After reading so much Egil’s Saga I’d like to submit this headcanon to the Hetalia fandom:
Sometimes during meetings the Nordics will spontaneously compose poetry. If it’s a Nordic meeting, the other Nordics(or at least Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark I’m not sure about Finland) will listen very seriously and afterwards they will reward whoever came up with the poem with cookies or pens or whatever they have around(cause nobody carries around gold anymore). If it’s during a world meeting the other Nordics are still super serious about it, England might be begrudgingly appreciative or annoyed cause he thinks his poetry is better (depends on which of the Nordics is speaking), maybe Japan would try to respond with a haiku, everyone else is just bewildered cause I thought those guys were vikings why are they composing poetry how long have they been doing that why are they asking me for a cookie now???