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