Hi, I’m Erik, aka Dawnpiper.
I’m still not sure I have the temperament to be a blogger, but recently I’ve been thinking that I have more to say than I initially thought I did; I’m not sure why I never really took off with the Dawnpiper LJ site – I think maybe it lacks focus. On this blog I hope/intend to be more focused on matters religious, with some room for occasional digression (such as this introductory post ;) ).
For those who didn’t get it instantly, the name of this blog is an Eddie Izzard reference – Izzard is a brilliant British comedian (and advocate of “total clothing freedom”) who has described himself as an “executive transvestite”, to differentiate himself from the “f***ing weirdo transvestites”. My purpose in using this title is basically the same – there is a lot of what I bluntly consider to be nonsense published in the name of paganism, and I want to be among the reasonable and ecumenical voices balancing the worst of that.
I hope that this blog will become a place where people of all faiths can come to find good resources for and about pagan religions, and discuss the issues that are important to me… ;) …but right now it’s late, so I’ll sign off with my first resource – the ever-invaluable Theoi.com. This site is the brainchild of classicist Aaron Atsma, and is rapidly developing into the first place to go on the Web for solid, reliable information about any aspect of Classical mythology and religion, with a heavy emphasis on original source material, both written and visual.