Three reasons why H. G. Wells was probably thinking of Moloch when he named the Morlocks

Baal Moloch devouring the prisoners of war in Babylon, Henri-Paul Motte, 1876

I just learned that some people theorize that H. G. Wells gave the Morlocks their name because he was prejudiced again the Morlachs of Central Europe. I have never heard that Wells had any prejudice against them, but even if he did, I find the idea that the Morlachs provided a name for his Morlocks unlikely for three reasons:

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