TIWAZ (or Teiwaz), The Warrior's Rune. Runic Number: 17. Meaning: Tiw, the protector of warriors and mariners, the god of battles and legislation. Courage and compassion. Tiwaz is a warrior rune named after the god Tyr who is the Northern god of law and justice. Tiwaz will bring about a correct balancing of the scales so that you are assured a fair hearing and fair decision.