Theory The Havamal like any spiritual text exists within the context of it's own time period

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It was a bunch of sexually celibate Christian monks that wrote it and while there is some truths or factual information within it from a period of pre-Christian times there is also much Christian influence in the works twisting things to a Christian perspective along with in some instances making a satirical mockery of Scandinavian paganism itself very intentionally.

You're seeing Scandinavian paganism through the lens of its Christian conquerors or usurpers, written propaganda by the victor who then gets to rewrite history to their own likings, preferences, and interpretations.
 
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It was a bunch of sexually celibate Christian monks that wrote it and while there is some truths or factual information within it from a period of pre-Christian times there is also much Christian influence in the works twisting things to a Christian perspective along with in some instances making a satirical mockery of Scandinavian paganism itself very intentionally.

You're seeing Scandinavian paganism through the lens of its Christian conquerors or usurpers, written propaganda by the victor who then gets to rewrite history to their own likings, preferences, and interpretations.

You can trace it back to the Indo-European and Vedic roots.



Though what I would do is base on something like Shintoism which an example of a native religion that Christianity didn't duff in so it's still around..

'The essence of Shinto is the Japanese devotion to invisible spiritual beings and powers called kami, to shrines, and to various rituals. Shinto is a very local religion, in which devotees are likely to be concerned with their local shrine rather than the religion as a whole.'

Instead of kami you would the 'wights' and and you would set up local shrines to hold their sacred essences.



That guy in the video was essentially a Christian who's replacing Jesus with Norse gods which isn't quite right, I agree with you there.
 
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You can trace it back to the Indo-European and Vedic roots.



Though what I would do is base on something like Shintoism which an example of a native religion that Christianity didn't duff in so it's still around..

'The essence of Shinto is the Japanese devotion to invisible spiritual beings and powers called kami, to shrines, and to various rituals. Shinto is a very local religion, in which devotees are likely to be concerned with their local shrine rather than the religion as a whole.'

Instead of kami you would the 'wights' and and you would set up local shrines to hold their sacred essences.

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That guy in the video was essentially a Christian who's replacing Jesus with Norse gods which isn't quite right, I agree with you there.
Yeah, the basic tenets of pagan polytheism or even shamanism is universal the world over, the only thing that is different is the names and mythologies.