Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Evil Goat

I've never quite understood why a goat's head is the symbol for Satan. I mean, Satan is always pictured as some creature with cloven hoofs and a goat head. Now, what's with the goat?? You would think that Satan would want to be associated with a powerful carnivorous animal, sort of like a lion. Or maybe a bear. The goat is just a silly grass chewing farm animal. Not exactly an alpha predator, or even that threatening.

The Bible had Satan as a serpent. Now that is maybe more believable. Most people are afraid of snakes. I'm not particuarly scared of them myself, but still, the poisonous ones do pack enough punch to kill you. What the fuck does a goat do that is so evil??

The goat head thing is called the Baphomet. According to the web,

Perhaps the best-known representation of Baphomet is the 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). Levi's Baphomet has a human trunk with rounded, female breasts, a caduceus in the midriff, human arms and hands, cloven feet, wings and a goat's head with a pentagram in the forehead and a torch on top of the skull between the horns. The attributes, Levi said, represented the sum total of the universe - intelligence, the four elements, divine revelation, sex and motherhood and sin and redemption. Hite and black crescent moons at the figure's side represent good and evil.

Hail Satan!!


Blogger Luciifer's Child said...

1 horns
2 looks evil
3 its not him its a mask

11:08 AM  

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