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System Lord Moloc

Earth Culture of Origin

Canaanites (Ammonites), Palestinians, Sumerians, Israelites, Carthaginians

Alternate Names / Spellings

Molek, Moloch means "king." Associated with the Sumerian sun god, Ba'al.

Presides Over

The sun.

Personal Symbols

Statue with bull's head

Earth Mythological References

Moloc was an entirely malevolent god. In order to renew the strength of the sun's fire, firstborn children were sacrificed in an horrific manner. An enormous bronze statue was built with a human body and the head of a bull. Sacrificial fires burned inside the belly of the statue, and child sacrifices were placed on the statues hands. These would be lifted up to the statue's open mouth through mechanical means, making the statue appear to eat the sacrifices. The children would then fall into the flames, where they would be burned to death. Revelers danced around the statue to the tune of flutes and tambourines, which helped to drown out the screams of the victims. Some sources credit Moloc as a specific form of sacrifice rather than a personified deity.

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--DeeKayP 07:48, 12 Sep 2004 (PDT)