Baal Worship (Canaanites) Children were placed into Baal's arms (alive) and burned in the fire. Drums were played to drown out the screams of parents. This is where the idea of torture and death by fire originated (actually with Nimrod).
) Moloch As a god worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites, Moloch had associations with a particular kind of propitiatory child sacrifice by parents. Leviticus "And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Moloch"