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The True Meaning of 666?

Elsa had a link the other day to a site called Astrococktail that has a great collection of news links with astrological connections. From that site I found a link to the works of Chrichton Miller, who speculates that the Celtic Cross was an instrument for astronomical calculation, and that the ancients knew the locations of many of the constellations by using the Celtic Cross.

Miller claims that the constellation Draconis (the Dragon, or Serpent) lies above the latitude of 66.6 degrees. Astronomer David Pratt confirms this: “The north ecliptic pole lies in the constellation Draco, and has the equatorial coordinates 18h (270°) RA, +66.6° decl. “ The word “Draco” is from the Greek draconis meaning “dragon,” and the constellation is symbolized by a coiled serpent or dragon.


I then found this interesting page, The Stars of Revelation, from which I quote the relevant passages of Revelation regarding the Dragon:

[Rev 12:1-6] [A]nother portent appeared in heaven; behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems upon his heads. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, that he might devour her child when she brought it forth…

Later, there is a war between Archangel Michael and the dragon:

[Rev 12:7-9] Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world–he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.


Later, in Rev 13:11-17, another beast appears that “spoke like a dragon.” This beast “works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of men,” and it’s number is 666.

Ancient cultures throughout the world have legends of serpent-like creatures that were revered and feared, representing wisdom, knowledge and power. The Aztec god Quetzalcoatl was known as the “feathered serpent,” and in China, dragons are the most powerful and divine of creatures. Even the snake in the Garden of Eden was the monitor of the Tree of Wisdom.

Surely the connection between the dragon, the number 666 and the constellation Draco at the 66.6 degree declination is more than a coincidence. Nowhere could I find a more reasonable explanation of this number “666.” I have no idea what this means, but it’s certainly worth pondering.

  • Jon
  • Lynn

    More than that, I think that it’s a reference to mysteries that were part of a secret body of knowledge. Hermes Trismegistus, the great sage of ancient Egypt that some say merged into the god Thoth, spoke of a Great Dragon called Poimandres (I just read this today in a book by Manly P Hall, coincidentally [or not??].) Hermes had a vision in which a Great Dragon named Poimandres came to him and revealed his true nature, which was the Mind of the Universe, the Creative Intelligence, and the Absolute Emperor of All. The Vision becomes quite involved, but towards the end Poimandres says, “‘I Thy God am the Light and the Mind which were before substance was divided from spirit and darkness from Light. And the Word which appeared as a pillar of flame out of the darkness is the Son of God, born of the mystery of the Mind. the name of that Word is Reason. Reason is the offspring of Thought and Reason shall divide the Light from the darkness and establish truth in the midst of the waters’.”

    Unfortunately, most of the works of Hermes Trismegistus were lost in the fire in the library at Alexandria, but surely these stories were known to the Romans and the early Christians, and even the early Hebrews who wrote the book of Genesis and spoke of the snake and the Tree of Knowledge. Why did their god not want them to eat of the fruit of knowledge? Perhaps to keep them subjugated and ignorant of the secret mysteries.

    It is an unfortunate side effect of monotheism that other viewpoints must be kept hidden, and perhaps this is what John rails against in Revelation: the danger of the folowers of Jesus becoming tempted by the dragon of truth and wisdom?

    This stuff tantalizes me, it’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery and enveloped in an enigma, or whatever

  • Jon

    Do you have Dan Brown’s email address? 😀 I heard his next is about the Masonic roots of America – just watched a very interesting set of History Channel documentaries about that. Hermes Trismegistes would make a very interesting third book – his philosophy is also a thread that runs from very very old roots all the way into the present day – and seems to be having something of a revival. One would hope so, considering the mess that militant monotheism is making of the world

  • Jackie

    There is rarely a single meaning to biblical prophecy…it is not given to be used to predict, but only to illustrate as it happens that God knw all along.

    The “mark of the beast” may well be the social security number, the use of which for identification purposes is codified in section 666 of one of the titles of unites states code. I cannot believe this is coincidental either

  • James Dillweed

    666 is the astrological number. The Beast is the Church of Rome, and the pope bears the number. “Vicarivs filii Dei” add it up. Vatican city has the largest astrological wheel in the world. Right in their own court. They worship the devil there just as The Word of God says. The Bible says 666 is the number of a man. Thats right and the pope was arrested in 1798 just as the 1260 year reign of the beast was prophecied. Yep , the deadly wound. And it was healed in 1929. Next the US will set up an Image to the beast, and speak(legislative) and cause(law) all who do not worship this image of the beast should be killed. Next The mark of the beast. Read more on the Church of Rome and then go read about Nimrod and his wife simmeramis and her Bastard son Tammuz. That is Baal worship whip came to be the catholic church. From babylon to this day. Baal worship who would have thought.

  • Paul

    666 is deeply connected with pi (3.1415926). Pi has always facinated manking.

