God kills children because they are tastey, lots of protien, all the estential vitamins, low on carbs. Makes a nice stew I'm thinking cannibalism projections on to a diety, it tasted good in the olden days when we engaged in this activity more frequently and we see it surfacing in offerings to Moleck and such. Old instincts die hard.
Cannibalism was widespread in the past among humans in many parts of the world, continuing into the 19th century in some isolated South Pacific cultures, and to the present day in parts of tropical Africa. In a few cases in insular Melanesia, indigenous flesh-markets existed.  Fiji was once known as the 'Cannibal Isles'.  Cannibalism has been well documented around the world, from Fiji to the Amazon Basin to the Congo to Maori New Zealand.  Neanderthals are believed to have practiced cannibalism,   and Neanderthals may have been eaten by anatomically modern humans. 
Cannibalism has recently been both practiced and fiercely condemned in several wars, especially in Liberia  and Congo.  Today, the Korowai are one of very few tribes still believed to eat human flesh as a cultural practice.   It is also still known to be practiced as a ritual and in war in various Melanesian tribes.  Historically, allegations of cannibalism were used by the colonial powers to justify the subjugation of what were seen as primitive peoples; cannibalism has been said to test the bounds of cultural relativism as it challenges anthropologists "to define what is or is not beyond the pale of acceptable human behavior".  Cannibalism is rare and is not illegal in most countries.  People who eat human flesh are usually charged with crimes other than cannibalism, such as murder or desecration of a body. 
Cannibalism has been occasionally practiced as a last resort by people suffering from famine, including in modern times. A famous example is the ill-fated Westward expedition of the Donner Party, and more recently the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, after which some survivors ate the bodies of dead passengers. Also, some mentally ill people obsess about eating others and actually do so, such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Albert Fish. There is resistance to formally labeling cannibalism as a mental disorder. 
Cannibalism features in the folklore and legends of many cultures and is most often attributed to evil characters or as extreme retribution for some wrong. Examples include the witch in "Hansel and Gretel", Lamia of Greek mythology and Baba Yaga of Slavic folklore.
A number of stories in Greek mythology involve cannibalism, in particular cannibalism of close family members, for example the stories ofThyestes, Tereus and especially Cronus, who was Saturn in the Roman pantheon. The story of Tantalus also parallels this.
The wendigo is a creature appearing in the legends of the Algonquian people. It is thought of variously as a malevolent cannibalistic spirit that could possess humans or a monster that humans could physically transform into. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk,  and the legend appears to have reinforced this practice as taboo.
Some anthropologists, such as Tim White, suggest that ritual cannibalism was common in human societies prior to the beginning of theUpper Paleolithic period. This theory is based on the large amount of "butchered human" bones found in Neanderthal and other Lower/Middle Paleolithic sites.  Cannibalism in the Lower and Middle Paleolithic may have occurred because of food shortages.  It has been also suggested that removing dead bodies through ritual cannibalism might been a means of predator control, aiming to eliminate predators' and scavengers' access to hominid (and early human) bodies.  Jim Corbett proposed that after major epidemics, when human corpses are easily accessible to predators, there are more cases of man-eating leopards,  so removing dead bodies through ritual cannibalism (before the cultural traditions of burying and burning bodies appeared in human history) might have had practical reasons for hominids and early humans to control predation.
In Gough's Cave, England, remains of human bones and skulls, around 15,000 years old, suggest that cannibalism took place amongst the people living in or visiting the cave,  and that they may have used human skulls as drinking vessels.  
According to one historical account, aboriginal tribes of Australia were "most certainly cannibals", and would willingly eat anyone who was killed in a fight; they would also eat men famed for their fighting ability who had died natural deaths "... out of pity and consideration for the body". [5