GoatThe head of a deer or goat completes the Unicorn and since this is the only season in which deer or goat could be hunted, it becomes another symbol of death.  The goat is also the astrological symbol for Capricorn during which the Yew falls.  The Yew is followed by the Silver Fir of birth just as the Unicorn's Deer or Goat head is connected to its Horse body, which symbolizes birth, as the death-day in the calendar is followed by the day of birth - the Extra Day of the Year.

According to Norse Mythology, the god of thunder, Thor, has a chariot that is pulled by the goats. At night when he sets up camp, Thor eats the meat of the goats, but take care that all bones remain whole. Then he wraps the remains up, and in the morning, the goats always come back to life to pull the chariot. When a bog among a farmer family who are invited to share the meal breaks one of the goats' leg bones to suck the marrow however, the animal's leg remains broken in the morning, and the human is forced to serve Thor as a servant to compensate for the damage.

The goat is one of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiacrelated to the Chinese calendar. Each animal is associated with certain personality traits; those born in a year of the goat are predicted to be shy, introverted, creative, and perfectionist.

Several mythological hybrid creatures are believed to consist of parts of the goat, including the Chimera . The Capricorn sign in the Western zodiac is usually depicted as a goat with a fish's tail. Fauns and satyrs are mythological creatures that are part goat and part human. The mineral bromine is named from the Greek word "brόmos," which means "stench of he-goats."

Goats are mentioned many times in the Bible. A goat is considered a "clean" animal by Jewish dietary laws and was slaughtered for an honored guest. It was also acceptable for some kinds of sacrifices. Goat-hair curtains were used in the tent that contained the tabernacle (Exodus 25:4). On Yom Kippur, the festival of the Day of Atonement, two goats were chosen and lots were drawn for them. One was sacrificed and the other allowed to escape into the wilderness, symbolically carrying with it the sins of the community. From this comes the word "scapegoat". A leader or king was sometimes compared to a male goat leading the flock. In the New Testament, Jesus told a >parable of The Sheep and the Goats. (Gospel of Matthew 25)

Christianity has associated Satan with imagery of goats. A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that goats whispered lewd sentences in the ears of the saints. The origin of this belief was probably the behavior of the buck in rut, the very epitome of lust. The common medieval depiction of the Devil was that of a goat-like face with horns and small beard (a goatee).