Tyr was the precursor to Odin, Tyr had to make way for Odin, Tyr by then was considered to be Odins son. Tyr inspires courage and heroism in battle. Tyr has only a left hand as the wolf Fenrir bit off his right hand. Tyr uses a spear, which is the symbol of justice. In the final battle the hound Garm (the guardian of Hell) will kill Tyr but Garm will be killed in the process.