Ancient historical records indicate that Bael, the first principal spirit listed in the Goetia, has been the subject of human worship for thousands of years.
The irony of such behavior is that Bael cannot serve, nor admire anyone foolish enough to bow down to him. He thus makes a mockery of human religious zeal. That Bael has successfully drawn thousands of angelic followers into a lair of his own making may seem to be a silent attack against the angels. Sad that the humans, who were the victims of his tricks, never appreciated the humor in his antics.
The old image of Bael, portrayed for years after early summoners caught glimpses of three heads and spidery legs,According to S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Bael is the King of the East and rules over 66 legions of spirits.
His sigil, almost an image of a dancing stick figure with extended crosses in both hands, portrays a prankster who enjoys misbehaving whenever the opportunity arises. And the joke, for him, seems to be aimed at formal religion, a creation of the angels and designed to entrap the human race.