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Banebdjed - Defamation

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Case descriptionPlaintiff Banebdjed brought a case against the Greeks for calling him the “Goat of Mendes,” and against the Knights Templar for equating him with their god Baphomet. Baphomet was later re-defined as Satan, and Banebdjed believes this mistaken association with Satan has ruined his good reputation.

Case status: The court found that the Greeks made a translation error by making Banebdjed into a goat, instead of a ram. They also found that there was later confusion about Banebdjed as Baphomet, and then as Satan. However, no conclusive evidence pointing to a single perpetrator could be found, so the case was tabled pending further investigation.

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