Why is the Goat Used as an Image of Satan?

Dear Reader,

A common story given as to why the goat is often used as an image of Satan is because of the ancient story  of the scapegoat, that is, Satanists, beginning in about the 19th century with Eliphas Levi, adopted the image of the goat for Satan in order to claim Satan as a scapegoat for evil when, in fact, the devil was, as Lucifer-Prometheus and the serpent of the gnostic myths, merely trying to help humankind.

While it is true that the baphomet figure as we know it does have its origins in Eliphas Levi, the use of the goat figure is ancient.

The satyr, a half man-half goat figure, was depicted in often very crude anatomically detailed manner on Greek vases as well as some Roman mosaics as well as a variety of myths. He is always associated with sexual degeneracy, and, very interestingly, degenerate music.

Is there a connection with Orphism here?

I would be willing to say yes.

The satyr figure was associated not with fertility per se, but with bestiality, rape, orgies, and other transgressive and degenerate forms of sex. What is further interesting is that in the stories of satyr rapes, like the story of rapes by gods such as Zeus, Poseidon, and Apollo, there is usual a bestial metamorphosis of some kind involved as well as a narrative of the loss of innocence of a young girl or nymph in a garden or other rustic settings.

The goat as animal thus became associated with sodomy, bestiality, as well as with magic rituals associated with these acts.

Thus we left with a few interesting points.

  1. The satyr and goat have traditionally been associated with transgressive sexual activities; thus, Eliphas Levi’s use of the goat as the hermaphroditic baphomet is an old trope. Satan as the adversary or tempted is defined by his desire to break the natural law and rebel against God’s order. Thus transgressive sex has a Satanic mystical element to it.
  2. Secondly, although St. Augustine dismissed the idea outright that Eve had sexual relations with the serpent in the Garden of Eden, could all of the stories of bestial rape of a virgin by a god in classical mythology be perverted tales of the fall of Eve?
  3. Were the bestial occult sex rituals performed in the Mediterranean reenactments of this seduction of eve by the Serpent?
  4. Is every transgressive sexual act a participation in this ur satanic ritual?
  5. Is this is what is going on at a black mass in which degenerate sex activity is being performed?
  6. Is this a clue to uncovering the human trafficking epidemic, the abuse of children in the Church, and even the Weinstein Hollywood stories of rape?

4 thoughts on “Why is the Goat Used as an Image of Satan?

  1. Yes I think you’re on to something here. Everything has a spiritual dimension. Even if the men don’t understand what it means, the demons do. The gift of spiritual knowledge or perception allows one to see these things clearly.

  2. Took thinking about Michael Jackson’s “never never land” (which was supposedly an idyllic place for children) to make me realize what Peter Pan was all about. Pan as the pied piper Goat/Satyr. Children left home w/a dog (nana) to care for them, drugged (teaches them how to fly by sprinkling fairy dust on them). Then they fly off to never never land (does never never sound like a good place) where boys become “lost boys” and fairy tink tries to get these boys to kill wendy (real woman – but no 1 woman is okay – got to have a mother). Peter Pan is supposedly good, but by end he defeats Captain Hook (a hook for a fist) only to become him.

    Also look at Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens published 1906. Go to the last page and see the tombstones of children/babies: “But you must not think that, because somewhere among the trees the little house is twinkling, it is a safe thing to remain in the Gardens after Lock-out time. If the bad ones among the fairies happen to be out that night they will certainly mischief you, and even though they are not, you may perish of cold and dark before Peter Pan comes round. He has been too late several times, and when he sees he is too late he runs back to the Thrush’s Nest for his paddle, of which Maimie had told him the true use, and he digs a grave for the child and erects a little tombstone, and carves the poor thing’s initials on it. He does this at once because he thinks it is what real {!} boys would do, and you must have noticed the little stones, and that there are always two together. He puts them in twos because they seem less lonely. I think that quite the most touching sight in the Gardens is the two tombstones of Walter Stephen Matthews and Phoebe Phelps. They stand together at the spot where the parish of Westminster St. Mary’s is said to meet the Parish of Paddington. Here Peter found the two babes, who had fallen unnoticed from their perambulators, Phoebe aged thirteen months and Walter probably still younger, for Peter seems to have felt a delicacy about putting any age on his stone. They lie side by side, and the simple inscriptions read

    Grave inscriptions (go to the link to see tombstones-one dated 1841)
    David sometimes places white flowers on these two innocent graves.But how strange for parents, when they hurry into the Gardens at the opening of the gates looking for their lost one, to find the sweetest little tombstone instead. I do hope that Peter is not too ready with his spade.{!} It is all rather sad. {!}
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26998/26998-h/26998-h.htm

    Fairies steal the real baby Christ and substitute the anti-christ.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling

    Are fairies fallen angels/demons? Peter Pan is a man corrupted by demons. The satyr half man / half goat.
    https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-biggest-reasons-why-fairies-are-evil-510180209

      1. Fairy wand like Aaron’s rod/Shepherd’s Crozier.

        Also in the tv play all the children are asked to clap that they believe in fairies so that tinkerbell doesn’t die.

        Notice how PeterPan is always played by a woman or the truth about this story would be too obvious.

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