Kevin & Doves:Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.Draco (the dragon) gives Hydra (the sea beast) his power, seat and great authority.The "sea" is the watery signs depicted in the sky story.Kevin,Would you care to comment regarding what month Hydra rises highest on the eliptic being most visible to the Northern Hemisphere? This would be the month the a/c comes to power. Additionally, please consider the position of the moon during this month.>>>Moving to the description of the antichrist in Revelation 13, verse one describes a beast rising out of the sea, having multiple (seven) heads. In between the equator (the bottom of the horizon) and the ecliptic, is the constellation HYDRA. The head of Hydra rises just above the equator while the rest of its body lays below the equator, hence ‘the beast rising from the sea’. Hydra is the mythological sea beast that HAS MULTIPLE HEADS and when one was cut off, two would grow in its place (13:3) referring to ‘I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death and his deadly wound was healed’. The weakness of the HYDRA was that only one of its heads was immortal. In Revelation 13:2, John begins to breakdown the description of the beast. He starts with ‘LIKE unto a leopard’. The Greek word for leopard is ‘pardalis’ (G3917). It is important to note the beast is not a leopard, but LIKE (G3664) a leopard. Then the Bible says something more specific which is the FEET of a bear, not a bear as many assume, but the FEET of a bear. Its mouth is AS (G 5613) the MOUTH of a lion. The specific order is: like a pardalis (leopard); FEET of a bear; and the MOUTH of a lion. The end of verse two states that the DRAGON gave him [HYDRA-dc] his power, seat and great authority.