Baphomet

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A 19th century image of a Sabbatic Goat created by Éliphas Lévi.

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From medieval Latin Baphometh, from Occitan Bafometz. Probably ultimately a corruption of Arabic مُحَمَّد (muḥammad, Muhammad) (compare Old Portuguese Mafomat), although other sources have been suggested.

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Baphomet

  1. A deity which medieval Christians mistakenly imagined that pagans, the Knights Templar and (sometimes) Muslims worshipped, and which figures into some modern occultist and Satanic religions.

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