New Baphomet Necklace Bronze
Pendant Size:2.8cm Metal Type:Zinc Alloy Material:Glass Chain Type:Link Chain Length:50cm
Baphomet Necklace meaning
In 1854, occultist and magician Eliphas Levi sketched Baphomet as a winged man with the head of a black goat. He wrote that it was an amalgamation of the supposed Templar idol, plus "the infernal goat" found in depictions of witches' sabbats, the ancient Egyptian "phallic goat" god Banebdjedet, and the Devil tarot card.
In his writings, Levi described his drawing as "the nightmare," "the fantastic monster," and "that phantom of all terrors." His image of Baphomet (which would become the default) represented pure immorality, and it was inspired by base, unfeeling, and demanding deities.
And so, the "sabbatic goat" was born. Since Levi's original sketch, Anton Lavey adopted Baphomet as the sigil of the Church of Satan in 1966, and it has appeared on countless metalalbum covers. But, Baphomet isn't the lone source of inspiration for our goat-like depictions of Satan.