|“||The knights of Jerusalem were fools. They were not secretive, like me. And they were bathed in flames because of their lack of secrecy. Would you know of loss, mortal? Man grieves, then he moves on. Is that truly knowing loss? I know what loss truly is, but I do not mourn it. Mourning loss devalues the meaning of the word.||„|
Baphomet, known as the Sabbatic Goat, is a demonic entity, a king of demons, usually equated with Satan and an idol adopted by the Knights Templar from Islamic belief.
He has the power to control all human women, and is said to give witches their power, thus, famously known as a demon worshiped by witches. He also rules over minotaurs and other savage creatures. If he had his way, civilization would crumble and all races would embrace their base animal savagery. He is identified with Satanachia, an senior demon general described in the Grand Grimoire.
Sometimes, Baphomet appears as a huge, black-furred minotaur with iron horns, red eyes, and a blood-soaked mouth. His iron crown is topped with the rotting heads of his enemies, while his dark armor is set with spikes and skull-like serrations. He carries a huge glaive named Heartcleaver, but often hurls it into the fray so as to face his enemies with horns and hooves.
Powers and Abilities
The Knights Templar, heroes of the Crusades, were accused of worshiping Baphomet by a church Inquisition and branded as heretics. To keep them silent, the head of the Templars and another senior leader were sentenced to be burned alive. However, it was later revealed that this was orchestrated by King Philip IV of France, who coveted the Templars' wealth.
Myths and Legends
His name is believed to be a corruption of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. He is usually depicted with the head and legs of a goat, with a torch between his horns and a pentagram on his forehead, with black bird wings, and the body of a human woman or hermaphrodite. Ironically, all three exorcists who managed to defeat and banish him to back to Hell were muslims, with the final rumored to have descended from Muhammad himself.
|“||Mephisto and Baphomet will never learn, do they? Always fight and fight and fight. Never do their works properly like what they promised me when I gave them their territory. All for what? A dusty old title that Lilith now used instead of them?||„|
- He claims to be the true King of the Crossroads before Mephisto stole it from him.