Baph

Baph Flag
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Baph is a mythologender defined as "a xenogender/nonbinary experience based in occult and magickal feelings where one feels like a balance of self-defined polar ‘energies,’ such as masculine/feminine (not male/female), spirit/material, sky/land/sea, light/darkness, etc. being both energies while also being something unique that is between and transcends them. It draws from Eliphas Levi’s image of the Baphomet and symbolism within it, and has a feeling of occult transcendence, embodiement [sic], liminality, and perversion of boundaries.

Similar to androgyne, but off the binary and related to other polar concepts and forces instead of the binary genders.

Baph can be used in place of words like girl/boy/man/woman. It can also be modified (e.g. demibaph, alte-baph, etc)"1

History of the term

Baph was coined on January 13, 20182 by tumblr user regrettiquete (nixiansanity as of 2019) via tumblr user queer-buccaneer. The flag was created at the same time3

MOGAI-Watch Poem

Baph
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My gender’s woowoo horseshit,
it’s meaningless and wordy,
based somehow in the occult–
I’m edgy, I’m not nerdy!

Yes, I identify as baph–
not genderbaph or baphgender–
and it’s oppressive as fuck
that it’s not a choice on Tinder.

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