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The grandmother of the Teutonic deity Tyr was a fierce giantess with nine hundred heads; his father was an enemy of the gods.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
It has become proverbial to say of a man who surpasses all others in valour that he is Tyr-strong, or valiant as Tyr.
He is the most fearful monster of all, and attacks Tyr, and they kill each other.
As to the wolf, Fenris, the gods let him grow up among themselves, Tyr being the only one of them who dare give him his food.
Then Tyr stepped forward and bravely put his right hand in the monster's mouth.