Baphomet
By Darren Bailey LRPS

Baphomet is a demonic figure that appears in occult and folkloric traditions – although often confused with Satan this entity is technically a different demon altogether and is widely believed to be an invention of medieval scholars: however their attempts to demonise him may of worked a little too well as Baphomet has been adopted by a few societies of the Left-Hand Path as a patron figure.
Baphomet is, according to legend, a goat-headed fertility-spirit (or demon) that was worshipped by practitioners of the occult – although there was little evidence of this actually occurring until later in history: he was also supposedly the secret benefactor of the Knight Templars during the height of the persecution against the Order (which was later renounced by the Catholic Church as unjust and the order cleared of all wrongdoing).
Despite this, Baphomet became popular amongst those who opposed orthodox religion or order and became a patron of many different Left-Hand faiths, amongst them theistic Satanism – he was seen as either a symbol or a literal being depending on the beliefs of the cult and could vary in function.

Piece created using a Nikon D90 a Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro Shot at f8 for 4 seconds.
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Methylates spirit was sprayed onto the horns of the rams skull , and a mixture of methylated spirit and lighter fluid was placed into the eye socket to create an eye.

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