Liam Waters

Timothy Liam Waters received his BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic from the University of Cambridge in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, Liam focused primarily on Old Norse literature and language, Old English, and Scandinavian history of the Viking Age. Under the supervision of Dr. Judy Quinn, he analyzed the eddic poem Hávamal and various instances of dragon slaying in Old Norse literature to detect literary representations of initiation rituals.

At UC Berkeley, Liam’s primary interests include Scandinavian pre-Christian religion, literary/oral transmission of the sagas, and mythic material in eddic poetry and the fornaldarsögur.