Baphomet
   Symbol of the satanic goat. Baphomet is portrayed as a half-human, half-goat figure, or a goat head. The origin of the name Baphomet is unclear. It may be a corruption of Mahomet or Muhammad. The English occult historian Montague Summers suggested it was a combination of two Greek words, baphe and metis, or “absorption of knowledge.” Baphomet has also been called the Goat of Mendes, the Black Goat, and the Judas Goat.
   In the Middle Ages, Baphomet was believed to be an idol, represented by a human skull, a stuffed human head, or a metal or wooden human head with curly black hair. The idol was said to be worshipped by the Order of the Knights Templar as their source of fertility and wealth. The best-known representation of Baphomet is a drawing by the 19th-century French magician Eliphas Levi, called The Baphomet of Mendes. Levi combined elements of the Tarot Devil card and the he-goat worshipped in antiquity in Mendes, Egypt, which was said to fornicate with its women followers—as the church claimed the DEVIL did with witches.
   The Church of Satan, founded in 1966 in San Francisco, adopted a rendition of Baphomet to symbolize SATANISM. The symbol is a goat’s head drawn within an inverted pentacle, enclosed in a double circle. In the outer circle, Hebraic figures at each point in the pentagram spell out LEVIATHAN, a huge water serpent DEMON associated with the Devil.

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  • Baphomet — /bafˈō met/ noun A mysterious idol the Templars were accused of worshipping ORIGIN: For Mahomet • • • baphometˈic adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baphomet — Baph o*met, n. [A corruption of Mahomet or Mohammed, the Arabian prophet: cf. Pr. Bafomet, OSp. Mafomat, OPg. Mafameda.] An idol or symbolical figure which the Templars were accused of using in their mysterious rites. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baphŏmet — Baphŏmet, im Volksmunde Name des Idols der Tempelherren od. des Sinnbilds der denselben schuldgegebenen, vom Christenthume abweichenden religiösen Woltansicht u. moralischen Lebensweise. Ursprung u. Bedeutung des Wortes ist ebenso unbekannt, als… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Baphŏmet — Baphŏmet, angebliches Symbol der Tempelherren (s. d.), das diese nach der Angabe ihrer Gegner angebetet oder bei der Aufnahme geküßt haben sollen. Nach der gewöhnlichen Annahme war es ein Menschenkopf aus edlem Metall, das Idol des Untergottes,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Baphomet — Baphŏmet (Baffometi), Symbol der Tempelherren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Baphomet — Baphomet, unbekanntes Symbol der Tempelherren, nach einigen aus Mahomed entstellt; nach Hammer ist das Symbol aus Stein oder Erz, weiblich mit bärtigem Kopfe, mit Schlangen umwunden, die gnostische Wiedertaufe bedeutend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Baphomet — (también Bafomet, Bafometo o Baffometo) Símbolo utilizado por las huestedes de los Caballeros de la Orden del Temple. El origen de esta leyenda y su relación con los templarios es, con todo, oscuro e incierto, pero se conoce que su uso fue dado… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Baphomet — For other uses, see Baphomet (disambiguation). The 19th century image of a Sabbatic Goat, created by Eliphas Lévi. The arms bear the Latin words SOLVE (dissolve) and COAGULA (congeal). Baphomet (English pronunciation: /ˈbæfɵmɛt/, from …   Wikipedia

  • Baphomet — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Baphomet (homonymie). Représentation de Baphomet, 1854. Baphomet est le nom donné par certains occultistes du X …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Baphomet — Mit dem Namen Baphomet wurde in südfranzösischen Protokollen des Templerprozesses eine angeblich von den Tempelrittern verehrte Götzenfigur bezeichnet. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Baphomet und die Templer 2 Etymologie 3 Eliphas Lévis Baphomet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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