A mum’s ‘Satanic’ birthday bash for her one-year-old tot, complete with a horned goat demon, has raised eyebrows in Mexico.
Young mum Janeth Zapata shocked the internet with images from the bizarre party to celebrate her daughter Lilith Alexa’s first birthday.
The images show little Lilith dressed in black next to a pinata resembling Baphomet, a goat-headed deity used in Satanic rituals.
The tot can also be seen tucking into a birthday cake topped with a pentagram – a symbol of modern occultism – in icing.
Janeth posted the images to TikTok between 10th and 13th August, with one video racking up a staggering 2.3 million views to date.
She captioned the footage, which showed a still of little Lilith grinning widely: “Rumours say I had the best outfit for my first birthday.”
The clip caused a stir, with netizen Lorena Salazar commenting: “I don’t think it’s a party or colour for a little girl. I really don’t know what went through the mum’s mind.”
And social media user Susely Cardenas wrote: “That wasn’t a birthday party, that was a sacrifice.”
Others noted that the birthday girl shared the same first name as the female demonic figure of Jewish folklore.
The comments prompted Janeth into issuing a clarification.
The young mum explained: “I see there are many news sites that put out my daughter’s party with lies.
“1. We’re not Satanists. 2. There were guests. 3. The party didn’t have anything Satanic. 4. The pinata isn’t Satan, nor the Devil, it’s Baphomet. 5. The pentagram isn’t inverted because it’s not Satanic.”
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