Supergirl Baphomet Symbolism A Growing Problem

After reviewing the Superman movies I decided to review the 1984 movie Supergirl. I haven’t seen this movie since I was a child and I still remembered some though my memory was a bit faded, so I didn’t expect much. While not a very good movie, I was very surprised as it holds some very interesting symbolism. Most notably is the growing Supergirl Baphomet symbolism.

Supergirl Baphomet Statue.
One of the Supergirl Baphomet statues seen throughout out the Supergirl movie.

The Supergirl Baphomet Symbolism, The Expanding Problem:

In Supergirl, Baphomet is represented by a statue-like container and is referred to as “Coffer of Shadow” or just “the box”. The Baphomet “box” grows throughout the movie, as if its power is increasing.

The progression of the Growing Supergirl Baphomet Symbolism.
The progression of the Growing Supergirl Baphomet Symbolism.

Once his power has reached a max, Selena summons Baphomet and he manifests as a giant in full body form.

Supergirl Baphomet Symbolism - Selena invoking Baphomet, the Power of Shadow.
At 1:47:25 in the Supergirl movie: Baphomet is summoned by Selena when she says “Power of Shadow Appear! Power of Shadow Destroy her.” The Supergirl Baphomet symbolism is hidden in plain sight.

Supergirl prevails and Baphomet is absorbed into a mirror. The good destroys evil once again.

This movie was made for older children and is rated PG (Parental Guidance). I think if parents knew what was hidden in plain sight, they would have demanded a much higher rating.

It seems the creators of this movie had no desire to educate the viewers on who Baphomet is, the name “Baphomet” is never used in this movie, leaving most viewers to assume it is the devil. How wrong they would be.

Who is Baphomet?

Baphomet or the horned one, is a god commonly worshiped in occult practices. He looks like a half-man, half-goat creature and is often displayed with a goats head and hooves. His body’s characteristics are thought to be the main reason people depict the devil with horns and hooves.

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  1. I just watched Supergirl again yesterday after not seeing it in about 30 years. I think it was alright the way that Baphomet was portrayed in this movie. It was clearly seen as a dark and evil entity, which shouldn’t confuse children as to its true nature. The only time I don’t agree with depictions of evil is when they are used in order to blur the lines of morality. In this movie, it was clear who was good and who was evil.

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