John Lindow
Professor emeritus of Scandinavian
Department of Scandinavian

Research Expertise and Interest

old Norse-Icelandic literature, Scandinavian folklore, Finno-Ugric folklore, Pre-Christian religion of the North, Scandinavian mythology


John Lindow's recent research interests include Old Norse-Icelandic literature, (mainly mythology and poetry), Scandinavian folklore, (mainly legends), and Finno-Ugric folklore. His current major treats pre-Christian religion of the North; other projects focus on various topics in Old Norse mythology and in folklore.

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