Biblical Canaanite god associated with fiery child sacrifice, famously depicted in statue form in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, and invoked by Allen Ginsberg in the poem Howl as a metaphor for industrial America. Moloch, here conflated with bull-headed Morax/Marax of the Pseudomonarchie Daemonum and Lesser Key of Solomon, has come to symbolize subservience to greed and wealth, and as such, its name has entered common speech somewhat. Notably, Moloch has become part of recent conspiracy theory, although the owl statue of Bohemian Grove fame probably has little to do with the more culturally rich figure of the bull-headed idol.