THE GOAT-LIKE FORM OF THE DEVIL SYMBOL
It is often said that the goat-like appearance of the Devil originates from associations with Pan.. a horned.. half goat.. half man.. pagan god.. representing the spirit of nature.
However.. the idea of the Devil.. (which can be literally translated as a spirit of deception and lies)..as being half goat half man.. actually originates in the Scriptures.
The writers used the devil-goat symbol comparatively.. in order to mirror the corrupt and lofty-minded rulers.. who.. just like goats.. climbed to the top of the highest places of the land.
However.. unlike goats.. power junkies.. such as these.. desired to climb socially.. in response to their own inflated egos.. as they lusted after power.. and to control the world according to their own perverted will.
GOAT SHAPED DEMONS - THE EVIDENCE
FROM THE BIBLE
Even the pit underneath has become agitated at you in order to meet you on coming in. At you it has awakened those impotent in death, ALL THE GOAT-LIKE LEADERS OF THE EARTH. It has made all the kings of the nations get up from their thrones. All of them speak up and say to you,`Have you yourself also been made weak like us? Is it to us that you have been made comparable? Down to the pit your pride has been brought. Beneath you, maggots are spread
out as a couch and worms are your covering.'
Against the shepherds my anger has grown hot, and AGAINST THE GOAT-LIKE LEADERS I SHALL HOLD AN ACCOUNTING; for God has turned his attention to his drove.
And there the haunters of waterless regions will certainly lie down, and their houses must be filled with eagle owls. And there the ostriches must reside, and the GOAT-SHAPED DEMONS themselves will go skipping about there. And the jackals must howl in her dwelling towers, and the big SNAKE will be in the palaces of exquisite delight. And the season for her is near to come, and her days themselves will not be postponed. God has broken the rod of the wicked ones, the staff of the RULING ONES, the one striking peoples in fury with a stroke incessantly, the one subduing nations in sheer anger with a persecution without restraint.
So they should no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the GOAT-SHAPED DEMONS with which they are having immoral intercourse. This will serve as a statute to time indefinite for you, throughout your generations."'