Moloch was the sun god of the Cannites in old Palestine. Moloch or Molekh in the 8th-6th century BC, was the centre of child sacrifices this was done to renew the strength of the sun. Moloch is represented as a huge creature with the head of a bull. Statues of Moloch were made out of bronze, these statues were hollow so a fire could be lit within. This gave the bronze statue an eerie glow. The children were sacrificed by placing then in the statues outstretched armies and the child would be burnt to death.