Baphomet

Baphomet
The demonic rune of Baphomet
(Deity)
Titles Lord of the Minotaurs,
Lord of the Labyrinth,
Demon Lord of Beasts and Labyrinths
Home Ivory Labyrinth, Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Beasts
Labyrinths
Minotaurs
Worshipers Conspirators, minotaurs, secret societies, glabrezu demons
Cleric Alignments
Domains Animal, Chaos, Evil, Strength
Subdomains Demon, Ferocity, Fur, Resolve
Favored Weapon Glaive
Symbol Brass minotaur head
Sacred Animal Aurochs
Sacred Colors Gold, red
Images of Baphomet
Baphomet
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
CR 27[1]
Environment Ivory Labyrinth, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil

Source: Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, pg(s). 88f.

Baphomet (pronounced BAPH-oh-meh)[2], Demon Lord of the Minotaurs, rules over the Abyssal realm known as the Ivory Labyrinth.[3] A favored consort of Lamashtu,[4] he was created by her as the first minotaur to lead her creations in the mortal world.[3][5][6]

Appearance

Baphomet appears as a demonic minotaur, massive in size, with unnaturally large horns, and viciously sharp teeth. In battle, he carries a magical glaive crafted from a peculiar red adamantine, rumoured to be particularly grievous to those of good alignment.[4][5][6]

Unholy symbols

Baphomet has two unholy symbols:[7]

  • the most common is a minotaur's head fashioned in brass with two ruby eyes;
  • a more secret symbol is that of an inverted pentagram, which sometimes has an image of Baphomet's face or that of a minotaur added.

Cult and worshipers

A cultist of Baphomet

Despite Lamashtu's role as creator of the minotaurs, many choose Baphomet over her as their patron.[6] Increasingly, he is also venerated by humans, especially in rural areas where his secretive cults draw followers from those formerly faithful to Erastil.[4] In more urban areas, his cults are organized into secret societies along family lines, and have existed for generations. Members of these societies refer to themselves as Templars of the Ivory Labyrinth, and as an organization wield no small amount of political power.[3][5] A significant proportion of all glabrezus follow Baphomet and often they work with the Templars.[8]

External links

References

There is a major article about Baphomet in Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth plus a Bestiary article.

  1. This CR value takes precedence over the source that lists Baphomet as CR 31 (see Categories) as it comes from an Adventure Path publication
  2. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 56-57. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 12. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 231. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  7. Sean K. Reynolds. (2013). Baphomet. Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, p. 72 & 89. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-586-0
  8. James Jacobs. (2013). Demons Revisited, p. 17. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-552-5