Definitions

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  • proper n. An imagined pagan deity (i.e., a product of Christian folklore concerning pagans), revived in the 19th century as a figure of occultism and Satanism.

Etymologies

From medieval Latin Baphometh, baffometi, from Occitan Bafometz. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Templar heresy was that of the Johannites, the head in question might possibly represent that of John the Baptist, which would accord with the theory that the word Baphomet was derived from Greek words signifying baptism of wisdom.

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • The etymology of the word Baphomet is difficult to discover; Raynouard says it originated with two witnesses heard at Carcassonne who spoke of

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • BAPHOMET: A NOTE ON THE NAME From: Order of Nine Angles, Wales The name Baphomet is regarded by traditional Satanists as meaning

    The Watcher: The New Zealand Voice of the Left Hand Path #7

  • It was said that they worshiped an idol called Baphomet, in the shape of a disembodied head.

    The Sion Revelation

  • As several commentators have pointed out51, the charge that the knights worshipped a several head—which was believed to be called Baphomet—has resonances with the Grail romances, in which, as we have seen, severed heads figure largely.

    The Templar Revelation

  • We read of their having worshipped a cat, or indulging in homosexual orgies as part of their knightly duties, or venerating a demon known as Baphomet and/or a severed head.

    The Templar Revelation

  • It is absurd to suppose that men of intellect adored a monstrous idol called Baphomet, or recognized Mahomet as an inspired prophet.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • What I find specially funny is that "Baphomet" is originally a corruption of "Muhammad."

    ... And Granny Makes It Three!

  • Baphomet became to be regarded as the Bride of Satan - and it was from this time that both 'Baphomet' and 'Satan', as names for the the female and male aspect of the dark side came into use (at least in the secret sinister tradition).

    The Watcher: The New Zealand Voice of the Left Hand Path #7

  • I should add that Leo Taxil in one of the illustrations represents a lodge of the Templar-Mistress Rite, wherein the altar is over-shadowed by a Baphomet which is a reduction in facsimile of the frontispiece to

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

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