The Scape Goat


There has been speculation about the purpose and or meaning of the goat skull design we chose for the debut Covenant Collection playmat. The main misconception is that it is a malevolent symbol which alluded to the biblical character, Satan. This is simply not true. Rather, the design represents one of the many rituals that humanity has had throughout history. The skull sits atop two equilateral triangles that form the ancient symbol, the Magen David, otherwise known as the Star of David. In modern times the symbol has become synonymous with the Jewish Religion/Identity. This specific ritual is that of the Scapegoat.


Traditionally, a Scapegoat is one of a pair of kids (young goats, not human children) that are involved in a ritual of forgiveness. The deemed “Scapegoat” is the goat chosen to survive the ritual and is set free into the wild, carrying the sins of the forgiven. The other kid, however, is sacrificed to the God they worship. An example of this ritual can be found in the Holy Bible:


“21. Then Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and sending it away into the wilderness by means of someone designated for the task. 22. The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a barren region; and the goat shall be set free in the wilderness.”
Leviticus 16:21-22


Our Limited-Edition Mat is made from Goat leather, as a homage to the Scapegoat. Its suede finish helps provide texture to an otherwise smooth, dry material. Due to the cost of production, we only made a limited number of these mats, each one individually marked to identify itself. Currently there are only 102 separately numbered mats on the market.