The name Baphomet has been traced as far back to the crusades. King Phillip IV of France arrested a massive amount of French Templars, and had them tortured. The name Baphomet commonly comes up in their confessions, in reference to an idol they had worshiped.
The description of the object changed from confession to confession. Some Templars denied any knowledge of it. Others, under torture, described it as being either a severed head, a cat, or a head with three faces.
Baphomet is commonly referred to as Satan, but that is not altogether true, there is more hidden meaning.
But, as Levi's Baphomet image suggests, Baphomet is commonly portrayed as a synonym of Satan, or a demon.
The symbol of the goat in the downward-pointed pentagram was adopted as the official symbol — called the Sigil of Baphomet — of the Church of Satan, and continues to be used amongst Satanists.
Baphomet is also commonly referred to in Antic...