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Generally represented as an enormous bronze statue with the head of a bull, Moloch is said to have been worshiped sometime between the 6th-8th century BC. The statue was hollow, assumably housing a furnace, which gave the statue a glowing red tint. The contraption was set up so that it would seem Moloch himself was eating the children sacrificed upon the altar. People were to gather around the statue and play various instruments during the ritual, to drown out the victim's screaming.

Moloch also appears as a fallen angel in John Milton's Paradise Lost.

Shin Megami Tensei II

Moloch in Shin Megami Tensei II.

In Shin Megami Tensei II, Moloch's tail is used to drill through Tokyo Millennium for magnetite, a plan enacted by YHVH and promulgated by Lucifer, so that the giant dragon Kuzuryu can be summoned to destroy the remnants of humanity. Moloch can be seen once on the overworld map, but does not appear as a fusable demon.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Moloch is encountered in the Fornax Sector in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey as a demon of the Tyrant clan. He appears as the exalted form of Morax, a similarly bovine deity, and can be fused upon defeat with a combination of Ose and Morax.

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