tree[]

Tyr
Tyr
Age
MythicAge
God power
FimbulwinterIcon
Fimbulwinter
TempleAOMIcon
Temple
FenrisWolfBroodIcon
Fenris Wolf Brood
DockAOMIcon
Dock
JormundElverIcon
Jormund Elver
Longhouse icon
Longhouse
Berserkergang
Berserkergang
HillFort
Hill Fort
Bravery
Bravery

Strategy[]

Tyr improves infantry. Ulfsarks get increases to hit points and attack, making them more formidable in combat. As Ulfsarks already have high attack, Tyr makes them more deadly in combat. Huskarls receive an attack bonus against buildings. As Huskarls already have high pierce armor, the upgrade from Tyr allowing them to destroy defensive buildings easily.

His Myth Units are the Fenris Wolf Brood, which is relatively cheap and easily massed, and get stronger in groups, and the Jormund Elver, an aquatic serpent that shoots steam, dealing large amount of pierce damage, and is good for a support role.

Mythology[]

The son of Odin and Frigg, Tyr was the war god, renowned for strength and valor. Like Odin, he received sacrifices of hanged men. His story is bound to that of Fenrir, the wolf-son of Loki. Tyr was assigned the difficult task of feeding Fenrir, but Odin perceived that Fenrir was growing ever more powerful and dangerous. The gods chose to bind Fenrir underground, where he could do no harm. To convince him that a magic chain around his neck was harmless, Tyr had to place his right hand in the wolf's mouth. When Fenrir realized the chain was unbreakable, he bit off Tyr's hand. The loss of his hand reduced Tyr in the eyes of the other gods, who laughed at his pain. He was destined to fight the great hound Garm, watchdog at the gates of Hel, during Ragnarok. In this final confrontation, Garm was to leap at Tyr's throat and both would die in the struggle. The god Tyr was petitioned before battle and his rune was engraved on swords. Tyr may have been the chief god in early Norse pantheons, but his importance diminished as worship of Odin increased. The Anglo-Saxons called him Tiw and gave his name to the third day of their week, Tuesday.

Trivia[]

  • Tyr and Hephaestus are the only two minor gods that are available to more than two major gods.
  • The Retold artwork of Tyr features Fenrir biting his hand, as described in the mythology section.

Gallery[]

Gods in Age of Mythology
Civilization
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor/AoMR Sobek icon Sobek

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di

SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong

ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong

ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui

HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli

AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang

XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
Major gods have circular icons
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