I feel like I’m the only one offended by the fact that Norse religion is categorized under “myth” in most book stores.
I don’t see how Sköll and Hati trying to chase down and eat the sun and the moon is any less likely than Mr. Pillar legs over here.
At the time of the Viking Age, the term “hvítr” (white/pale) had a derogatory status. To label someone “hvítr” was to say that they were unmanly, effeminate, meek and cowardlike - similar or fully equal to the terms like ergi/ragr/argr (closely related to outright accusations of submissive homosexuality), which was among the worst accusations you could point to a man by that time.
When Christianity reached Scandinavia, Jesus was called “Hvítakristr” (i.e. White Christ). Apart from him wearing a white robe, I supposed there’s also a double meaning to this name. A supposedly “powerful wizard” nailed to a cross as some embarrassing helpless crybaby, would hardly impress anyone Norse, at least not back in the days - the good old days…