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12-14-2011 @ 11:16PM
He was important to early humans but less important than the iconography he inspired which is not the same as he is, necessarily.It's a matter of semiotics. The symbol of Tyr and the connotations relating to him has become more important than him in actuality. A good real world parallel would be Nazi usage of the swastika. Originating as an Indian symbol of Ganesh the Hindu elephant god of wisdom, it was co-opted by the Nazis based on a tangential connection to India and a half-understood concept of "Aryanism".
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