  • Michael

    We finally have the science and reason to figure out the numerous signs that were left behind thousands of years ago planet wide from different ancient texts, architecture, and legends passed down mouth to ear, but some higher world wide cover up is taking place whether for our bennefit or not… I personally don’t like secrets kept whether the truth hurts or not…I believe that if the truth was known most people would at least make an attempt at improving oneself.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment knossis

    66.6 are the degree’s in the sky were you can line up the points to form draconis the serpent in the stars. From my research I find that the whole of the bible is about a battle in the stars or star wars if you may. Who is going to exert control over mankinds destiny. From Millers website you’ll learn that the ancients used snake skin to along with the celltic cross to get accurate measurements and degrees to map the stars. They mapped the stars so they would not get lost while traveling the seas. The mapping of the stars led to mathmatics which led to construction of great city states. Being that serpent skin is what allowed them to accurately do this. The serpent is seen as the giver of wisdom or knowledge. Yet this knowledge isn’t complete or holostic. It does allow for great human achievement but it removes the great achievements already created by the source of all things ever brought into being.

    The bible is an Astrological book that tells the story man’s fall from harmonious living within God’s creation to man seeking his own way and incomplete knowledge as the right path with destructive results. Man has done nothing Good, as the bible states, there is no one who is good, not one.

    The Books of Ezekiel and Revelation both deal with creatures that represent the fixed signs of the zodiac. Leo,(Lion) Scorpio(Eagle),Aquarius (Man or Face of a Man) and Taurus (Bull). The son of God Christ is the personification of the Sun of God without which there would be no life on earth. No one can no the father (source of all things) but through the Sun(son)which shines it’s life giving light on the good and evil alike. This shows that the Father does reveal his love only to those that are good. There is no judgement with God. His love and grace is revealed at the continually rising and setting of the life sustaining Sun. All plant life and vegetation given for food was meant to be self sustaining and free to all beings. It is man who decided to horde and gather and charge men for what the creator gave freely out of love.

    The Sun rises and sets within the center of the zodiac. The the 4 fixed signs of the zodiac at the center form a cross. The Sun (son) is crucified on the cross in the heavens during the winter soltice. The winter soltice is a time when trees stop bearing fruits and life itself seems harsher. But life renews and ressurects itself come spring time and when can rejoice for we know life continues on.

    You can go to Millers site for more info I’m no good at putting this stuff into words. If anyone wants more info about the info in Ezekiel and Revelation let me know.

    The battle we fight is with ourselves, a truer translation of the mark of the beast in revelation is that it is MANS number not the number of a man.

    The bible makes way more sense to me now than ever. And it truly helped reveal the characteristic of the Father through the things that were created and how they are all freely given at no cost and that they were created (the sun being our most immediate example) to sustain life in all its forms. The battle being fought is over whose way to sustain life is correct. (God’s which is self sustaining and freely given at no cost) or (Man’s who will only feed and cloth you at a cost, or through submission of your freedom to choose good over evil) The fruits of Man’s wisdom can be seen all around us, in every age. Murder, wars, genocide, self seeking, rich at the expense of others, flesh peddlers, hell…you name it we do it, all to our ultimate destruction. I do not judge in these things I mention because the Father of all does not judge he continues to grace us with the rising and setting Sun to sustain our lifes even as we live them in error. Thankfully our way is not sustainable and it’s time will pass. The full cycle of the zodiac will be completed and the Sun will reside in Leo as the conquering Lion and there will be a new heaven and new earth.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment joe sindorf

    Draco: was a reference tool to determine relative location of position at any given latitude. Since one could not directly look at the sun in any specific “sine” but, they knew exactly where Draco at 66.6 was and the rising could be calculated from that point. The reference to man and the “sign of the Beast” must refer to a person or thing observed in one of the astrological signs determined by this mathematical calculation. I would personally conclude the the “sign of the Cross” is intricately related this mathematically also.

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  • e1313ruth

    Maybe this means astrology is the lore of the dragon of Rev. 13. Of course it would be disguised and appear as a legitimate religion.. Perhaps when the koran 1-1 states that allah is the god of the worldS it means the astrology worldS…Plus the koran has chapters labeled sun, moon and stars…..And lo and behold allah is historically proven to be the ancient astrology moon god also named allah in Arabic before mohammed..

  • Rodney Bresch

    I’ve been looking into this all, much more extensively, since I discovered some of the numerology behind 666. What led me to search, was this increasing suspicion, that the AC complex we have in society, has demonized any who appear t have solutions to our problems(and/or are challenging those in power). We’ve seen it time and time again, as those who fight for change, are bastardized by the social systems in place.

    I’m not sure if this were an unintended benefit for those in power, or if they thought it out in advance. The more i look into it, the latter seems plausibile.

    I’ve read how 666, has a relationship with 216, as well as the golden ratio. What if there is something more to all of the sacred geometry, and those in power have long since, known this. They wanted to keep the info hidden, as they realized long ago, how powerful info was. So, anyone who proclaims thew fibonacci sequence or the golden ratio, may be something we should study more, as they appear all over in nature…they get associated with 666…and/or written off as an AC.

    I think there’s a lot to our past and current situation, that has been concealed from us.

  • discreet22

    yes all of the information was based on the Astronomy/Astrology. The ancients had to explain the procession of the equinoxes . The north and South nodes were also called the dragons head and tail.

  • Guest

    It was Germany.

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