Adrian Poruciuc is professor emeritus of Germanic Studies at the Facultatea de Filologie, Universitatea “A. I. Cuza,” Iaşi, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1982. He has been a Fulbright visiting scholar of Indo-European and Paleo-Balkan Studies in the Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago. Dr. Poruciuc is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of language, Indo-European and Thracian studies and folklore, including a study in archaeomythology: Prehistoric Roots of Romanian and Southeast European Traditions (2010). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Archaeomythology.