666 is a number. The number six-hundred and sixty-six has religious significance and is referenced in the book of Revelations in the Judeo-Christian Bible. The number is often associated with the Devil, the Antichrist or some measure of occult ritual pertaining to Satanism. Commonly referred to as the Number of the Beast, the apocalyptic symbolism behind the number is translated in the King James Bible as:
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Often referred to as the Mark of the Beast, the number 666 was discovered as a brand on the scalp of five-year-old Damien Thorn, indicating that he was the Antichrist. The brand was easily obscured by his hair however. Damien's father, Robert Thorn, upon the advice of a priest, checked his son's scalp while he was sleeping and found the mark.
On the television series Damien, the adult Damien Thorn still bears the 666 on his scalp. A nun named Sister Greta Fraueva cut the swatch of skin away, but the Mark of the Beast was found on the surface of Damien's skull as well.
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