Moloch, also known as Baal, was a god of origin Canaanite who was worshiped by the Phoenicians , Carthaginians and Syrians .
It was considered the symbol of purifying fire, which in turn symbolizes the soul. He is identified with Cronos and Saturn.
As a result of a disaster in the wake of the times, the spirit of Moloch had transformed himself into darkness by becoming matter.
According to the Phoenician beliefs and a side of Gnosticism , man was the embodiment of that same tragedy, and to redeem that sin was necessary sacrifice to Moloch, including the sacrifice of babies and young.