I've spoken about the Tiw-Tyr rune and my belief that this rune represents the Sacred Mountain before. In my own view the rune is symbolic of the mountain and the path or ascent to the top. The Sacred Mountain is represented in many Aryan cultures and myths - mount Kailash, mount Meru, the Ben Mor Assynt peaks etc. The Mountain itself is also symbolic of Thule.
The god Tyr, also called Tiw or Ziu is a far older god than those of the Aesir. Tyr is nowadays seen as a son of Odin, but he is far older, hailing from a distant past and later incorporated into Odinist religion.
He compares to the Greek god Zeus as Ziu = Zeus, himself a thunder god who resides on mount Olympus. There is a medieval rune binding called Ziu which symbolises a lightning bolt coming from the mountain top.
Tyr is often translated as 'God', but the English Tiw translates as 'two' and this corresponds with the German word Zwei and the German name for Tyr - Ziu.
Tyr's symbol is the World Pillar - which is the Irminsul, but also the Sacred Mountain. I've come to the conclusion that there are three symbols which all have overlapping, yet different and separate meanings - the Irminsul, the Sacred mountain and the Yggdrasil.
If Tiw means two, then what does this mean? It could be possible that he represented 'twin mountains' or 'twin pillars'. Sacred mountains like Ben Mor Assynt have twin peaks. Legends say that the Aesir gods descended to Midgard via this mountain, that this mountain is the place where the Rainbow Bridge reaches the Earth. Assynt is also spelt A Saint, a name which we associate with christianity, but may have a far older and heathen origin? There are many ancient carvings of Twin World Pillars and mountains, as pictured below.
These pillars are said to represent the pillars of Hercules, with the sacred mountain Olympus rising from them.
From the Sagas, we know that Tyr sacrificed one hand to the wolf Fenris. This myth may be connected to a shift in the Earth's axis, a cycle which occurs every 40,000 years. This would have moved the ice caps and also caused mass flooding and the sinking of Thule. We know that the landmass called Doggerland sank due to a huge flood. Archaeologist's are still finding objects under the North Sea which indicate this area may have been well populated. The area would have linked what is now England with continental Europe, thus we can see how Germanic and Proto Germanic folk could have migrated to Britain long before the so-called Anglo-Saxon invasions.
If we remove one of the arms from the Tyr rune - we see that the rune becomes the Lagu rune - the rune of water (Lagu means lake, and is the root of the word lagoon). The Lagu/Laguz rune is the Great Flood.
The weight of the ice which covered Europe during the Ice-Age caused northern Europe to 'sink'. Now it is known that the land mass of Scandinavia is in fact rising, the process called Post-glacial rebound. Every year the Nordic countries raise several inches when measured against sea levels. Thule is literally rising again!