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Element/sin :  sun / fire, saturn, demon of unwilling sacrifice 

Shape : a bull-headed colossus. A crocodile 

Rank : In the Kabbalistic tradition, Moloch, together with Satan, was the first of the ten evil Sephiroth 

Origin : Ammonite. The Hebrew for Moloch means "King." 

Myths : It seems that this God, initially linked with initiation and purification of children with fire, was demonized by the Bible. Later, Carthaginians associated Moloch with Baal-Ammon and performed human sacrifices on a huge brass statue that swallowed the victims and plunged them into fire. The immolation of firstborn infants was supposed to avert disaster and death  from the Community.     

Source: Old Testament, Milton 

Association : Cronos who devoured his own children; BaalHammon (Carthagene)

 

Quote :

    Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 1 Kings 11:7

    Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. Leviticus 20:2

    And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. Jeremiah 32:35

    "To the Goddess to Tanath the countenance of Baal;
    To the Lord to Baal Hammon, a man vowed,
    Even Abshamban, a votary of Ashtarte and a filial
    Devotee of Ashmon: as thou hearest the supplication,
    Do Thou Bless!" .Religious tablet found in Carthagene

 

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