Tiw is the god of honorable war, the son of Odin and Frigga, the earth mother.
They had shamed the flesh, and blackened the face of the good earth mother.
Man in his simplicity has called the sun father and the earth mother.
Behind that hated armor he saw forms never again to be met on earth—mother, father, sister, brother.
And he may call on the earth mother to bear witness to his words, for she may, should he speak falsely, relieve herself of him.
Ceres, the earth mother, has been driving north and south, east and west.
As it lay so glutenous, the earth mother was also quickened to show sympathy.
Thus kept he his word to the earth mother, and gave her light, that she might see.