The Cult of Baphomet was a small, secretive group of cultists in Paris, France during the late 18th century. They worshipped Baphomet, a deity the Knights Templar had been accused of worshipping centuries before.
In 1791, the Assassin Arno Dorian stole two holy chalices from the Notre-Dame as part of his feigned initiation into the cult. After being granted their password, "May the father of understanding guide us", Arno entered the cult's lair beneath a graveyard and eliminated three Templars who had infiltrated the cult.
- The entity the cult worships, Baphomet, is thought to be a corruption of the name Muhammad, but there is folk etymology that proposes it as a corruption of the Arabic phrase أب الفهامة (Ab al-Fahama), "the Father of Understanding".