We’re horning in on the lives of some of our favorite farmhouse familiars by taking a closer look at our good friends the goats. As anyone who’s spent time down on the farm with Black Phillip knows, our friends the goats have always reminded us to live deliciously. But why have billygoats gotten such gruff treatment from the public, who seem to always want to associate them with the devil? Here to help us forage over some of the history, we have Genevieve, executive director of City Grazing in San Francisco.
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- Lilith and Uruk’s Home Fund – Go Fund Me
- Posters claiming ‘increased Satanic Cult activity’ in the San Bernardino National Forest deemed fake
- City Grazing
- Wiley Online Library: Goat domestication and breeding: a jigsaw of historical, biological and molecular data with missing pieces
- PBS: The Story Of… Goats
- Encyclopedia.com: Sheep and Goats
- Slate: Why Are Goats Associated With the Devil, Like Black Phillip in The Witch?
- How the Devil Got His Hooves and Horns: The Origin of the Motif
- TheTorah.com: The Scapegoat Ritual and Its Ancient Near Eastern Parallels
- The Jewish Encyclopedia: Azazel
- Azazel/Book of Watchers
- The Demonization of Pan
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales, 1812, “The Lord’s Animals and the Devil’s”
- The Horror is Real: Goya’s supernatural works hide terrible truths about Spanish history
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