Molech, Minotaurs, and Motherhood

Depiction of the idol of Molech

In my last article I discussed the phrase “Lord of the Flies” and how it can be traced back to the ancient Canaanite god Ba’al. In keeping with that theme, I wanted to discuss the ancient Ammonite god Molech (or Moloch). But before I do, I want to let you know that the topic we are about to discuss can be difficult to stomach.

Having given fair warning, where do we begin? Well, if you recall from my…